Breaking: No vote on health care before August recess, says Durbin

posted at 6:37 pm on July 22, 2009 by Allahpundit

Big, big, big win, if true. Is it?

“We’re going to take a little longer to get it right,” Durbin told The Hill when asked about the oft-stated goal of a vote on or before Aug. 7, when a monthlong Senate recess begins. “Initially we had hoped for a full vote by then, but I don’t think it’s going to be possible.”

Delaying the vote until after Labor Day would all but erase hopes of getting a bill to President Obama by mid-October, since the House and Senate versions would have to be reconciled in conference negotiations — assuming they pass their chambers.

Durbin said the bill was still largely on track, however, denying that momentum has stalled.

“I don’t think so,” he said. “This is a complex challenge, and we’re taking a reasonable approach with it. It would be better if some Republicans joined us instead of just criticizing.”

Pelosi’s now claiming she has the votes to pass the House bill, but at least two prominent Blue Dogs dispute that. If what Stupak had to say about a pro-life no vote is true, then she could only have an extremely narrow majority — so narrow, in fact, that I wonder why she’d want to go public about it. Maybe this is her way of putting the screws to Durbin and the Senate Democrats, to get them to redouble their efforts on getting something passed. The last thing she and The One want is for Congress to go home, marinate for a month in his decaying poll numbers, and have their constituents put the fear of God into them about voting for another trillion-dollar boondoggle. If she has (or claims to have) the votes in the House now then the pressure falls squarely on Reid and company to save the program by ramming it through; combine that with the bounce for ObamaCare that tonight’s presser is bound to bring and I’m guessing this is all a big coordinated show to impress people like Snowe, Collins, and Ben Nelson.

Exit question: What if Durbin’s right?


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I think the president ought to hit the reset button. I think it is critical that he have the participation, involvement, and support of people on both sides of the aisle, as well as people in various sectors of the health economy. If we are going to have a dramatic shift in the nature of so large a part of our economy, then it needs to be something that has been thoroughly vetted and has received great support

Romney is another reason not to support the Republican Party! To the Democrats, he is just another useful idiot.

I am a Republican, but I will not support the party until they become Republicans again. The so-called “moderates” are what got us Obama elected in the first place.

Joe Pyne on July 22, 2009 at 7:16 PM

Oh Gosh, Shephard Smith

how ethnic are you going to get with your pronunciation of Sotomayor

sorry, O/T

blatantblue on July 22, 2009 at 7:16 PM

Romney means P*ssy in Austrian.

HornetSting on July 22, 2009 at 7:14 PM

No Balls!

darwin on July 22, 2009 at 7:17 PM

If there is a ‘bounce’ it’ll be a small one I think, and won’t last. He will, of course, not actually lie but tell only half truths and go into little or no detail and plant questioners in the audience. Not an ethical or trustworthy man this present WH occupant.

jeanie on July 22, 2009 at 7:17 PM

No Balls!

Hey, I need one of those snake skins outfits that chick has on….that is HOT!

HornetSting on July 22, 2009 at 7:18 PM

The Blonde in ABBA is one of the hottest!! Think Joe Biden has seen her yet?

Dire Straits on July 22, 2009 at 7:18 PM

All I know is … Palin rocks.

darwin on July 22, 2009 at 7:12 PM

Whatever. Palin is politically dead.

In other news: 5000 people and every major news outlet expected to attend a speech in Alaska on Sunday by a politically dead private citizen.

BPD on July 22, 2009 at 7:19 PM

When they go home their constituents should straighten them out 467 days till the Nov 2010 Elections. Who votes in off Presidential Cycle “I” Do. If the Democrats have got no Star -Personality who is going to show up for them?

I need to find a widget of this to put up top of my blog.

http://www.electioncountdown.us/

Dr Evil on July 22, 2009 at 7:20 PM

Would give getalife’s left arm to have the audience break out in laughter when Ogabe mentions cost savings, similar to what happened to the dem congressmen.

Ogabe has never had anyone “dis” him like that, I would love to see his reaction.

Bishop on July 22, 2009 at 7:20 PM

nd I have seen no hands being raised to be that person.
Joe Pyne on July 22, 2009 at 7:04 PM

Palin does!

