Ben Nelson rejects abortion component of Senate Health Care Bill.
*** More breaking news 1:00 PM ET, see below ***
From Michael Goldfarb of The Weekly Standard, 11:01 PM, December 16, 2009.
“20 GOP Senators Call for Investigation of Offutt Threat”
“Twenty Republican senators have requested that the Senate Armed Services Committee launch an investigation into reports that the Obama White House threatened to close Nebraska’s Offutt Air Force base unless Nebraska Senator Ben Nelson fell into line on health care. Those reports first appeared on this blog. In the letter to Senators Levin and McCain, the committee chairman and ranking member, the 20 ask that “a hearing be held as to whether the BRAC process has been compromised.”
Meanwhile, both Nelson and the White House strenuously deny the allegation. A statement from White House communications director Dan Pfeiffer asserts “This rumor is absolutely false, as the people spreading it well know. This is nothing but a cynical, crass political game that is designed to maintain the status quo. Let’s be clear: the people spreading these falsehoods think nothing is wrong with a system under which families and businesses continue to bear the brunt of skyrocketing costs, insurance companies are allowed to discriminate and drop at will, and thousands of Americans lose their coverage every single day.”
They protest a little too much. I do not know this story is “absolutely false.” To the contrary, I’m confident it’s true. Twenty senators are now calling for an investigation, and each is presumably pretty well sourced in the Senate. If the charges are “absolutely false,” maybe the White House will encourage Senate Democrats to call this Republican bluff. I won’t hold my breath.”
Obama just announced that if the Health Care Bill is not passed, the Federal government will go bankrupt.
The lying SOB has let the cat out of the bag.
As you know, the bill begins taxing us immediately, but does not kick in benefits for approx 3 years.
What the usurper is really saying is that he needs the revenue to bail out his spending in time for the 2010, 2012 elections.
*** Just in, 1:02 PM ET, 12/17/09 ***
Obama just stated that the federal govt. will go bankrupt. Concurrently, Hillary Clinton just announced.
US offers cash to help poor nations with climate change.
Protocol, following societal norms, or marching lock step, prevented Adolf Hitler and the Japanese military from being stopped leading up to World War II. Just think, if there had been more people like SC representative Joe Wilson that had stood up and called Adolf Hitler a liar soon enough. One person for the good or evil can make a difference.
Last night, during Obama’s speech to Congress and the nation on health care reform, representative Joe Wilson called Obama a liar. Obama is a liar. That along with his Acorn thugs and other deception from the Obama camp allowed him to steal the election. More people should speak up and expose Obama for what he is.
Once again, I go back to the example of pre war Nazi Germany and compare it to the 2008 election cycle. Many Americans begged their state election officials and congressmen to speak up.
Just imagine if one state election official, one elector, one congressman had spoken up. We would not have an illegal president trying to ramrod an unpopular health care bill down our throats. We would not have a multitude of radical, socialist, communist Czars guiding policy.
It is bad enough that our elected officials want to follow protocol, not make waves and be courteous to the opposing party. However, to criticize one for being patriotic and looking out for their constituents, that is cowardly and un American.
Apparently John McCain did not learn his lesson during the election campaign. He was more interested in following protocol and not questioning his opponent, Obama, than serving the American people.
John McCain said the following regarding Representative Wilson calling Obama a liar.
“no place for it in that setting or any other.”
“should apologize for it immediately.”
I want to be crystal clear about my reaction to McCain’s comments.
John McCain, your comments are cowardly, un American and show a great deal of disrespect to the American people!
Representative Joe Wilson, your comment last night deserves our respect and praise. Don’t let the protocol conscious jackasses make you back down.
Don’t back down!
I urge everyone to contact representative Joe Wilson and show your support. Urge him to continue to fight the lies from the Obama camp. Also, let John McCain and others that insulted Joe Wilson and pressured him to apologize, know what you think.
Representative Joe Wilson, God bless you.
Don’t back down!
The Honorable Joe Wilson
United States House of Representatives
212 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515-4002
Several days ago I contacted NC Senator Richard Burr’s office via email and telephone message. I received no response. I was inquiring about a health care forum that was scheduled for today, Tuesday, September 1, 2009. I discovered today by an internet search, that Senator Burr is part of a forum with John McCain and other Republicans. What concerns me is that they are fielding questions from “invited parties.” Senator Burr is against the Obama backed public option and that is good. However, why is Senator Burr not hosting town hall meetings for the public?
From News 14 in the Carolinas:
“McCain brings health care forum to N.C. children’s hospital”
“Sen. John McCain will join a group of fellow republican senators in Charlotte on Tuesday for a discussion on health care reform.
