Obama insisted today that the Senate wait for Brown to be seated before they make any changes to its version of the health care reform legislation.
“Here’s one thing I know and I just want to make sure that this is off the table: The Senate certainly shouldn’t try to jam anything through until Scott Brown is seated,” the president said. “People in Massachusetts spoke. He’s got to be part of that process.”
“I think point number two is that it is very important to look at the substance of this package and for the American people to understand that a lot of the fear mongering around this bill isn’t true,” Obama said.
Obama also said it was important for the American people to take a look at the substance and details of the health care reform legislation that Congress is considering.
Well, gee Mr. President, I agree we ought to have a look too. Except YOU and reid, and Pelosi were the ones who have been trying likle Hell to rush this through. YOU were the one who broke their promise about allowing C-Span televising health care debates. YOU were the one not giving anyone any time to check out the bill sir.
So, sir, understand that you still have a tremendous credibility gap here. In other words sir, we do not believe you, and will not until your actions back up your words!
UPDATE!! Looks like Obama is not the only one waking up. Dave C notes that Jim Webb is slowing down too
Maybe he’s realizing that yeah, the current health care bill is a turd sandwich the Democratic controlled Congress was going to shove down the throats of America.
Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.) said the upper chamber shouldn’t move forward with healthcare or any other bills until Brown is sworn in.
“In many ways the campaign in Massachusetts became a referendum not only on health care reform but also on the openness and integrity of our government process,” Webb said in a statement. “To that end, I believe it would only be fair and prudent that we suspend further votes on health care legislation until Senator-elect Brown is seated.”
Amazing what a good spanking will do isn’t it?
Carol checks in with a new attitude from Barney Frank
Consider the following from The American Spectator:
“I have two reactions to the election in Massachusetts. One, I am disappointed. Two, I feel strongly that the Democratic majority in Congress must respect the process and make no effort to bypass the electoral results. If Martha Coakley had won, I believe we could have worked out a reasonable compromise between the House and Senate health care bills. But since Scott Brown has won and the Republicans now have 41 votes in the Senate, that approach is no longer appropriate. I am hopeful that some Republican Senators will be willing to discuss a revised version of health care reform because I do not think that the country would be well-served by the health care status quo. But our respect for democratic procedures must rule out any effort to pass a health care bill as if the Massachusetts election had not happened. Going forward, I hope there will be a serious effort to change the Senate rule which means that 59 votes are not enough to pass major legislation, but those are the rules by which the health care bill was considered, and it would be wrong to change them in the middle of the process.”
That is Rep. Barney Frank speaking. Folks, when Barney Frank admits that it is time to listen to the voters there is only one thing to say, WE WON!
We won one seat, but folks, do not let your guard down, keep applying the pressure, this is NOT the time to ease up or relax. Politicians LIE, and will keep lying if we stop doing what we are doing. Hold their feet to the fire!