CCRWM on July 22, 2009 at 7:14 PM

Oh, give me a break with the Palin nonsense! She has zero, nada, no bueno, credibility with the public right now. Besides, she said she resigned because she wanted to get out of the spotlight, so stay out.

Joe Pyne on July 22, 2009 at 7:20 PM

Besides, she said she resigned because she wanted to get out of the spotlight, so stay out.

Joe Pyne on July 22, 2009 at 7:20 PM

No, she didn’t… unless you prove otherwise? link?

BPD on July 22, 2009 at 7:21 PM

Another great ABBA song…”The Winner Takes It All“.

America = Winner
Obama = Loser

For now.

SouthernGent on July 22, 2009 at 7:21 PM

How the hell did Abba ever sell that crap? ManBearPig could look more hip than that.

bagoh20 on July 22, 2009 at 7:23 PM

Why doesn’t HotAir have a post up about the Newsweak article with Romney playing softball with Obambo? Politically dead people get top billing here. What gives?

portlandon on July 22, 2009 at 7:24 PM

Bishop on July 22, 2009 at 7:20 PM

That would be a Kodak moment.

chemman on July 22, 2009 at 7:24 PM

Don’t trust this for a moment. Expect the health control bill to hit the floor the day before Congress is to take their break. Blue dogs will then be threatened that they will miss their vacations if they don’t vote as Botox Lady tells them.

katablog.com on July 22, 2009 at 7:24 PM

Nancy has her nose planted so far up Barry’s ass the founding fathers are spinning in their graves.

As for Durbin: “It would be better if some Republicans joined us instead of just criticizing.”

Translation: The “STIMULUS BILL” got hung around Democratic necks and it stinks to high hell. Next time we’ll get some cover from some stupid Republicans who are “moderates and for bipartisanship”. We’ll get the MSM to keep repeating the lie that the Republicans haven’t offered an alternative.

GarandFan on July 22, 2009 at 7:26 PM

How the hell did Abba ever sell that crap? ManBearPig could look more hip than that.

bagoh20 on July 22, 2009 at 7:23 PM

Jimmy Carter daze.

Key West Reader on July 22, 2009 at 7:26 PM

BadgerHawk, thanks for posting that. OMG it gets worse everytime I click on another site and find out something new about it.

Peter Fleckstein (aka Fleckman) is reading it and has been posting on Twitter his findings. This is from his postings (Note: All comments are Fleckman’s)

Pg 22 of the HC Bill MANDATES the Govt will audit books of ALL EMPLOYERS that self insure!!

Pg 30 Sec 123 of HC bill – THERE WILL BE A GOVT COMMITTEE that decides what treatments/benes u get

Pg 29 lines 4-16 in the HC bill – YOUR HEALTHCARE IS RATIONED!!!

Pg 42 of HC Bill – The Health Choices Commissioner will choose UR HC Benefits 4 you. U have no choice!

PG 50 Section 152 in HC bill – HC will be provided 2 ALL non US citizens, illegal or otherwise

Pg 58HC Bill – Govt will have real-time access 2 individs finances & a National ID Healthcard will b issued!

Pg 59 HC Bill lines 21-24 Govt will have direct access 2 ur banks accts 4 elect. funds transfer

PG 65 Sec 164 is a payoff subsidized plan 4 retirees and their families in Unions & community orgs (ACORN).

Pg 72 Lines 8-14 Govt is creating an HC Exchange 2 bring priv HC plans under Govt control.

PG 84 Sec 203 HC bill – Govt mandates ALL benefit pkgs 4 priv. HC plans in the Exchange

PG 85 Line 7 HC Bill – Specs for of Benefit Levels for Plans = The Govt will ration ur Healthcare!

PG 91 Lines 4-7 HC Bill – Govt mandates linguistic approp svcs. Example – Translation 4 illegal aliens

Pg 95 HC Bill Lines 8-18 The Govt will use groups i.e., ACORN & Americorps 2 sign up indiv. for Govt HC plan

PG 85 Line 7 HC Bill – Specs of Ben Levels 4 Plans. #AARP members – U Health care WILL b rationed

-PG 102 Lines 12-18 HC Bill – Medicaid Eligible Indiv. will b automat.enrolled in Medicaid. No choice

pg 124 lines 24-25 HC No company can sue GOVT on price fixing. No “judicial review” against Govt Monop

pg 127 Lines 1-16 HC Bill – Doctors/ #AMA – The Govt will tell YOU what u can make.

