Senate Votes to Debate Health Care Bill

by Ryan on November 22, 2009

in Economy,Election 2010,Health Care,Politics,The Iraq Front

The Senate voted yesterday 60-39 to begin debating Harry Reid’s 2,074 page flaming bag of crap he’s still calling Health Care Reform.  Every Democrat, Independent Joe Lieberman and Socialist Bernie Sanders voted to begin the debate.  No Republican voted for it, while Voinovich of Ohio didn’t vote at all (hence the “39″ instead of 40). The Democrats own this, which in a sense is great for Republicans.

So what’s wrong with allowing debate?  According to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R), over 90% of bills which have gotten this far have been passed.  So, voting for this is 9/10ths of the way of saying “Yes, I want this flaming bag of crap to become the law of the land.”  The “debate” is ostensibly already over; now it’s just about Reid counting votes so that Lieberman, Lincoln, Nelson, Landreiu and a few others can safely vote “no.”  The Republicans will make some noise, add countless amendments to delay, but at the end of the day this monstrosity will pass.

The public does not want either this bill or the House bill and the more the Dems play games with this monstrosity, the larger the backlash will likely be next year.  Aside from being a bad idea, we can’t afford it!  Yet, passing this bill is critical before Christmas because next year’s Congressional elections will be very fresh on the voter’s minds.  Remember that back in 2002 President Bush WANTED a vote on the Iraq War Resolution before the election; the Dems likely want to vote on the final bill as far away from November 2010 as possible.  That should tell you something.  Plus, don’t forget all the bribing and cajoling that the Congressional leadership needed to do in order to secure votes.  That’s very telling too — everybody close to these bills knows they are terrible.

Unfortunately once this bill becomes law, there’s no turning back — Obama and Progressive Liberalism in general get their monument, American liberty gets damaged more than any future Congress or Administration is likely to fully repair.

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Sal November 22, 2009 at 6:04 pm

I am not convinced that the bill will pass. There is still the cloture vote to end debate, to which Lieberman has already vowed to vote against if there is still a public option, and which Lincoln just said as much yesterday. Nelson also has his concerns, so I am not entirely sure that this is a done deal. Couple that with the fact that this bill is very pro-abortion, and at least 40 members of the house have pledged to vote down any conference report that comes back and does not contain the Stupak amendment.


Ron Russell November 22, 2009 at 11:11 pm

I’m not sure the bill will pass, but should it, then perhaps it would be a blessing in disguise. I see a great backlash coming in 2010 and the words of the new revitalized American patriot “Remember ObamaCare”.


Sal November 24, 2009 at 7:42 am

Ron, the problem with that is that if it does pass, it will be very difficult, if not impossible, to roll back. We could be stuck with ObamaCare for a long time. Better to try to defeat it now.


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