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March 21, 2010

Karl Rove & David Plouffe in Battle Royal Health Care & Deficit Debate

Posted in: 2010 Elections,Barack Obama,Budget Deficits,Economy,Healthcare,Obamacare,Obamanation

The “D” in Democrat stands for DENIAL …

It might as well have been billed as a WWE Battle Royal, No Holds Barred cage match on ABC’s This Week between Republican and former GWB senior adviser Karl Rove and Obama operative David Plouffe battling over Obamacare.

It is astounding that the Obama minions continue to use as an excuse for their complete disregard of the American people, the 2008 election of Barack Obama.  A note to Obama and his cronies, all has changed since the election. Your approval rating is gone and so is that of the Democrat party. A once 60% Obama approval rating is now in the mid 40′s. The people are strongly against Obamacare, yet Obama & his minions think they know better than “We the People”.

“We are going to be much better positioned politically…if we pass this,” David Plouffe, who managed Barack Obama’s campaign, told ABC’s Jon Karl this morning on “This Week.” “We had 15 million new voters vote in the 2008 election. These were people who were cynical that their vote really mattered. If we don’t pass health care, I think that sends a very depressing message,” Plouffe said. But, Plouffe insisted, if the bill passes “it’s going to be a very powerful message to them that the vote mattered and they ought to stay involved in politics.”

Americans want health care reform. However, Americans have made it clear in every poll that they DON’T WANT THIS HEALTHCARE REFORM.

While David Plouffe talked campaign rhetoric, Karl Rove rebutted with the facts. Many of these facts the American people are very well aware of as they do not trust Obamacare and the fact that it will increase the deficits.

Rove hit back: “Look, you have run up more deficit, before this bill, in the first 20 months and 11 days of your term in office then was done in the entire Bush years!”

“Don’t be lecturing us about what you’re doing with the profligate spending that started last year with the failed stimulus bill,” Rove said, “and continued with your budget increases.”

“You will bankrupt the country, if this bill passes!” Rove insisted.

Plouffe responded with another jab: “Karl and the Republicans have zero credibility – about as much credibility as the country of Greece does to talk about fiscal responsibility.”

Rove, brandishing a white board with health care cost figures, interrupted: “For God’s sake, will you stop throwing around epithets and deal with the facts for once, David!”

Even more interesting as pointed out by Hot Air,was that Plouffe never denied Rove’s accusations regarding double counting and other sleazy gimmicks.

… but what’s most interesting about this exchange is that Plouffe never rebuts the charges of double counting or the sleaziness of leaving out the planned “doc fix.” Either Plouffe’s implicitly admitting to it, or he’s out of his league when it comes to arguing on the accounting.

A note to The Raw Story, Plouffe was hardly a debating wizard on This Week. Rove may has lost his coll, but Plouffe lost the debate.

In the end and come the Fall 2010 midterms and the 2012 elections Democrats are not going to be able to defend that they defied the will of the People. Obama and Democrats have tried to portray Republicans as the party of No; however, as Rove pointed out the GOP was never allowed to the table. The American people wanted Congress to scrap the Obamcare bill and start over from scratch. Scott Brown was even elected in Massachusetts to be the 41st Senator to vote against Obamacare. Instead, Obama, Pelosi and Reid rammed health care down the throats of Americans.

“That’s bunk!” Rove interjected. “Republicans have offered a positive alternative on health care and you didn’t bother to have one meeting between March 5 of 2009 and February 25 of 2010 to discuss how the White House could involve some of those Republican ideas in the bill. Don’t give us that bunk,” Rove said.

See you in November folks …

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