There’s no question that the stakes are high for the 2012 election. In addition to the economy and jobs, one of the most important issues on voters’ minds is repealing Obamacare. Leading the repeal and replace movement is Rep. Tom Price of Georgia. Rep. Price recently told ABC News, “The president’s health care law was built with smoke and mirrors in order to hide its true cost from the American people.”
Rep. Price is an orthopedic surgeon and chairman of the House Republican Policy Committee, making him the only doctor in the House GOP leadership. He is the architect of HR 3000, the Empowering Patients First Act. The bill employs market-driven and patient-centered reform.
Speaker John Boehner said, “A champion of lower spending and sound economic policy, Chairman Price has been a leader in the House on the issues most important to the American people today.”
Each week the De Pasquale's Dozen asks political figures and free market-minded writers and entertainers to take a break from politics and talk about their pop culture obsessions.
1. If there were a television channel that showed only one movie over and over, what movie should it be?
I think the “Sound of Music” makes the most sense. It’s an uplifting story that’s based upon principle. It celebrates the family and it has wonderful music. If I had to watch a movie over and over, it would be the “Sound of Music.”
2. What’s one of your favorite movie quotes?
This is a tough one, but the one that keeps coming back to mind is from “Cool Hand Luke.” “What we have here is a failure to communicate.” The quote crystallizes the whole movie.
3. In A Clockwork Orange, Malcolm McDowell is strapped in with his eyes propped open and forced to watch images until he was "cured." If you could give President Obama, Rep. Nancy Pelosi and Leader Harry Reid the "Clockwork Orange treatment," what movie would you make them watch?
This is another tough one, but I think I’d have them watch “Patton” over and over. The resolve and sacrifices that have been required to preserve this country and maintain freedom and liberty are lessons that can’t be learned often enough.
4. What pop culture souvenir do you own that people would be surprised to learn that you cherish?
It’s a tie between the program of the seventh game of the 1968 World Series between the Detroit Tigers and the St. Louis Cardinals that I attended; or a ticket to a Jimi Hendrix concert I attended in 1969.
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