Thursday, January 21, 2010

"Don't Jam Through Health Care 'Reform'"

"President Obama warned Democrats in Congress today not to "jam" a health care reform bill through now that they've lost their commanding majority in the Senate, and said they must wait for newly elected Massachusetts Republican Scott Brown to be sworn into office..." (source)

When I read this, I couldn't wait to see how the DUers and the Kos Kids were taking the admonishment...The answer is --not well. I'm sure they scanned our sites after Obama won to gloat at our depression, so we should feel no guilt at doing the's a little snapshot of their pain:

First they all turned on Obama:
Says it all, doesn't it
Yep - how disappointing.
I guess [Obama] just does not get it.
He gets it
Not Sure
He cares more about being the bipartisonator
If he's more interested in how the GOP likes his initiatives than in how they affect Americans

But before you feel proud that Obama is doing the honorable thing by haltingn the bill until Brown is seated...don't. In this same interview he basically said that Brown won because of eight years of anger over the Bush administration. Huh?

Ok, back to the Democratic Undergrounders, once they had verbally spanked the President their ire turned to Senator Jim Webb:

"Less than 15 minutes after the race was called for Republican Scott Brown, the first of what could be many conservative Democrats asks for leadership to put the brakes on health care reform.

Sen. Jim Webb (D-VA) congratulated Brown on his win and delivered a zinger:

"In many ways the campaign in Massachusetts became a referendum not only on health care reform but also on the openness and integrity of our government process. It is vital that we restore the respect of the American people in our system of government and in our leaders. To that end, I believe it would only be fair and prudent that we suspend further votes on health care legislation until Senator-elect Brown is seated." (source)

WTF is Webb doing congratulating that POS?
It's pro-forma. Obama called Brown, too. So did Vicki Kennedy, though
So much for Webb doing the "Democrats" much good. Of course, the Dems don't even fuckin' know who
They had a chance to get HCR right.
I doubt HR 676 ever had any real support, despite its 100 co-sponsors. For one thing, it
Webb got the part about "a referendum not only on health care reform but also on the
Amen brother. n/t
(Scan the entire conversation here)

And really the DUers have been totally out-done by the Kos Kids who all want their campaign time and money back from Obama...who they are affectionately call 'Oatmeal.' This thread is well worth the peek... (and I took their graphic too).

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