Thursday, February 4, 2010

Humm, Scott Brown will be sworn in on Thursday

Here is something that is a little puzzling. Scott Brown was supposed to be sworn in on February 11th.  However after finding out about crucial votes coming up next week, Brown had his attorney speak with Massachusetts authorities to have himself certified now.

The puzzling part is how easily the whole thing is going. No delays from Democrat governor Deval Patrick and especially surprising no delays from Harry Reid. Reid is find with having Scott Brown sworn in on Thursday.

Harry Reid spent the entire year locking Republicans out of the healthcare process and aggressively pushing that process over the objections of the will of the people. Now with Obama’s pro union pick for the National Labor Relations Board (NRLB), Craig Becker, to be voted on next week, Reid gets all accommodating to Republicans? Why?

If I had to guess, I would say Reid is desperate for another excuse as to why he cannot pass healthcare reform. Despite all the chatter and tough talk, healthcare reform is dead, dead, dead.  It died a least a week before the Scott Brown victory. When the House Democrats, who all face re-election this year, saw what was happening in Massachusetts they dropped support for healthcare reform.

All this stuff you hear now about working on healthcare is just noise designed to let their base down softly, because the truth would set their base on fire. Can you imagine what would happen on the left if it were known that the Democrats got  *this* close to passing ObamaCare and then got cold feet at the last minute?

Instead of that nightmarish scenario, it is easier to let Brown be sworn in and then claim that the Republican loophole to stop reconciliation worked. This way, the death of ObamaCare can be blamed on the Republicans rather than on Democrats with cold feet.


El Cerdo Ignatius said...

Clifton, I hadn't considered your theory when I heard the news Scott Brown was going to be sworn in earlier than expected. But I'd say you're right on here. His presence will give Reid a ton of cover for any defeat between now and November.

Anonymous said...

Don't forget the midterm elections. Democrats are watching every step they take.

lady di said...

Let's see if Mr. Brown gets on the committee he wants and as far as our governor making waves.....he is not very popular these days.

Clifton B said...

El Cerdo Ignatius:

The big cover Reid is looking for is for healthcare. Right now that rotting corpse of a bill is sitting square in Harry's lap!

Clifton B said...


Midterm elections is probably why Nancy cannot pass the bill in the House. I would be beyond shock if there were half the 218 votes needed to pass that thing.

Clifton B said...

lady di:

They are going to be super nice to Brown now, but later when they blame him for the death of obamacare, not so much.

Bob Belvedere said...

Clifton: If your theory is true, then methinks these Dems have seriously misunderstood the mood of the majority who will vote this Fall. They don’t want Obamacare at all now, not even a watered-down version, because they now know that even the mildest version will be the foot-in-the-door that will allow the Leftists by stealth legislation and Executive Orders to gradually implement the socialization of our health care system. The Dems can blame the failure to pass the government takeover of our bodies on the GOP all they want, but it won’t do them any good. I hope The Stupid Party will be smart enough to shout to the hills ‘We’re the Party that prevented the government takeover of your health care!’.

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