I’ve been driving in To Arizona all day so haven’t had a chance to check the news until just now in my hotel room. I find that just what I expected would happen, Senator Ben Nelson of Nebraska is bought and paid for, with our money of course. The cloture vote is scheduled for 1:00 A.M. Monday morning. That’s right, One O’clock in the Morning. That’s the sort of hour when criminals prefer do their work.
All the polls show that a majority of at least 57% of the Americans do not want a government-run health care system that will be a colossal failure in delivering health care and will bankrupt the country. The only way the Democrats can do this is under cover of darkness and before even more of the people find out just how bad this thing is.
Remember, all of Congress has exempted themselves from this. That’s right, they and their families will keep the health insurance they now have as members of the House and the Senate. They are not willing to live under the same rules they are going to impose on us. Republicans have submitted amendments calling for members of Congress to be subjected to this health care bill the same as we will be, but the Democrats have shot down every one of those amendments.
They have to have the vote in the middle of the night so they can ram this thing through before Christmas because if they adjourn for Christmas without doing this the Senators will get an earful from their constituents back home. Harry Reid can’t have that, he might not have his 60 votes anymore when they come back after the first of the year.
This is shameful. These are dark days. As someone once said, now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country. The vote is not until one hour after midnight tomorrow. Call your Senator and make sure he or she knows that if they vote for cloture on this bill you will give as much money as you can to their opponent in the next election.
UPDATE: There is a glimmer of hope that James Webb, Senator from Virginia could upset Harry Reid’s apple cart. That would be delicious. No way to know, he hasn’t said and likely won’t. We’ll have to “wait til’ the midnight hour.”
Webb is Scot-Irish and so am I. We’re different from a lot of folks, we love freedom and we don’t like oppressive government. Robert the Bruce and William Wallace are our heros (in addition to America’s founding fathers). Recall the last words of William Wallace as he went to his execution, as portrayed by Mel Gibson in Braveheart: Freeeeedom!!
This healthcare bill is about bondage. Webb will have to abandon his heritage to vote for it.