Shucks: GOP repeal vote on ObamaCare fails in Senate, 47/51

posted at 6:57 pm on February 2, 2011 by Allahpundit

All Republicans voted yes and every last Democrat voted no (Lieberman and Mark Warner missed the roll), which is a credit either to Reid and Durbin in keeping the caucus together or to the nutroots in intimidating vulnerable Dems with the prospect of primary challenges in 2012. For cripes sake, even Ben Nelson voted against it. Nebraskans couldn’t so much as eat in his presence last year, such was their disgust at his legislative bribe-taking to support O-Care.

As Chris Matthews might say, you know who else exercises that sort of populist ideological discipline over its leaders? The Muslim Brotherhood.

In classic Senate fashion, the vote on the repeal measure was anything but straightforward. The repeal measure was actually in the form of an amendment to the Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill, and the vote was actually on a “budget point of order” and needed 60 votes for passage.

“Voters in Missouri and nationwide sent a clear message last fall that they wanted their leaders in Washington to repeal and replace this law,” Sen. Roy Blunt said in a statement following the vote. “I’m deeply disappointed that my colleagues across the aisle refused to listen to that clear message, and instead voted to defend this bill, which two federal courts have already deemed unconstitutional.”

Another amendment to the health care repeal law did see passage, however – an amendment to repeal a provision that requires businesses to file a 1099 form with the IRS for every vendor with which they’ve done $600 worth of business or more. Both parties were sympathetic to complaints from the business community that the provision would create onerous paperwork requirements, and the amendment passed easily and with bipartisan support, 81-17.

Here’s the roll on the vote to repeal the 1099 provision. Among the liberals who joined the GOP on that one: Boxer, Coons, Feinstein, and even John Kerry. Hey — they said they’d be willing to “tweak” the law, didn’t they?

I’m glad they pushed for a vote, as this’ll be a useful bludgeon in the general two years from now against red-state Dems like Tester, and having this issue off the table for awhile is probably to the GOP’s advantage insofar as it limits public perceptions that they’re not focusing on the economy. But even so: Not a single Democratic yes vote after November’s wipeout? Really?


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Bring it up over and over and over till it passes

JIMV on February 2, 2011 at 6:59 PM

The ‘rats are counting on public burnout.

Bishop on February 2, 2011 at 6:59 PM

They are idealogues first.

promachus on February 2, 2011 at 7:00 PM

Bye bye Birdies.

John the Libertarian on February 2, 2011 at 7:00 PM

But even so: Not a single Democratic yes vote after November’s wipeout? Really?

As Forest Gump says: Stupid is, as Stupid does.

upinak on February 2, 2011 at 7:00 PM

But even so: Not a single Democratic yes vote after November’s wipeout? Really?

The wavering democrats fear Obama more than they do the voters.

Skandia Recluse on February 2, 2011 at 7:01 PM

Wasn’t it just last week that Iron Man Harry Reid said there was no way in H-E-double hockey sticks that this repeal vote would come to the floor? It’s the small things that make me smile.

Cindy Munford on February 2, 2011 at 7:02 PM

You know what I find the most galling? President Obama said earlier this week to the Egyptian protesters that we in America hear their voices. Now the number of people turning out to protest amounts to less than 1% of the Egyptian population, but back home He does not hear the voices of his own country.

*Facepalm*

alohapundit on February 2, 2011 at 7:03 PM

Good job, GOP. Keep bringing it up (in whatever form you’d like). Put them on record. The American people will hold them accountable in 2012.

Weight of Glory on February 2, 2011 at 7:03 PM

Claire McCaskell has now voted for ObamaCare twice.

Keep pushing these repeal votes – make them own this piece of crap to the core!!