Pg 145 Line 15-17 An Employer MUST auto enroll employees into pub opt plan. NO CHOICE

Pg 126 Lines 22-25 Employers MUST pay 4 HC 4 part time employees AND their families.

Pg 149 Lines 16-24 ANY Emplyr w payroll 400k & above who does not prov. pub opt. pays 8% tax on all payroll

pg 150 Lines 9-13 Biz w payroll btw 251k & 400k who doesnt prov. pub. opt pays 2-6% tax on all payroll

Pg 167 Lines 18-23 ANY individual who doesnt have acceptable HC accrdng 2 Govt will be taxed 2.5% of inc

Pg 170 Lines 1-3 HC Bill Any NONRESIDENT Alien is exempt from indiv. taxes. (Americans will pay)

Pg 195 HC Bill -officers & employees of HC Admin (GOVT) will have access 2 ALL Americans finan/pers recs

PG 203 Line 14-15 HC – “The tax imposed under this section shall not be treated as tax” Yes, it says that

Pg 239 Line 14-24 HC Bill Govt will reduce physician svcs 4 Medicaid. Seniors, low income, poor affected

Pg 241 Line 6-8 HC Bill – Doctors, doesnt matter what specialty u have, you’ll all be paid the same

PG 253 Line 10-18 Govt sets value of Dr’s time, prof judg, etc. Literally value of humans.

PG 265 Sec 1131Govt mandates & controls productivity for private HC industries

PG 268 Sec 1141 Fed Govt regulates rental & purchase of power driven wheelchairs

PG 272 SEC. 1145. TREATMENT OF CERTAIN CANCER HOSPITALS – Cancer patients – welcome to rationing!

Page 280 Sec 1151 The Govt will penalize hospitals 4 what Govt deems preventable readmissions.

Pg 298 Lines 9-11 Drs, treat a patient during initial admiss that results in a readmiss-Govt will penalize u.

Pg 317 L 13-20 OMG!! PROHIBITION on ownership/investment. Govt tells Drs. what/how much they can own.

Pg 317-318 lines 21-25,1-3 PROHIBITION on expansion- Govt is mandating hospitals cannot expand

pg 321 2-13 Hospitals have oppt to apply for exception BUT community input required. Can u say ACORN?!!

Pg335 L 16-25 Pg 336-339 – Govt mandates estab. of outcome based measures. HC the way they want. Rationing

Pg 341 Lines 3-9 Govt has authority 2 disqual Medicare Adv Plans, HMOs, etc. Forcing peeps in2 Govt plan

Pg 354 Sec 1177 – Govt will RESTRICT enrollment of Special needs ppl! WTF. My sis has down syndrome!!

Pg 379 Sec 1191 Govt creates more bureaucracy – Telehealth Advisory Cmtte. Can u say HC by phone?

PG 425 Lines 4-12 Govt mandates Advance Care Planning Consult. Think Senior Citizens end of life

Pg 425 Lines 17-19 Govt will instruct & consult regarding living wills, durable powers of atty. Mandatory!

PG 425 Lines 22-25, 426 Lines 1-3 Govt provides apprvd list of end of life resources, guiding u in death

PG 427 Lines 15-24 Govt mandates program 4 orders 4 end of life. The Govt has a say in how ur life ends

Pg 429 Lines 1-9 An “adv. care planning consult” will b used frequently as patients health deteriorates

PG 429 Lines 10-12 “adv. care consultation” may incl an ORDER 4 end of life plans. AN ORDER from GOV

Pg 429 Lines 13-25 – The govt will specify which Doctors can write an end of life order.

PG 430 Lines 11-15 The Govt will decide what level of treatment u will have at end of life

Pg 469 – Community Based Home Medical Services=Non profit orgs. Hello, ACORN Medical Svcs here!!?

