January 27, 2010

DeMint: White House 'trying to divide us' | While USA run's around w/cart before the Horse

By J. Taylor Rushing - 01/27/10 05:11 PM ET

Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) said Wednesday that President Barack Obama's administration is "trying to divide" Senate Republicans by selectively calling a few of them to lobby them on legislative issues.

DeMint, a one-time friend of Obama's when the president was a senator, said White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel has been seeking out GOP senators to press them on healthcare reform and other topics.

"Right now their whole strategy just seems like they want to divide us," DeMint said. "The president has had his people calling different Republicans. It's not a matter of going to [Minority Leader] Mitch McConnell and saying, 'Let's work together.' They're trying to just pick off a few Republicans."

DeMint made his comments hours before Obama was to deliver his State of the Union address, in which he will lay out his agenda moving forward.

The South Carolina Republican specifically mentioned White House outreach to Republicans on healthcare reform legislation, arguably Obama's signature issue during his first year in the Oval Office.

"On healthcare and other things, too, Rahm Emanuel has been calling different Republicans, and ...full article here


my comment:

Healthcare done at the Federal Level must be within the framework of power distribution within the Constitution.  MUST!
Take Health Insurance Companies.  If enough Congressman agree that interstate trade of Insurance needs to be under the commerce clause, that can be so, not how, what kind or for whom.  The Federal Government has no authority over any business within a State, only when goods cross State line.
States have the power to regulate or not regulate the care and whether a certain license is needed or not.  The nurse maid down the street can treat 90% of ailments for much less then the mandated bureaucracy ever will.  Freedom liberates in many forms. 
Near all Law made is to control Government.  Certain hoops are established to ensure safety of the people from tyranny.  When Law is allowed to be ignored, for what ever considered noble, all is compromised.  You end up with the cart before the horse and a cliff up ahead. 

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