Brown Wins, Healthcare in Limbo

In yesterday’s elections, Scott Brown won the election for Massachusetts’s empty Senate seat. In his acceptance speech, he ripped the healthcare reform legislation under consideration by the House and Senate reconciliation committee.

Here is Scott Brown’s acceptance speech:

The Democrats are now in a quandary with what to do with Obamacare.  The House can pass the Senate version unchanged, which is political suicide for many of the House Democrats.  Or continue on with the reconciliation, which Senate-elect Brown will oppose (and vote against) in the voting on the reconciled legislation.  The last tactic would be to hurry up with the reconciliation and hold the vote before Senate-elect Brown is seated.  And this last will have the effect of a full-blown revolution against the Democrats in both Congressional Houses.

Realizing this, at least one Democrat, Sen. Jim Webb (VA) said it would "only be fair and prudent that we suspend further votes on health care legislation until Brown is seated."  Furthermore, Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) also said it might be time to take a time-out on health care reform and focus on jobs.

However, I don’t think that the Democrats are going to give up that easily.  I certainly hope that Scott Brown’s election puts the brakes on this massive Charlie-Foxed piece of FUBARed legislation.


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EE for 25 Years, Two Patents - now a certified PMP. Married twice, burned once. One son with Asperger's Syndrome. Two cats. Conservative leaning to the Right. NRA Life Member.
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5 Responses to Brown Wins, Healthcare in Limbo

  1. Ken Taylor says:

    Tom this was a tremendous victory, but just as Lexington was the first shot for our Revolution this was just the first shot of the Conservative revolution. Like the Patriots of old we must remian strong and diligent as we fight for our Nation and our freedom until final vcitory is achieved and we boot these idiots out of office. Then we must stay vigilant and NEVER allow this to happen to our country again!

  2. Tom says:

    Ken, this is only a shot across the Liberal Democrat’s bow. We will see if they strike their colors & surrender, but I doubt it. We’ll have to do this the hard way – one office at a time.

  3. Joe says:

    This was step one in taking back our country. But it is only step one. There are many more steps to be taken and we must be both dilligent and vocal to see that it IS done.

  4. Pelosi announced today that the Senate bill will not pass the House. That means Dems dream of a massive government takeover of health care is DEAD, DEAD, DEAD!

    Now, will they listen to some common sense ideas from Republicans that they arrogantly rejected all last year or we do need to keep kicking their asses?

  5. Tom says:

    Joe – And that is exactly what the Founders of the Country had in mind – an involved populace.

    Mike – Don’t believe everything that Pelosi says – they may still try to sneak this legislation into another bill. And yes, we’ll need to keep reminding them that they work for us, not the other way around.

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