Sunday, March 21, 2010

Divide & Conquer

Dozens of talking heads and pols have compared congressional republicans stance on healthcare reform as being similar to republican resistance to Roosevelt's Social Security Act, against Johnson's Medicare, and a few truly clueless even compared it to the Civil Rights Act.

In 1935 the Social Security Act passed in the House 372-33.

In 1965 the House vote on Medicare passed 307 to 116.

The 1964 Civil Rights act: The House passed the bill by 289 to 126, a vote in which 79% of Republicans and 63% of Democrats voted yes.

Tonight's House vote on healthcare: Yea 219, all democrat. Nays 212, 178 rep, 34 dem.

More banana republic every day.

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