McCain, along with Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., and Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Kent., will take questions from invited parties involved in the health care debate and discuss ways to make health care more affordable, accessible and available for American families.
The stop at Levine Children’s Hospital is part of McCain and McConnell’s cross-country tour, where they have been discussing health care and taking questions in various cities from those involved in the issue. The GOP lawmakers have challenged the plan offered by President Obama that could create a government option for health care that would compete with private insurers.
Burr’s health care plan would raise money by taxing health benefits, then use the revenue to give people tax credits to buy their own care.”
“This is a Constitutional Town Hall Meeting in Raleigh to which Senators Kay Hagan, Richard Burr, Representatives Brad Miller, Bob Etheridge, & David Price were invited but refused the invitation to…”
From Senator Richard Burr’s website:
Reforming the Delivery of Health Care
Today, nearly 47 million people across America do not have health insurance, and this number is growing. In North Carolina alone, there are more than 1.5 million uninsured individuals.
Senator Burr believes we must make health insurance more accessible and affordable so that more families can have peace of mind that they can get quality medical care. As we search for long-term solutions, however, we must make sure people have the ability to choose their own doctor.
While some politicians support government-run health care, Senator Burr has a different approach. In order to give individuals and families choices in their health coverage and to avoid a one-size-fits-all program, we need to give people the means to purchase their own health insurance that fits their needs and the needs of their families. To address the growing problem of employees having limited or no access to employer-provided coverage, Senator Burr believes we should foster a broad choice of health insurance plans that stay with you through job and life changes so that you can access care when you need it. Americans should control their own insurance and not fear losing it with job changes.
As Congress works on proposals to reform health care system, Senator Burr firmly believes that any plan must:
Guarantee that every American can get affordable coverage
Demand we get more value for our health care dollar rather than imposing a new tax or passing on a new obligation to future generations
Transform the health care system so that we focus on keeping people healthy and well instead of only treating them when they are sick
Make health coverage affordable for those with pre-existing conditions
End the current discrimination in the tax code that benefits the wealthy and corporations but fails the poor and those who cannot get coverage through their employer
Guarantee that health care is accessible when people want it, where people want it
Be sustainable so that it will be there for future generations
With these goals in mind, Senator Burr recently joined with Senator Tom Coburn and Representatives Paul Ryan and Devin Nunes to introduce the Patients’ Choice Act, a bill that delivers on the shared principles of promoting universal access to quality, affordable health care, and does so without adding billions of dollars in new debt or taxes.
The Patients’ Choice Act would transform our health care system through the following key reforms:
Puts affordable coverage and choice within reach of all Americans. This is accomplished by first ending the discrimination in the tax code that rewards corporations and employers yet offers no benefit to the unemployed or those who do not have access to coverage through their job. Specifically, the Patients’ Choice Act would shift health care tax benefits to individuals and families, regardless of employment status, in the form of a tax credit worth about $2,200 for individuals and $5,700 for families. Americans would receive this benefit upfront, so they would not have to wait until they file their tax returns to get it. And Americans would be eligible for this benefit regardless of how much they pay in taxes. What’s more, under this plan, if you like the health care you have, you can keep it – but you’ll have more money in your pocket because you will still receive the tax credit.
Prevents cherry picking by guaranteeing access to coverage. The Patients’ Choice Act prevents cherry picking – when insurance companies choose to cover only healthy patients – by adjusting risk across insurance companies through an innovative reform called State Based Health Exchanges, which would be a voluntary, one-stop marketplace of insurance plans. These state exchanges — which would be open to all Americans — would offer a broad range of plans but all would be required to have the same standard benefits as those enjoyed by Members of Congress. Through this innovative reform, no individual could be turned down based on their age or health. This is because insurers who do cherry pick healthy patients would be penalized, and those that cover patients with pre-existing conditions and emphasize prevention and wellness would be rewarded.
Strengthens the health care safety net. Currently, about 40 percent of doctors and hospitals do not accept Medicaid patients because payments are so low. This means that needy moms and kids may have health coverage, but poor access to health care. The Patients’ Choice Act would remove the stigma from Medicaid recipients by giving them the ability to purchase the health coverage and care they need from any provider. We also provide simple new opportunities for automatic enrollment to help people who need coverage.
The United States currently spends twice as much on health care per person than other industrialized nations, yet we are not twice as healthy. The solution is not for the federal government to spend and tax Americans more, the answer is to get more value for our health care dollar through more choices. And this is exactly what the Patients’ Choice Act would accomplish.
Senator Burr understands the growing cost of health insurance, and as a Member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, he will continue to work on solutions to this problem.”
