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Another GOP senator open to health care overhaul

October 14th, 2009 . by TexasFred

Another GOP senator open to health care overhaul

WASHINGTON (AP) – A second Republican senator signaled Wednesday she’s open to voting for sweeping health care legislation this year, putting President Barack Obama closer to a historic achievement that has eluded generations of Democratic leaders.

But Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, told The Associated Press that the bill approved Tuesday by the Finance Committee needs substantial improvements to make coverage more affordable, contain costs, and protect Medicare. Nevertheless, she joined her Maine GOP colleague Sen. Olympia Snowe in endorsing the goal of far-reaching changes.

“My hope is we that can fix the flaws in the bill and come together with a truly bipartisan bill that could garner widespread support,” Collins said in an interview. “I think this bill is far superior to the ones passed by the Senate (health) committee and the three House committees, but it needs substantial additional work.”

The ten-year, $829 billion Finance bill was approved by the committee Tuesday on a 14-9 vote, after Snowe broke ranks with her Republican colleagues to support Chairman Max Baucus’ middle-of-the-road plan.

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Another GOP senator open to health care overhaul

I would like to make a suggestion to the people of Maine. Get your heads OUT of your asses and get Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe under control!

We almost had a record setting milestone here at TexasFred’s. We very nearly had a 3rd weekly recipient of the Douchebag of the Week Award! 3 people as Co-Douchebags. Sen. Susan Collins came as close as it can get without having the douchebag bestowed upon her RINO self! And Sen. Collins, the week is NOT over yet!


Sen. Susan Collins (RINO)

Don’t make me have to re-write another douchebag award Lady! I’m already in a foul mood because of Obama, the anti-American scumbags in Oregon and their No Flags BS, your cohort, Sen. Snowejob and with the way this nation is headed in general. :evil:

I will say this, and I mean every word, if some POS like you and Snowejob are the best that the people of Maine can come up with, Maine MUST be one miserable hell hole!

And as a side note, I am fully aware that the MSM is a POS and fully in the tank for Obama, but for crying out loud, can’t these disingenuous SOBs get it through their thick skulls? People like Collins and Snowe are NOT Republicans. They are, at best, RINOs. Republicans In Name Only. The GOP isn’t anything to brag on as of late, but calling these 2 wretched assclowns GOP Senators drags the already deplorable GOP down ever further!


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Co-Douchebag of the Week – Oct. 12th

October 13th, 2009 . by TexasFred

Co-Douchebag of the Week – Oct. 12th

For the 1st time since it’s inception, the TexasFred’s Douchebag of the Week Award has it’s 1st dual winner. It’s not easy to top Obama for sheer douchebaggery, but I believe he has been bested, at least for this week. :P

For her exhibition of exceptional douchebaggery, for her RINO stance in life, for her vote favoring the ObamaCare debacle, for being the 2nd ugliest old bat in Washington, D.C., for supporting any shit for brains Democratic idea to come down the pike, for being an embarrassment to all humanity, Sen. Olympia Snowe (RINO) is hereby honored with the 1st Co-Douchebag award and hereby wins the nefarious title of Co-Douchebag of the Week!


Olympia Snowe

Sen. Olympia Snowe (RINO);

This award can be presented to many deserving individuals and groups I believe, and I am always open to suggestion concerning the next recipient! I just couldn’t find anyone that was a bigger douchebag than Barack Obama…

Until now… :twisted:


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Bill would give president emergency control of Internet

August 28th, 2009 . by TexasFred

Bill would give president emergency control of Internet

Internet companies and civil liberties groups were alarmed this spring when a U.S. Senate bill proposed handing the White House the power to disconnect private-sector computers from the Internet.

They’re not much happier about a revised version that aides to Sen. Jay Rockefeller, a West Virginia Democrat, have spent months drafting behind closed doors. CNET News has obtained a copy of the 55-page draft of S.773 (excerpt), which still appears to permit the president to seize temporary control of private-sector networks during a so-called cybersecurity emergency.

The new version would allow the president to “declare a cybersecurity emergency” relating to “non-governmental” computer networks and do what’s necessary to respond to the threat. Other sections of the proposal include a federal certification program for “cybersecurity professionals,” and a requirement that certain computer systems and networks in the private sector be managed by people who have been awarded that license.

“I think the redraft, while improved, remains troubling due to its vagueness,” said Larry Clinton, president of the Internet Security Alliance, which counts representatives of Verizon, Verisign, Nortel, and Carnegie Mellon University on its board. “It is unclear what authority Sen. Rockefeller thinks is necessary over the private sector. Unless this is clarified, we cannot properly analyze, let alone support the bill.”