HondaV65 on February 2, 2011 at 7:04 PM

Wow that”moderate” from W, Virginia Manchin voted with the Dems. I never saw that coming…/s

sandee on February 2, 2011 at 7:05 PM

every last Democrat voted no

I can’t wait for Demopacalypse 2012. Or Democralypse 2012. Or Demageddon 2012. Or whatever you want to call it. It will be epic.

steebo77 on February 2, 2011 at 7:06 PM

A Democrat in national politics is a Progressive at best, a Marxist at worst.

It’s that simple.

PappyD61 on February 2, 2011 at 7:06 PM

The destruction of our health care system by four votes, hurray!

WitchDoctor on February 2, 2011 at 7:06 PM

Hey Ben Nelson (Dumbsh*t-NE)…you just sealed your political fate. Enjoy retirement.

From a fellow Nebraskan.

Gothguy on February 2, 2011 at 7:06 PM

Ben Nelson must have the corporate structure for his lobbying consultancy pretty well in place. No more looking fearfully over his shoulder. What a relief for him.

a capella on February 2, 2011 at 7:06 PM

They didn’t because they fear for their safety. Believe that.

tomas on February 2, 2011 at 7:06 PM

Who were the two no shows?

I can see 2012 from my window.

They should do it again and again.

tarpon on February 2, 2011 at 7:07 PM

The Republicans need to make a list of the Dems in Red states who voted for ObamaCare and make them famous. Put up billboards in their states. Put the placards up on stands in the Senate Chamber.

Use the Dem tactics against them.

Alinsky Rule: Make the enemy live by their own rules.

portlandon on February 2, 2011 at 7:08 PM

Now on to jobs, right?

rjl1999 on February 2, 2011 at 7:08 PM

So Manchin will put a bullet through it to get elected but won’t actually vote for repeal? Is this due to the new civil tone in DC or is Manchin just another lying political hack?

cirrus on February 2, 2011 at 7:08 PM

We WILL remember. And as those of us who actually WORK and EARN our money and the health care benefits we receive CONTINUE to see increasing costs and decreasing benefits due to the Health Scare Scam that the leftists passed, the anger will build, not be forgotten. The $hit is only now beginning to hit the fan for those of us who aren’t on the government dole, it’s going to get worse our options are going to narrow, and we will continue to see this as a disaster foisted on us by people who need to be tossed.

flyfishingdad on February 2, 2011 at 7:09 PM

put a bullet through it

Correction: He put a bullet in cap-n-trade. But the question still stands.

cirrus on February 2, 2011 at 7:10 PM

which is a credit either to Reid and Durbin in keeping the caucus together or to the nutroots in intimidating vulnerable Dems with the prospect of primary challenges in 2012.

There might, might, be a third option. Given the 26 states that are suing the Fed. Government, and given the Florida judge’s ruling, it’s possible that many Senate democrats are calculating that Obamacare will be before the SCOTUS before 2012 and that they will strike the mandate down as unconstitutional, which would kill the whole bill. If that were to happen, the Dems. could please their base by passing it and voting not to repeal it, while also limiting electoral damage by not having to defend something a majority of Americans hate. It’s a long shot, but it might be part of the calculus.

Weight of Glory on February 2, 2011 at 7:11 PM

Ben Nelson knows his days are numbered in the Senate. It is time to gather as much as he can get.

d1carter on February 2, 2011 at 7:11 PM

Manchin, Nelson and that Snake McCaskill or whatever her name is are now on record. Where was that coward Warner, he needs to be on record as well, but at least we got him on the initial vote.

These are 3 Red States we should be able to get Tea Party conservatives elected in, as long as we run more seasoned candidates. It hurts that Buck and Angle lost, but it’s a learning experience.

Daemonocracy on February 2, 2011 at 7:11 PM

The $hit is only now beginning to hit the fan for those of us who aren’t on the government dole, it’s going to get worse our options are going to narrow, and we will continue to see this as a disaster foisted on us by people who need to be tossed.

flyfishingdad on February 2, 2011 at 7:09 PM

That’s what they want … to make it so hard that people come running to big daddy government democrat.

darwin on February 2, 2011 at 7:12 PM

Interesting… Democrats vote for an unconstitutional law, even after it’s been declared unconstitutional.

