Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Baucus/Climate Change/Health Care

Elliot Ganchrow writes:

I know I join all readers of this blog when I wish my Dad a quick recovery from his surgery.

One thing this country does not have a shortage of is politicians that act foolishly. Yet another example is Senator Max Baucus, who submitted his girlfriend's name to be the US Attorney in Montana. Did he not think that the public would find out about his act of nepotism? What could he have possibly been thinking? The other question is why is this not a bigger story in the media? The NY Times today told us that it was no big deal since Senators do it all the time- after all Democratic Senator Tim Johnson's 34 year old son was recently nominated as US Attorney in S. Dakota. Democrats don't seem as upset about these abuses as they were when they accused President Bush and Karl Rove with firing US Attorneys for political reasons. This is yet another reason that Democrats should be bracing themselves for heavy losses in 2010

You have to give Al Gore and his climate change friends a lot of credit- They have not allowed the brewing storm over their phony data to interupt their "Global Warming Conference". With 1,200 limos and 140 private planes, the conference is an odd way to cut down on emissions. Luckily for the rest of us, more and more Americans are waking up to the reality that man-made global warming is not the threat that the left would otherwise have us believe.
With tonight's news that Democrats have agreed on a private plan to take the place of the "public option", it seems that Democrats are one step closer to socialized medicine. Two questions still remain: What of abortion?- The Democrats stopped Senator Nelson's effort to restrict funding of abortion; yet the House passed a similar amendment. Which side will blink on abortion? Also, will the House go along with the Senate plan to drop the public option. As the Democrats dither on health care, Americans wonder when the Democrats will focus on job creation.