Stand up against Democrats' tyranny

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The tyranny of the Democratic left can no longer be denied.

A president whose approval rating is under 50 percent after only one year in office and a Congress whose approval rating is under 30 percent have just forced a massive change in our culture that was rejected by 100 percent of the opposition party's congressional delegation and a clear majority of the American people.

This has nothing to do with representative democracy. We have just witnessed a blatant attempt by the left to hijack our government using the most cynical of arguments: The ends justify the means. This has been tried by leftist "progressive" thugs before in a different form. In the 1960s and 1970s, the left used domestic terrorist groups such as the Weather Underground and the Symbionese Liberation Army to force their socialist agenda on an unwilling American public.

The nation rejected overt violence in the name of progressivism during that period, and I am confident that the nation will similarly reject the legislative violence perpetrated by Democrats.

The Founding Fathers included a requirement for a Senate supermajority to pass major legislation as a means to prevent wild swings in our laws without overwhelming support. That concept has been declared null and void by today's Democratic Party.

President Obama, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi may congratulate themselves today on the parliamentary tricks and accounting gimmicks used to "pass" their health-care abomination, but millions of thinking Americans who still care about our Constitution and the rule of law will not accept this abuse of power. Legal challenges have already sprung up in dozens of states, and enraged Americans by the millions will double their effort to remove this stain on our democracy.

It is time for patriotic Americans to take a stand and turn this debacle into a bloodbath for the Democrats in November.

James A. Wilde, M.D.

Evans

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joe hill
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joe hill 03/24/10 - 12:24 am
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"A bloodbath"? Hopefully

"A bloodbath"? Hopefully that's just a figure of speech. I'm sure you aren't advocating the wholesale murder of democrats this November, are you? I mean, you are a doctor, right? First do no harm, and all that? Seems like I've been warned a time or two by the ACES to tone down my rhetoric. Apparently it's ok if it is directed at democrats. Where is the Report link to identify inappropriate letters to the editor?

joe hill
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joe hill 03/24/10 - 12:33 am
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And by the way, didn't we

And by the way, didn't we have a president in office a few years ago who prided himself on ignoring the pollsters? You can gripe all you want Mr. Wilde, but the fact of the matter is that democrats are in the majority. The president and many of the sitting democrats in congress ran on platforms of healthcare reform. The fact that the rabid right wing media has painted the reform in terms so dire that it has swayed popular public opinion against it, does not necessarily mean that it should not have been done. Sometimes our leaders actually need to lead. That, after all, is why they were elected. If it were otherwise, we'd probably still have slavery and women wouldn't be able to vote.

joe hill
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joe hill 03/24/10 - 12:43 am
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Now for the other side of the

Now for the other side of the story. COPIED FROM www.NYTIMES.COM
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/21/health/policy/21reconstruct.html?pagew...

Health Vote Caps a Journey Back From the Brink
By SHERYL GAY STOLBERG, JEFF ZELENY and CARL HULSE
WASHINGTON —
Speaker Nancy Pelosi was at her wits’ end, and she let President Obama know it.

Scott Brown, the upstart Republican, had just won his Senate race in Massachusetts, a victory that seemed to doom Mr. Obama’s dream of overhauling the nation’s health care system. The White House chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, once Ms. Pelosi’s right hand man on Capitol Hill, was pushing Mr. Obama to scale back his ambitions and pursue a pared-down bill.

Mr. Obama seemed open to the idea, though it was clearly not his first choice. Ms. Pelosi scoffed.

“Kiddie care,” she called the scaled-down plan, derisively, in private.

In a series of impassioned conversations, over the telephone and in the Oval Office, she conveyed her frustration to the president, according to four people familiar with the talks. If she and Harry Reid, the Senate Democratic leader, were going to stick out their necks for Mr. Obama’s top legislative priority, Ms. Pelosi wanted assurances that the president would too. At the White House, aides to Mr. Obama say, he also wanted assurances; he needed to hear that the leaders could pass his far-reaching plan.

“We’re in the majority,” Ms. Pelosi told the president. “We’ll never have a better majority in your presidency in numbers than we’ve got right now. We can make this work.”

Now, in what could become a legislative Lazarus tale — or at least the most riveting cliffhanger of the Obama presidency so far— the House is set to take up the health bill for what Democrats hope will be the last time.

