Healthcare on My Wife’s Mind
This was something my wife was going to post on Facebook, but it became too long and I thought it worthy of sharing here: Health care “reform” is on my mind today. Seems it’s going to pass the Senate and may become law in some form. I’ve always believed that government involvement in our lives is a very bad thing. That is especially true with | Read More »
Like a Thief in the Night
The grand Republican strategy to have a vote on Christmas Eve was accomplished at 7:15AM (Eastern) this morning, while most Americans slept – and just like a thief in the night, the Senate has slipped in to your home to steal away your freedom and your right to care for your family as you see fit. 60-39. Merry Christmas.
Establishment Republicans Don’t Get It
While numerous hurdles remain to be cleared by House Democrats for the current healthcare bill to become law – the postgame analysis for the Senate has begun and is important. Erick made a few simple but important points a little earlier, here, and below. In short, Senate Republicans thought they could win this on message – and they failed. Hard to argue, really. But what | Read More »
What Constitutes a Fight?
When someone says the word “fight,” most of us see images of Ali and Frazier, or perhaps scenes from the movie Rocky. Certainly the fighting of soldiers at Normandy or Iwo Jima come to mind, maybe even a simple fight among high school boys where someone walks away with a bloody nose – or if even talking only about rhetoric, something akin to Patton’s famous | Read More »
A Lesson From Christmas of 1776
The first key vote came in last night. The Democrats got their 60. But there will be several more votes. Yes, this Christmas, the American people face a tyrannical Congress and narcissistic President hell bent on forcing upon them – over their clear opposition – a healthcare bill that will reduce the quality of American healthcare, cost trillions of dollars, increase taxes, empower the national | Read More »
Reading the Healthcare Bill…
After hearing of Ben Nelson’s gutless selling of his soul to the Devil (see Perrin’s post below and numerous news accounts)… I decided I should tune in C-Span 2 to watch the destruction of the Republic as we know it first hand. As I sit and watch the clerk reading the Reid amendment to the healthcare bill on the floor of the United States Senate | Read More »
Hutchison Implies Fellow Republicans Are Anti-Troops
Earlier today, Erick pointed out that Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, despite having promised to stay and “fight” against healthcare in Washington while campaigning for Texas Governor (and in so doing, jamming up her fellow Republican candidates in Texas while they wait for her to supposedly resign in March), refused to support her fellow Republicans in an important cloture vote. Yet now, in an “I was | Read More »
Sen. Coburn Forces Reading of 767-Page Amendment – Sen. Baucus Admits Senators Don’t Understand the Bill
UPDATE: In response to the Republican effort to force a reading of the Sanders’ single-payer system amendment, Senator Sanders took to the floor and withdrew his amendment. As you would expect, Jim DeMint immediately supported the effort, and by several accounts now, it seems that Senator Coburn was encouraged to carry out this strategy by Republican leadership – who are saying they are committed to | Read More »
Queen Bee Hutchison Always Wants Her Cake and Eat It Too
Known in Senate circles as the Senator who must have her way – even if it means a few tears in the leader’s office – Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX) is the queen of wanting to have it both ways. She wants to run for Governor of Texas without giving up her Senate seat. She wanted to move up Senate leadership without taking a risk | Read More »
Joe Barton’s Folly – Congress Has Nothing More Important to Do Than to Run College Football?
I honestly don’t know what the hell happens to these people when they get to Washington. That city really is a deadly disease. Congressman Joe Barton (quasi-R – TX) apparently has so much time on his hands that he is teaming up with like-minded big-government nationalists to try to tell the American people and colleges around the nation how it must determine it’s college football | Read More »