That is pretty much a vote against the Constitution.

petunia on February 2, 2011 at 7:12 PM

Benchmark…

… Mark it!

Seven Percent Solution on February 2, 2011 at 7:13 PM

Bring it up over and over and over till it passes

JIMV on February 2, 2011 at 6:59 PM

This – but they MUST also push spending-reduction, tax-reduction, regulation/government-reducing job-allowing actions as well.

Midas on February 2, 2011 at 7:14 PM

My response from Ben Nelson on my request to support appeal:

Thank you for contacting me regarding repealing or replacing the health care reform law, the Affordable Care Act, P.L. 111‑148. I appreciate hearing from you on this important issue.

I am not in favor of repealing this law without a viable alternative available because it would leave Nebraskans with no defense against the soaring costs of health care. The law contains numerous initiatives to reduce the cost of care over time. Without these improvements, health care would become unaffordable for more than 220,000 Nebraskans who lack insurance at some point during the year. In addition, we would lose the critical provisions which fill the holes in our nation’s insurance laws, such as the ban on excluding children because of pre-existing conditions and closing the Medicare Part D donut hole.

Here is just one example of how repeal without an alternative would affect Nebraskans: re‑opening the donut hole would mean 17,575 Nebraska seniors would see significantly higher prescription drug costs due to a gap in coverage.

Thank you again for contacting me. Ensuring the highest quality of health care for all Americans is an important goal of mine, and I encourage you to continue sharing your thoughts and ideas.

Sincerely,

Ben Nelson
U.S. Senator

In response to this letter, I demanded he explain in detail how my insurance costs were going to go down, and why the ‘donut-hole’ needed a $2.5 TRILLION dollar plug.

Despicable.

Jon Bruning, another check is on the way…

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cntrlfrk on February 2, 2011 at 7:15 PM

McCaskill and Nelson are toast, they might as well pack up their offices now.

MJZZZ on February 2, 2011 at 7:15 PM

Bring it up for a vote once a week. Wear them out with it and hang every “no” vote around their necks in 2012.

pugwriter on February 2, 2011 at 7:15 PM

Nelson would lose whatever his pay off is from this administration if he votes against O-care now. Just hunker down and wait for that cushy job he was promised if his original vote costs him his seat.

Aviator on February 2, 2011 at 7:17 PM

They won’t vote to repeal it until we get closer to 2012. If it comes up again in late 2011 or early 2012 right after a particularly unpopular porvision has just kicked in I’d bet that enough Dems could be peeled off for it to pass. And you know that Obama would SO LOVE (not) to veto it going into Nov. 2012.

volnation on February 2, 2011 at 7:17 PM

So… let it die of Financial Starvation?

CynicalOptimist on February 2, 2011 at 7:17 PM

Another amendment to the health care repeal law did see passage, however – an amendment to repeal a provision that requires businesses to file a 1099 form with the IRS for every vendor with which they’ve done $600 worth of business or more.

Isn’t this great—businesses don’t have to report to the government how stupid they’ve become.

Rovin on February 2, 2011 at 7:18 PM

Somewhere in West Virginia
“But but but, Joe Manchin shot the Obamacare bill! I done seen it on the Magic Box!
If I could write, I’d send him a letter”.

jjshaka on February 2, 2011 at 7:18 PM

Now on to jobs, right?

rjl1999 on February 2, 2011 at 7:08 PM

I hope you are addressing the democrats who have had full control of Congress the past 4 years and not the Republicans who have had control of half of one branch of Congress the past 4 weeks.

.

cntrlfrk on February 2, 2011 at 7:18 PM

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cntrlfrk on February 2, 2011 at 7:15 PM

Judas is so outta’ here.

OmahaConservative on February 2, 2011 at 7:19 PM

Doesn’t matter. Keep it up.

