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Reid Cares More About ObamaCare Then Wife

Some might consider that observation that I have made as harsh, but let us look at reality.  Last night during my radio show, one of my listeners informed the chatroom that Harry Reid’s wife and daughter had been involved in a serious accident.  We sent our well wishes that way because nobody wishes these types of things on anybody regardless of your political differences.  One person mentioned that God might be sending the Mouse of the Senate a wake-up call.

A bit later, another listener let the chatroom know that the injuries were not life threatening and that Reid had visited the hospital and then rushed back to D.C. for a meeting with Rahm Emanuel.  We all commented what a jerk he was for leaving his wife.  At the time, I had no idea exactly why Reid’s family was in the hospital.  After my show I read that the Mouse’s wife had a broken back and neck and was in ICU.  Now I really think this guy is a first class jerk!  This is his wife of over fifty years, I believe.  Nothing could tear me away from that bedside at a time like that, not even a political career.  In case the Mouse had not noticed, his polls are tanking and re-election will only be possible if his Tea Party candidate scheme works.

Who exactly do we have representing us in Washington?  Are these people so sold out to power and control that they not only are not listening to We The People anymore, but they are willing to sacrifice everything for their Progressive Utopia?  This incident is an example of just exactly what we are dealing with here: Soulless creatures.

Democrats Make Historic Mistake In Dead Of Night

A Democratic strategist on Fox & Friends this morning blamed Republicans for the scheduled Christmas Eve vote. He felt that ReidCare could have been finished with the voting last night. Yeah, that 1am vote. Not only is ObamaCare a historic piece of legislation, it is a historic mistake and Mitch McConnell said as much in a statement he released after the vote the Senate took while America slept:

“Tonight marks the culmination of a long national debate. Passions have run high. And, that’s appropriate because the bill we are voting on tonight will impact the life of every American. It will shape the future of our country. It will determine whether our children can afford the nation they inherit.  It is one of the most consequential votes any of us will ever take. And none of us take it lightly.

“But make no mistake: if the people who wrote this bill were proud of it, they wouldn’t be forcing this vote in the dead of night

“Here are just some of the deals we’ve noticed:

“$100 million for an unnamed health care facility at an unnamed university somewhere in the United States — the bill doesn’t say where — and no one will even step forward to claim it.

“ One state out of 50 gets to expand Medicaid at no cost to itself — while taxpayers in the other 49 states pick up the tab.

“The same Senator who cut that deal secured another one that benefits a single insurance company – just one insurance company – based in his state.

“Do the supporters of this bill know all this?  Do they think it’s a fair deal for their states, for the rest of the country?

“The fact is, a year after this debate started few people could have imagined that this is how it would end — with a couple of cheap deals and a rushed vote at one o’clock in the morning.  But that’s where we are.

“And Americans are wondering tonight: How did this happen?

“So I’d like to take a moment to explain to the American people how we got here, to explain what happened — and what’s happening now.

“Everyone in this chamber agrees we need health care reform. The question is how?

“Some of us have taken the view that the American people want us to tackle the cost issue, and we’ve proposed targeted steps to do it.  Our friends on the other side have taken the opposite approach.

“And the result has been just what you’d expect.

“The final product is a mess — and so is the process that’s brought us here to vote on a bill that the American people overwhelmingly oppose.

“Any challenge of this size and scope has always been dealt with on a bipartisan basis.  The senior Senator from Maine made that point at the outset of the debate, and reminded us all how these things have been handled throughout history..

“The Social Security Act of 1935 was approved by all but six members of the Senate.  The Medicare and Medicaid Acts of 1965 were approved by all but 21.  All but eight senators voted for the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

“Americans believe that on issues of this importance, one party should never be allowed to force its will on the other half of the nation.  The proponents of this bill felt differently.

“In a departure from history, Democrat leaders put together a bill so heavy with tax hikes, Medicare cuts and government intrusion, that, in the end their biggest problem wasn’t convincing Republicans to support it, it was convincing the Democrats.

