Dorwin Award*: Robin Carnahan.
Watch with some amusement as Missouri Secretary of State (and Senate hopeful) Robin Carnahan (D) refuses to answer two simple questions: Does she support the House’s health care rationing bill? and What is her opinion on the Stupak amendment? (See also: The Conservatives.com) While Carnahan’s response to the first question might be at least considered a standard attempt at mealy-mouthing, and thus not overly outrageous; | Read More »
2010 battle maps: Stupak and No on Health care rationing.
Jay Cost (H/T: @MelissaTweets) has written an article on the Democratic party that is impossible to excerpt properly: How To Divide a Party, In Three Easy Steps! So, you’ve decided to become the leader of a big political party. Only one problem: it’s too big! What to do? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Here at the Horse Race Blog, we’ve developed a three-step | Read More »
Doctor No, health care rationing, and unanimous consent.
(H/T: Big Government) Senator Tom Coburn is living up to his nickname: Sen. Tom Coburn, the Oklahoma Republican who developed a close friendship with President Obama when they served together in the Senate, is threatening to have the entire health care bill read on the Senate floor. Senior Senate Democratic aides had heard Coburn was considering having potentially thousands of pages read aloud in effort | Read More »
Rep. Bill Owens (D NY-23) breaks his word on the public option.
(H/T: Big Government) I’m actually not upset about this, seeing as I knew all along that he’d break his word. Fish swim, birds fly, ‘conservative’ Democratic legislators betray their principles on cue. And so it is, here: GOUVERNEUR, NY – Congressman-elect Bill Owens was sworn in at noon today. Owens indicated in a press release that he was now in favor of the bill in | Read More »
Sen Roland Burris (D-IL) advocates death penalty for non-insured!
…alternatively, he’s just dumber than soap. From a CNS interview (H/T: Instapundit): CNSNews.com: “So, in general, if a person doesn’t want health insurance, do you think they should be required by the government to actually have to get it?” Senator Burris: “Under state law, we have every one required to have automobile insurance. Now, think about that. Sure, let’s. You see, ‘under state law’ people | Read More »
CBO scores the GOP health plan.
Here’s the main takeaways from the CBO analysis: The total cost to the taxpayer would be 61 billion (as Hot Air notes, this is opposed to the 1.2 trillion of taxpayer money that the Democrats want to spend). The plan will essentially keep the total percentage of insured individuals at around the current percentage of 83% (The Democrat’s main selling point on their version is | Read More »
Page 602 and counting on the Democratic health care rationing bill…
…at least, I would be if I was daft enough to take seriously Speaker Pelosi’s suggestion that you can take a 1,900 page bill and understand it in 72 hours. Fortunately, neither did the NRCC – which is why they’ve come up with this handy pacing clock. a page every two minutes, folks. Every page of which references/rescinds/alters a bunch of other laws, which probably | Read More »
A hearty ‘Good morning!’ to some of our elected officials!
Now that the elections in NJ and VA are over – and now that there’s going to be some really critical votes coming up on cap-and-trade and health care rationing – I just wanted to greet some members of the two states’ Congressional delegations. Robert Andrews, NJ-01 (Burlington/Camden/Gloucester) John Adler, NJ-03 (Burlington/Camden/Ocean) Frank Pallone, NJ-06 (Middlesex/Monmouth/Somerset/Union) William Pascrell, NJ-08 (Essex/Passaic) Steven Rothman, NJ-09 (Bergen/Hudson/Passaic) Donald | Read More »
Health Care Rationing bill up to 1.2 trillion.
That ‘mere’ 900 billion? Not happening. WASHINGTON – The health care bill headed for a vote in the House this week costs $1.2 trillion or more over a decade, according to numerous Democratic officials and figures contained in an analysis by congressional budget experts, far higher than the $900 billion cited by President Barack Obama as a price tag for his reform plan. Via Hot | Read More »
Rasmussen: 54/42 against Pelosi’s health care rationing bill.