For Mr. Obama, who vowed earlier this month to do “everything in my power” to see the bill to fruition, the measure’s passage would be an extraordinary triumph. Its defeat could weaken him for the rest of his days in office.

That Mr. Obama has come this far — within a whisper of passing historic social legislation — is remarkable in itself. But the story of how he did it is not his alone. It is the story of how a struggling president partnered with a pair of experienced legislators — Ms. Pelosi and, to a lesser extent, Mr. Reid — to reach for a goal that Mr. Obama has often said had eluded his predecessors going back to Theodore Roosevelt.

read the rest at: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/21/health/policy/21reconstruct.html?pagew...

joe hill
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joe hill 03/24/10 - 12:53 am
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The republicans checked out

The republicans checked out of the process because they felt it was politically advantageous to do so. It's not the democrats fault that the bill was not bipartisan.

ReformedRepub
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ReformedRepub 03/24/10 - 12:59 am
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Aw, Dr. Wilde, are we

Aw, Dr. Wilde, are we threatening your mansion and your Mercedes?

orgpsych
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orgpsych 03/24/10 - 01:19 am
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>>In the 1960s and 1970s, the

>>In the 1960s and 1970s, the left used domestic terrorist groups such as the Weather Underground and the Symbionese Liberation Army to force their socialist agenda on an unwilling American public.<<

This is a strong statement and a very bold allegation. Do you have any direct evidence of such a link between those currently serving, or their predecessors, and these groups?

Certainly the organizations mentioned and others would seem like liberal organizations to a very conservative public, especially the conservatives at the time. however, to link these activities to the Democratic Party seems to be quite a stretch; unless, of course, you have solid proof of such a connection and not just opinion. If so, please share it with us.

Otherwise this sounds vaguely reminiscent of Hillary's allegation of a "vast right wing conspiracy against her husband." As such it would warrant the same rebuff that she got for those remarks.

Remember, words have meaning and that meaning is carried forth to be interpreted any way one chooses. In light of the poor behavior on the part of many Republicans, Tea Party advocates, and other conservatives over the past few months, to use words such as "blood bath" does not portray the Republicans, or conservatives in general, in a very positive light. Which would you prefer? A government that provides services to its citizens that, admittedly carry a hefty price, or a government that advocates the abuse, harm and even death of those who voice ideas contrary to it's stated positions and philosophies; philosophies that can change with the wind? If you prefer the latter then I suggest that you are reminiscing for the former Soviet Union. Or perhaps you'd prefer China? I hear they are big into that these days.

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Lobosolo 03/24/10 - 02:21 am
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I suppose we'll see letters

I suppose we'll see letters like this almost exclusively from a "newspaper" that arrogantly believes that they speak for all of America. Gallup poll of yesterday has the pendulum swinging back towards the president and the bill... although I imagine a lot of the dissatisfaction with both in previous polls was from people who were angry that something hadn't been done sooner. Since Mr. Morris and Mr. Ryan love to throw up poll numbers so much, perhaps they'd like to comment on the latest showing repubs down at the bottom of the barrel, STILL. My, my. This will be fun to watch unfold: the Repubs, having cemented their reputation as the party of no, watch helplessly as they fall further into irrelevance. I won't speak for all Americans like the ACES think they do, but I'll bet you a dollar to a doughnut that the popularity of the bill will grow as people finally get past all of the lies and childish mutterings of the Repubs, and - by the time the elections roll around - send more of them packing... Dr. Wilde, how dare you declare your patriotism to be greater than mine or anyone else's. And, BTW, I find it hilarious, sadly, that you decry the use of reconciliation if the Repubs aren't the ones doing it. You guys made it de rigueur during the disastrous years of Bush. Glad to know I won't be using any of your services.

ReformedRepub
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ReformedRepub 03/24/10 - 03:42 am
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Wealth envy! TAKEOVER!

Wealth envy! TAKEOVER! SOCIALIST! BLOODBATH, wah, wah,wah! I want my MOMMY! Talking Point, lie, misrepresentation! TEA PARTY! NOVEMBER!
Irrelevant, all of the Repubs.....This post should take care of all the responses forthcoming from the Irrelevant Right.