“In the end, the price of passing this bill wasn’t achieving the reforms Americans were promised.

“It was a blind call to make history, even if it was a historical mistake — which is exactly what this bill will be if it’s passed.  Because, in the end, this debate isn’t about differences between two parties, it’s about a $2.3 trillion dollar, 2,733-page health care reform bill that does not reform health care and, in fact, makes its price go up.

It is incomprehensible what we are watching happen in this country with the Democrat Party. Drunk with power, they are ramming through legislation that not only sets up the infrastructure for a socialistic utopia, but will break down America completely.  Principles are completely gone and the Constitution is in the dumpster behind the People’s House.  They beam with pride and after the slap in the face to Jesus Christ on Christmas Eve, these soulless creatures will hold a press conference telling America that they just gave us the best Christmas present.  I call it a lump of something, and it ain’t coal.

We always knew that Washington, D.C. was about sweetheart deals and special interests cooing in the ears of lawmakers, but to see it so blatantly on display is mind-numbing and nauseating.  The core reason for the actions of the Democrats is ultimately to make We The People feel powerless.  I have been tempted to feel that way and feel that all my efforts have been wasted.  But we managed to stall this legislation as much as humanely possible and it is not finished yet.  And this really will add more fuel to our fire in November 2010 and get those people still sitting on the couch off their butts and into action.  This is about the America we love and we are watching it be stripped.  We cannot abide that!

ReidCare Has Its Sixty Votes

Senator Ben Nelson has finally caved.  Was it the pressure from fellow Democrats or a sweet deal?  Time will tell.  One thing is certain, Nelson is not going the way of his constituents and neither are any of the other Democrats for the most part.  This is one of the first times in history where conservatives and leftists are both against a bill, just for very different reasons.  Who is supporting this socialistic infrastructure?  The silver lining in this situation is that this is entirely the Democrats baby.  This is their sword to fall on.  And fall they will.

A friend of mine helped pull me out of the defeatist fog that was starting to envelope me by reminding me that this will fire people up even more.  This will bring out the people that were paying attention, but doing nothing.  We see now that they have an agenda on the left that they will lay in place at the cost of even the Democrat Party.  And that is our strength as Americans.  The vast majority is together against this socialistic onslaught.  Even if we have to rebuild America completely from the ground up after it smashes itself against the Progressive rocks of government control, nannyism, political correctness and economic ruin, we will be capable of doing it.

We will not abide government control of our healthcare.  We will not let our elderly be sacrificed to rationing, cut mediCare and death panels.  CBO Director, Douglas Elmendorf, wrote on his blog that this package could reduce budget deficits by as much as $1.3 trillion, but not until after 2019 and because of lower targets for MediCare spending.  That means rationing!

ReidCare has now added a nearly 900 page amendment to the already 2,000 page original montrosity.  The amendment has taken the better part of today to read from the Senate floor.  Apparently, it is full of special deals.  Nelson got his abortion language, but he promised that would not earn his vote.  So Reid threw in favors for Nebraska and benefits for different factions of the health insurance industry.  Principles are all but dead in D.C.  I imagine most Democrats have earmarks in this bill.

Now it will be up for a vote on Christmas Eve, more than likely.  What a spit in the face of America and more importantly, God.

Harry Reid Ready To Inflict ReidCare On America

The Mouse of the Senate surrounded by the jackasses - especially Franken

Tonight Senator Reid has introduced ReidCare that comes in heftier than PelosiCare at a whopping 2,047 pages and a cost of $849 billion.  This version barely resembles the bill that came out of committee.  Reid added an insurance exchange to the bill that contains the government option, which should keep Olympia Snowe from voting for the bill if she is a woman of her word.  She is a RINO, so I doubt it.  The bill also contains the abortion funding, although Reid has cloaked it in an unusual way.  This bill offers a side-by-side option that allows the individual to choose whether they want abortion coverage or not.  Meaning that the government will still be funding abortions with tax payer dollars.   The MediCare cuts exist in this bill as well as the income tax increases on the wealthy.  Supposedly, the CBO will be announcing that ReidCare will reduce deficits by $127 billion.  This analysis does not include the MediCare funding cuts to doctors though that will have to be made up with tax dollars.  Or we could just not pay the doctors and see how quickly they retire.  This also does not take into account that no entitlement program has ever cut deficits and usually ends up costing 200 times initial estimates.  But why bother with details…

