ObamaCare monstrosity will have to be sent back to House for another vote

Posted by: ST on March 25, 2010 at 8:38 am

Teehee. I love it:

WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans learned early Thursday that they will be able to kill language in a measure altering President Barack Obama’s newly enacted health care overhaul, meaning the bill will have to return to the House for final congressional approval.

It appeared initially that deleting the provisions, dealing with Pell grants for low-income students, should not cause major problems for Democrats hoping to rush the bill to Obama and avoid prolonging what has been a politically painful ordeal for the party. Democrats described the situation as a minor glitch, but did not rule out that Republicans might be able to remove additional sections of the bill.

This is what happens when you don’t read the bill for which you’re voting. Maybe we should “thank” Nancy Pelosi, who suggested a couple of weeks ago that Congress must pass the bill so America could find out “what was in it.” What she didn’t say was that it apparently needed to be passed so that members of Congress who voted for it could find out what was in it, too.

Michelle Malkin burned the midnight oil last night and has the latest developments on the various amendments to the bill proposed by Senate Republicans, all of which (I believe) were defeated going into the wee hours of the morning. And they said that the GOP were the “obstructionists” …

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10 Responses to “ObamaCare monstrosity will have to be sent back to House for another vote”


  1. Milton Quaffalot says:

    I fail to see what big victory has been won here. So the bill goes back to the House, they’re going to vote for it again; they are the ones who wrote it in the first place.

  2. Where did you see that I claimed this was a “big victory,” Mlilton?

  3. MarkJ says:

    Assuming all the aforementioned GOP amendments were defeated, seems to me the Democrats have merely handed the GOP lots of clubs with which they can regularly whack Democrat congressmen this fall.

    “Did you know Senator Foghorn Leghorn voted against a Republican reconciliation amendment that would have denied Viagra to sex offenders? Do you really want to reelect somebody who thinks giving Viagra to convicted rapists and child molesters is okay?”

  4. Tom TB says:

    Once one learns how the “Progressive” brain operates, they are simple people to figure out. #1. They will always think they are your intellectual superior, no matter how many times you prove them wrong. #2. Whatever they accuse YOU of doing, is precisely what THEY are doing. #3. They will call you out for what they say is a lapse in YOUR moral beliefs, yet they will never admit to having any moral absolutes at all.

  5. DaMav says:

    So, “masterfully crafted” legislation that has mistakes in it. Note how the media is trying to minimize this and pass it off as ‘minor mistakes’. In actuality, the mistake is that the bill will increase spending and the Dems forgot to rig this part for the CBO.

    That’s not to say that it is some huge victory, but it certainly rebutts the ‘flawlessly crafted’ meme the media is trying to push as part of the Ritual of Obesiance to Pelosi-Reid-Obama.

  6. ZippyTheWerewolf says:

    Tom you are soooooooo correct in that assessment.

  7. Lori says:

    now if they want to add the Public Option, easily get the votes, then send it back to the Senate with only 51 votes, the demoncrats would be excstatic and finally be absolved —obama will have mISSION ACCOMPLISHED in time memorium, just wait and see

  8. MarkJ says:

    Here’s how the Democrat mind operates:

    “I know I’ll get hanged for stealing a horse so, hey, I might as well steal a few cows as well.”

  9. SpideyTerry says:

    This isn’t a big victory, but it makes the Democrats squirm. The House again has to vote on this thing. It’s another reminder to the majority that opposes this abomination that the Democrats are ramming it through. That’s good news for the GOP.