December 30, 2009

13 Republican Attorneys General Threaten Lawsuits Over Nebraska's Health Care Bribe Deal
— Dave in Texas

Heh.

COLUMBIA, S.C. -Republican attorneys general in 13 states say congressional leaders must remove Nebraska's political deal from the federal health care reform bill or face legal action, according to a letter provided to The Associated Press Wednesday.

"We believe this provision is constitutionally flawed," South Carolina Attorney General Henry McMaster and the 12 other attorneys general wrote in the letter to be sent Wednesday night to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.

Who really don't give a rat's ass what 13 Republican attorneys general think or threaten to do, with a (frankly) mildly worded "saber-rattle".

That is not the point. This is the point.

House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn, D-S.C., said the letter was a political ploy.

"This threat stinks of partisan politics," he said in a statement. "If Henry McMaster wants to write federal law he should run for Congress not governor."

Well duh congressman, that's because it is a political ploy. And we need more of them.

As has been reported, public support for the Comprehensive Piece of Shit continues to crater, not grow. People are pissed off at Democrats.

It is the obligation, and responsibility of the opposition to keep the amps turned up to eleven. So keep painting Ben "Let's Make a Deal" Nelson with the health care stinkbrush while he airs his crappy "I loves this Bill" ads in the face of his political demise. Republicans should continue to hang it around the necks of every damned Democrat that supported it. Because it is a loser and it has people madder than all hell.

Even people who aren't all that politically motivated.


More. Faster please. Thank you.

Posted by: Dave in Texas at 05:14 PM | Comments (49)
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1 This threat stinks of partisan politics," says the Dem congressman. Pot, meet Kettle.

Posted by: wherestherum at December 30, 2009 05:16 PM (gofDd)

2 Rush needs our prayers, peeps. 

Posted by: Peaches at December 30, 2009 05:16 PM (9Wv2j)

3 I heard that, too, Peaches! I said to my dad, "What do we do without Rush?"

Posted by: wherestherum at December 30, 2009 05:17 PM (gofDd)

4 Say a prayer.

Posted by: RTH615 at December 30, 2009 05:18 PM (Rytlc)

5 Hey, Rum.  I am sick at heart with this.  If prayers work, HA alone will pull him through. 

Posted by: Peaches at December 30, 2009 05:19 PM (9Wv2j)

6 If this turd passes, I demand that all hospitals in the country change their names to "Barack Obama Hospital". That way everyone will know who to blame as they're dying in agony in the packed waiting rooms.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at December 30, 2009 05:22 PM (P33XN)

7 Praying for Rush to pull through.

Posted by: Ginger at December 30, 2009 05:22 PM (/XmR+)

8 FYI.....I am a deputy attorney general. In my experience, these sorts of threats are not made lightly......I would expect a filing soon. Prayers up, Rushbo!

Posted by: rightzilla at December 30, 2009 05:24 PM (zWsnx)

9

This will be the first of many lawsuits, if this passes. I'm waiting to see what happens when they try and remove Stupak from the bill.

2010 will be a bloodbath

I hope Rush pulls through, and modifies his habits so he is around to see the Victory in 2012.

Posted by: Cromagnum at December 30, 2009 05:25 PM (rRlh2)

10 Dem's say that this stinks of partisin politics. Ho Ho Ho, I guess that only Republicans play this game. What did the Dem's do the last two years of the Bush years?

Posted by: mystry at December 30, 2009 05:30 PM (kmgIE)

11 Constitutionality of one passage? The whole thing is unconstitutional.

My prayers for Rush. We need his voice now more than ever.

Posted by: lemosleu at December 30, 2009 05:32 PM (7P8hm)

12 so sue

Posted by: sheik Yamani at December 30, 2009 05:32 PM (mhD2v)

13 What did the Dem's do the last two years of the Bush years? When they do it, it's for the good of the country. When the Repubs do it, it's partisan politics. Because repubs are evil. Someone's projecting here and it isn't the repubs.

Posted by: wherestherum at December 30, 2009 05:38 PM (gofDd)

14 What this really does is keep the spot light (and pressure) on Benny Nelson - and he's feeling it alright - so much so that he feels the need to run a counter ad, a full three YEARS before he faces reelection. I'd bet that he's searching (searching I tell you) for a reason to flip on this (as are many other Dems I suspect). This mudpie stinks more than any other piece of legislation ever passed and if the Dems don't tune up their noses soon and kill it, then the blame for their own demise can only be pinned on them and their omnipotent stupidity.

