Original post to PPJG August 18, 2009  2:40a.m.


Author: Dan Martin


Let me see if I have this right: ten percent (the naysayers) of 33.3 percent (the Republicans) of the electorate have forced the United States Senate to back away from key parts of the Administration’s health care proposals.

“. . . there are more Democrats than Republicans A total of 33.3% now claim an affiliation with the GOP. While that’s up a point over a month ago, it’s right in the middle of the range for Republican affiliation over the past year. During the past 12 months, the number of Republicans nationwide has stayed between 32.2% and 33.8% every month.”

It may be a stretch to label ten percent of these as naysayers. It is hard to imagine more than two or three percent of the citizens allowing themselves to become duped into becoming the modern know-nothings in town hall meetings this summer.

I am personally offended by the spectacle of our Senators being swayed by the loud, repetitious chorus of lies being parroted by such a small percentage of their constituencies.

If this Senate represents the brightest and best our country has to offer, we are witnessing the beginning of the end.