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I watched a good portion of the healthcare summit through various online media outlets.  I also read a variety of opinions on the meeting from a number of political pundits.  I will be the first to admit that I thought the Republicans were going to walk into a trap.  A trap set by a master puppeteer and his Democrat puppets.  Well after watching a number of snippets here and there I can actually say I thought the Republicans held their ground when given the time to state their case.  The Democrats monopolized the time, but the Republicans won the day in my opinion. They carried themselves in a calm professional manner and articulated their differences in a clear and understandable style.  I bought it.

When thinking about the summit I am reminded of Sir Walter Scott’s famous quote; “Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive.”  Yesterday the Democrats got tangled up in their own web of deceit.  The President carefully spun the web of the summit in hopes of making the Republicans look like a bunch of old cranky blowhards that don’t want to move the nation forward.  His desire was to humiliate the opposition party and prove to the American people once and for all that the Republicans had no solutions to the complex healthcare issues we face in this country.  What happened at the summit went against the script the Democrats had carefully crafted.  The Republicans came to the table with ideas and challenged the feasibility of the Democratic plan; and it worked.

The party that looked cranky and petty was not the Republicans, but the Democrats.  Even the President at times looked irritated and upset with how the conversation was unfolding.  You see he wasn’t there to listen to the fresh ideas of a Paul Ryan.  He was there to improve his own image and tarnish the image of the Republicans.  In my opinion it backfired big time.  The reason I say this is because for months the Republicans have been trying to get camera time, but the MSM along with congressional Democrats have locked them out of the debate.  Well yesterday things changed.  The cameras were on both parties and the American people finally heard both sides of the debate.  No backdoor deals, no secret meetings, just people talking about the issues pertaining to healthcare.  The truth is out there and the voters now see the differences.  Yesterday they saw common sense approaches and free market ideas presented to fix healthcare.  They also saw an entrenched Democratic party not willing to listen to these new ideas.  This goes directly against what the people of this great nation desire out of their representatives.

So as you can see this went very bad for the Democrats and by Monday they’ll know and feel it. The President with all his oratory skills cannot overcome truth and facts. And when these truths and facts are presented in a clear and understandable manner the healthcare debate becomes a great deal thornier for the Democrats. If the Democrats choose to forge ahead after this meeting with reconciliation they’re done. And when I say done, I mean the very continued existence of their party may be in jeopardy.  And maybe that is something that needs to happen.

In the end this was a big day for the conservatives and a bigger day for the American people.  The truth is now out there and America has a choice to make.  I personally believe they have already made it.

Liberty forever, freedom for ALL!


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  • LD Jackson February 26, 2010 at 5:38 AM

    I didn't get the chance to watch but just a few minutes of recorded video of the summit. From that, it was very clear the Democrats did not want someone like Paul Ryan to have a voice. They shut him down very quickly and did not allow him to speak past two minutes. Plain and simple, they want nothing to do with the facts.

  • John Carey February 26, 2010 at 6:04 AM

    Thanks for the comments LD.

    You are so right. This summit from a Democratic perspective had very little to do with facts. It was more about making the Republicans look bad. It backfired. Facts have a funny way of making a position on an issue look weak and silly. And it did.

  • Ron Russell February 26, 2010 at 7:01 PM

    I also feel like the Republicans won the day, but then I do have a bias viewpoint and will never claim objectivity as only fools do. I didn't like the fact that Barack referred to everyone by their first name fully aware that out of respect for the office they would all be forced to call him Mr President. In a personal setting this would have been fine, but not in a public setting like that. He used that as a tool to elevate himself while making others look smaller beside him. I think astute observators may have picked up on this ploy and his arrogant attitude.

  • John Carey February 26, 2010 at 7:21 PM

    Thanks for the comments Ron.

    Yes I too am bias, but I tried to look with a neutral eye and what I saw was a very bad day for the Dems. I did notice he used first names and thought where was Barbie Boxer? Maybe she would have asked him to address her as Senator, because she worked hard to earn it.

  • Matt February 27, 2010 at 11:40 AM

    I agree that the Republicans won the day. They, for the most part, came off as informed and earnest in their desire to work on the issues. Obama, in particular, came off as condescending, and unwilling to consider alternatives. Of course, the GOP will still be called the "party of no" by at least the hard core lefties in the media. However, they will only increase the disconnect between them and their former viewers.

  • John Carey March 1, 2010 at 5:45 AM

    Thanks for the comments Matt.

    Ideologues are usually disconnected from the people.