Posted on 22-10-2010
Filed Under (Politics) by Rashtrakut

The tea party movement has been dogged by accusations of racism.  In the age of smartphones, racially charged (and sometimes outright racist) banners in the rallies to “take America back” do not help.  And then you get banners like the one below posted by a Daily Kos diarist.  Is this a jocular riposte at the charges of racism? Or, can people really be that obtuse?  You decide:

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Posted on 22-10-2010
Filed Under (Politics) by Rashtrakut

Because it was passed by a Democratic president.

Ezra Klein notes the history of Republican Senators who had no problem with a health care mandate in the past and actually sponsored legislation containing one  This has been one of the tragedies of the health care debate.  Barack Obama passed a bill that Bill Clinton could have passed in 1993 with the blessings of the Republicans in Congress.  But today that is portrayed as a socialistic power grab, even though it did not contain the public option that most of the left and a majority of the country wanted.  The question now is whether the conservatives on the Roberts court will have a similar change of heart.

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