Larry Sinclair made a last minute decision to go to Wilmington NC
for the John McCain Town Hall meeting at Cape Fear Community College.
I just spoke to Larry and he has a ticket to attend the Town Hall
Meeting. Sinclair has been busy this morning passing out info sheets
and talking to people near the Schwartz Center.
To those unaware of who Larry Sinclair is, Sinclair alleges that he
and Barack Obama had several drug and sex encounters on November 6, 7,
1999. The first encounter was in a limousine. Larry Sinclair came out
with a YouTube video in January 2008 after multiple unsuccessful attempts
in 2007 to contact the Obama Camp. Larry Sinclair has received incessant
personal attacks, death threats and incarceration in Delaware,
orchestrated by Joe Biden’s son, the Attorney General of Delaware.
Larry Sinclair also alleges that he was contacted by Donald Young, the
gay choir director at TUCC, Obama’s former church, shortly before
Young was murdered in December 2007. Larry Sinclair provided information
to the Chicago Police.
The Citizen Wells blog has covered the Larry Sinclair story more than
any other source. I met with Sinclair yesterday. We can corroborate
much of Larry Sinclair’s story. After covering the Larry Sinclair
story all year, I can say without hesitation that Larry Sinclair has
much credibiliy. Barack Obama has no credibility.
For the first time publicly, Citizen Wells can make this statement:
Larry Sinclair could not have made up his story of the encounter with
Obama in November 1999. Why? Sinclair could not have had the details
of Obama’s whereabouts when he first mentioned his story. Obama’s
speaking engagement at NW Law School was not widely know until a few
months ago. I checked the internet archives and the law school
appearance did not show up. Barack Obama was at least in Chicago by
at least the morning of November 8, 1999.
Another point I would like to make is this. When I first began
investigating Sinclair’s allegations in January 2008, they appeared
preposterous. I first checked the official Ilinois Senate records.
Obama was not present for the November 4, 1999 session. One thing led
to another, with all the attempts to silence Sinclair making his case
stronger. Now with all the knowledge of Obama, his past and his associations, Larry Sinclair’s drug encounter fits nicely in the
puzzle picture that reveals the real Obama.
I just spoke to Sinclair. A young person took Sinclair’s sign as he
was walking in, even though others held signs that said “NoBama”.
Larry Sinclair is inside the Town Hall Meeting and will attempt to
ask a question.
I called the Wilmington Victory Office in Wilmington, NC today attempting to get tickets to the John McCain Town Hall Meeting to be held at the Schwartz Center on the campus of Cape Fear Community College on Monday, October 13, 2008. The tickets were being handed out and could not be obtained over the phone. I left my name, phone number and blog site with the nice lady that answered the phone. Hopefully someone with the Republican Party will respond.
Anyone with the Republican Party in Wilmington NC, with John McCain or anyone who can spare tickets, please contact me by commenting on this blog.
I need 1-3 tickets to the John McCain Town Hall Meeting.
My message to John Mccain:
Mr. McCain, I have a lot of respect for you. However, your sense of decency is getting in the way of protecting the American public.
When John McCain or anyone else reveals negative aspects about Obama, his past and associations, they are not being negative. Obama’s life is full of many negative aspects. Don’t shoot the messenger. The Obama camp continues to shoot messengers, including this blog, for merely reporting facts about Obama.
I just spoke to Larry Sinclair a few minutes ago on Sunday, October 5, 2008. Larry is traveling to Nashville TN and will be there Monday, October 6 and Tuesday, October 7, 2008. Larry Sinclair will be in Nashville for the Town Hall Meeting with Barack Obama and John McCain and to tell his story of a drug and sex encounter with Obama in Chicago in November 1999. Sinclair will also share his knowledge of phone conversations with Donald Young, the gay choir director at TUCC, Obama’s former church, that was murdered in December 2007. Sinclair will also educate the public about the Philip J Berg lawsuit that states Obama is a citizen of Indonesia.
Ever since Larry Sinclair went public with his allegations he has received non stop personal attacks and even death threats from the Obama camp. He is getting them already as preemptive strikes from the Obama camp before his visit to Nashville. I just read an ad on Craigslist in Nashville that is full of lies about Sinclair. I have covered the Larry Sinclair story more than any other source and can provide the truth about Larry Sinclair and his allegations.
Here is a brief statement I have sent to members of the media:
Larry Sinclair will arrive in Nashville on Monday for the Town Hall Meeting. I have covered Sinclair more than any other source and can separate fact from fiction.
I also helped break the Philip J Berg lawsuit and continue to report on this monumental story.
Both of these stories, in addition to continued fallout from the Tony Rezko trial, have barely been touched by the MSM.
