The Senate’s Stupak Amendment for the Gang of Eight

On the day of the vote I want to see you in the front row. Keep your eye on the doorkeeper. If I don’t need your vote, Fishbait Miller will give you the sign and you’ll be free to vote your district.”… …when Leo took his seat in the front row, he looked around and … Continue reading The Senate’s Stupak Amendment for the Gang of Eight

Vote is in progress…

At the moment 22 democrats have voted no, I suspect the speaker will allow at least 33 to do so, keeping at least 5 in reserve. The reason why they wouldn't allow a roll call is it makes it harder to give Democrats the "fishbait" option. Update: They Yea's are up to 200 watch the … Continue reading Vote is in progress…

Cafeteria Liberals and the Democratic Party

As anyone who has read this blog for any length of time knows one thing that drives me crazy are "Cafeteria Catholics" people who proclaim Catholicism but then act directly against it's precepts. I've pointed out the voluntary nature of Catholicism and people's ability find another denomination if they don't care for it. I've also … Continue reading Cafeteria Liberals and the Democratic Party

Obama decides on his pay grade

Apparently he figured it out after the vote: "I laid out a very simple principle, which is this is a health care bill, not an abortion bill," Obama said. "And we're not looking to change what is the principle that has been in place for a very long time, which is federal dollars are not … Continue reading Obama decides on his pay grade

Q: What does the Stupak amendment and Death Panels have in common?

A: Both involved changes in Obamacare that proponents of the bill insisted didn't exist in the first place. You might remember back when Sarah Palin brought up death panels in the bill she was (and still is) attacked for it, yet the bill in the Senate had the relevant language pulled from it to remove … Continue reading Q: What does the Stupak amendment and Death Panels have in common?

Ny-23 the Healthcare Vote and God’s Mysterious ways

In case my conservative friends still haven't gotten it let me say one more time. I dislike this healthcare bill and believe it should be defeated. But lets look at something interesting: One month ago it looked like Dede the angrysmug would be elected to congress. She would be the one republican vote for this … Continue reading Ny-23 the Healthcare Vote and God’s Mysterious ways