Page 472 Lines 14-17 PAYMENT TO COMMUNITY-BASED ORG. 1 monthly payment 2 a community-based org. Like ACORN?

PG 489 Sec 1308 The Govt will cover Marriage & Family therapy. Which means they will insert Govt in2 ur marriage

Pg 494-498 Govt will cover Mental Health Svcs including defining, creating, rationing those svcs

Here’s the full Health Care bill that sits in the House.

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journeyintothewhirlwind on July 22, 2009 at 7:27 PM

Why doesn’t HotAir have a post up about the Newsweak article with Romney playing softball with Obambo? Politically dead people get top billing here. What gives?

portlandon on July 22, 2009 at 7:24 PM

Because that article spells out that Romney = RINO
Doesn’t sit well with Allah’s latest meme: “Second Look at Romney!”…

And that “politically dead people”-person is the only potential POTUS candidate able and willing to take the fight to Obama.

Norwegian on July 22, 2009 at 7:27 PM

Don’t trust this for a moment. Expect the health control bill to hit the floor the day before Congress is to take their break. Blue dogs will then be threatened that they will miss their vacations if they don’t vote as Botox Lady tells them.

katablog.com on July 22, 2009 at 7:24 PM

Then they will seal their own fate.

Key West Reader on July 22, 2009 at 7:27 PM

Oh, give me a break with the Palin nonsense! She has zero, nada, no bueno, credibility with the public right now. Besides, she said she resigned because she wanted to get out of the spotlight, so stay out.

Joe Pyne on July 22, 2009 at 7:20 PM

Yeah you wish! and she serves it up to Obama with a wink and a smile..I love it!

CCRWM on July 22, 2009 at 7:28 PM

Ooooh…right before the presser too!

That’s got to sting.

Obama will be in rare form tonight.

Thunderstorm129 on July 22, 2009 at 6:42 PM

Nothing makes Par-tay night at the WH less celebratory than bad news for Fresh Prince of Bill Ayers.

onlineanalyst on July 22, 2009 at 7:28 PM

Don’t trust this for a moment. Expect the health control bill to hit the floor the day before Congress is to take their break. Blue dogs will then be threatened that they will miss their vacations if they don’t vote as Botox Lady tells them.

katablog.com on July 22, 2009 at 7:24 PM

Funny you should say that. I can certainly believe it.

The NC Senate (controlled by democrats) just caved on nearly 1Billion (with a B!) in new taxes for NC residents in a bill put forth by the NC House (controlled by democrats) because “they had to get out of here [Raleigh]“! WTF?!? Oh, and our dear guvnah may not sign it because she wanted 1.6 BILLION in new taxes.

SouthernGent on July 22, 2009 at 7:28 PM

Nothing makes Par-tay night at the WH less celebratory than bad news for Fresh Prince of Bill Ayers.

onlineanalyst on July 22, 2009 at 7:28 PM

The Fresh Prince of Bill Ayers. Wow! That is awesome.

Key West Reader on July 22, 2009 at 7:29 PM

journeyintothewhirlwind on July 22, 2009 at 7:27 PM

No problem. People need to read some of the stuff that’s actually in the bill. I’m in my upper 20′s, but I’d venture to say this is maybe the worst piece of statist legislation to ever work it’s way through Congress.

BadgerHawk on July 22, 2009 at 7:30 PM

If Obama doesn’t schmoo in his Mom Jeans tonight, I’ll be surprised.

Key West Reader on July 22, 2009 at 7:30 PM

Nothing makes Par-tay night at the WH less celebratory than bad news for Fresh Prince of Bill Ayers.

onlineanalyst on July 22, 2009 at 7:28 PM

That’s worth stealing!

CCRWM on July 22, 2009 at 7:31 PM

BadgerHawk on July 22, 2009 at 7:30 PM

I’m emailing that site link to everyone I know.

CCRWM on July 22, 2009 at 7:32 PM

How the hell did Abba ever sell that crap? ManBearPig could look more hip than that.

It was a simpler, more innocent age.

