Thursday, August 13, 2009
Dana Perino Says, "House Democrats Put Nail in Health Care's Coffin"
From Fox opinion piece on Aug. 11, in reference to Pelosi and Hoyer calling people who disagree with them UnAmerican, Ms. Perino wrote what I have quoted below.
Many feel that the Democrats are no longer a part of the discussion. They are merely engaging in ad hominem nastiness to avoid looking their loss squarely in the face.
"The Democrats have been so tone-deaf on this issue that they just can't believe their eyes and ears -- they can't believe that people actually don't want the reform they're pushing.
"Beyond seeming to have lost touch with the heart and soul of America, they almost seem offended that anyone would question their proposal, express indignation when asked how much it would cost, and nearly burst with frustration because don't you realize we've been fighting this battle for decades and we already answered these questions and that the moment is here and we can't just let it pass us by?!
Last month when the Democrats first started pushing back at the protesters, they insulted their intelligence and their individualism. Since that wasn't working, they took it one step further and insulted their patriotism. Advice to Democrats: stop digging.
"The leaders in the Democratic party have a responsibility to lay out clear proposals and to explain them fully. If they can't do that, that's not the fault of Americans who are worried about the consequences of just putting their trust in Washington, D.C."