Even if Coakley loses, Dems may still pass Obamacare

In a previous post, it was explained that the Democrats need 60 Senate votes to pass Obamacare, but if they lose a special election in Massachusetts on Tuesday, and there are growing signs they may well, then they’ll come up one short. But now they’re coming out and saying they’ll only need 51 votes by using a process called reconcilliation.


The bloke saying it is Van Hollen, who also mentioned the following:

“Why would you hand the keys to the car back to the same guys whose policies drove the economy into the ditch and then walked away from the scene of the accident?” Van Hollen said. “For the Republicans to say vote for us and bring back the guys who got us into this mess in the first place, I don’t think it’s a winner.”

The Republicans stuffed the economy back before the election?

Oh really?


The unions won’t have to pay Obama’s mega health tax for almost a decade.

Meanwhile, back on Friday, Democrat big guy, Barney Frank said, “If Scott Brown wins, it’ll kill the health bill.

But that was Friday, and Van Hollen came out with his garbage today.

Regardless, Obi still has the jitters, and is travelling to Massachusetts (I love spell check) on (US) Sunday to wield his purple prose on the blue-come-green state.

H/T Drudge.


Stay classy Democrats:

New York Sen. Charles Schumer, who famously hammered then-Sen. Alfonse D’Amato for calling him a “putz-head” in their hot 1998 campaign, was accused Thursday of stepping into the gutter himself after he sent out a fundraising e-mail in which he called Massachusetts Republican Senate candidate Scott Brown a “far-right tea-bagger.”

The two-term Democrat, in accusing Brown of being aligned with the conservative “tea party” movement, used a term that every tea party critic knows refers to a sexual act.


Barney Frank has ruled out any reconcilliation process. Good… didn’t expect that.

    • elsie
    • January 17th, 2010

    What slimy evil weasels the Democrats are. They have no integrity whatsoever. What worries me is that Rudd apes the Obama regime and will do anything to get the ETS passed too.

      • bingbing
      • January 17th, 2010

      And you wonder why there’s always a good reply when people ask why, as an Aussie, I have such an interest in US politics.

    • missredi
    • January 17th, 2010

    and a good informed interest you have, bingbing.

      • bingbing
      • January 17th, 2010

      A rare breed for sure, but still in existence. Sorry if I have to dumb down this blog a lot, but even when I think I have, any newbies I force it upon, still find it all overwhelming… especially for folks around my age, 30 or so.

        • bingbing
        • January 17th, 2010

        Words like Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Barney Frank, Kevin Rudd, Harry Reid, Franklin Raines, CountryWide, Jim Johnston, CRU, Hadley, James Hanson, Phil Briffa, Climategate, Michael Mann, Hockey Stick, sunspots, subprime, alpha hedge fund managers… are all lost on too many people.

    • bingbing
    • January 17th, 2010

    UPDATE. Redi, those comments were posted on the wrong thread at first… not that they were that out of place. However, they’ve since been moved to here.

    • bingbing
    • January 17th, 2010

    PS They are words run by Americans quite often… with little response.

    • Carpe Jugulum
    • January 17th, 2010

    The democritters are getting down to gutter level now


    Coakley has come out with more stupid statements than joe biden does in an afternoon.

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