But you gotta love the guitarist. Ugly little midget made the most of what minor gifts God gave him.

guntotinglibertarian on July 22, 2009 at 7:32 PM

Joe Pyne on July 22, 2009 at 7:20 PM

Heard that once before in 1960. Seems to me the fellow they were talking about beat Humphrey soundly in 1968 and swept 49 states against McGovern in 1972. While you are entitled to your opinion the people will really have to decide that in the future. (full disclosure I haven’t picked who I will support yet in 2012, but whoever wins the primary will get my vote verses Obama)

chemman on July 22, 2009 at 7:33 PM

Nothing makes Par-tay night at the WH less celebratory than bad news for Fresh Prince of Bill Ayers.

onlineanalyst on July 22, 2009 at 7:28 PM

Did I miss some breaking news about America’s leading education theorist?

guntotinglibertarian on July 22, 2009 at 7:34 PM

The thugs in the Dem party will bully the opposing democrats in the senate. That is what that party resorts too.

Keep the pressure on.

rlongstrat on July 22, 2009 at 7:36 PM

BadgerHawk on July 22, 2009 at 7:30 PM

Being in my late 50′s I’ve been around for a lot of terrible legislation but I have say as I work my way through this I agree with you.

chemman on July 22, 2009 at 7:36 PM

Pg 354 Sec 1177 – Govt will RESTRICT enrollment of Special needs ppl.

Which wizard of wonderful in the Democrat party wants to explain that one?

myrenovations on July 22, 2009 at 7:38 PM

The thugs in the Dem party will bully the opposing democrats in the senate. That is what that party resorts too.

Keep the pressure on.

rlongstrat on July 22, 2009 at 7:36 PM

Rush had a good point today. Obama is purposely pitting his Congress against their Constituents.

Key West Reader on July 22, 2009 at 7:38 PM

But you gotta love the guitarist. Ugly little midget made the most of what minor gifts God gave him.

Oh, man, are you out to lunch. That “little midget” (??) wrote all the songs in a 6 year period that sold over 600 million albums.

keep the change on July 22, 2009 at 7:39 PM

Heard that once before in 1960. Seems to me the fellow they were talking about beat Humphrey soundly in 1968 and swept 49 states against McGovern in 1972. While you are entitled to your opinion the people will really have to decide that in the future. (full disclosure I haven’t picked who I will support yet in 2012, but whoever wins the primary will get my vote verses Obama)

chemman on July 22, 2009 at 7:33 PM

I don’t care why Palin “really” resigned her governorship (although most of her supporters that know her said getting out of the media spotlight was a big part of her decision), the fact is she did. So, as far as I’m concerned she’s out of it.

Now as to the Nixon comparison:

1) Nixon did not beat Humphrey soundly in 1968, I voted for him, so I remember. It was nip and tuck all night long. Wallace being in the race really hurt him.
2) Nixon never resigned from office, until 1974. Neither did Reagan, or any other viable Presidential candidate I can think of.
3) I wouldn’t use Nixon if I were you, he was only a tiny bit more conservative than Rockefeller, and that’s not saying much.

Yeah, the people still have to decide, but I am hoping someone (not Palin) steps forward and shows us a leader we can vote for in 2012.

Joe Pyne on July 22, 2009 at 7:41 PM

journeyintothewhirlwind on July 22, 2009 at 7:27 PM
If everything you just posted is in that bill, and I don’t doubt it is, we are going to have a major civic breakdown.

fourdeucer on July 22, 2009 at 7:42 PM

After we crafted the architecture of our plan, the first person I went to was Ted Kennedy. He and I met numerous times, and what we fashioned was not perfect in either one of our eyes. But we worked together, because only together could we know that we would have the support of all the parties necessary to make it work.

http://blog.newsweek.com/blogs/thegaggle/archive/2009/07/21/romney-on-obama-s-push-for-health-reform-slow-down.aspx

Romney = a moist towelette

Terry_Dyne on July 22, 2009 at 7:43 PM

Key West Reader on July 22, 2009 at 7:38 PM

Bambi’s probably telling them that forget the constituents. Get this done or there’s no place in my dictatorship for you.

HoustonRight on July 22, 2009 at 7:43 PM

I wonder if all the congressmen and senators have seen this poll?

