Historic health care bill clears Senate hurdle
WASHINGTON (AP) - Invoking the memory of Edward M. Kennedy, Democrats united Saturday night to push historic health care legislation past a key Senate hurdle over the opposition of Republicans eager to inflict a punishing defeat on President Barack Obama. There was not a vote to spare.
The 60-39 vote cleared the way for a bruising, full-scale debate beginning after Thanksgiving on the legislation, which is designed to extend coverage to roughly 31 million who lack it, crack down on insurance company practices that deny or dilute benefits and curtail the growth of spending on medical care nationally.
The spectator galleries were full for the unusual Saturday night showdown, and applause broke out briefly when the vote was announced. In a measure of the significance of the moment, senators sat quietly in their seats, standing only when they were called upon to vote.
In the final minutes of a daylong session, Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., accused Republicans of trying to stifle a historic debate the nation needed.
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Historic health care bill clears Senate hurdle
A historic night indeed! Tonight, 60% of the United States Senate pissed in the faces of American voters! Well over 60% of America is against this travesty of a bill and has voiced their opinions as such. Those opinions were ignored, and the Senate, on this very night, confirmed that they are nothing more than a tyrannical body.
“The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.” ~Thomas Jefferson~
I believe that TYRANTS abound! That said, if I may, let me insert my own quote into the mix. And ANY that wish to use this quote, with accreditation, please do so. Any that wish to make *the powers that be* aware that I made this statement, please be sure and spell my name correctly when you report me to those that will soon become your masters.
Once in a while, a bit of civil insurrection is in order… I believe this is one of those times… ~TexasFred~
And yes, that quote means exactly what you think it does!
Our founding fathers are crying out on this night! I feel the ghosts of those founding fathers crying out for PATRIOTS to answer their call and take up the fight against tyranny. This great nation can either respond, using any force necessary to stop the travesty that the Obama administration is trying to force upon us, or we can suffer the consequences for generations to come.
There is one alternative I believe. If this thing can’t be stopped on the floor of the Senate after debate, and some serious mind changing, it becomes law. After the elections of 2010, if the GOP can take the House and Senate back, can this thing be repealed?
I know Obama would veto that repeal, but then it goes back to the Senate for a vote on his veto, and if we can take back the House and Senate in 2010, voila, it’s gone.
Regardless, the complexion of the House AND Senate needs to change drastically in 2010.
The GOP is NOT a perfect party, not by ANY means. But returning the GOP to power, and then holding their feet to the fire as we force them to conduct the business of this nation according to the LAWS of this nation, and according to the will of the people, is the only chance the United States of America has if we hope to avoid full blown socialism, strife, insurrection, as well as a possible dissolution of this nation through balkanization.
Balkanization or balkanization is a geopolitical term originally used to describe the process of fragmentation or division of a region or state into smaller regions or states that are often hostile or non-cooperative with each other. SOURCE
The power to rule this nation has been assumed by the Democrats and Barack Hussein Obama, but they aren’t supposed to rule this nation, they are supposed to govern! They are supposed to represent the will of the people, and that will is NOT being represented.
All 58 Senate Democrats and two independents voted to advance the bill. All 39 votes in opposition were cast by Republicans. GOP Sen. George Voinovich of Ohio was the only senator not to vote.
We are being subjected to the WILL of the Democrats, and apparently one old RINO from Ohio!
We are being told, in no uncertain terms, that we don’t know what’s good for us, that we don’t know how to steer our own lives and the way we are governed. We are, quite frankly, being treated like small children.
I can’t speak for ALL, but as for me, I am NOT a child, and I am NOT going to sit idly by and watch this nation go down without a fight!
We either take this nation back civilly, by the VOTE, and then force those in power to run it correctly, or we take this nation back by force, throw ALL of the bums out and start over.
At this particular point in time, I am seriously favoring the option of starting over.