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bettyboop 03/24/10 - 04:48 am
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LOL...I can't

LOL...I can't wait..................................

johnston.cliff
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johnston.cliff 03/24/10 - 05:31 am
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orgpsych, what are you

orgpsych, what are you saying? If you don't support a socialist government that imposes confiscatory taxes on the most productive citizens to reward the least productive citizens then you prefer to torture your fellow citizens? What kind of "either/or" reasoning is that. That type of CNN mentality is why the left is so disliked.

johnston.cliff
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johnston.cliff 03/24/10 - 05:36 am
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Well written LTE, Dr. Wilde.

Well written LTE, Dr. Wilde. As you can see, the left and the subsidy crowd don't agree with your assessment. When the conservatives rescue congress from the radical socialists, (providing we still are allowed elections), a simple bill to make accepting subsidy as part of a situation that will suspend the ability to vote will stop this type of silliness from happening again. Vote buying will be a thing of the past.

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wizzardx1 03/24/10 - 05:46 am
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Does anyone know how many

Does anyone know how many illegal workers get amnesty through this bill?ALL of them!A 45 million vote boost for the dems.

ReformedRepub
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ReformedRepub 03/24/10 - 05:56 am
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Cliffy, you need to take a

Cliffy, you need to take a reality pill.....you're party is the one that fiddled while we went to hell in a handbasket. Anyone who has ever overspent, and the Republicans did for 8 years, knows that the cost of pulling oneself out of the hole is much more than it cost to get in that hole. Doctors, insurance companies and drug companies have made FORTUNES on the back of patients who had no other option. Kiddies, can you say monopoly? Suuuure you can. Many employers stopped covering workers long ago, as the cost was prohibitive. Horror stories abound of patients being canceled during an illness.
ANY doctor who puts money before patients should lose his license to practice. Don't whine about debt, it doesn't take long to pay back a couple of hundred thousand, when one is making twice that every year. Don't cry TORT REFORM! Did your gas bill go down when GA deregulated it? No, it tripled. Also, try telling it to the lady in Texas whose doctor is getting off scott free after leaving a surgical sponge in her. Sorry ma'am, it's been 10 years, and it doesn't matter that you didn't know it was the cause of your problems. Do you REALLY believe that insurance companies will pass the savings on to the doctors? or that they would give up their extra profits to the patients? NOGONNAHAPPEN!

ReformedRepub
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ReformedRepub 03/24/10 - 06:12 am
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By the way....tyranny? Wasn't

By the way....tyranny? Wasn't it the Mighty Dub who said "I'm the Decider"? Wasn't it Rove who said "Deficits don't matter"? Hmmmm, Rush Limberger said health care wouldn't pass, Glenn Bunk said health care wouldn't pass....EVERY Republican said Dems wouldn't take Congress or the Presidency, yet the American people spoke and OUTRIGHT REJECTED you! Awwww, what to do, WHAT TO DO!!!???

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Notreally 03/24/10 - 06:23 am
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I think I'll start counting

I think I'll start counting the LTRs to the editor as to how many they print like this one. Tyranny!!! is he for real. The republicans/conservative Obama ODSers are just down right mad and the thing is, it's only going to get worse.

joe hill
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joe hill 03/24/10 - 06:27 am
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from google, define: tyranny

from google, define: tyranny -- dictatorship: a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.) Hmmmm... I'm sure the author would agree with this assessment of our current situation. However any reasonable person probably would not. There is a constitution which our president is expert in and unlikely to have violated -- though that particular question should play itself out in the coming months. Concerning laws and procedures, they were followed in passing the legislation. Same laws and procedures used by republicans in the past to pass legislation -- oh but not legislation "this big". And as for lack of opposition, there is plenty of opposition. Just not quite enough to stop the progressive and positive changes that the regressive opposition dislikes.

johnston.cliff
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johnston.cliff 03/24/10 - 06:34 am
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RR, I've read your posts.

