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After a month of town halls back home, Alexander said it's clear to him and other Republicans that Americans are "scared to death" about the sweeping policy changes coming from Washington this year and the massive debt they are creating.
Alexander warned there would be "a minor revolution in this country" if Democrats try to "ram" a health care overhaul using a legislative tool called reconciliation, which would allow a bill to pass with 50 votes instead of 60.
Alexander also complained the White House has cut Republicans out of talks.
"Either they don't know how to operate in a bipartisan way or they don't want to operate in a bipartisan way," he said.
HAH! The party of No has not brought any real reform to the table.
I hope you like Universal Healthcare because the democratic majority *will* pass Kennedy Care.
Originally posted by HunkaHunka
reply to post by jam321
Honestly, I wish the GOP were more willing to take the high road and figure this one out themselves.
But they have no interest in it. They don't care about anything really other than having power and wresting it from the hands of anyone else who has it.
They don't care about anything really other than having power and wresting it from the hands of anyone else who has it.
Originally posted by Gateway
reply to post by HunkaHunka
The Democrats can pass whatever they like, but by that same TOKEN the States can exercise their 10th amendment right, and not follow or implement what the FEDERAL government dictates.
The STATES can also Secede, if they so choose.
My question is WILL the democrats, go after BLOOD, and actually send FEDERAL TROOPS risking and KILLING their own people into States that want to Secede, SO THAT THEY CAN HAVE THEIR SOCIALIST PROGRAM?
[edit on 2-9-2009 by Gateway]
Originally posted by DYepes
I WILL follow the orders that are given to me to preserve the Union, stability and peace. Secession causes instability and disharmony. So, I will do what I am ordered to do to preserve the Union.
I'm afraid you are wrong here. Yes YOU may fire a shot and kill innocent men, women and children, but most soldiers will NOT dare attack FELLOW AMERICANS...who wish to seceede peacefully, and that is how it is going to happen.
Not that its gooing to come to that. People are just blowing steam. Cruise missles, F-22's, and Aircraft carriers belong to the Fed, not individual states. It just would not last any longer than a few days to be honest, if that. People are too used to the harmony they have here, even though most people take it for granted and dont realise how good we have it here.