John Hawkins over at Right Wing News has assembled a terrific bunch of quotes that you can use to season your last-minute phone calls and e-mails to Congressmen about the government's brutish takeover of health care. He's got 32 in all and they are very effective.
And did I mention that all the quotes are from Democrats?
Here are just a few of my favorites:
"Bluntly put, this is the political reality: First, the battle for public opinion has been lost. Comprehensive health care has been lost. If it fails, as appears possible, Democrats will face the brunt of the electorate's reaction. If it passes, however, Democrats will face a far greater calamitous reaction at the polls. Wishing, praying or pretending will not change these outcomes." (Patrick H. Caddell & Douglas E. Schoen)
"You know we’re going to control the insurance companies." (Joe Biden)
"Anyone who would stand before you and say ‘well, if you pass health care reform next year’s health care premiums are going down,’ I don’t think is telling the truth. I think it is likely they would go up." (Dick Durbin)
"The problem is this we are spending almost a trillion dollars and folks are telling me I should vote yes and we will fix it later. You wouldn't buy a car for a trillion dollars and say yeah, it doesn't run but we will fix it later." (Rep. Stephen Lynch - D-Mass.)
Good job, John. Thanks.