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Dems target Kyl in “Call ‘Em Out” campaign

Dems target Kyl in “Call ‘Em Out” campaign

The Democratic National Committee has decided it’s time to call out Sen. Jon Kyl for his statements on the health care legislation.

The “Call ‘Em Out” campaign now has three targets – all of them high-profile Republicans. The first two were U.S. Rep. John Boehner and Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty. Boehner is the House minority leader, and Pawlenty is rumored to be a future presidential candidate. Kyl is the Senate minority whip.

Democrats have called out Kyl for four specific statements he’s made regarding how the health care proposal would impact Americans.

No. 1: Democrats dispute the idea that government would not be put in control of health care.

No. 2: They dispute the statement that health insurance reform would cut Medicare and lead to rationing.

No 3.: They say it’s false that health insurance reform would be hugely costly.

No. 4: And they take issue with the idea that comparative effectiveness research would lead to rationing and denial of care.

Each of the arguments and background is long and tedious, so I’m not going to go into it all here. But you can read the full text of the Democrat charges at http://www.democrats.org/page/content/callemoutkyl. There’s also a YouTube video that can be accessed at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBdRs7VRu8c.

Kyl’s spokesman Andrew Wilder noted in an e-mail this morning that he hesitates to dignify the attacks with a response. But he did anyway. He stated that “Slick graphics don’t hide the fact that the Democratic National Committee has to misrepresent the facts of their government-run health care takeover to the American people in order to get it passed.” He also pointed out that “support for ObamaCare has sunk to a new all-time low of only 41 percent in favor.” He cited a recent poll by Rasmussen, which can be found at http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/healthcare/september_2009/health_care_reform

To see what Kyl says about health care and what he wants to do on the issue, check out the following recent columns the senator has authored:

http://kyl.senate.gov/record.cfm?id=318341

http://kyl.senate.gov/record.cfm?id=317730 

http://kyl.senate.gov/record.cfm?id=316972 

http://kyl.senate.gov/record.cfm?id=315950

  1. PM Connors
    PM Connors10-10-2009

    This demonstrates that Kyl is operating well as the loyal opposition. Furthermore, the opposition by the dems illustrates a certain vindictiveness inherit in the liberal mentality.

  2. Andrew Luck
    Andrew Luck10-10-2009

    Please note I use my real name as I do want to be number one on the Obama administrations list. I also would like to debate President Obama with no notes or Teleprompters. He did say he would welcome the opportunity to go over the healthcare bill line by line. Since you love basketball I will use a term you can understand “President Obama the ball is in your hand!!”

    What could Obama possibly have done in his first 12 days in office to win this award? Oh yeah, he did not like President Bush. It appears that is the number 1 qualifier to win? Seems like the board uses the same vetting process as the O administration. Guess you may have overlooked the “patient dumping” of uninsured patients by Michelle while working at the Univ of Chicago Hospital and the $1M grant newly elected Ill. State Center Obama got awarded to them? Oh how could I forget her salary went from $100K to $300K? The URL’s below will tell the true story;

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BgVGrja4S8o

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Nf4YCDvv1k

    Have a Blessed Day,

  3. Andrew Luck
    Andrew Luck10-10-2009

    I am 100% for Sen Kyl.

  4. thoughtful
    thoughtful10-12-2009

    Is there no chance that health care for all citizens of this country could be a greater value than a continuation of our military complex? We have spent our treasure on war. Sen Kyl gets his Viagra paid for, women have no access to family planning, no maternity coverage so we see what is important.

  1. dignify10-15-09

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