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Allen West sees “ignorance, belligerence, and emotional platitudes” from dems

Allen West (R-Florida), Freshman Congressman, weighs in on his impressions of the debate on the Continuing Resolution last week:

“Over this past week I have watched and listened to members of the House of Representatives from across the aisle.

“I am appalled at their ignorance, belligerence, and dishonest rhetoric filled with empty emotional platitudes. Have they no shame in realizing that their inept, incompetent failures are the reason why we are debating this continuing resolution. They failed to pass a budget during the 111th Congress.”

Read the rest at Hillbuzz.

Posted:  02.20.11

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Continuing Resolution passed House – Obamacare defunded!

In an early morning vote, the House of Representatives passed a Continuing Resolution that cut the budget,  cutting some $61 billion dollars.  Thank you, House republicans.

This measure defunds Obamacare and Planned Parenthood.

I believe this is only good  until March, when an actual budget has to be passed.

At 4:40 A.M., the House of Representatives voted to pass the CR 235-189. All Democrats and three Republicans — Reps. Jeff Flake, Ariz., John Campbell, Calif., and Walter Jones, N.C., — voted against the bill.

I am searching for the roll call on the Obamacare vote and the Planned Parenthood vote.  I think some 7 republicans voted with the democrats on those.

And the democrats squawk.  Now we know who the party of no is and who is not the least bit interested in setting the country on some kind of sustainable path.  And really we know who is the party of promises, promises, spend, spend, and I think the can has been kicked down the road about as far as it will go.  It is now just hitting a wall.

All I can say is – Does anybody know what it means to be Broke?  Obama says it’s the difference between eating out and saving for college.  No, it’s the difference between eating and paying the electric bill.   This is when you cut all non-essential spending.   And he is wasting more money by flying (once again flying somewhere) to California to meet with the big money.  It is estimated to cost $68,000 per hour to fly Air Force One.  Think about that.  Enough money in one hour to support two average income families for one year!!

But when you’re out of money, you’re out of money.  Time to face reality.  If we care anything about our future and the future of our children and grandchildren, we better face reality.

Posted:  02.19.11

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Sit together? Never!

In symbol of unity Sen. Mark Udall (D) is calling on members of Congress to all sit together for the State of the Union Address, set for January 25th.

Sit together?  SIT TOGETHER?

I am going to post a video of Ed Schultz, MSNBC, with the usual “vitriol” in his voice blasting and slamming republican congressmen for statements they made on gun control laws.  In another video, he is interviewing the HERO, Joe Zamudio, who took down the shooter in what in my opinion is a condescending manner.  In another video he is interviewing Dennis Kucinich. trying to demean and criticize republicans in general and in specific, House Speaker Boehner.  Mr. Kucinich, a democrat, even challenged him on it.

MSNBC is biased beyond belief, I don’t see that it has changed in tone or vitriol  since the shooting.

But SIT TOGETHER?  Should they hold hands, too?  Sing little songs and play pat-a-cake together?

We’re talking about running a government here, not trying to create a situation where it is not obvious just how FEW democrats there are in the House after the shallacking in November.  It is so easy to see what their motivation is.

So, I hear there are some republicans who are going along with this ridiculous suggestion.  I’m going to try to find out who they are and make a list.

Well, here’s two: .Kevin McCarthy, Republican, California, and Lisa Murkowski, Republican, Alaska (no surprise there).  Aaaaw, and McCarthy wants to sit next to Steny Hoyer.  1,2,3 sing:  Like a bridge over troubled waters…..

More:  Susan Collins, R, and Olympia Snowe, R.  (What a surprise that is! sarc)

And: Kelly Ayotte, R and I believe she was endorsed by Sarah Palin.

These are all senators.  There are none so far in the House to sign on.

Another one: John McCain, Republican, Arizona. (no surprise there either).

Have they gone mad?  NOW the democrats and the president want us all to be civil and everybody to “get along.”   They have not in any way set up an atmosphere to get along.

One thing is for sure, if you want everybody to be happy and nice and get along, you can start the conversation by saying you republicans, you tea party people, all you out there who disagree with us, you all had something to do with this murder in Tucson.  That’ll promote civility and dialogue every single time. It would be funny if it were not so serious.