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Bill would give president emergency control of Internet

Just in case anyone happened to miss this one, here it is in ALL of it’s glory. Spread it far and wide. While we still can.

If anyone still doubts that the Obama administration, or the evil minions of the Obama administration are not all about CONTROL of the American people, this should hammer it home for you. What’s to stop Obama from shutting down the ‘net if he felt he was about to lose control of the American people? What about a perceived threat that only existed in his mind?

A spokesman for Rockefeller also declined to comment on the record Thursday, saying that many people were unavailable because of the summer recess. A Senate source familiar with the bill compared the president’s power to take control of portions of the Internet to what President Bush did when grounding all aircraft on Sept. 11, 2001. The source said that one primary concern was the electrical grid, and what would happen if it were attacked from a broadband connection.

I have got to call BS on this one. What Bush did by grounding all the planes after the attacks of 9-11 was, he removed a threat that was real. A clear and present danger!

The next few paragraphs will illustrate even more why I believe that this idea of shutting down the Internet, and comparison to the actions of the Bush administration on 9-11, to be the BS we ALL know it to be.

When Rockefeller, the chairman of the Senate Commerce committee, and Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) introduced the original bill in April, they claimed it was vital to protect national cybersecurity. “We must protect our critical infrastructure at all costs–from our water to our electricity, to banking, traffic lights and electronic health records,” Rockefeller said.

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Senate passes $838 billion stimulus

February 10th, 2009 . by TexasFred

Democratic leaders vow to deliver legislation to president within days

President Barack Obama’s economic recovery plan has passed the Senate and is on its way to difficult House-Senate negotiations.

Just three Republicans helped pass the plan on a 61-37 vote and they’re already signaling they’ll play hardball to preserve more than $108 billion in spending cuts made last week in Senate dealmaking. Obama wants to restore cuts in funds for school construction jobs and help for cash-starved states.

Those cuts are among the major differences between the $819 billion House version of Obama’s plan and a Senate bill costing $838 billion. Obama has warned of a deepening economic crisis if Congress fails to act. He wants a bill completed by the weekend.

The bill backed by the White House survived a key test vote in the Senate Monday despite strong Republican opposition, and Democratic leaders vowed to deliver legislation for President Barack Obama’s signature within a few days.

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Any so-called Republican, let me repeat that, ANY SO-CALLED REPUBLICAN that voted FOR this bill needs to be removed from office and forced to change their political affiliation. They are NOT Republicans, they are nothing more than RINOs, Republicans In Name Only! RINO Sens. Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe of Maine and Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania broke ranks to cast their votes to advance the bill. To the people of Maine and Pennsylvania I say this, they are YOUR Senators, it is up to YOU to do something about that. I would suggest forcing them join the ranks of the unemployed as soon as is possible.

We had a few doubts at times as to whether our Senators from Texas were going to hold ranks and vote against this travesty, I am proud to say they have done so.

Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX): “At a time when American families and businesses are facing economic hardship, any ‘stimulus’ should target job creation and keeping people in their homes. This 778 page legislation that we’re looking at would cost the American people about $1 billion per page. And it’s wrongly focused on spending programs that will not effectively create jobs. I believe that the best way to jumpstart our economy is through targeted tax cuts that quickly put money back in the hands of America’s families and small businesses. These tax cuts should work in concert with a limited spending program that emphasizes projects our government is going to do anyway, moving forward military construction, infrastructure and transportation improvements which will spur job growth for Americans and for Texans in our own communities. If we could come together to do this, I think we could make this country turn around and start going in the right direction. It would be a bipartisan effort rather than what we are looking at, which is a job that I think was not put together in a bipartisan way but instead was a bill that was put on the floor with no ability to amend it with any kind of strategy or focus. I hope we can do better. The people of American certainly deserve it.�

LINK:
http://hutchison.senate.gov/resources/02_10_09_statement.mp3

Hutchison said it pretty well I believe. The Dems have a majority now, they are using that majority, and the traitors of the Republican party, to push through ANY bill that they feel is going to be good for their *pork filled* wallets!

If it’s not already too late, Americans may want to rethink this Democrat/Republican thing. Some of us have been preaching as hard as we can concerning the need of a NEW political party, a REAL and CONSERVATIVE party. A party that is strictly an America 1st party in ALL aspects of government and patriotism. The Democrats as a whole, and a lot of Republicans as well, have completely lost sight and ALL understanding of what it means to be a CONSERVATIVE. If this nation doesn’t return to true Conservatism, and soon, it will be too late and America will lie in ruin.


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