Senator Reid said tonight during the announcement, “Tonight begins the last leg of this journey.”  Yesterday, Reid claimed that this bill would be the best of all the bills we have seen and that if we are not “impressed, we should be.”

I am not impressed.  Obama welcomed Reid’s action, saying, “Today, thanks to the Senate’s hard work, we’re closer than ever to enacting solutions to these problems. I look forward to working with the Senate and House to get a finished bill to my desk as soon as possible.”

Senator Mitch McConnell’s response was, “The bill has been behind closed doors for weeks.  Now, it’s America’s turn, and this will not be a short debate. Higher premiums, tax increases and Medicare cuts to pay for more government. The American people know that is not reform.”

A vote on whether to start debate on the bill is expected to come before the week ends and then the Senate breaks for Thanksgiving.  This means we have work to do over the Thanksgiving break making sure that ReidCare never comes to a vote and if it does, that it fails.  We cannot allow these socialist elitist pigs to foist this on our country!  I am sorry for my verbage, but I am done with these people.  Damn near all of them.  Did anybody else notice that the Repubs gave up the ghost on Judge Hamilton who believes that judges can amend the Constitution from the bench and that he thinks the Founding Fathers expected that?  This guy will be one seat away from the Supreme Court and the lily-livered GOP gave up.  Stand up you fools!  Are we the only ones who care out here?  You can be just as gone in 2010 as the Dems.

Reid Pushes Government-Controlled Healthcare

Despite months of outcry from the public that we do not want government-controlled healthcare and sinking poll numbers, Senator Harry Reid has decided to go forward with the public option with a state opt out feature.  He has decided that the trigger idea that is supported by Republican Olympia Snowe will not be a part of the plan crafted by the Senate.

Reid claimed that this is the “fairest way to go” and that “we are going to have to move forward on this.”  Between 56 and 57 Senators support this idea and so Reid still does not have the votes needed to pass the measure.  So we can safely assume that he is planning to pull the reconciliation process, which means he only needs 51 Senators on board.  They have promised to cram this down our throats and apparently, that is exactly what they will be doing.

Wow! Thanks Government For The Extra $13 A Week!

I wonder if the extra $13 per week per paycheck that I’m told I will receive from the supposed “tax cuts” in the newest version of the European Socialist, Generational Theft, Pork Engourged Non-Stimulus Bill will offset the incredible deficit that the government has just laid on me.  Does anyone truly believe that our taxes are not going to be raised in the very near future?  We have TARP1 that has already cost us $350 billion with the other $350 billion ready to go and experts telling us (since Tim Geithner will not) that TARP2 is coming and will probably take another $2 trillion.  This new crap bill will amount to something over $1 trillion with the interest we will have to pay.  The President and Treasury Secretary have vaguely referred to some new plan for housing which I expect to be another bailout.  Bloomberg.com, as I reported earlier, expects us to be on the hook for $9.7 trillion above and beyond the current $10 trillion plus national deficit.  So the possibility of increased taxes for everyone is a foregone conclusion.

David Espo of the AP is reporting that this new bill “also includes help for victims of the recession in the form of expanded unemployment benefits, food stamps, health coverage and more, as well as billions for states that face the prospect of making deep cuts in school aid and other programs. (Read: Welfare)  Another provision will mean a one-time payment of $250 for millions of beneficiaries who receive Social Security, Supplemental Security Income and veterans pensions and disability, according to officials. They added that the measure will include $46 billion for transportation projects such as highway, bridge and mass transit construction.  The president also won money for two other administration priorities – information technology in health care, and “green jobs” to make buildings more energy-efficient and reduce the nation’s reliance on foreign oil.” 

