Monthly Archives: September 2009

After Senate Finance’s epic fail, what next on health reform?

Sometimes it’s not easy being a Democrat. The big tent we live in can at times appear almost too big, accommodating as it is to people who by all rights should probably be Republicans. That said, now that the Senate … Continue reading

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Trent Franks update: Obama is an enemy of unborn humanity

well, that clears that up… Previous: GOP Congressman: Obama an ‘enemy of humanity’

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Bill Sparkman’s son speaks out

… and says he believes his father was murdered (oh, and Dan Riehl, he didn’t accuse his dad of being a child molester…) From the AP: Josh Sparkman told The Associated Press in a phone interview that he is frustrated … Continue reading

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Schumer amendment fails – three Democrats bail on public option

The Schumer amendment, seen as the one with the best chance of passing the ill-begotten Senate Finance Committee, just failed on a non-party line vote of 10-13. Three Democrats – Max Baucus, Kent Conrad and Blance Lincoln (who wasn’t at … Continue reading

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What is the difference between the Rockefeller, Schumer amendments?

FDL’s Jay Walker has a helpful summary of the Jay Rockefeller public option amendment (that was just defeated in the Senate Finance Committee) and the Chuck Schumer version, which is being debated now. In short: The best and most robust … Continue reading

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Bill Nelson votes against the Rockefeller public option, will support Schumer’s version

UPDATE: Nelson is speaking now, and has said he will support Chuck Schumer’s version, which is less robust, but more “consumer driven.” Nelson has been slippery on his stance on healthcare reform, but had recently indicated he liked the Schumer … Continue reading

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Breaking: Baucus pledges to vote against public option

Max Baucus, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, just spoke, and said he will vote against an amendment adding a public option to his “mark up” of healthcare reform legislation, saying that although he “sees a lot to like in … Continue reading

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Dear World: How do you like us now?

A commenter made a very good point recently, in response an earlier post (about the “Obama assassination poll” on Facebook), that “The world is watching and wondering: what is going on in America???” Indeed, many people around the world must … Continue reading

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GOP Congressman: Obama an ‘enemy of humanity’

People for the American Way, which I presume will soon be labeled a communist beehive by Glenn Beck and the RedStaters, has a right wing watch site, which has been monitoring the kooky “How to Take Back America” / Phyllis … Continue reading

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The red baiters eyeing SEIU, American Progress

Glenn Beck did his star turn on “Fox and Friends” this morning, spinning ominous warnings about the OTHER communists infesting our government: the Service Employees International Union, and the Center for American Progress. Now, you thought SEIU was just a … Continue reading

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