December 21, 2009
Splitting the Baby in Half? Americans United for Life Statement on Cloture
You’d think there’d be parking in Your Nation’s Capital in the dead of night.
You’d be wrong.
16 inches of snow and the Senate vote forced Your Business Blogger(R) and Charmaine into an unconventional parking spot for our Monster SUV with its enormous (carbon) footprint.
No. Every Senate Staffer worked all weekend and not because the DC snowplowpersons buried their cars.
(If the boss is working, the staff better be working. More than just business etiquette.)
So. Senate rules allow for 30 hours of debate from dropped bill to vote taking. 30 hours was up at 1am last night. Reid got his speedy vote on health care reform. They broke it. They bought it.
The baby is split.
What makes for such strange, well, bedfellows?
Our liberal pro-choice friends want abortion at any time, for any reason, at an everyday low price, funded by tax payers.
Conservative pro-lifers do not want any tax dollars to pay for abortion. As well as that other stuff; like the science that life begins at conception…
Both sides are unhappy with the bill. This is not a reason for our legislators to be happy.
Yes, some cynics– ok, me– suggest that pro-choice Planned Parenthood is not genuinely against ObamaCare. Liberals are planning to hang the abortion ornament on the healthcare Christmas tree on later laps. The Alert Reader will note that AUL had a statement up immediately after the vote. Planned Parenthood, as of this writing, has not updated there website.
The Senate Democrats have proved that they are indeed, the Party of Death. Let us work to show that the House Democrats are not.
This is how bad the Senate Democrats miscalculated: An Alert Reader sends this last night,
I was not for Huckabee last year, but watching him in Nebraska, [home of Nelson(D)] I would definitely like to vote for him in 2012. Merry Christmas!
Conservatives, who outnumber liberals 2 to 1 are now mad and mobilized. And so are pro-choicers. Planned Parenthood and Huckabee are surely planning joint appearances.
Here is Charmaine’s statement, 60 Senators Just Made History…
60 U.S. Senators just made history by voting to move forward with a bill that imposes a first-ever mandatory abortion tax on the American people.
Majority Leader Reid held this vote in the middle of the night because he knows that the vast majority of Americans don’t want this new tax and don’t want tax dollars bankrolling insurance plans that cover abortion.
A ‘yes’ vote is a solid ‘yes’ to the expansion of federal funding for abortion.
We will be making this tragic decision clear to those constituents who have been misinformed that their Senator is pro-life.
ObamaCare cloture is not something that a Solomon would do.
Thank you (foot)notes: