Thursday, December 24, 2009

Something smells like poop on a Christmas Tree: Senate passes Health Care Bill


As expected the Harry Reid kept his crew of crooks together long enough to push out the Senate Health Care Bill.  It passed 60-39 (Senator Jim Bunning R-Ky was absent). How everyone seems to be trying to use the words "Historic" and "Landmark" to cover up the stench of the bad bill that just passed. We will be hearing those two words a lot, don't fall for it.  The Hindenburg was historic and Pearl Harbor was a landmark event, neither had happy endings.


Other words also being applied today to describe the passing of this senate bill, is stink or stench. Both word are far better describers of the senate bill in both the way it gained consensus and in the actual legislative language. 


In typical Washington fashion, such a flaming turd of a bill was deliver just in time for Christmas. 


From The Hill:

The Senate approved sweeping healthcare reform legislation by the narrowest of partisan margins early Christmas Eve morning, placing President Barack Obama closer than ever to signing a longtime Democratic priority into law.
The 60-39 tally split directly along partisan lines, with Sen. Jim Bunning (R-Ky.) absent, underscoring not only the great divide between Democrats and Republicans but also the deftness with which Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) at long last united his fractious conference by offering key compromises to centrists but keeping liberals in the fold.

Via: Memeorandum
Via: The Hill

6 comments:

The Knowledge Czar said...

Great post!! I told my husband last night that I find it funny that the Liberals wanted an orange, the Conservatives wanted and apple, and we're all being given a big steaming pile of crap. Nobody's happy, and yet it's being hailed as "historic," a "success," and lots of other adjectives that I would never use to describe doo doo.

McJenny said...

Kind of like getting a lump of coal from Santa.

McJenny said...

Not necessarily a comment but wondered if you had seen this? All the more reason to keep contacting those pesky Dem senators:

Democrats today have repeatedly expressed a confidence that they won't face a backlash for their votes when they return home for the holidays, which would stand in marked contrast to the August recess.

"This is a happy day. (Senate Republican Leader) Mitch McConnell said on the floor that we're going to go home and hear our constituents rail against this bill. I don't believe that. I believe that the negativity that Leader McConnell and others have continually displayed on the floor has peaked, and now when people learn what's actually in the bill—and all the good it does—it is going to become more and more popular because it is good for America, good for the American people, and a true symbol of what we can do if we all pull together," said Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer.

On the floor before the vote, Majority Leader Harry Reid said, "We're going to hear an earful, but it's going to be an earful of wonderment and happiness that people waited for for a long time."

Just a conservative girl said...

Ain't that the truth.

Have a Blessed Christmas, Cliff.

McJenny said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Have you seen this yet:

(Politico)- Democrats today have repeatedly expressed a confidence that they won't face a backlash for their votes when they return home for the holidays, which would stand in marked contrast to the August recess.

"This is a happy day. (Senate Republican Leader) Mitch McConnell said on the floor that we're going to go home and hear our constituents rail against this bill. I don't believe that. I believe that the negativity that Leader McConnell and others have continually displayed on the floor has peaked, and now when people learn what's actually in the bill—and all the good it does—it is going to become more and more popular because it is good for America, good for the American people, and a true symbol of what we can do if we all pull together," said Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer.

On the floor before the vote, Majority Leader Harry Reid said, "We're going to hear an earful, but it's going to be an earful of wonderment and happiness that people waited for for a long time."

Osumashi Kinyobe said...

"The Hindenburg was historic and Pearl Harbor was a landmark event, neither had happy endings."

I think that sums it up.

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