Cylor on February 2, 2011 at 7:19 PM

I’m wondering how many progressives are willing to sacrifice themselves for the socialist/marxist movement…these ideologues must really want to move the ball down the field if they are willing to buck the sovereignty of the people and promote this s**t towards law…I guess they are depending on the laziness of citizens in general to suffer with the burden rather than fight it and make waves.

Sad, so sad.

Geministorm on February 2, 2011 at 7:20 PM

Bring it up for a vote once a week. Wear them out with it and hang every “no” vote around their necks in 2012.

pugwriter on February 2, 2011 at 7:15 PM

Sweet!

Roy Rogers on February 2, 2011 at 7:21 PM

Defund everything. when all of the wells dry up and the pork stops flowing, guess where the schnitzel lands?

Want to get rid of that debt? Defund the gov’t…

Geministorm on February 2, 2011 at 7:25 PM

Ahem.

Count it!

crr6 on February 2, 2011 at 7:26 PM

The vote was on a Point of Order on a budgetary waiver that McConnell asked for, so perhaps they think they are not going to be held to account technically for this vote.

txmomof6 on February 2, 2011 at 7:27 PM

Ads were running daily urging Ben Nelson Traitor D.NE to vote against this. He did not!

He must enjoy dining at home as I hope he dares not show his face in public in NE!
Dissent still patriotic in the midwest!

Interesting… Democrats vote for an unconstitutional law, even after it’s been declared unconstitutional.

That is pretty much a vote against the Constitution.

petunia on February 2, 2011 at 7:12 PM

Rush has the solution! But who in the Repugnantcan Party has the balls to take the corruptocrats to court and seek an injunction now that the law has been declared unconstitutional any action pressing forward with its implementation is grounds for a contempt of court indictment and potential Impeachment!

PUSH IT PANDERERS OR BE PRIMARIED OUT OF YOUR CUSHY JOBS!

dhunter on February 2, 2011 at 7:27 PM

I thought Manchin was going to be a de facto GOP vote because he’s up for re-election in 2 years? Ha!

SouthernGent on February 2, 2011 at 7:28 PM

In response to this letter, I demanded he explain in detail how my insurance costs were going to go down, and why the ‘donut-hole’ needed a $2.5 TRILLION dollar plug.

cntrlfrk on February 2, 2011 at 7:15 PM

Uncle Ben is just hoping for a lifeboat to come along. It’s disgusting how badly he represents his state.

portlandon on February 2, 2011 at 7:28 PM

DEMOCRATS ARE THE PARTY OF NO

Old and busted: Republican obstructionism.
New hotness: Democrat obstructionism!

Good Lt on February 2, 2011 at 7:28 PM

Hey OmahaConservative, greetings from Lincoln!

You on board for our AG replacing Benny?

I am.

Gothguy on February 2, 2011 at 7:29 PM

I thought Manchin was going to be a de facto GOP vote because he’s up for re-election a shellacking in 2 years? Ha!

SouthernGent on February 2, 2011 at 7:28 PM

Just sayin!

dhunter on February 2, 2011 at 7:29 PM

Here’s the roll on the vote to repeal the 1099 provision.

The GOP would be absolutely stupid to repeal the 1099 provision without adding more to be repealed…

ninjapirate on February 2, 2011 at 7:29 PM

You know what this makes me think? The SCOTUS is going to overturn the entire law.

I think these guys probably have better contacts than any reporter. They are positioning themselves for the inevitable.

“I was for reform when my opponent was against it! Gosh darn those activist judges for undoing the will of the people. Vote for me and we’ll do it right this time.”

It is just a feeling but that judge’s opinion was utterly damning.

Mord on February 2, 2011 at 7:30 PM

So what! Keep bringing it up and let these dems keep voting for something that a federal judge has ruled unconstitutional. Unbelievable,how stupid and out of touch or out to lunch whichever fits.

ohiobabe on February 2, 2011 at 7:31 PM

Gothguy on February 2, 2011 at 7:29 PM

Hi, I can throw a rock and hit NE and SD from IA!
Vote Traitor Ben out!