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/mood_of_america/generic_congressional_ballot

Dr Evil on July 22, 2009 at 7:49 PM

“Reasonable” says Durbin? WTF is “reasonable” about cramming down legislation that no one reads, no one understands and that turns 15% of our economy on its head – in a couple of weeks?!

I am so sick of these incompetent, nutless blowhards.

redfoxbluestate on July 22, 2009 at 7:50 PM

BadgerHawk on July 22, 2009 at 7:30 PM

Thank you for caring so much about your future and posting info that you find for people like me. Your a better journalist than 99.9 % of the ones who get a paycheck for that title.

journeyintothewhirlwind on July 22, 2009 at 7:54 PM

It’s not original from me. I stole it from someone else a long time ago. Fresh Prince of Bill Ayers fits though, doesn’t it?

To me, Rahm Emanuel will always be Tiny Dancer, too.

onlineanalyst on July 22, 2009 at 7:56 PM

From the current top recommended diary over at Kos Kiddies in which “Edger” extols the virtues of Canada’s health care system:

Seven months later they called to tell me to be at the hospital because the operating room was available now. The wait was because people with acute life threatening heart disease or cancer who needed immediate surgery were bumped ahead of me.

There are over 500 comments and NOT ONE has anything negative to say even wrt the seven month wait.

You can’t make this stuff up.

IrishEi on July 22, 2009 at 7:57 PM

Don’t trust this for a moment.

Me neither. Remember the rumor that was floated the day cap and trade was passed in the House? The Corner (among others) reported that “word has it” the bill was being pulled from the floor becuase they didn’t have enough votes. Well, it wasn’t pulled, and they did have enough votes. Classic fakeout. I’m expecting much the same this time around.

Missy on July 22, 2009 at 7:57 PM

How the hell did Abba ever sell that crap? ManBearPig could look more hip than that.

bagoh20 on July 22, 2009 at 7:23 PM

Try this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJ6C8LMhcWQ

cjs1943 on July 22, 2009 at 7:58 PM

Joe Pyne on July 22, 2009 at 7:41 PM

Thank you very much for your pronouncements. But who are you? I like Palin and so do millions of others, so I think I will ignore your opinion as to whether she is dead politically. Let me guess, you think we should go with one of the moderates from last years’ embarrassing primaries?

Sporty1946 on July 22, 2009 at 7:58 PM

Whatever happened to the concept that Congress, especially the Senate, is to be a deliberative body?

That WH economic report card, postponed until August along with a recess that allows constituents to give Congress an earful, should slow down the economic train wreck that Obama is running.

onlineanalyst on July 22, 2009 at 8:04 PM

Whatever happened to the concept that Congress, especially the Senate, is to be a deliberative body?

onlineanalyst on July 22, 2009 at 8:04 PM

Corruption happened. Congress is so damned corrupt that they are making Banana Republic’s and the Mexican government look honest.

doriangrey on July 22, 2009 at 8:07 PM

Exit question: What if Durbin’s right?

Then it would be the first honest thing the rat bastard traitor has said this decade.

If there isn’t a vote on healthcare before the Congress goes home for their month’s long vacation, all bets are off. The dynamics change when the Washington elite are forced to meet real people.

highhopes on July 22, 2009 at 8:13 PM

Nancy Pelosi has a credibility problem. Therefore, I doubt anything she says.

scalleywag on July 22, 2009 at 8:14 PM

I don’t think there will be an Obamacare bounce. If anything this will bring more attention to it, and that seems to bring out more opposition.

wildcat84 on July 22, 2009 at 8:34 PM

combine that with the bounce for ObamaCare that tonight’s presser is bound to bring

Yeah, let’s see how much of a bounce he gets from this. COnsidering his infomercial got pretty low ratings, I’m thinking there’ll be no bounce.

“This is a complex challenge, and we’re taking a reasonable approach with it. It would be better if some Republicans joined us instead of just criticizing.”

You won, Dick.

ddrintn on July 22, 2009 at 8:40 PM

journeyintothewhirlwind on July 22, 2009 at 7:27 PM

Dude, you’re giving me a stroke. Oh no! End of life order for me!

boomer on July 22, 2009 at 8:41 PM

Oh, give me a break with the Palin nonsense! She has zero, nada, no bueno, credibility with the public right now. Besides, she said she resigned because she wanted to get out of the spotlight, so stay out.