Posted by: volfan at December 30, 2009 05:39 PM (lF49h)

15

Okay, these 13 lawyers do not have to go up against the wall when the revolution comes. But we'll still have to keep an eye on 'em.

Is the number 13 significant?

Posted by: Rodent Liberation Front at December 30, 2009 05:43 PM (dQdrY)

16

Is the number 13 significant?

Posted by: Rodent Liberation Front at December 30, 2009 10:43 PM (dQdrY)

Yeah, they need a hobbit.

Posted by: Gandalf at December 30, 2009 05:47 PM (bgcml)

17 Oh, another positive to this is that we see an attempt to use federalism to derail the leftist agenda.

Washington DC is not supposed to be the final source of political power in America, and the states are not supposed to be provinces.

Posted by: Gandalf at December 30, 2009 05:50 PM (bgcml)

18 Washington DC is not supposed to be the final source of political power in America, and the states are not supposed to be provinces.

Posted by: Gandalf at December 30, 2009 10:50 PM (bgcml)


Hey, now wait one minute, what exactly is wrong with all of the political power being centered in one location, under one fallen spirit, err, man?

Posted by: Sauron at December 30, 2009 05:51 PM (bgcml)

19 DEER CLYBURN,

I suppose that equal protection under the law is also a political ploy?

Posted by: I R A Darth Aggie at December 30, 2009 05:58 PM (BDH94)

20

The beauty of the partisan vote is that every democrat - every one of them - cast the deciding vote. They have all decided to follow kamikaze politics. Ben Nelson and Max Baucus are done, stick a fork in 'em.

Isn't it ironic that democrats scream 'political ploy' about opposition of a bill that they hurried to pass, but that same bill doesn't go into effect for years, and why? It was a political ploy because their political capital is decaying faster than U238.

Won't it be just hunkydory when NE's governor has to fight to keep his illgotten gains, and sinks his own political fortunes as well. This bill is toxic and it will destroy the democrat majorities for decades, and for what? So they can say they passed it this time... Fools.

 

Posted by: Carmelita at December 30, 2009 06:01 PM (gq1Fx)

21 More than that. The Republicans should be doing a vastly better job of pointing out what this thing does. There should be a Cliff's Notes version of it available from the RNC that spells out what it does, so that EVERYONE can get on the same page and make the same points over and over and over again, about how specifically evil this thing is. More than that. Republicans should come out in support of Iran. Not just, "Hey, Obama, get your act together." Republicans should be trying to openly find ways to tweak the Iranians and make Obama react. Democrats did all manner of things to attack Bush through foreign proxies. The difference is that Republicans are fighting for freedom in the Middle East, and Democrats are fighting for anything but. Beat them with that. Beat them with it until they beg for death. The word is freedom, and it is a venomous lie whenever it passes the lips of Obama and his followers. Make them swallow it. And yes. Pray for Rush.

Posted by: Amos at December 30, 2009 06:01 PM (gDWoG)

22

The Smaug Healthcare Act.

They do need a hobbit.

Posted by: Rodent Liberation Front at December 30, 2009 06:02 PM (dQdrY)

23 Maybe this bill will turn the One into the Once.

Posted by: Rodent Liberation Front at December 30, 2009 06:04 PM (dQdrY)

24 Hey, now wait one minute, what exactly is wrong with all of the political power being centered in one location, under one fallen spirit, err, man?

At least he hasn't imubed a significant amount of that power to a physical item like a ring, a logo, or a teleprompter. Or have you been handing out rings again?

<i>Nine for mortal men doomed to die</i>

Posted by: I R A Darth Aggie at December 30, 2009 06:05 PM (BDH94)

25 Is a Hobbit some sort of cross between a hobo and a rabbit? (Yeah, it's not original. So sue me...)

Posted by: Raoul Ortega at December 30, 2009 06:07 PM (GUxTi)

26 When the 2010 Democratic debacle occurs next November, the following days headline should read:   CAN YOU HEAR US NOW?

Posted by: GarandFan at December 30, 2009 06:09 PM (ZQBnQ)

27 Won't it be just hunkydory when NE's governor has to fight to keep his illgotten gains, and sinks his own political fortunes as well.