I thought one of the keys in this bill for new jobs was all this infrastructure work and yet only $46 billion is going to road projects?!  Take note, most of these created jobs are governmental – don’t believe the lie of 90% are private sector – and being created for the sole purpose of building the skeleton for the coming totalitarian regime.  If you don’t think that is coming, you haven’t read this bill.  Rep. John Boehner said, “It appears that Democrats have made a bad bill worse by reducing the tax relief for working families in order to pay for more wasteful government spending.”

This bill still needs final approval so we still need to contact those representatives especially Snowe, Collins and Specter.  I’m thinking we should send them copies of the Constitution so they know what it is they have sworn to protect.  Specter seems to think that his promises to looney lefties means more.  I personally plan to donate to the campaigns of any Republicans running against any of these three in the next election and I’m from Florida.  They won’t listen to our voices, but they will have to listen to our money and votes.  They’ve betrayed us, but most importantly they’ve betrayed the generations from the past who fought so hard for the liberty of this country and they’ve betrayed the future from whom they have taken liberty.  As for the Democrats, I’ve learned to expect this behavior.  I hope the 11 that voted the right way before in the house do so again.

The Democrats Doth Protest Too Much

All over the television set today and last night, Democrats have been running around blaming the stalling of negotiations over the bailout plan on John McCain.  Barney Frank claimed, “He’s slowed it down.  The next thing we know, he’s in a position frankly where he’s making it harder to get things done, rather than help us negotiate differences.”  Joe Biden had these words of wisdom, “We were going to all put this behind us and then I’m told that things changed that John McCain landed about 4 o’clock and all of a sudden I don’t know what the reason but some of the House Republicans decided that this, this wasn’t going to go forward, at least not, not right away.”  Harry Reid (who could have been talking about Obama with this) commented, “John McCain hasn’t voted in the Senate since sometime last April. And I say very sincerely that he has done nothing since he’s been here the last few hours to help this process.”  And finally Obama had this to say about the White House meeting yesterday afternoon, “Here’s my observation and I think this may have been confirmed at the meeting today — when you inject presidential politics into delicate negotiations, sometimes it’s not helpful. The cameras change things.  It’s not clear to me that having presidential candidates in a high-profile way in the negotiating process is useful.”

So we have all these prominent Democrats accusing McCain of causing the rucous at the White House meeting, but do they seem to be protesting a bit too much?  Are we getting the whole truth here?  Or could it be that the Democrats deferred to Obama and let him run their side of the aisle at the meeting to demonstrate his leadership skills and he failed horribly?  I know for a fact this is true based on the things said after the meeting and here is how I got there:

1.  If Obama had shone so brightly in his first chance to be presidential then the Democrats would be out crowing about it.  There would have been more negotiating rather than a total stop.  The Republicans would have said the meeting went well and things are close to being worked out.

2.  Obama was quick to tell Fox News that he didn’t think that presidential politics should have been involved in this process.  You know damn well that this egomaniac would have been telling everyone that he designed a plan and had most people on board if he had run the meeting with leadership.

And now the second reason why I believe the Democrats are putting up a front by protesting too much is that they have the power.  Hello!  Just pass the damn bill since you all support it and forget about those pesky House Republicans.  Or could it be that this bill is the junk most of America believes it to be?  But the Democrats want the Republicans’ butts on the line too because they know this will outrage us and most of all, it won’t work.

I cheer the House Republicans and hope they continue to stick to the principles we can all believe in.  They did this during the recess to get an energy plan and now they are fighting this bill.  Wake up Democrats, Independents and Liberals – it’s these Republicans that are working for us and protecting us.  You can call it grandstanding, I call it courage.