Larry Sinclair is on a Take it to the Streets Tour and his story is not going away.
If you would like to interview Larry Sinclair, Philip J Berg
or me, let me know.
The Citizen Wells blog is a good place to start to learn about the Larry Sinclair story as well as many other dubious aspects of Obama and his past. Another example of the Obama camp attacking people for asking questions about their messiah is the actor Jon Voight. He and his family were viciously attacked several months ago for questioning Obama.
John and Cindy McCain were recently on “The View” and treated poorly. Most of those on “The View” are obviously in bed with Obama. Joy Behar spoke of lies coming from the McCain campaign. That is in line with the standard Obama camp approach of personal attacks on anyone asking questions of their messiah Obama. Larry Sinclair has put up a post in the form of a letter asking Whoopi Goldberg, “what happened to the independent, fair minded, and no BS woman I got to know and admire?” Here is the post from Larry Sinclair:
UPDATED 9-13-08 @ 4:42 PM CDT In response to a comment submitted to this article I wanted to make something clear. This letter is not in any way attacking or degrading Whoopi (whom I personally owe a debt of gratitude), but is asking the simple question, “What happened to the Whoopi I knew and loved?”
I am writing you this open letter to ask, what happened to the independent, fair minded, and no BS woman I got to know and admire?
After watching portions of the “VIEW” with John and Cindy McCain, I noticed the woman who I had gotten to know has changed into yet another “mouth piece” for the Obama media circus.
What happened to the Whoopi who used to be scared of nothing and who kissed no ones ass? We got to know each other well over the ten (10) years you helped pay my school tuition, you sent all the post cards and letters from all the film festivals, the monthly packages of the Hollywood Reporter and Variety, all the Reebok shoes when you were there spokeswoman. What happen to the lady who didn’t give a shit when people trashed you for always having white men instead of a black boyfriend? What happened to the woman that used to say the truth mattered more than the hype?
What happened to Whoopi? Where was Whoopi when Michelle Obama appeared on the VIEW? Why didn’t you ask Michelle about Barack being on the dow low? Why didn’t you ask what Michelle thought of Barack’s lover Donald Young (whom Michelle knew) being murdered in cold blood? Why didn’t you ask Michelle or Barack about Barack Smoking crack Cocaine in 1999?
Whoopi, I know you knew about all of this because I emailed it to you, and even faxed it to your Whoop, Inc/One Ho Productions offices.
What happened to the Whoopi I knew and admired and shared so much with? I guess Ron Holder would ask the same question, Where is the Whoopi I knew and loved?”
Barack Obama’s long time association with pastor Jeremiah Wright is hurting his bid for the democratic nomination. Obama has recently denounced Jeremiah Wright and his racist, anti semitic and anti American rhetoric. The damage has been done. Obama cannot erase years of listening to and remaining silent about pastor Wright’s opinions. Barack Obama is slipping in popularity and in the polls.
My unscientific poll shows more people believe Obama is racist. Here are the results today:
Is Barack Obama a Racist?
Yes 64 %
No 27 %
Not sure 9 %
Below are the latest results from the Rasmussen polling organization:
“The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows John McCain with a six-percentage point lead over both potential Democratic opponents. McCain currently leads Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton by an identical 48% to 42% margin. McCain has a double-digit lead over Clinton among unaffiliated voters and is essentially even with Obama among those same voters. However, McCain makes greater inroads among Democrats with Obama as the nominee.”
“The dialogue about Wright’s controversial comments appears to have had at least a short-term impact on public perceptions of Barack Obama. The Illinois Senator is viewed favorably today by just 47% of voters nationwide. That’s down five points since last Thursday (see recent daily results). The number with an unfavorable view of Obama has risen from 44% on Thursday to 50% today. Among White voters, Obama is now viewed favorably by 43% and unfavorably by 54%.”
To read more about the Rasmussen reports click here:
Liberal bias in the press is a reality. The press has a bad reputation in the US going back to the American Revolution. John and Abigail Adams, nearly saints in their dedication to this country, complained about the unfair treatment they received in the press. Now, John McCain, a hero and honorable man, is being treated unfairly by the likes of the NY Times and network news. Brit Hume, of Fox News, addressed liberal bias of the network news in his March 4 2008 Grapevine segment. Here is an excerpt:
“A study of the three broadcast network evening news programs indicates John McCain’s media fortunes have taken a dramatic turn south since early January. The Center for Media and Public Affairs says the percentage of McCain coverage it deemed positive was 46 percent from mid-December through mid-February. But look at the contrast between his 97 percent positive number before the New Hampshire primary on January eighth — and just 30 percent positive since.”