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 »
Joe Lieberman Owes William F Buckey, Big Time!
Funny, I just posted a long-winded piece on leading too much with our want-to’s, yet here I am. But I do think it is appropriate to make the record complete by reminding politicians from time to time of what we know, even if they think we don’t, so that, when and if they embark off in direction contrary to all their high-sounding rhetoric over the | Read More »
Obamacare: Bad For Children
Years ago when the Simpsons was still funny they had a recurring bit where a concerned citizen would plead “Won’t somebody please think of the children?”. Today I ask is there not one member of the Senate with a D after their name that will stand up for the children of America? While Harry Reid is busy trying to concoct a bill behind closed doors | Read More »
STOP THE “MODERATE” LOVE AFFAIR!
It’s time the word “moderate” get a negative connotation. In the politically correct world, moderation has been portrayed as a sign of wisdom, a sign of compassion, of tolerance and understanding. And with Republicans always getting such a bad rap. Is it any wonder that we “just want to be loved!… is that so wrong?” Answer: YES! You’re job is not to be loved, it’s | Read More »
THE COLD DISPASSION OF ANALYSIS: A CAUTIONARY INSIGHT
We’re analysts by profession. But we also have a dog in this fight, so are always cautioning ourselves about putting our want-to’s in front of our findings. I’ve found that analysis by consultants is made mostly in light of their own self interests, and those interests are most often tied to their rice bowl; money and rank. We most admire those who can step back | Read More »
Step 1 for a Republican Majority
I’m in an optimistic mood today, so let’s begin by assuming that ObamaCare is dead, and that the Republicans manage to achieve a majority in the House (control of the Senate still seems unlikely, even to Optimistic Mario). OK? The first thing that the new Republican Majority needs to do is to neuter future health care reform. We know that the American people are against | Read More »
Maybe the Senate GOPers know what they’re doing.
Erick has said a couple of times that he wants to see the Senate GOP do more to defeat Obamacare. He seems to think that the GOP doesn’t have a plan to defeat the bill. But, maybe they do have a plan: let the bill defeat itself. IMHO, the most likely outcome right now is that they won’t be able to get a compromise before | Read More »
Senators? Read? Nay.
Hold on. Sen. Max Baucus is giggling and he’s making me giggle, too. Oh the whimsy of it all! clearing throat I’m over it. On a cold day in December, while Americans hustle about their holiday preparations – spending less and saving nothing – a Senator in the capital decided to create a little light reading. Taking the steaming bowl of excrement known as the | Read More »
Video: Glenn Beck Interviews Mike Goldfarb About Extortion of Ben Nelson
Sen. Ben Nelson appears to be the lone Democrat refusing to go along with ObamaCare, unless language is added that would prevent the federal funding of abortion. Obama can’t afford to outrage his radical left base any further and therefore cannot insert such language. With no other way out, the Obama administration has quietly informed Sen. Nelson that if he does not support the health | Read More »
FireDogLake Napalms ObamaCare
It is clear after watching this video, there is more driving the left’s opposition to ObamaCare than just that the public option is out. For example, Hamsher said in this interview that Senator Lieberman was acting on behalf of the the White House for drug companies and insurers, after she attacked the bill for raising the costs of heath care. (FireDogLake agrees with Howard Dean: | Read More »
ObamaCare becoming Stalingrad for Obama & Co.
Maybe Senator DeMint was wrong. ObamaCare isn’t actually Obama’s Waterloo, it’s his Stalingrad. Hitler made three big mistakes in 1942 fighting the Russians. First, he tried to do three things in the Russian South in the summer of 1942: Take Caucasus oil fields, take the black sea ports and take Stalingrad. He bit off more than he could chew. His 6th Army got bogged down | Read More »
PUMA: The Progressive Movement Should Die Of Shame
Or with a bullet in the head: WTF?? If the Progressive Movement hasn’t yet died of shame, someone should put a bullet in its head.
The View From Harry Reid’s “Wrong Side of History”
The following originally appears on my Examiner.com page. The embattled Senate Majority Leader, Democrat Harry Reid of Nevada, sure stepped in it this week. No doubt filled with child-like excitement on the prospect of successfully usurping one-sixth of the nation’s economy into some geezer-offing, price-raising, ineffective socialist healthcare plan, Mr. Reid couldn’t contain himself. As with many Democrats (Senator Lieberman excepted of course) Mr. Reid’s | Read More »
Dem-o-bats still suck blood from health care liberty sans abortion
Senator Nelson, do not be fooled and do not try to fool We the social conservative pro-life people The fate of America could well be decided before Christmas as it appears the ObamaDems in the U.S. Senate are no more than four votes short of ushering in socialized medicine or its slippery-slope equivalent that makes a government option monopoly inevitable. At least one so-called Blue | Read More »