The Nebraska governor is an R and has been openly criticizing Nelson for the deal.

Posted by: Steve L. at December 30, 2009 06:20 PM (mIIVr)

28 <i>Nine for mortal men doomed to die</i>

Posted by: I R A Darth Aggie at December 30, 2009 11:05 PM (BDH94) 

Just because I happen to be very close to 9 prominent political leaders doesn't mean I gave anything to them. No. I just like them as people. Honest. Really, would I lie to you?

Bill Clinton

Hillary Clinton

Barack Obama

Ted Kennedy

John Kerry

Al Gore

Nancy Pelosi

George Soros

Harry Reid


Posted by: Sauron at December 30, 2009 06:37 PM (bgcml)

29

A couple of nights ago on Bret Baier's Fox News slot, Mara Liasson confidently predicted that Iowa's citizens would be celebrating Nelson's bringing home the bacon.

Those Iowa bacon lovers!!! 

Heh.

Posted by: effinayright at December 30, 2009 06:53 PM (lQRmV)

30 Pot, meet Kettle.

RACISM!!!!

Posted by: Jim "Totally Non-Partisan" Clyburn at December 30, 2009 07:35 PM (Pw+Zz)

31 Have any of you met Mike Cox, AG of MI?  I'm pretty sure he's a hobbit. [Well, I haven't seen his bare feet, but he's not wide enough to be a dwarf, and he has no beard.]

He's running hard for Gov, but he has a few problems.  He may not get the nomination.

Posted by: JorgXMcKie at December 30, 2009 07:54 PM (290l2)

32 Nice, witty post.  "Comprehensive peice of shit"!! Well said.

Posted by: Charliemax at December 30, 2009 09:53 PM (deFA4)

33 Is there a Mrs. Soros?

Posted by: Simon at December 30, 2009 11:16 PM (/d/hV)

34

Yeah, they need a hobbit.

Posted by: Gandalf at December 30, 2009 10:47 PM (bgcml)

I left politics a while back.

Posted by: Robert Reich at December 30, 2009 11:46 PM (UBQGM)

35 Robert Reich: proof positive that Sauron DID forge rings for the hobbits. Only question is who else got one.....

Posted by: SDN at December 31, 2009 02:25 AM (S78cq)

36 DiT: "As has been reported, public support for the Comprehensive Piece of Shit continues to crater, not grow."

Pedantically speaking, you're referring to Comprehensive Piece of Shit, Too. Technically, Comprehensive Piece of Shit still refers to the relatively bipartisan illegal alien amnesty and reward program from a couple of years ago. Technically.

But the Democrats still own both. Just think, this summer they'll be pushing for an Even More Comprehensive Piece of Shit.

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at December 31, 2009 02:30 AM (50S+L)

37 Keep plucking that chicken, democrats, socialists, progressives, fascists, errr whatever the hell they are calling themselves these days.

Posted by: nikkolai at December 31, 2009 04:57 AM (U0lNn)

38

21:  As usual, the Repubs continue to earn the title of the "stupid" party.  I cannot fathom why we aren't seeing:

RNC sponsored internet postings or TV spots of specifics of the evil legislative details within the health care bill (yes there are too many to list but pick the worst most egregous ones).

RNC sponsored information on the financial double dealing and payoffs in TRAP, stimulus, defense bills

RNC requests for information on Major Hassan (remember him--move alng nothing to see here), Gen Casey's concern bout diversity over soldiers lives, the sequence of events that ignored the Nigerian bomber, the incompetence of Sec Napolitano, etc.

But as usual, the repubs never fail to disappoint.

Posted by: Hrothgar at December 31, 2009 05:11 AM (36fWN)

39 Clyburn is a political whore himself. He didn't like it because our conservative governor, Sanford, refused to take the so-called stimulus (BRIBE) money. Due to his being in the federal money system, Clyburn has enriched himself and everybody else in his family. So, after much haggling Sanford took the money and now the only thing it's stimulating is a savings account. That in itself isn't bad, but it ain't stimulating anything.

Posted by: Joseph Brown at December 31, 2009 06:04 AM (zYaYw)

40 29-Effinay, either you or Mara Liasson are wrong. Nelson (halfassed)represents  Nebraska. Bet they'll really love him when he breaks into their bowl game with "God made me do it, BS.

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