UPDATE: LIBERAL (not a Moderate) SCOZZAFAVA BACKS DEMOCRAT OWENS. SEE STORY BELOW.
Here’s the problem with the video and then with the information at the web address noted in the video.
Number one: let families and businesses buy health insurance across state lines. Most people don’t realize that states are limited by law to allow only six health-care insurers operate within their respective states, thus lessening the ability of other companies joining the fray in an open, free market atmosphere where costs and prices would be driven down by competition. Imagine if 300 health care providers were able to compete unimpeded by federal law in NY, CA and across the country? This point is hugely important! If explained in some detail to the American people (inexplicably, it was not!), people will “get it“!!
Incredibly, the web address in Rep. Boehner’s speech, http://healthcare.gop.gov./ is a dead link - that is a terrible error - my Firefox browser was able to correct it to: http://www.gop.gov/solutions . Even so, the information at the good link is also limited without fully describing what I believe to be the most important and cost affecting part of the Republican suggestion: competition, capitalism, open and free-markets resulting in naturally lower prices across the board - instead of the terribly expensive socialist plan now before both houses of congress.
Number two: In my opinion, Rep. Boehner, is and always has been a poor messenger for the Republican Party. The names escape me, but there are members of Congress that are medical doctors who are articulate, personable and extremely effective orators. Even Ron Paul would do better.
Number three: I still think Newt Gingrich can be the best thing for getting the Republicans back on track in 2010, but his poor judgment in the NY 23 Congressional District backing Dede Scozzafava, a liberal (pro-abortion, pro-gay marriage, big government proponent), also supported by Sen. Snowe and Collins of of Maine instead of conservative Doug Hoffman, is enough to tick me off big time. Newt’s “big tent” theory of politics will once again drive a stake into the hearts of conservatives like us. Read this related article by Robert Costa in National Review Online: Scarborough: ‘Déjà vu all over again’ in NY-23
Number four (unrelated to the health-care debate, but nonetheless extremely frustrating): Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchinson (R) who is leaving the senate in order to run for governor of Texas recently attached her name to $1.6 billion in earmark/pork barrel projects for her state!
When are these dopey Republicans going to learn??
UPDATE FROM FOXNEWS.COM: Republican Scozzafava Endorses Democrat After Exiting N.Y. Congressional Race
This story proves the point about Scozzafava’s political points of view and the fact that she is not a moderate, but a liberal through and through. Newt was wrong!
UPDATE FROM TEXAS CONSERVATIVE: Perry backs non-Republican in NY race (updated)
Gov. Rick Perry is backing Conservative Party candidate Doug Hoffman to fill an open congressional seat in New York.
Perry joins some other big-name Republicans from around the country, including Sarah Palin and Fred Thompson, in supporting Hoffman over Republican Dede Scozzafava.
UPDATE: Hutchison isn’t picking a candidate in the New York race. “She’s focused on Texas,” spokesman Joe Pounder said.
Hutchison’s silence in our view just sunk the ship that she was sailing.