Reid to use Reconciliation to Pass ObamaCare, The People be Damned


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The Hill today is reporting that Harry Reid will be using the Reconciliation process to pass ObamaCare.  The Democrats, who have been offering “bipartisanship,” apparently see the meeting on the 25th as a formality.  They actually intend on having a bill done within the next 60 days.

By Michael O’Brien – 02/20/10 01:44 PM ET

Democrats will finish their health reform efforts within the next two months by using a majority-vote maneuver in the Senate, Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said.

“I’ve had many conversations this week with the president, his chief of staff, and Speaker Pelosi,” Reid said during an appearance Friday evening on “Face to Face with Jon Ralston” in Nevada. “And we’re really trying to move forward on this.”

“We’ll do a relatively small bill to take care of what we’ve already done,” Reid said, affirming that Democrats would use the reconciliation process. “We’re going to have that done in the next 60 days.”

Reid said that the final Democratic bill is likely to be unveiled Monday night.

Many of us have been predicting that the upcoming meeting is a sham, and that the Democrats are only doing it for appearances.  This only confirms our thinking.  The Democrats fear that their majorities are gone in November, so they are going to try to ram something through no matter what.

I believe that they are doing this for the purposes of immortality.  They know that a government program, once passed, is virtually indestructible.  The pressure that the left can wield against a future Congress administration is considerable.  The rent-a-mob can be deployed, and the MSM will spout the party line 24-7.   They will wage their typical propaganda and intimidation campaigns in an effort to maintain their power.

That’s where we come in.  Of course, the GOP needs to state and restate their position.  They MUST attempt to communicate with the people.  In return, we have to support those elected officials that have supported us and what we believe.  If the rent-a-mob shows up, we show up too.    The days of complacency are over-for all time.  The past year only shows that tyranny has crept in for decades, and Obama, Pelosi, and Reid are only dining at the table that has been set for them.  As Jefferson said, “The price of freedom is eternal vigilance.”  I think we understand that now.

  • It’s time to remind our ‘representatives’ in Congress that this is not what we want.

    I have Senators Levin (aka Grandpa Munster) and Stab-Me-Now on speed dial. I think it’s time to give them a call Monday morning.

    • That it is Steve. Unfortunately, I have Senator Sphincter to contend with. Like he has a soul?

      • Don

        And I have Little Dick Durbin and lame schmuck Roland Burris. But I shall call anyway.

        • Don, we have the same two morons! It’s a waste of a call, but let’s annoy them anyway.

          • Don

            I am with you Bunni and hello to a fellow Illinoisan!

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  • Matt, I saw that they are going to push ahead with this garbage. Maybe it’s time for another road trip to Washington and a massive call-in, email, and writing campaign to our elected representatives. This is just madness! I do believe that if they choose to go this route with the “Nuclear Option” it will be the political end of the Democratic Party. People will not stand for it anymore.

    • It can be the end of the Dems, that’s for certain. For me, the question if whether or not the GOP will do enough to strike a different course and show the electorate that they actaully stand for something?

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  • here we go again Matt..roll up yer sleeves!:)

    • That’s the truth. November can’t get here soon enough!

  • Amen, Matt. I don’t put much stock in today’s GOP though…

    • I know what you mean. I think this week will show us a lot about the current condition of the party.

  • Don’t forget lawsuits by state AG’s. Not only can the federal guberment NOT mandate the states do this, it can’t mandate WE do this.

    • I had forgotten that. Thanks for the reminder.

  • Just to add, I think that pic would great to print out and keep… in my medicine cabinet, in case I accidentally ingest something poisonous and need to make myself vomit. 😛

    • Now see, they are useful for something! 😀

  • Yes, this meeting is a sham. The Democrats will have their proposal all set or close to being all set by the time the meeting happens. They will present it to the Republicans and ask, “are you with us or against us?” There will be little if any negotiating allowed and then the Democrats will go on television and claimed that they tries to work with Republicans. It is a joke.
    The Democrats are now ready to use reconciliation to pass a bill that the American people do not want, this will be the final nail in their coffin. This shows us that they do not care what we want, they think they know what is best for us.
    The only hope that we have is repealing this after November, there may be a better chance to repeal this than there usually is because the “benefits” don’t start until 2012. People will be wondering why they are being taxed and receiving no benefits. That could work in our favor.

  • I knew obummer’s meeting was a lie and a sham and a setup.
    And, Ried opens his wrinkled pie hole and exposes it all!
    Did you see on MAInfo Blog, Opie posted the complete list
    of the 17 dems voting for this, a few days ago.
    They are lame ducks now, and they don’t care how they ruin America.