The liberals are a nervy bunch. With an economy that they have intentionally driven (in a manner that would make Ted Kennedy proud) straight into the drink, they are now playing a slimy version of “Let’s Make A Deal” with each other in order to get their health scare scam on to the Senate floor. The problem is that like always, they are playing with money that isn’t theirs. Where will these “funds” come from, the middle class, the printing press that is humming away in Geithner’s basement or from the Chinese? It could end up that the answer to that sickening question is “D, all of the above”.
Two Demokratic “holdouts” were coquettishly demanding payoffs that would make Je$$e Jack$on and Al $harpton blush.. Well, maybe not. Mary “Kingfish” Landrieu and Blanche “Honest Abe Who?” Lincoln decided to tease the liberal elite within the Demokratic Party. Their votes were absolutely necessary to the leftists so it became time for Harry Reid to start spending other people’s money so that they could begin working on a bill to take and spend even more of the people’s money.
Graft being an inherent part of Lousiana politics, Pudgy Mary said, “I am not going to be defensive, and it’s not a $100 million fix, it’s a $300 million dollar fix..” (“Sweeteners for the South” Washington Post) “Fix” in the unseemly cesspool of liberal politics means “bribe”. With all liberals, the only way to “fix” a problem is to throw exorbitant amounts of other people’s money at it.. Pudgy Mary never bothered to explain what needed fixing.. Its Louisiana, something is ALWAYS broken.
“After Landrieu threw in her support, she asserted that the extra Medicaid funds were ‘not the reason’ for her vote..” Righttt.. That’s like Oprah saying that Twinkies are “not the reason” for her ever ballooning weight.. $300 million more for Medicaid, not for small businesses, not for “shovel ready jobs” in Louisiana, not for tax breaks for the twenty people in the state who actually work.. Another liberal payoff to the liberal voting base of barnacles and siphons that creates nothing and contributes nothing to an economy that they have personally destroyed.
“Even when she finally announced her support, at 2:30 in the afternoon, Lincoln made clear that she still planned to hold out for many more concessions..” These “concessions”, are they accounted for financially in the health scare bill that the fellow travelers are going to be allegedly “debating”? Where is Landrieu’s $300 million coming from? No one has yet to give the figure that Lincoln demanded in round one.
The tax dollars of others being the aphrodisiac that it is to the liberals, now we will see ALL of the liberals playing “hard to get.” Those imbeciles who rolled over in the early moments of this fiasco because they wanted to be “team players” have let their mendicant constituents down. The handout whores have all been burning up the phone lines to Washington, telling their “representatives” to hold out in round two for at least $500 million..
Lincoln said, “My decision to vote on the motion to proceed is not my last, nor only, chance to have an impact on health-care reform..” There you have it. There is the notification that the moochers of Arkansas will be throwing down the gauntlet.. After all, Lincoln is up for reelection in 2010 and it appears that she has a lot of bribing to do. When a liberal speaks of “impact”, that always means that it is going to “impact” the taxpayers in a substantial and negative way.
They are already lining up with their smelly hats in their hands. If it has already cost us an additional $300 million “fix” for Louisiana alone, how big of a multiplier should we apply to that number when the bill actually needs the same sixty votes for “final passage”? Sixty liberals all asking for at least $300 million.. At that rate, it could end up costing the American middle class taxpayers an additional 1.8 billion dollars once this Demokratic disaster goes to a vote and that is on top of the untold trillions that the health scare scam will itself cost..
Landrieu has already hit the ground running. “She went to the floor during the lunch hour to say that she would vote to proceed with the debate- but that she’d be looking for much bigger concessions before she gives her final blessings to the bill..” “My vote today should in no way be construed by the supporters (not to be confused with the blackmailers like Landrieu herself..) of this current framework as an indication of how I might vote as this debate comes to an end..” Start scratching some checks, Harry.. Thank Heaven that they are considering taxing Botox, Pelosi’s contribution to that fund will then pay for Landrieu’s larceny all by itself.. One sleaze ball liberal Senator paid off, fifty-nine more to go.. Maybe John Kerry’s Botox taxes can pay for all of Lincoln’s “needs”..
The article laughingly claims that Landrieu seeks “more tax credits for small business and a removal of the ‘public option’ now in the bill.” Judging by Landrieu’s earlier statements, she can easily be “convinced” with a bundle of greenbacks to see things Harry’s way.. Lincoln appears to be nowhere near as well versed in the ways of extortion as Landrieu. She found herself having difficulty admitting in public that she was no better than any other liberal politician. “I will vote to support, of, the, the, will vote in support of cloture on the motion to proceed to this bill..” The manure began to reach the point of maximum toleration as she continued, “I’m not thinking about my reelection in 2020”.. And Michael Moore ISN’T thinking about doughnuts right now..
Lincoln labored on, “I will not vote in favor of the proposal… as it is written.” If that were the case and this show wasn’t all about scamming and skimming more money from the coffers, why didn’t she vote against the bill “as it is written” now? This is just another liberal warning the rest of the liberals that the line forms at the rear..
The new rallying cry here has to be “Free Duke”. Randy “Duke” Cunningham was one of California’s members of the House from 1991 through 2005. Cunningham had actually formulated and circulated a list that each of his votes was to cost anyone who was interested in buying them. He was convicted of taking $2.4 million in bribes and he was sentenced to eight years and four months in prison. He was ordered to pay $1.8 million in restitution and he now resides in the U.S. Penitentiary in Tucson Arizona.
Landrieu is BRAGGING about demanding $300 million in bribes for her vote and Randy Cunningham was canned for 1/150th of that amount.. Free Duke..