I think he knows he’s gone so he is settin himself up for an insider DC job as he cain’t eat out often or at all in NE!

dhunter on February 2, 2011 at 7:31 PM

Ahem.

Count it!

crr6 on February 2, 2011 at 7:26 PM

Oh, we will.

And you’ll love it.

Good Lt on February 2, 2011 at 7:32 PM

Yes, the Democrats are phonies who need to be defeated.

Yet, so many people around here are obsessed with defeating “REPEAL” votes.

swamp_yankee on February 2, 2011 at 7:33 PM

Judas is so outta’ here.

OmahaConservative on February 2, 2011 at 7:19 PM

I think you are right..Who is going to run for the Republicans?..Jon Bruning?..:)

Dire Straits on February 2, 2011 at 7:33 PM

It may have failed, but I’m proud of our guys. Got them on record again.

Even after being ruled unconstitutional, and after taking a beating in 2010 because of it, they still continue to tell America, **** you.

El_Terrible on February 2, 2011 at 7:34 PM

Bring it up over and over and over till it passes

JIMV on February 2, 2011 at 6:59 PM

Seconded.

Over and over and over and over and over again until it’s either repealed or Harry Reid’s head explodes live on C-Span.

Either way, I call it a win.

russcote on February 2, 2011 at 7:34 PM

The GOP would be absolutely stupid to repeal the 1099 provision without adding more to be repealed…

ninjapirate on February 2, 2011 at 7:29 PM
They squandered their Tea Party given majority by sittin next to their partners in crime at the SOTU cluster fark!

Vote em out and replace them with real citizens warts and all!

dhunter on February 2, 2011 at 7:35 PM

dhunter on February 2, 2011 at 7:31 PM

Where abouts in IA?

Gothguy on February 2, 2011 at 7:36 PM

The GOP would be absolutely stupid to repeal the 1099 provision without adding more to be repealed…

ninjapirate on February 2, 2011 at 7:29 PM

At first glance I would agree..But I think the plan is for the House Republicans to lead on the dismantling of Obiecare..:)

Dire Straits on February 2, 2011 at 7:36 PM

WWPD?

What would Patton do?
Hey, for that matter, what would the libs do? They never quit bring crap up over and over. Look, they’ve been pushing health care for half a century.
Yeah, libs never tire at pushing socialism and turmoil. Make them sick of seeing it!

JellyToast on February 2, 2011 at 7:36 PM

I think you are right..Who is going to run for the Republicans?..Jon Bruning?..:)

Dire Straits on February 2, 2011 at 7:33 PM

Yep!

Gothguy on February 2, 2011 at 7:37 PM

Gothguy on February 2, 2011 at 7:36 PM

Read my post and tell me!I can throw a rock…. Literally!

dhunter on February 2, 2011 at 7:37 PM

I can see it now…

(circa 2012 election campaign trail)

“Senator, can you please explain your 100 “No” votes to repeal ObowmaCare that was found ‘Unconstitutional’ by the Supreme Court…?”

Seven Percent Solution on February 2, 2011 at 7:38 PM

Another vote FOR socialism by my dem Senator Mark, son of David, Pryor…2014 is not too far removed that we won’t remember on election day…After all, Bill Halter will still be around shilling for the unions and Bestilloff.org…

Gohawgs on February 2, 2011 at 7:38 PM

Hi, I can throw a rock and hit NE and SD from IA!
Vote Traitor Ben out!
dhunter on February 2, 2011 at 7:31 PM

You must have a pretty good arm.

Can you send Steve King over and we can give you Ben?

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cntrlfrk on February 2, 2011 at 7:38 PM

Yep!

Gothguy on February 2, 2011 at 7:37 PM

Good deal!..:)

Dire Straits on February 2, 2011 at 7:40 PM

But even so: Not a single Democratic yes vote after November’s wipeout? Really?

