A new poll has been posted at the top of the page:
The united House Republican stand against the just-passed health care 'reform' bill can best be attributed to…
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UPDATE: Is the GOP already losing its will to fight ObamaCare?
UPDATE, April 2: Here are the poll results (click for larger image):
Unsurprisingly, constitutional concerns (i.e. “A newfound respect for the constitutional limits on federal power”) did not score well, although an amazing 10% thought that the bulk of the GOP congressfolks were thus motivated. Sorry, dear reader, but that’s crazy talk.
The winner at 37% was the second choice: “A sense that the changes this law would bring about would be bad for our country.” Well, okay, this happened to coincide with the constitutionally correct vote, but it won’t always.
Political calculation came in second, as embodied in the fourth and ninth choices (combining for 35%): “Unalloyed political opportunism” and “Two words: Election Year”.
For the record, I inclined toward one of the political calculation choices, given that many of the same folks expressing outrage at Obamacare voted for the Medicare prescription drug entitlement a few years ago.
The Repubs and Dims are no different. This is mere political opportunism. They are still the stupid spineless party but so long as they have real patriots to do their work for them they will continue to ride on their backs. To hell with both parties, we need Patriots not politicians in the House and Senate.
With the changes made in the early part of the 20th century, it is not safe to allow any politician unmonitored, unrestricted tenure in the halls of power. We must hold our representatives responsible to the trust to which we have appointed them. If we continue to elect characters, kleptocrats and bums we will have the goverment that we deserve.
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