Joe Pyne on July 22, 2009 at 7:20 PM

That isn’t what she said. There goes YOUR credibilty. She has zero credibilty with the public, but yet retains a 72% favorability rating among Republicans. Amazing.

ddrintn on July 22, 2009 at 8:44 PM

*credibility

But, it’s your prerogative to support whomever you wish.

ddrintn on July 22, 2009 at 8:44 PM

Pelosi’s now claiming she has the votes to pass the House bill, but at least two prominent Blue Dogs dispute that.

Oh, come on! The B*tch would never lie!

Blake on July 22, 2009 at 8:58 PM

No, AP, it isn’t true.

Yet.

We must keep the pressure on. They want to do it, they’re dying to do it (not dying as much as we will be if they accomplish it), they will manipulate anyone they need to in order to get it done–but the bottom line is that the majority party have all signed away their souls as representatives of the people to this man. If they get squishy-bottomed before the recess, it would take a major economic recovery to get the momentum back and the rabble to back off. The majority party are either co-conspirators with this Pres-turned-dictator or they are done in Congress. Just ask the gentle Speaker. She will make sure of it.

rwenger43 on July 22, 2009 at 9:02 PM

Awesome.

Hey AP, if they recess without voting on ObamaCare, can we see Humpbot? Plllleeeassseeeee!

Nethicus on July 22, 2009 at 9:19 PM

Ugh. I want it killed forever before recess.

Blake on July 22, 2009 at 9:27 PM

and have their constituents put the fear of God into them

MikeA on July 22, 2009 at 9:33 PM

and have their constituents put the fear of God into them

AP, I am surprised at you for this comment. Pleased, but surprised.

MikeA on July 22, 2009 at 9:33 PM

God I love that song! Could this be the theme song for the two million citizen march on D.C Sept 12?

And if these corruptocrats and their Marxist leader the Pinnochio Presidente pass this crap the theme song for the march with torches, pitchforks and burning of all three of their houses.
The gall of the scumbag, thieves, taxcheats, philandering, whoremongering, lowlife scum!
They could have the decency to subject themselves to their own laws.

Burn their house, the two party system, and the mainstream media to the ground, bury the ashes and build a new America where formerly the scum resided!
How dare they try to bring this formerly great country to its knees!
Waterloo! Wolverines!

dhunter on July 22, 2009 at 10:04 PM

Elvis Presley used to shoot out the tv screen whenever, Vic Damone came on…sure wish I was rich enough, in times like these to waste a flat panel tv.

luvstotango on July 22, 2009 at 10:10 PM

Durbin is a contemptible sack of excrement. To hear his statement after the gun rights vote this afternoon made me puke. I hate that man.

daesleeper on July 22, 2009 at 11:07 PM

I am more curious how the blond could keep a strait face, while singing “Waterloo” in skin tight hot pants, and tube top? Have to admit, she was pretty hawt though.

Rode Werk on July 23, 2009 at 12:15 AM

allah do you still think he will get a bounce from tonight?

ginaswo on July 23, 2009 at 1:00 AM

The game ain’t over till the Little Dick sings.

argos on July 23, 2009 at 10:24 AM

It would be better if some Republicans joined us instead of just criticizing.

How long will the Democrats keep riding this lie?

MarkTheGreat on July 23, 2009 at 10:32 AM

It would be better if some Republicans joined us instead of just criticizing.
How long will the Democrats keep riding this lie?

MarkTheGreat on July 23, 2009

Second verse, same as the first.

SKYFOX on July 23, 2009 at 11:15 AM

The Blonde in ABBA is one of the hottest!! Think Joe Biden has seen her yet?

Dire Straits on July 22, 2009 at 7:18 PM

She was hot in 1974, when ABBA made that song, two years after Biden was first elected to the Senate. Has she aged better than Biden?

From another Abba song, “The winner takes it all, the loser has to fall.” Which one is Obama?

Steve Z on July 23, 2009 at 5:34 PM

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