Good.

Now for the real votes item by item. We’ll see how well the 2012 Democrats hold together then.

Chuck Schick on February 2, 2011 at 7:41 PM

No surprises here and mission accomplished. Every Senator is officially on record. Here in Montana, this vote sealed the fate of John Tester in 2012, as Obamacare is hugely unpopular here and the buzz was that Tester would vote with the Pubs if at all possible. State elections are a difficult beast when the people are paying close attention to how their reps are voting in DC.. I have never seen Montanans so focused on politics.

Bye bye Senator Tester, your political career was a short one.

Keemo on February 2, 2011 at 7:46 PM

Read my post and tell me!I can throw a rock…. Literally!

dhunter on February 2, 2011 at 7:37 PM

I am betting Sioux City.

Gothguy on February 2, 2011 at 7:48 PM

cntrlfrk on February 2, 2011 at 7:38 PM

NO! We got a few libs in S.C. too might not get another Steve King!
You’ll get your own and give Traitor Ben a shellacking!
I think he knows it too!

dhunter on February 2, 2011 at 7:48 PM

Gothguy on February 2, 2011 at 7:48 PM
Yes! Pretty much!

dhunter on February 2, 2011 at 7:49 PM

dhunter on February 2, 2011 at 7:48 PM

About 20 miles from you. Work at Port Neal.

cntrlfrk on February 2, 2011 at 7:51 PM

crr6, enjoy your pyrrhic victory. It will make the schadenfreude that much sweeter.

jaschenb74 on February 2, 2011 at 7:51 PM

Manchin, Nelson and that Snake McCaskill or whatever her name is are now on record. Where was that coward Warner, he needs to be on record as well, but at least we got him on the initial vote.

These are 3 Red States we should be able to get Tea Party conservatives elected in, as long as we run more seasoned candidates. It hurts that Buck and Angle lost, but it’s a learning experience.

Daemonocracy on February 2, 2011 at 7:11 PM

It’s far better than 3.

Dems on the Run in 2012…

McCaskill, MO (finished)
Nelson NB (finished)
Tester, MT (MT House rep Denny Rehberg will crush him walking away.)
Brown, OH (Mid-west Red Wave continues into 2012.)
Stabenow, MI (see Brown)
Conrad, ND (retiring and the D pool in ND is more a puddle than much else)
Webb, VA (The rat who gets bounced when VA. goes red in 2012)
Kohl, WI (If the GOP runs a strong challenger, the guy’s every bit as done as Stabenow and Brown in another mid-west state that went red in 2010)

8 you can almost bank on right there.

And if Manchin was a “serious” about Cap and Tax as he was supposed to be “serious” about ObamaCare, there’s a shot for 9.

SuperCool on February 2, 2011 at 7:52 PM

No surprises here and mission accomplished. Every Senator is officially on record. Here in Montana, this vote sealed the fate of John Tester in 2012, as Obamacare is hugely unpopular here and the buzz was that Tester would vote with the Pubs if at all possible. State elections are a difficult beast when the people are paying close attention to how their reps are voting in DC.. I have never seen Montanans so focused on politics.

Bye bye Senator Tester, your political career was a short one.

Keemo on February 2, 2011 at 7:46 PM

I will never get over Montana elected him. And I recall this guy prior to election on TV talking about socialized medicine: “Oh, no! No! No! No!”. Very sad he wasn’t horsewhipped when it passed.

Marcus on February 2, 2011 at 7:55 PM

Ahem.

Count it!

crr6 on February 2, 2011 at 7:26 PM

I count 8 Dem Senators heading for probable unemployment/retirement in 2012.

SuperCool on February 2, 2011 at 7:58 PM

Can you repeal a bill that has already been declared unconstitutional?

huckleberryfriend on February 2, 2011 at 8:00 PM

Marcus on February 2, 2011 at 7:55 PM

Senator Burns screwed up big time and got involved in a scandal that was blown out of proportion by the media here as they saw a chance to pick up a seat. Burns did a really bad job of getting out in front of the story.

