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By Carole on Dec 15, 2009
The next (and possibly final) showdown on Obamacare will not be between Republicans and Democrats. President Obama has summoned the Senators from his own party to the White House for a Tuesday meeting that could be the last chance he has to bribe, blackmail and/or bully fellow Democrats into passing some version of health care reform this year.
By Carole on Dec 8, 2009
In a shameless, baseless display of partisan rhetoric, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada) attempted to equate opponents of Obamacare with supporters of slavery. "Instead of joining us on the right side of history, all the Republicans can come up with is, 'slow down, stop everything, let's start over.' If you think you've heard these same excuses before, you're right," Senator Reid said Monday. "When this country belatedly recognized the wrongs of slavery, there were those who dug in their heels and said 'slow down, it's too early, things aren't bad enough.'" (source)
By Carole on Nov 21, 2009
On this Saturday while most Americans are distracted, enjoying a day off with friends and family, Senate Democrats are scrambling to get the last vote they need to push Obamacare over the next legislative hurdle. While tonight's scheduled vote can only move the 2,074 page bill to the Senate floor for debate, it will be a test of the Democrats' party unity for this and future votes.
By Carole on Nov 6, 2009
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Maryland) admitted today that Democrats don't have the 218 votes needed to pass the $1.2 trillion health care reform legislation commonly known as Obamacare. The vote was scheduled for Saturday but Democrats are now acknowledging it may be pushed back. (source) Why the delay? It seems many Democrats in the House aren't as stupid as their leadership thinks they are.
By Carole on Oct 27, 2009
It hasn't been a good day for Team Obama today. Senator Joe Lieberman (I-CT) just announced that he would back a GOP filibuster of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s health care reform bill. According to the Senator, "We're trying to do too much at once," Lieberman said. “To put this government-created insurance company on top of everything else is just asking for trouble for the taxpayers, for the premium payers and for the national debt. I don’t think we need it now." (source) In case there was any doubt, Senator Lieberman's statement guarantees that Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) will not have the votes he needs to get his health care reform bill passed.