With Democrats Like These, Redux

Upon reading his latest public statement on health reform legislation,  it seems all-too-apparent that co-op-luvvin’ DINO Sen. Kent Conrad, one of 6 senators inexplicably tasked with determining the fate of US health insurance,  has officially lost the plot, as publius notes:

When law students learn about murder, they learn that you generally need to kill knowingly — that is, the prosecution must show that the defendant actually intended to kill the victim.

In some cases, however, a defendant can be so utterly reckless that he is assumed to have knowledge.  For instance, if I drive drunk really fast down a crowded street, I might not have knowingly tried to kill someone.  But because I was so knowingly reckless — so oblivious to the obvious risks — I could still be charged.

That’s basically what Conrad is doing.  If he’s not knowingly trying to kill reform, he’s acting with such an extreme recklessness that we might as well assume that he is.

Really hope someone opens up a can of primary whoop-ass on Conrad. The tiresome Lieberman 2.0 “centrist” posturing has gone too far this time. There must be consequences for blatantly pulling a hit on the public option at the apparent behest of his loyal patrons in the health insurance lobby (and, perhaps, the White House).

Some things are more important than Pollyannishly striving to achieve a hollow bipartisan consensus for its own sake (that leaden thud you heard was David Broder’s wrinkled carcass hitting a real American’s kitchen floor. Don’t worry, he’ll be fine. He has great health insurance.)

6 Responses to “With Democrats Like These, Redux”

  1. John Holmes says:

    Too many people don’t want this Health Care crap posed by Obama and Liberals/Progressives. Git your dirty hands off my money and Health Care. You guys never fixed anything, the Gov’t is broke, Social Security is broke, Medicare is Broke, the War on Poverty has been on-going for some 50+ years yet still isn’t working.

    Obama and Democrats numbers are dropping for a reason. People don’t want this crap, balance your budget, show some creativity/savings in gov’t FIRST … then we’ll talk.


  2. Leonidas says:

    ” DINO ” I love it, the progressives have copied a far-right term ” RINO ” and made it their own. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, they say. Looks like the wings right and left have much in common in the way they treat moderates.

  3. Jack Jodell says:

    This is no time for moderation. It is instead a time for action. With millions of Americans unacceptably uninsured and underinsured, with health insurance companies practicing exclusion and recission and raising premiums, deductibles, and co-pays at will, much above the inflation rate, and with pharmaceutical companies also raising prices at will and charging American citizens double what they do Canada for the very same drugs, it is clear that private industry has failed to police itself at the right wing says it can and should do. Public option competition is the ONLY thing that will bring private insurance and pharma back to earth where they belong. These industry executive salaries of $3-$29.5 million (plus huge stock options) coming alongside millions of exclusions are whiolly indefensible and unjustifiable. It is time for a much-needed change, and moderates and conservatives will simply not enact such change. THE NEEDS OF THE MANY FAR OUTWEIGH the wants of the few!

  4. Leonidas says:

    Its never the time for moderation among either the far-lefties or the far-righties, different sides of the same coin, they have more in common with each other than to the rest of us.

  5. Chris says:

    Want to separate the wheat from the chaff of RNC LIEsites? Go here for a summary: http://www.WhiteHouse.gov/realitycheck For the complete HR3200 bill, go here: http://www.defendyourhealthcare.us/images/BILLS-111hr3200IH.pdf

  6. Chris says:

    The Cons have no interest in major comprehensive health care reform. Tell I’m wrong, and post a link to what they propose. Bush had 6 years in office with a Republican House and Senate, and he’s the one who promised tort reform! Bush and the Cons are also guilty of making it illegal to buy prescription drugs from Canada. The Cons are part of the problem, they ARE the problem.

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