Keemo on February 2, 2011 at 8:02 PM

Not a single Democratic yes vote after November’s wipeout?

surprised about mccaskill and pizza ben

cmsinaz on February 2, 2011 at 8:03 PM

I will never get over Montana elected him. And I recall this guy prior to election on TV talking about socialized medicine: “Oh, no! No! No! No!”. Very sad he wasn’t horsewhipped when it passed.

Marcus on February 2, 2011 at 7:55 PM

Are you talking about Max Baucus?

cntrlfrk on February 2, 2011 at 8:03 PM

The wavering democrats fear Obama more than they do the voters.

Skandia Recluse on February 2, 2011 at 7:01 PM

excellent point

cmsinaz on February 2, 2011 at 8:03 PM

Don’t retreat. Reload.

John the Libertarian on February 2, 2011 at 8:05 PM

surprised about mccaskill and pizza ben

cmsinaz on February 2, 2011 at 8:03 PM

I will add Webb and Tester to that list also..:)

Dire Straits on February 2, 2011 at 8:05 PM

Dire Straits on February 2, 2011 at 8:05 PM

you would be correct….

thanks DS

cmsinaz on February 2, 2011 at 8:07 PM

About 20 miles from you. Work at Port Neal.

cntrlfrk on February 2, 2011 at 7:51 PM

Cool! Did u do the Rally at Onawa fairgrounds last summer?

dhunter on February 2, 2011 at 8:08 PM

Geez, Laura Ingrahm, sitting in for BOR, just depantsed dubya and Jeb on their language towards anti-amnesty supporters. Black flag.

a capella on February 2, 2011 at 8:08 PM

In response to this letter, I demanded he explain in detail how my insurance costs were going to go down, and why the ‘donut-hole’ needed a $2.5 TRILLION dollar plug.

Despicable.

Jon Bruning, another check is on the way…

.

cntrlfrk on February 2, 2011 at 7:15 PM

I sent him $$$ already!

huskerdiva on February 2, 2011 at 8:08 PM

I count 8 Dem Senators heading for probable unemployment/retirement in 2012.

SuperCool on February 2, 2011 at 7:58 PM

Your aim count is way too low. Why not all 23 up for re-election.

Rovin on February 2, 2011 at 8:10 PM

Geez, Laura Ingrahm, sitting in for BOR, just depantsed dubya and Jeb on their language towards anti-amnesty supporters. Black flag.

a capella on February 2, 2011 at 8:08 PM

She just took on MCSame too and Morris called the Senile Senator from AZ a sellout! Thanks AZ the azzwipe is back to sittin down with the enemy!

dhunter on February 2, 2011 at 8:12 PM

McCain and OBlahBlah two clowns in search of a parade to jump in front of! Why the hell does Fox suddenly have McCain on as a commenter again?
Polishing the old fool up for another run 2012?

dhunter on February 2, 2011 at 8:14 PM

Good. the Democrats are just making hte case for more REpublicans in the Senate. I mean to vote no two days after it’s ruled unconstitutional?

Is Murkowski really a Republican or is that a mistake? I thought she is an Independent now because she lost the Republican primary?

CCRWM on February 2, 2011 at 8:14 PM

I sent him $$$ already!

huskerdiva on February 2, 2011 at 8:08 PM

Today’s vote will translate to mucho dinero for Bruning. Funny how that works.

a capella on February 2, 2011 at 8:15 PM

Hats off to the Senate Republicans. Keep at it, and keep the vulnerable Dem Senators up for reelection next year on record supporting a law which has been declared unconstitutional.

Kevin71 on February 2, 2011 at 8:16 PM

Not a single Democratic yes vote after November’s wipeout? Really?

Suicide pact.

Socratease on February 2, 2011 at 8:17 PM

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