This is Ed Schultz on Thursday, January 13th, demeaning Mr. Zamudio, a Hero who helped hold the shooter and likely prevented more deaths:

This is the full interview below. This interview was on January 10th.  So you can see what they did was cut the desired pieces to do the above video where Schultz dumped on the hero to make his point, knowing full well what he was doing.   Go to about 5:20 to hear the end of the interview – the part that was CUT OFF because Mr. Zamudio gave his opinion on gun control and it did not fit Mr. Schultz’ narrative and agenda.  This is a really good illustration of media malpractice and why they have no credibility whatsoever.

Here he is again “setting a good tone” blasting Palin and republicans.  Even Dennis Kucinich (D) about 5:23 takes Schultz to task for his comments.

All this MSNBC stuff is long and hard to listen to, but it shows exactly what they do.  It’s worth a listen for anyone who wants proof of the media bias and glaring hypocrisy.

Posted:  01.15.11


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Where is the health care bill? Is there a health care bill?

So where does the health care reform bill stand at this time?  It’s difficult to understand where it is.

I thought the House was poised to vote on Senate bill (HR3590) which was passed by the Senate on Christmas Eve. See full text here.  I believe the bill consists entirely of amendments.  But while we are waiting to see if they have the votes to do this, there’s another process taking place.  They are writing a Reconciliation bill and may attach the Senate bill to it, so there is never a vote per se on the Senate bill.  Confusing? Yep.

So what is going to be in the Reconciliation Bill?  That’s a good question.  And who is in on the construction of this new bill?  Rahm Emanuel is in on it, for one, the democrats for sure, but are there any republicans in the room?

OR will they do what I thought would happen:  If they could get the votes on the Senate bill with no changes, it would go directly to the president and he would sign it into law.  Bam.  We’d have health care reform.  Then, maybe, a Reconciliation bill would be written to make changes demanded.

Interesting side note is that one idea being talked about is including changes in the way student loans work within the health care reform bill.  They are going to stuff it with God knows what.  What do student loans have to do with health care?  What is meant by the health care reform bill?  Is it the Senate bill, is it the Reconciliation bill, is it the Senate bill attached to the Reconciliation bill?  God knows.  Seems like too much monkey business to me.

I heard that Nancy Pelosi said we need to pass the bill so we can find out what’s in it.  I guess truer words have not been spoken.  Because nobody who votes on it will know exactly what’s in the bill.  Makes you crazy.

Just thought of something funny, imagine attaching over 2000 pages to another some 2000 pages.  This is our government at work.

Take a couple aspirin and read this Politico piece explaining the “dizzying array of options”. 🙂

Obamacare:  Bringing to health care the inefficiency of the post office and the compassion of the IRS.

Posted: 03.10.10


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Nine House members consider changing no vote to yes on health care

Nine House Democrats indicated in an Associated Press survey Monday they have not ruled out switching their “no” votes to “yes” on President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, brightening the party’s hopes in the face of unyielding Republican opposition.

The House version of health care passed 220-215 in November, with 39 Democrats voting against it. Since then, defections, resignations and a death have taken away yes votes.

With four House seats now vacant, Pelosi would need 216 votes to approve the Senate-passed version, which replaces the jettisoned House bill.

In interviews with the AP, at least nine of the 39 Democrats—or their spokesmen—either declined to state their positions or said they were undecided about the revised legislation, making them likely targets for intense wooing by Pelosi and Obama.

Here’s the Nine to contact/watch

(there might be 10)

Brian Baird of Washington

Bart Gordon of Tennessee

John Tanner of Tennessee— these three are not seeking re-election this fall.

The others are:

Rick Boucher of Virginia

Suzanne Kosmas of Florida

Frank Kratovil of Maryland

Michael McMahon of New York

Scott Murphy of New York

and Glenn Nye of Virginia.

Kill this bill in the House.

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See Previous Post. It can be killed in the House and never make it back to the Senate. (Well, I guess if they change it, it’s a whole new bill, it would be going to the Senate for the first time.)  In any event, it can be killed in the House.

Posted: 03.02.10


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