Liberal “conveniently” forget that when Reagan was president, Democrats shut down the government no less than 8 times, (Oh, wait, it was Reagan’s fault then, but not Obama’s fault, now)
During 15 of the 17 shutdowns over the past 40 years, Democrats controlled the House and during eight of the shutdowns, control both houses of Congress.
Wait, our Liberal friends will screech, this is about ObamaCare, not budget issues!
Charles C. W. Cooke at National Review answers this very well.
Obamacare is an allegedly “deficit-reducing” measure that was passed via the budget-reconciliation process, was rewritten by the Supreme Court as a tax, and will increase the federal budget by up to 10 percent. The initial House plan here, remember, was not to repeal, but to defund the law — a clear-cut budgetary project if anything is. If defunding things as part of fiscal negotiations is beyond the pale, then the president might explain why the ninth shutdown, for example, ended with the Democratic House’s managing to defund a defense program that included both medium-range and intercontinental missiles, and why it was appropriate for Congress to shut down the government over the funding of abortion as it did five times. Funnily enough, tempting as it must have been, during none of these disputes did the participants run around shouting “It’s the Law!”
Do Liberals really want to start arguing that once something is a law, it should never ever, ever be removed? Why then did they want “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” repealed? Oh, that’s right. liberals don’t repeal laws, they simple “re-interpret” them to suit their needs.
Liberals have this odd notion that they are the group that wants freedom and to let people live as they want to. It’s delusion they maintain fervently and with great anger.
Alleged proof for this amusing myth (or pernicious lie; take your pick) comes in the form of liberal support for gay marriage and abortion rights, and opposition to a few things that smack of what some people call “traditional values.”
The evidence disproving this adorable story of live-and-let-live liberalism comes in the form of pretty much everything else liberals say, do, and believe.
Social liberalism is the foremost, predominant, and in many instances sole impulse for zealous regulation in this country, particularly in big cities.
Read more of Jonah Goldberg’s excellent op-ed at The National Review.
While the White House, the Liberal Media and Liberal pawns continue to sing the praise of the already dismally failed ObamaCare, the facts sing a very different tune. Insurance premiums are going up (“but that’s the insurance companies’ decision,” scream the Liberal apologists, ignoring the fact that ObamaCare steeply raised the cost of providing insurance, so it was either raise premiums, or close down. Not much of a choice), services are deteriorating and many who had insurance will now opt to drop it, and pay the ObamaCare mandated fine for not having insurance.
So instead of just raising premiums, Obamacare is inflicting a double whammy: forcing the American people to buy health plans costing more than what they paid previously, and providing such limited access to provider networks they may not be able to find a doctor that will treat them. It’s why Congress should act now to stop Obamacare before it starts.
This used to be a problem on YouTube and several other sites that used some forms of Google’s tracking services. It seems to only affect IE, and was a problem years ago, and has just returned with the new IE update. The quick, client-side fix is to click on the menu Tools -> Internet Options. Click on the tab Security. Click on the icon Restricted Sites. Click on the button Sites. Type the text ‘*.sitemeter.com’ (without quotes). Click the Add button. This tells IE to not allow additional scripts from that site, and seems to fix the problem.
Meanwhile, we’ll see if we can find an alternate tracker to SiteMeter.
Does anybody understand their so-called “Community Standards”?