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Democrats' Cat Fight

The fur is beginning to fly inside the beltway.

First, C-SPAN has apparently become openly hostile with President Obama and congressional Democrats for their insistence on holding the final health-care negotiations in secret.

Then, asked if such closed-door meetings were not a violation of Obama's campaign promises, Speaker Pelosi attacked the President: "There are a number of things he was for on the campaign trail." The quip (as a Pelosi aide coined the phrase) charges Obama with betraying his campaign promise not to tax the middle class by supporting the Senate bill's "Cadillac tax" (which would tax the lavish health-care packages enjoyed, for example, by many labor unions - a vital Democratic voting block).

Tempers are flaring as final negotiations near. Obama wants a health-care "victory" (read: anything will do) for his state-of-the-union speech in February. Senate Dems have already discarded the public-option centerpiece of their health-care ambitions and House Dems are likely helpless but to follow suit. And all of the infuriating compromises are being forced by dissenting Democrats!

All a Republican can do is sit back and try to enjoy the hissing and clawing.

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From a purely political point of view it is important to highlight the disparity between Obama's WORDS on the campaign trail and his ACTIONS as president.

Two recent examples come to mind:

"No new Taxes" Bush the elder's failure to adhere to this campaign promise cost him my vote. I believe it ultimately cost him his job.

"No nation building" Bush the younger was refering to our caribbean adventures but fortune said otherwise when Iraq became a central front in the war on Islamic inspired terror. The Democrats repeated this ad nauseum.

Hey BTW, as a resident of Ohio I am pleased to find this web site and blog! We need to stick together and carry on the struggle comrades!

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