RR, I've read your posts. They repeat the far left agenda and possess little fact and no understanding. The "justification" style of reasoning you use is based on propaganda "facts" (read falsehoods). You've fallen for the EXACT form of brainwashing that put Hitler in office in 1920s Germany. I know you are convinced of your perspective. Subsidy culture.

bettyboop
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bettyboop 03/24/10 - 06:51 am
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johnston....save your

johnston....save your breath...the great unwashed masses of sheeple will learn soon enough.......and we can continue to say..."told you so" as we have since pelosi decided to make barry the babykiller the poster child for the dems.............

fd1962
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fd1962 03/24/10 - 07:45 am
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Uhh, I'm a bit fuzzy.
Unpublished

Uhh, I'm a bit fuzzy. Exactly what socialist agenda did the Symbionese Liberation Army force on an ENTIRE unwilling American public?! Was that some Robin Hood scam? Get a grip, Doc.

effete elitist liberal
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effete elitist liberal 03/24/10 - 07:57 am
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"The Founding Fathers

"The Founding Fathers included a requirement for a Senate supermajority to pass major legislation..." WRONG!!! Never happened. The good doctor should stick to doctorin' since he's a lousy historian. The constitution requires a supermajority only for several narrowly prescribed circumstances--ratifying treaties, overturning a presidential veto--but NOT on any piece of legislation. READ YOUR CONSTITUTION! The Senate filibuster has existed only since the 1840s--not 1789--and the cloture supermajority rules are a 20th century invention. My guess is that Wilde's wildly wrong statement is just another example of right wing disinformation of the sort resorted to by conservatives who are losing and are DESPERATE!

theincrediblehulk
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theincrediblehulk 03/24/10 - 08:00 am
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Dr. Wilde is a hysterical

Dr. Wilde is a hysterical ignoramous. The Senate bill did pass with a supermajority before Scott Brown's election.

Comparing the passage of a health care reform bill that will help millions of poor people and millions more working class people with the actions of terrorist groups is absurdly hysterical.

Conservatives need to take a chill pill. They lost in a democratic process. Their ideas lost in a democratic process.

The democratic process is not tyranny.

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justthefacts 03/24/10 - 08:06 am
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EEL, I've always considered

EEL, I've always considered you smarter than most of these folks. So, you say the conservatives lost. That means the liberals won. Getting past the schoolyard rhetoric, tell me, what did you win and at what cost?

effete elitist liberal
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effete elitist liberal 03/24/10 - 08:39 am
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jtfs: rather typical that you

jtfs: rather typical that you overlook the substance of my comment which explains just how wrong Dr. Wilde was in his "history lesson" and instead change the subject to my flip and passing remark about the conservatives "losing." What "we" won, of course, was the passage of the health reform bill. Since every conservative in the house, including a number of conservative democrats, voted against the bill, conservatives lost. At what cost? That of course is a question both ambiguous and rhetorical. Ambiguous since you don't specify whether you mean $ cost, or some philosophical / political "loss." Rhetorical since you aren't really looking for an answer--no answer would satisfy you--and I bet you think you already have your own answers to your question. Just remember it was Ronnie Reagan who darkly predicted that Medicare signaled the end of freedom in the U.S. Now conservatives attack efforts at health reform as assaults on their Medicare. Hypocrisy or ignorance, you tell me!

effete elitist liberal
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effete elitist liberal 03/24/10 - 08:43 am
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oops!

oops!

augustapoz
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augustapoz 03/24/10 - 08:50 am
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While getting his medical

While getting his medical degree he obviously left the parts of his brain that included an understanding of the law and the democratic process behind.

augustapoz
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augustapoz 03/24/10 - 08:50 am
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While getting his medical

While getting his medical degree he obviously left the parts of his brain that included an understanding of the law and the democratic process behind.

justthefacts
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justthefacts 03/24/10 - 09:04 am
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Well, I tried. Reagan was

Well, I tried. Reagan was certainly right about medicare. As Sen.Dingle put it, this new legislation will help "control the people". Freedom?

fd1962
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fd1962 03/24/10 - 09:21 am
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EEL, not quite accurate. The
Unpublished

EEL, not quite accurate. The actual [filtered words] rant was, "Keep your 'Government' hands off my Medicare!" ?!

Nat the Cat
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Nat the Cat 03/24/10 - 09:26 am
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Please don't listen to a

Please don't listen to a Physician when it concerns Health Care. Please listen to the intelligent people here who will do exactly what their President tells them to do, no matter what. They will tell you what is right! As a matter of fact, their way is the only way that is right, so we don't have to think any more--silly Doctor.

wyochuck
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wyochuck 03/24/10 - 09:28 am
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NANCY PELOSI---her staff--the

NANCY PELOSI---her staff--the people who wrote this, are EXEMPT from the provisions--breaking news

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