Viewpoints: Having Gordon for tea

Tuesday, March 9, 2010 at 10:45pm

 

President Obama wants his health care plan to be passed before March 18. That means we must act now and "Blue Dog Democrat" Bart Gordon [District 6 Congressman] is our target. [Join the Tennessee Tea Party at noon Wednesday at his office, 305 W. Maple St., in Murfreesboro.]

Gordon voted for the bill in the Energy & Commerce Committee before opposing it on the floor. On Thursday Gordon released a statement suggesting the cost-containment measures that President Obama proposed earlier this week to appeal to Republicans had steered the bill into more favorable territory.

He said, "I voted against the House bill in November because it expanded coverage but did not do enough to bring down costs. I'm pleased to see the discussion moving into a more fiscally responsible direction now."

With Gordon retiring, many fear he'll feel he "has nothing to lose" by voting for this monstrosity of a bill. He must remind him that he does in fact have a lot to lose if this bill passes, indeed we all do.

Stacie Burke, Nashville

 

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111 Comments on this post:

By: slacker on 3/10/10 at 5:26

MamaG, did you sell your gats?

By: house_of_pain on 3/10/10 at 5:29

Pawning her guns to support her Honey Nut Cheerios habit...

By: MamaG on 3/10/10 at 5:33

LOL you guys! Selling my gats for tats! I have to admit, I do love Honey Nut Cheerios! Thank god it hasn't come to the pawning phase yet!

By: house_of_pain on 3/10/10 at 5:39

It's natural, MamaG...redheads look good in Cheerios.

By: MamaG on 3/10/10 at 5:41

Well that's me house! LOL
Have a good evening everyone!

By: slacker on 3/10/10 at 5:43

Mama G, consignment at a gun store is my best suggestion. Everything legal, and relieves you of the responsibility of their future use.

By: brrrrk on 3/10/10 at 5:43

house_of_pain said

"Chuck Norris turns 70 today. Seven. Zero."

Hmmm... Walker, with a walker... :-)

By: bfra on 3/10/10 at 5:47

MamaG - Tell her they deaden the entire body, even for a tatoo on your finger! lol

By: BenDover on 3/10/10 at 6:03

Chuck Norris had a colonoscopy once... when the doctor peered into his instrument he saw himself giving Chuck Norris a colonoscopy on a little blue planet floating in the wonderous universe inside.

Chuck Norris said, "what did you expect - bitch?".

By: pswindle on 3/10/10 at 7:25

I'm sure Gordon could care less what anyone thinks. He is going to vote right to help the Ameican people.
You can't tell me everyone is happy with their healthcare. I'm sure yours is like mine, you pay moe and get less.

By: sidneyames on 3/10/10 at 10:46

By: MamaG on 3/10/10 at 4:14
sidney, most reputable tattoo places will not tattoo anyone intoxicated if they are aware of it. you bleed more if you have alcohol in your system anyway. you don't want that. and fyi, i'm a redhead.

I don't drink enough to worry about bleeding to death, mama. Yeah, I figured you were a red head. Fiesty, like Ann Margaret and Wy.