Using reconciliation to push a $1Trillion healthcare bill complete with multiple and onerous new laws and regulatory bodies onto the American people is simply a corrupt, cynical, and unprecedented move.
Of course, we are no longer surprised by Obama and Democrat corruption.
First it was Mary Landrieu’s bribe called the new “Louisiana Purchase“.
Then it was Ben Nelson and the Cornhusker Kickback bribe.
Now it’s Jim Matheson in Utah. Matheson is being “persuaded”, perhaps Chicago-style, by Obama to vote yes on healthcare on the same day he announces that Matheson’s brother, Scott, is being nominated for a judgeship on the US Circuit Court of Appeals.
As Dan Riehl put it…..question the timing.
Tonight, Barack Obama will host ten House Democrats who voted against the health care bill in November at the White House; he’s obviously trying to persuade them to switch their votes to yes. One of the ten is Jim Matheson of Utah. The White House just sent out a press release announcing that today President Obama nominated Matheson’s brother Scott M. Matheson, Jr. to the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.
Co-ink-ee-dink? I highly doubt it. Michelle Malkin says NO way:
Let us consider the possibility, for a brief moment, that it is merely coincidence.
Is the White House so fantastically blind and tone-deaf that it failed to detect the blood-red flags and blaring alarm bells that Scott Matheson’s judicial nomination would raise coming on the very day President Obama is wooing his brother, Jim?
Incorrigibly corrupt or incorrigibly stupid. Take your pick.
Consider Congressman Matheson’s record on the health care bill. He voted against the bill in the Energy and Commerce Committee back in July and again when it passed the House in November. But now he’s “undecided” on ramming the bill through Congress. “The Congressman is looking for development of bipartisan consensus,” Matheson’s press secretary Alyson Heyrend wrote to THE WEEKLY STANDARD on February 22. “It’s too early to know if that will occur.” Asked if one could infer that if no Republican votes in favor of the bill (i.e. if a bipartisan consensus is not reached) then Rep. Matheson would vote no, Heyrend replied: “I would not infer anything. I’d wait to see what develops, starting with the health care summit on Thursday.”
How is it possible that a Congressman who voted NO twice against this bill now says he is “undecided” and looking for bipartisanship? Hello?
There is no bipartisanship and never has been on this bill. NOTHING has changed in a positive way to make a two-time “No” vote go “undecided”. If nothing else, it is clear, by judging the contempt the American people have for this bill and the clear Democratic partisanship that “no” has been the correct vote all along.
But then again….when Obama bribes….corrupt Demcrats listen.
Disgusting….Call your Senators and Reps NOW….Tell them “no” is the only vote.
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