Thursday, November 5, 2009

Big Day on The Hill

Today was a very eventful day on Capitol Hill.

First, a crowd estimated at 20,000 or more gathered on the steps of the Capitol Building at 12pm today in an effort to display their dislike for The Nancy Pelosi Destruction of America Act of 2009.

With less than one week's notice and at the behest of Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann, patriotic Americans made last minute plans to travel to the Washington, D.C. These freedom loving individuals skipped work, packed bags and traveled for miles to speak up for the rights of all American citizens.

With many Congressional representatives including House Minority Leader John Boehner gathered on the steps behind her, Bachmann addressed the crowd that had gathered to show their representatives "The whites of their eyes," as that crowd cheered their own efforts and chanted "Kill the bill!"

Meanwhile, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer on Thursday said he expects the U.S. House of Representatives to pass a sweeping health care overhaul on Saturday, but acknowledged that the vote would be close.

"I think it's going to be close," Hoyer told reporters. He said the House would take up the bill on Saturday and that it would win majority support from Democrats.

Additionally, President Obama today was singing the praises of AARP and The AMA, as both organizations endorsed The Nancy Pelosi Destruction of America Act of 2009.

AARP stands to gain an incredible amount of business from the passage of this bill.

The AMA's president, Dr. J. James Rohack, told reporters Thursday that the legislation is "not a perfect representation of our views" but is close enough to warrant his group's support and keep the reform process moving forward.

Rohack said the bill needs to be accompanied by legislation reversing scheduled Medicare reimbursement payment reductions to physicians.

Finally, Republicans on The Hill have created their own version of health care reform. When asked about this development, Nancy Pelosi waved her hands around and blinked uncontrollably as she called the Republicans' plan "scandalous."


Left Coast Rebel said...

Great summay Soloman. What a day indeed. We live in unprecedented, (and dangerous times). I am hoping that today's tragic news in Fort Hood doesn't steamroll a vote on 3962. Based on who we are dealing with, they may just do it.

Soloman said...

Hey LCR - I don't think it will take a day like today to motivate the progressive end of Congress.

It's the blue-dogs that need to step back and think of real principles, not political capital with the party. That will get them nowhere since most of them represent more conservative districts.

Thankfully it looks (for the most part) that anything the Senate passes will be through reconciliation, which means it will be weak and can be overturned, assuming conservatives can win enough seats in 2010 or 2012.

Still doesn't mean I'm interested in anything leaving the House.

Opus #6 said...

Each day that passes brings us close to 2010. Incumbents BEWARE!

Candle said...

I'm hoping Bachmann runs against Obama - probably won't happen. I'd love it though.

AARP - I don't get them, if this stupid bill passes then more and more people won't be able to retire with dignity - or ever. They're just keeping their potential members working...also, they're a-holes.

(please post more Beavis and Butthead)

The_Kid said...

Gret post Soloman. AARP is an extremely liberal organization. Personally, I think it is only there to provie an illusion someone is 'fighting for seniors' in DC.

I'll never send them a -explative- dime.

PS - Explative you Nancy, you Explativing Explative Communist Explativer Explativer !

Jim McMahon said...

We've got em on the run.