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Snowe is ‘Shocked, Shocked’ at Rushed Healthcare Timeline

posted at 4:17 pm on December 21, 2009 by

A future Renault Award nominee?

Snowe said the Christmas deadline imposed by President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats for voting on the Senate measure is unacceptable and fails to allow for the continued analysis and change she feels is necessary to protect consumers, taxpayers and the shaky business sector. In particular, she said, she cannot accept a 400-page amendment filed late last week by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid that, because of the process of adhering to the Christmas deadline, is not subject to debate or amendment.

She said she does not discount the urgency of the health care reform issue or the broad support in Maine for change.

“I recognize the imperative of accomplishing this reform,” she said. “But in the final analysis, I will be accountable for the outcome of this legislation.”

I’m not sure why Snowe is so shocked by this. Last week, President Obama made his views on when he expected the bill quite clear. As is the case with many subjects, Obama declared back in September that the time for “bickering” and “games” was over and that it was the “season for action.” And remember, this is a president who tells his critics to “get out of the way.” With leaders like this, the Democrats would never act in bad faith, right?

Snowe pulled the switch that brought this monster to life, and it looks like she’s finally begun to realize it isn’t as friendly as she created it to be.

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I can see fleas crawling all over you , Ms Snowe,
you will too when you wake up !

macncheez on December 21, 2009 at 5:02 PM

When history calls, history calls!

When you stand before the lamb’s book of life Ms. Snowe and he asks you why you turned your back on your fellow man and allowed EVIL to enter America will “history called” be a good enough answer?

patriotparty1 on December 21, 2009 at 5:50 PM

As the light of freedom starts to flicker and dim Ms. Snowe, Mr. Nelson, Mr. Lieberman, Ms. Landrieu how do you think your names will be remembered in history?

As some of America’s shining stars on the hill? Or cursed as the prostitutes that allowed the darkness of communisim and the hatred of radicals to start to overtake us?

patriotparty1 on December 21, 2009 at 5:52 PM

Olympia did help set this in motion but even if she hadn’t, another means would have been found. Striving to understand the mentality driving the Dems on the hill. Is it Obama? Is it sheer blindness to constituents? Is it the ‘they’ll all forget about in in a few months’ mentality? We’ll never get another chance? All of the above? What is it? Do they think obama(or does Obama think)that he needs this Pyrrhic victory so he has something to point to to justify his Presidency? I’d be rather careful about pointing to it if I were him. This mad rush toward destructive legislation is incomprehensible. Olympia is quite correct.

jeanie on December 21, 2009 at 6:36 PM

History’s called – and is going to remember you, Snowe.

Midas on December 21, 2009 at 8:39 PM

Who knew?

roux on December 21, 2009 at 10:48 PM

So she is now saying “Harry: No, you can’t do that. You can’t triple stamp a double stamp, you can’t triple stamp. No erasies! … la la la.” The Maine twins are the female version of the cast members from “Dumb & Dumber.”

If the senators from Maine were a musical instrument, what kind of instrument would they be? I’ll go with the second fiddle [as in The Cat and the Fiddle] everytime because like the stimulus package, the democrats played them both like one. The dem’s cajole them first, hail media praise upon them second for being bipartisan and after accomplishing consessions from them to acquire their vote, the democrats run roughshod over them casting them back from whence they came to reap the wrath of conservatives. Now in this latest case for debating the health care, Snowe did the [let the cat out of the bag] democrats bidding once again by voting it out of committee so that it could proceed to get precisely what they intended in legislating floor debate all along.

When are these ladies from Maine gone learn or is it beyond their comprehension. In God We Trust, all others pay cash.

Americannodash on December 23, 2009 at 5:28 AM