How far the mighty nation has fallen. See its remnants. See the pedestal and its cracks. See how the facade has come crashing down. See the people mourning for the nation is no longer.
When a nation turns away from laws, biblical morals, and away from its foundings, then that nation deserves to stand no more.
This weekend, Saturday November 22, 2009 saw overt and blatant bribery become an accepted common practice of Amerika's political machine.
It's the Louisana Purchase all over again. Except this time, we lose the entire nation.
What is most shocking is the brazen and upfront nature that bribery has become. We actually now have representatives bragging, on camera, about how much they were bribed about their vote.
On the eve of Saturday's showdown in the Senate over health-care
reform, Democratic leaders still hadn't secured the support of Sen.
Mary Landrieu (D-La.), one of the 60 votes needed to keep the
legislation alive. The wavering lawmaker was offered a sweetener: at
least $100 million in extra federal money for her home state.
And so it came to pass that Landrieu walked onto the Senate floor
midafternoon Saturday to announce her aye vote -- and to trumpet the
financial "fix" she had arranged for Louisiana. "I am not going to be
defensive," she declared. "And it's not a $100 million fix. It's a $300
Yes, I was bribed and paid for my vote. I don't care if it was legal or not. I got me some money!!
But, don't let them pull the wool over your eyes. This is nothing more than what it appears to be. But, see how they still love to do their politics.
Sens. Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas and Mary Landrieu of Louisiana waited until Saturday to say they would vote yes for a floor debate. Sen. Ben Nelson of Nebraska announced Friday his support for moving the bill forward.
All three cautioned that their votes to start debate should not be construed a support for the bill in its current form.
BULL CRAP!!! #$%@^%@#@$%#%
If you vote YES for a bill, that means you are OK with it. NO, it does not mean that you want to discuss the bill on its merits. There is no debating whether the bill should be killed or not once the bill comes to the floor. If you don't like a bill, then don't give it life. Don't vote for it to be brought out to see the light of day.
But then, these are Socialists aren't they. How could they NOT expect something in return for voting for something they would have voted for anyway.
But, let's not forget that while those who accept the bribes are felons, those who proffered those bribes are also complicit in that crime.
Along the way, Reid sweetened the pot for individual senators, adding
federal funds for Louisiana and agreeing to support an amendment
written by Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., that would expand eligibility for
the purchasing exchanges.
While I know politics is about buying votes.... let's just review what I said. Politics is about buying votes.
But the defense of idiocy and unconstitutionality continues.
Democratic leaders defended their bill, with Reid saying of Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), "The facts he is talking about do not exist, except in the minds of people who do not understand this bill." [ED: Yep, only those who READ THE BILL] Several Democrats also invoked the late Sen. Ted Kennedy before casting their votes, including Kennedy's close friend Connectucut Sen. Chris Dodd, who said "there is no greater compliment we could give to Ted Kennedy than to pass this bill."
What? HUH? What does this have to do with Kennedy? Kennedy had his own health care and yet he still died? (and murdered). Paying for abortions on demand, giving illegals health care, placing trillions more in to our deficit, eliminating millions more jobs will not bring Kennedy back from the dead (heaven help us).
In the minutes before the vote, Sen. Max Baucus, a leader for the Democrats in health care reform, said to his fellow senators, "History is knocking on the door. Let's open it."
OMG!!! What does that even mean? But, Reid continues the circus.
Reid began the debate by rebuking Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who had warned that anyone who votes with Reid tonight will have to explain that decision in their home states.
"Now that is really Orwellian," Reid said. "That is Orwellian. Have a lot of explaining to do if they allow a debate to continue?"
Meanwhile, Lieberman stated that he would not vote for this bill, yet he voted for its cloture. Reid got all 60 "democrats" to vote for this unconstitutional travesty.
They also voted down an amendment to prevent funds to pay for housing the Guantanemo terrorists on USSA's soil.
They also voted down an amendment to prevent funds to be used to prosecute terrorists caught on the military battlefield in civilian courts.
And as expected, they voted to kill an amendment to eliminate waste at the Dept of Commerce.
But be comforted, at least we can now have our Hypersonic WindTunnel Project.
Another rejected amendment:
Coburn Amdt. No. 2785; To transfer funding for the United Nations contributions to offset costs of providing assistance to family caregivers of disabled veterans.
Screw the veterans. Long Live UN!