Give House Democrats credit: their latest version of the health care rationing bill actually moved the numbers a little. Just not in the way that they hoped. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi introduced the House version of health care reform legislation last week, but most voters are still opposed to the effort. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 42% now favor the health | Read More »
Nancy Pelosi’s non-tort reform.
Jen Rubin: Remember Obama’s effort to try a “test” for tort reform? (We don’t actually need a test, since it has worked to lower medical malpractice coverage and help increase access to doctors in states that have tried it.) Well, Pelosi’s bill has an anti-tort-reform measure. On pages 1431-1433 of the 1990 spellbinder, there is a financial incentive for states to try “alternative medical liability | Read More »
Palin boosts Boehner’s health care address.
Via her Facebook account, of course: Mark my words – tomorrow is the game changer! Tune in to hear common sense solutions that bury the false accusations that conscientious members of Congress have no solutions to meet America’s health care challenges. If you’re like me, shaking your head wondering why all the miscommunication between Washington and the American people who have been saying, “Please hear | Read More »
Senate Majority Leader Reid’s successful public option rollout.
No, seriously: successful. You see, by Mary Katharine Ham’s count Reid only explicitly lost Senators Lieberman and Lincoln from his own caucus, and Senators Collins & Snowe from ours for his clumsy and ill-planned advocacy of a government ‘public’ option in the Senate health care rationing bill. It was not unreasonable to expect that Reid would not only alienate those four, but Senators Ben Nelson | Read More »
Rasmussen: 54/42 against health care rationing.
It would seem that finally putting out all the various versions, alternates, and fevered mutterings of what the Democrats are trying to call ‘health care reform’ has helped to clarify matters for voters some more. It’s just not clarifying matters in a fashion that will make the current ruling party happy. Rasmussen’s latest snapshot: Now that the Senate Finance Committee has passed its version of | Read More »
This Week’s White House Two-Minute Hate: insurance companies.
Admittedly, nobody actually watches this stuff anymore, but it’s still just the smallest bit distressing to see the President threaten an entire industry. The President doesn’t handle opposition to his will all that well, does he? Even the New York Times is forced to admit that this was ‘unusually harsh;’ Instapundit was harsh himself, but mostly just accurate when he called this ‘desperate.’ See also | Read More »
Snowmentum! – Well, everybody else is using the line.
Honestly, I’m hearing as many different reasons for Senator Snowe’s yes vote in committee yesterday as there are people makng them, ranging from the apologetic to the apoplectic – and a couple that were Armageddonic, if that’s even a word. But one thing is becoming apparent: moving the ball, it is not. There are a bunch of illustrative sections in this Politico article, so here’s | Read More »
White House pulls DNC ad to mollify… Bob Dole.
How worried is the White House that it doesn’t have any Republican support for its health care rationing bill? WASHINGTON (Oct 11) – The Democratic National Committee is canceling a television ad touting GOP support for health care reform after protests from one of the Republicans mentioned, former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole. [snip] Dole told ABC News on Sunday that he objected to the | Read More »
Democrats Against Breast-Feeding.
You may remember the ‘tampon tax‘ discovered in the Baucus bill – short version: Baucus went out and did a mass tax on medical devices to supposedly pay for his ‘compromise;’ unfortunately for him, things like condoms and tampons are classified as ‘medical devices’ – and you’d think that the resulting loud objections would have caused the Senator (more accurately, the Senator’s staff) to more | Read More »
Time discovers a certain comedic talent in its health care coverage.
Most of the rest of this Time article on the looming Democratic problems with passing its health care rationing bill is kind of bland, but this: this is pure genius. Barack Obama will no longer be able to stand on the sidelines and will have to declare his own position on many of the issues that have divided his party. After all, his position is | Read More »
Add Garrison Keillor to the ‘Kill Off Republicans’ List.
(Via AoSHQ) I don’t know about the rest of you, but I’m starting to get a little tired of this. …one starts to wonder if the country wouldn’t be better off without them and if Republicans should be cut out of the health-care system entirely and simply provided with aspirin and hand sanitizer. Thirty-two percent of the population identifies with the GOP, and if we | Read More »