Thursday, October 29, 2009

Multiple Liars Discuss Single Payer

Kudos to Verum Serum for this excellent video. Along with the people at Verum Serum and probably everybody else who's been paying attention to ObamaCare for the past six months, I too am sick of this issue. I spent my entire summer going to Tea Parties and "letting my congressmen and senators know" how I feel about ObamaCare, for all the good that did. But baby, it's not that long to 2010, and the bums who are up for re-election* are gonna be in for some very bad days. But right now we have to focus and hang in there with this HealthCrap issue. We haven't come this far, this long, to let down now.

Actually, I don't mean to say or imply that the Tea Parties did no good. If not for the Tea Partiers, a health care bill probably would have passed before the August break. These past months have been an amazing ride and also quite an education in the legislative process.

According to Gateway Pundit, the Pelosi House democrats will release their version of ObamaScare tonight, the first time the Republicans have seen the bill. A document distributed by House majority whip James Clyburn shows that, despite what Democrats on news shows are saying--trying to build momentum where none exists--the House doesn't have the votes to pass a bill with a public option. However, "officials" are saying that the bill might come up for a vote on the House floor next week.

In the Senate, Republicans haven't yet seen the Democrat's version of the 1500-page bill that will be scored by the CBO (Congressional Budget Office). Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said today that only a "handful" of Democrats with the Majority Leader who were "writing this thing in secret" have seen the bill. So not only have the Republicans not seen the bill, but most Democrat Senators haven't seen it either. Does Harry Reid have the 60 votes he needs in the Senate? Most are saying he doesn't, not if the public option is part of the bill.

Bills passed by the House and Senate would then have to be merged before the final crap-tastic thing gets sent to Obama for his signature.

This bill stinks, both the process and the product. It ought to be unconstitutional, and it's very possible that part of the bill is unconstitutional--it's evidently all over the legal blogs that the U.S. Constitution doesn't allow the government to require uninsured Americans to buy medical insurance. "Are you serious?" said Nancy Pelosi when asked about this. "Are you serious?" she repeated, since she had no answer for the questioner. Yes Nancy, we damn well are serious.

Randy Barnett, a professor at Georgetown University Law Center, asks, "Where in the [Constitution] is the power to mandate that individuals buy health insurance?" His answer: Nowhere.

It all makes me tired. But then I get revved up again when I see what people like Dana Loesch are doing (see paragraph below).

*If you've been following the New York 23rd District House race for the Nov. 3 special election between Democrat Bill Owens, RINO Dede Scozzafava, and Conservative Party nominee Doug Hoffman, there's a great website put together by St. Louis Tea Party organizer Dana Loesch: Dump Dede. This is the sort of thing that the Tea Partiers have promised to do in the coming months, leading up to the elections of 2010. We have not gone away, nor are we going away.

Update: The House bill put out today (Thursday) by PelosiTeam is 1990 pages long. If Pelosi were a physician, she could be sued for malpractice for this bloated crapfest. Today Rush Limbaugh called Nancy Pelosi's bill "generational theft."

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