The majority of Americans don’t want Obamacare. The majority of Coloradans don’t want Obamacare. So what does Colorado’s appointed Senator want?
Four Senate Democrats wrote Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), asking him to revive the public option in the Senate’s healthcare bill.Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) called on Reid to reintroduce the public option into the healthcare debate through the budget reconciliation process, which would short-circuit filibuster rules and allow Democrats to pass a bill with a simple majority in the Senate.
“Although we strongly support the important reforms made by the Senate-passed health reform package, including a strong public option would improve both its substance and the public’s perception of it,” Bennet wrote to Reid in a letter cosigned by Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio).
So cramming something the American people want down their throats is soon to be ex-Senator Bennet’s idea of a campaign strategy. And let’s make sure to start on this path to “nationalization of US healthcare” by bypassing normal Senate rules and doing it through a budget reconciliation process.
I certainly hope that Colorado knocks this schmuck down. And its funny, because if he gets what he wants you can almost guarantee he will get booted. If the whole Obamacare fiasco fades into the mists he might have a better chance.
The only conclusion that can be reached from recent events is that the Democrats have decided to commit electorial seppuku in order to put the mailed fingers of government around the throats of the American people.
The more that they actually have to define what “health care reform” means in actual words, the more the support for the idea drops like a stone in a well. Its really easy to spin wonderful rhetoric of “hope and change”. Its a completely different thing to start defining your monthly abortion tax and creating death panels.
But as of this afternoon, Harry Reid is calling for Senate Democrats to rally to the cause the vote to shut down all further debate on anything.
I wonder how many pages are in the Senate version of “reform”?
WASHINGTON DC – Ending weeks of speculation and rumors, President-Elect Barack Obama today named Bill Clinton to join his incoming administration as President of the United States, where he will head the federal government’s executive branch.
“I am pleased that Bill Clinton has agreed to come out of retirement to head up this crucial post in my administration,” said Obama. “He brings a lifetime of previous executive experience as Governor of Arkansas and President of the United States, and has worked closely with most of the members of my Cabinet.”
Clinton said he was “excited and honored” by the appointment, and would work “day and night” to defeat all the key policy objectives proposed by Mr. Obama during the campaign.
Public service can be thankless work if you’re a conservative who lives the values. Your very existence is viewed as a threat to the power brokers and the entrenched smarty-pants set. This country is still a Republic governed by and for the people. I thought it might be nice to let Sarah Palin know that her valiant efforts to get John McCain elected did not go unnoticed and that she’s supported by the people who matter–the voters.
Here is her address:
Alaska State Capitol Building Third Floor P.O. Box 110001 Juneau, AK 99811-0001
What a shame that the city of Denver had to go and tell the American Criminal Liberties Union this:
Denver city officials on Wednesday sought to set to rest rumors about police equipment for the Democratic National Convention, saying they would not be buying devices that would incapacitate unruly protesters with sound waves or other out-of-the-ordinary technology, The (Denver) Rocky Mountain News reported Thursday.
Rumors had circulated that the city was interested in buying a system that, using sound waves, could cause people to lose control of their bowels. Because of the intended use of the system, it has been dubbed as the “brown note” in some corners.
But why are the Denver Police telling the Advanced Crime Litigious Union this information? Well, even before the convention this bunch is just expecting that somebody’s civil liberties will be trampled and they are planning on pre-suing the city for some unspecified reason:
The paper reported that the city provided to the American Civil Liberties Union an accounting of its secretive security plans for the August convention as part of a deal to delay a lawsuit against the city; the ACLU sued the city in May to pry more information about the $18 million plans to beef up security following protesters’ concerns.
Extortion – what a wonderful concept. Funny how the ACLU gets to pre-sue just based on their expectations.
Rick Moran at Right Wing Nuthouse has a great one at the start of his article on the Obamamessiah’s decision to haul in the cash in great big sweaty wads for the election campaign:
The Obamabots could care less what their candidate says or does. He could be caught tomorrow in a bathtub, naked, with Larry Sinclair, puffing away on a crack pipe while getting serviced by 3 Boy Scouts and 2 altar boys and they’d still think he was the bee’s knees.