Health Care News Podcast: What’s Going to Happen at the Senate Tomorrow?
So what should we expect tomorrow morning on the Senate floor? Peter Fotos, The Heartland Institute’s director of government relations, did a pre-Christmas Eve interview with me hashing out where we stand. Give it a listen here. One thing worth noting that we don’t discuss in the podcast is President Obama’s rather incredible series of interviews this week. He has taken to friendly outlets — | Read More »
Reid and Pelosi plan to edit contents of bill before vote. Transparency….Right.
I could vent and scream and yell and beat another keyboard to death but I will refrain from such behavior….because the Mrs. is in the next room. They are openly, and with a sneer on their faces, working to remake our country into something lesser than it was. Less free, less prosperous and less democratic. John Fund of the Wall Street Journal has this interesting | Read More »
It’s the Constitution, Stupid
Original post at the AJ Federation blog. On Monday I was gladly cheering on statements made by Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell. He put up some fighting words about the Senate Democrats. They are still cutting, in my view. Albeit, the blade has been dulled thanks to Senator McConnell’s wimpy attitude to stop the filibustering and concede to Reid. This is the political equivalent of bending | Read More »
Sen. McConnell, Please Step Aside
Sir, you did the best you could, but now it’s time to step aside and give someone else a shot. Your colleagues chose you as Senate minority leader because you know the arcane rules of the US Senate backwards and forwards. Your skill set would be helpful and possibly decisive if the republican caucus consisted of 43 or even 42 members. However, you only have | Read More »
Democrats and the destruction of the US senate
The US Senate has often been described as “the world’s best delibrative body”, and considers itself a model for others. Given this, it is ironic to me that the democrats in their rush to pass some form of “Universal Health Care” are so brazenly crossing the rubicon that has protected them so much. The key to the Senate’s operation lies in two main factors – | Read More »
I think I’d rather have a stocking full of coal…
Now that police power of the state can be used to force citizens to pay for health care, how long will it be before those same powers are used to force citizens to pay for food that is provided at the direction of the government, to pay for clothing provided at the design of the government, to pay for transportation or leisure activities provided or approved by the government?
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Two cheers for Mitch McConnell
C’mon, let’s be honest… back in January and February, you all thought (I did too) that Obamacare would pass months ago. You all thought (I did too) that Snowe and Collins and maybe more would vote for it. It’s easy for those who have never had their name on the door to chide and scold, to second guess and to quarterback from the easy chair. But let’s | Read More »
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Last Stand by Doctors. Can a Rolling Strike Still Kill Obamacare?
From the diaries by Erick I hate to ask others to do what I can’t but I think only doctors can still stop this now as well as laythe groundwork for a constitutional challenge. About 3 weeks ago I met with some Richmond area doctors. They are apoplectic, and a few have signed petitions. Some have called their legislators. We have two senators in Virginia | Read More »
The Fallacy of liberal Opposition to ObamaCare
So everywhere I go I see Howard Dean and various members of the nutroots contingent out there bashing ObamunistCare. Their primary objections is that there’s no public option and that this is a big giveaway to the insurance industry. You can see this theme echoed (who would have thought?) amongst the “intelligentsia”. Let’s take a second and tear this down. First, let’s all have a | Read More »
At least Harry Reid will be voted out–but he already knew that!
Harry Reid is finished as a Senator and he knows it. The people of Nevada, who tolerate legal whorehouses, find Harry Reid to be such a piece of scum that he will not be re-elected. This is such an insult to Reid that I don’t know how he can look in mirror–not that the people of Nevada are wrong, he is scum. If the people | Read More »
A Mystery Bought Vote
We Know what Ben Nelson got for his yes vote. Who sold theirs for a cool $100,000,000? “$100,000,000 for a ‘Health Care Facility’ ‘at a public research university in the United States that contains a state’s sole public academic medical and dental school'” (p. 328 of the manager’s amendment). Considering how proud Sens. Landrieu and Nelson are of the funds they secured for their respective | Read More »
The Chinese Have Voted No on ObamaCare
Now that Senator Reid apparently has the 60 votes he needs for cloture, and it looks certain that the “health care reform” (sic) Bill will pass the Senate, there is an interesting development that is passing almost unnoticed. And it may make the passage of the Bill completely moot in the long-run. The Chinese government yesterday made what may be the most definitive and important | Read More »
Stupak May Yet Be Our Savior
Hard to believe, but Stupak may yet be our savior in torpedoing ObamaCare: An aide to Rep. Bart Stupak (D. Mich.) coordinated opposition to a Senate compromise on the place of abortion in health care legislation this morning with the Republican Senate leadership, the Conference Catholic Bishops, and other anti-abortion groups, according to a chain of frantic emails obtained this morning by POLITICO. Stupak, in | Read More »
Dems schedule unpopular Obamacare vote for dead of night
The Senate version of the Democrats’ so-called health care reform is so unpopular, Nevada’s Harry Reid finds it necessary to vote on it at 1:00 a.m. David M. Herszenhorn reports the Democrats must conduct six votes to pass their Obamacare — one of the crown jewels of Obamaism: 1 a.m. MONDAY – To end debate on “a manager’s package” that includes all the latest changes | Read More »
From the Washington Post: Sen. Ben Nelson (Neb.), the final Democratic holdout on health care, was prepared to announce to his caucus Saturday morning that he would support the Senate reform bill, clearing the way for final passage by Christmas. “We’re there,” said Sen. Kent Conrad (D-N.D.), as he headed into a special meeting to announce the deal. Democratic leaders spent days trying to hammer | Read More »