John Kerry (D-Cambodia) has the vapors over the MSM/Democrat’s cries of right-wing inspired violence and hate speech over ObamaCare.
U.S. Sen. John F. Kerry pledged yesterday to work with Republican U.S. Sen. Scott Brown, despite their differences on the landmark health-care overhaul, and blasted angry, threat-hurling opponents of the trillion-dollar package.
“The kind of inflammatory, inciteful and hateful language that has been used . . . does great damage to our country,” Kerry said, referring to threats and racial epithets reportedly directed at Washington lawmakers in the wake of the bill’s passage.
“It has no place in our democratic process. It’s inappropriate,” he added.
Whaaaaa whaaaaaa. Democratic process? Pu-leeze. One word: reconciliation.
We all know what’s going on here. He and the other stooges he stood with during this whine fest know the American people hated the bill before it passed and hate it even more now that the truth about its devastating impact is slowly trickling out. So they are attempting to demonize the opposition to distract from the ugly truth. Desperate much?
House Democrats in vulnerable districts are waking up to the news that they will have to vote for ObamaCare for the third time.
Senate Republicans succeeded early Thursday in forcing a change in a measure altering President Obama’s newly enacted health care overhaul, meaning the bill will have to return to the House for final congressional approval.It was initially unclear how much of a problem this posed for Democrats hoping to rush the bill to Obama and avoid further congressional votes on what has been a politically painful ordeal for the party. Obama signed the main legislation, making sweeping changes in the country’s health care system, into law on Tuesday after more than a year of battling with Republicans and struggling to round up sufficient Democratic support.ma
Jim Manley, spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, said Republicans consulting with the Senate parliamentarian had found “two minor provisions” that violate Congress’ budget rules. The provisions deal with Pell grants for low-income students.
Manley said those two provisions will be removed from the bill, and he expected the Senate to approve the measure and send it to the House. Manley said Senate leaders, after conversations with top House Democrats, expect the House to approve the revised measure.
Just when they thought they could slither out of town for the Easter break these schmucks have to reaffirm their support of the wildly unpopular bill.
I concur. Coburn made the statement as he delivered the Repulican weekly address.
Sen. Tom Coburn, an Oklahoma Republican and personal friend of President Obama’s, on Saturday took a highly public stand against the president’s health care plan and against his intentions to “ram” a bill through Congress, warning that such a move will “divide and bankrupt America.”
Coburn, chosen as the Republican lawmaker to deliver the party’s regular weekend address to the nation, cautioned Obama against supporting the use of “reconciliation,” a legislative maneuver Democrats could execute to pass a bill through the Senate with 51 votes instead of the 60 usually required to overcome a filibuster.
The senator, himself a physician, said that the day-long health care meeting Thursday between Democratic and Republican leaders, hosted by the president, had been the beginning of a true exchange of ideas that he said have been missing for much of the last year.
“If the president and the leaders in Congress are serious about finding common ground they should continue this debate, not cut it off by rushing through a partisan bill the American people have already rejected,” Coburn said.
Congressional Republicans have played the last week brilliantly. They shined at the health care summit; Lamar Alexander was a perfect choice as a lead-off before ObamaReidPelosiCare’s death by a million paper cuts as each Republican shredded it in front of its authors. Another brilliant move was selecting Coburn for the weekly address. He is a doctor, he is well-liked and folksy and a friend of Obama’s. This one had to hurt Barry.
If they do this, they might as well hang a giant sign that reads “F*CK YOU, AMERICA” outside the Capital Building.
Jan. 15 (Bloomberg) — Even if Democrats lose the special election to pick a new Massachusetts senator Tuesday, Congress may still pass health-care overhaul through a process called reconciliation, a top House Democrat said.
That procedure requires 51 votes rather than the 60 needed to prevent Republicans from blocking votes on President Barack Obama’s top legislative priorities. That supermajority is at risk as the Massachusetts race has tightened.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) often dismisses reporters’ questions on the possibility of reconciliation for health care reform, as his goal has always been to win bipartisan agreement on a plan. Today, though, Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), vice chairman of the Democratic Conference, left no doubt that the maneuver — which allows the majority party to pass a bill with just 51 votes rather than 60 — remains on the table.
“No matter what happens, we’re going to enact health care reform by the end of the year,” Schumer said on a conference call with reporters. “And we hope it can be struck in a compromise with our Republican colleagues by September 15, but if the Republicans are not able to produce an agreement we will have contingencies in place. These plans will likely only be considered as a last resort, but make no mistake about it, they remain on the table.”
Schumer later clarified that reconciliation was indeed one of the “contingincies in place,” though he stressed that getting a bipartisan bill was everyone’s priority.
“We hope to get a bipartisan agreement. That’s goal one. If we can’t do that, the second goal is to get a bill done,” he said.
In other words, screw. We will ignore the will of the people and we will use any means necessary to get this passed.
I think Chucky underestimates the world of hurt that will be aimed at the Democrats should they decide to go down this road. The American people are watching more closely than ever and he needs to remember that his party won’t be in power forever.