In this issue

Jonathan Tobin: Defending the Right to a Jewish State

Heather Hale: Compliment your kids without giving them big heads

Megan Shauri: 10 ways you are ruining your own happiness

Carolyn Bigda: 8 Best Dividend Stocks for 2015

Kiplinger's Personal Finance editors: 7 Things You Didn't Know About Paying Off Student Loans

Samantha Olson: The Crucial Mistake 55% Of Parents Are Making At Their Baby's Bedtime

Densie Well, Ph.D., R.D. Open your eyes to yellow vegetables

The Kosher Gourmet by Megan Gordon With its colorful cache of purples and oranges and reds, COLLARD GREEN SLAW is a marvelous mood booster --- not to mention just downright delish
April 18, 2014

Rabbi Yonason Goldson: Clarifying one of the greatest philosophical conundrums in theology

Caroline B. Glick: The disappearance of US will

Megan Wallgren: 10 things I've learned from my teenagers

Lizette Borreli: Green Tea Boosts Brain Power, May Help Treat Dementia

John Ericson: Trying hard to be 'positive' but never succeeding? Blame Your Brain

The Kosher Gourmet by Julie Rothman Almondy, flourless torta del re (Italian king's cake), has royal roots, is simple to make, . . . but devour it because it's simply delicious

April 14, 2014

Rabbi Dr Naftali Brawer: Passover frees us from the tyranny of time

Greg Crosby: Passing Over Religion

Eric Schulzke: First degree: How America really recovered from a murder epidemic

Georgia Lee: When love is not enough: Teaching your kids about the realities of adult relationships

Cameron Huddleston: Freebies for Your Lawn and Garden

Gordon Pape: How you can tell if your financial adviser is setting you up for potential ruin

Dana Dovey: Up to 500,000 people die each year from hepatitis C-related liver disease. New Treatment Has Over 90% Success Rate

Justin Caba: Eating Watermelon Can Help Control High Blood Pressure

The Kosher Gourmet by Joshua E. London and Lou Marmon Don't dare pass over these Pesach picks for Manischewitz!

April 11, 2014

Rabbi Hillel Goldberg: Silence is much more than golden

Caroline B. Glick: Forgetting freedom at Passover

Susan Swann: How to value a child for who he is, not just what he does

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Financial Tasks You Should Tackle Right Now

Sandra Block and Lisa Gerstner: How to Profit From Your Passion

Susan Scutti: A Simple Blood Test Might Soon Diagnose Cancer

Chris Weller: Have A Slow Metabolism? Let Science Speed It Up For You

The Kosher Gourmet by Diane Rossen Worthington Whitefish Terrine: A French take on gefilte fish

April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

John Ericson: Why 50 million Americans will still have spring allergies after taking meds

Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

The Kosher Gourmet by Sharon Thompson Anyone can make a salad, you say. But can they make a great salad? (SECRETS, TESTED TECHNIQUES + 4 RECIPES, INCLUDING DRESSINGS)

April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review March 17, 2010 / 2 Nissan 5770

Negative ads for ‘yes’ Dems

By Dick Morris & Eileen Mc Gann

http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | The Senate Republicans need to make it crystal-clear that they will not vote for any reconciliation amendments to Obama's healthcare bill.

Not for any they disagree with. Not for any they agree with. Not for abortion restrictions. Not for repeal of special breaks for Nebraska, Florida or Louisiana. Not for a fix on the tax on high-end health policies. Not for any reconciliation changes. None.

If the Democrats want to govern by themselves, let them pass the amendments with their own votes.

Can the Senate Democrats muster 51 votes for a pro-life amendment? Not on your life! Can they find 51 votes to repeal the benefits promised to a bunch of their popular incumbents from other states? Not if those getting the benefits vote together!

The House Democrats are laboring under the illusion that they can get the Senate to fix its healthcare bill. But it's a total fiction. Whether in one bill or in two, the Senate simply won't vote for these changes as long as the Republicans don't pass them for them.

So the House Democrats will be stuck with the Senate bill whether they like it or not. Imagine the consequences for them politically.

Imagine, for example, that you are Rep. Jason Altmire, Democrat from Pennsylvania. You voted against healthcare on the first pass, but now it seems you face weak opponents in November, so you are under great pressure from Queen Nancy to vote yes. She begs and pleads that she has to save the allocated "no" votes for the likes of your neighbor Rep. Kathy Dahlkemper, who is more vulnerable to defeat. You cave in and vote yes.

Then an independent expenditure group comes into your district and begins to pile on with negative ads, like this:

Florida beaches In Florida, seniors can keep their Medicare Advantage
Pittsburgh skyline But in Pennsylvania, we can't
Nebraska football shot In Nebraska, they don't have to pay more for Medicaid's expansion
Western Penn. scene But in Pennsylvania, we do
French Quarter scene In Louisiana, Obama's healthcare bill provided tax breaks
Map of Pennsylvania But not for us in Pennsylvania
Montage of Fla., Neb. and La. How did these folks get these goodies?
Picture of Altmire Our congressman, Jason Altmire, voted for them. Jason Altmire, the best congressman Florida, Louisiana and Nebraska ever had. But elected by us in Pennsylvania.

Try your hand at answering them. The fact is that the Obama-Care legislation will hurt Democrats if it fails but will destroy the party if it passes. With the taxes effective immediately but the benefits postponed for four years, the bill's impact will be purely negative in its opening years.

And beyond the precise terms of the bill lies the impression its passage will leave on the American people. As Gen. Colin Powell said of invading Iraq: "If you break it, you own it."

If ObamaCare passes, every patient who has to wait to see a doctor, everyone whose premium goes up, every sick person who can't get the needed medication - all will blame the health reforms. If the vote for healthcare doesn't kill the moderate first- and second-term Democrats, then the shenanigans they will go through to pass it will. If the shenanigans don't get them, the application of the bill will. If the application doesn't get them, the bad events in each patient's healthcare will be, perhaps unfairly, attributed to them. And if none of these kill them, the negative ads that stem from the bill will.

So if moderate Democrats want to support this bill, I say to them, with my 40 years of experience at winning elections: Sayonara.


Every weekday JewishWorldReview.com publishes what many in the media and Washington consider "must-reading". Sign up for the daily JWR update. It's free. Just click here.

JWR contributor Dick Morris is author, most recently, of "Catastrophet". (Click HERE to purchase. Sales help fund JWR.) Comment by clicking here.

Dick Morris Archives

© 2009, Dick Morris