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Well, this is it!
November 20, 2009 | Art in Idaho

Posted on 11/20/2009 10:01:44 AM PST by Art in Idaho

The headline says they are going to vote on the health care bill on Saturday night around 8 pm. I just can’t believe this is happening. I’ve heard the Republicans don’t even have a copy of the bill yet. The Senate bill is 2,074 pages. You know no one has read it. We know it’s full of entitlements and lays the framework for another bloated bureaucracy that will wreck our economy. We’ve all seen the Leninist quote, “Medicine is the keystone of the arch of socialism.” I’ve seen polls where 60-70% of the American people do not want socialized medicine. If this passes we’ll have to put up with the smirks of Pelosi, Reid, Schumer and Obama as they will then feel Amnesty and Gun Control will be slam-dunks. Do you realize what kind of country we will have then? A dictatorship, that’s what!

What can we do? We can burn up the phones and faxes today and tomorrow. Contact your Senator by calling the U.S. Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121. A switchboard operator will connect you directly with the Senate office you request. Further contact info Here.

We can demand the Bill be read aloud. Those that can, please show up at the Capitol today and tomorrow with your signs and give them the message that we do Not want Socialized Medicine! I would like to see a 9/12 Rally type of response, but I realize people are busy and working (as I am tomorrow) and can’t just drop everything to be there. Those in the District area – if you can, make an appearance, even if for a short while.

I was watching the series on History last night, the WWII in HD and started to cry when the old vets started to talk. I was especially touched by the Nurse June when she described her experiences. I then thought personally of losing an Uncle in WWII, (a sniper got him on Leyte), a brother-in-law in Vietnam, (a sniper got him as he was riding on a tank in Quang-Tri Province), and the eleven other guys I knew who were killed or injured in Vietnam. All of these people died fighting tyranny in one form or another. Have all the men and women who have died for this country, from the War of Independence to the present day, died in vain?

I then snapped back to thoughts of the Obama and the Health Care vote. Now we have a Marxist President who’s fundamental goal is to completely transform the fabric of the United States into a communist country. Socialized Medicine is one of the first steps. I then fear they will push Amnesty for illegals, Cap and Trade, and God forbid, Gun Control. At what point should we take a stand? Should it be now? Should we tell the senators that a vote for socialized medicine would start an Armed Revolution by 100 million Americans? Where is the line in the sand? Can we afford to wait until November 2010? I honestly hope we can. .


TOPICS: Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: healthcare; obama; socializedmedicine

1 posted on 11/20/2009 10:01:44 AM PST by Art in Idaho
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To: Art in Idaho

One ring then “all circuits are busy”
time after time after time....

Either
1) we ARE burning up the phone lines OR
2) they’ve pulled the plug so we can’t get thru

KEEP TRYING!!!


2 posted on 11/20/2009 10:05:58 AM PST by RebelTXRose
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To: Art in Idaho

When the house bill passed a few weeks ago there were some on here that said that the senate would never pass the bill. Some took issue with my comments about the fact that the democrats would do what ever it takes to get this bill passed in the senate. It WILL happen. The two houses will reconcile and we ALL will be in a world of hurt like never before.


3 posted on 11/20/2009 10:06:02 AM PST by CSI007
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To: Art in Idaho
Why do they have to do this on a Satursday night? They couldn't take care of this today or Monday?

No, they are counting on most of America tuning into the hockey, basketball or college football games, hitting the bars, having parties - in essence, doing what Americans do to forget about work and pretend the country isn't going to H*ll in a handbasket.

4 posted on 11/20/2009 10:08:22 AM PST by 3catsanadog (If healthcare reform is passed, 41 years old will be the new 65 YO.)
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To: CSI007

Nearly time to, as Pat Buchanan put it, ride to the sound of the guns...


5 posted on 11/20/2009 10:11:11 AM PST by badgerlandjim (Hillary Clinton is to politics as Helen Thomas is to beauty.)
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To: 3catsanadog

These idiots think anything changes by doing it on Saturday night?...L.O.L.!....These rats will all boil in hell for this!!


6 posted on 11/20/2009 10:12:59 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Art in Idaho

I can’t believe Americans would do this to fellow Americans, let alone our own Government. I remember Ted Kennedy saying “YOU DOUBT MY PATRIOTISM” and now I can emphatically state YES! YES, you freakin’ POS!

That is what these dirt bags have been up to behind the scenes these last couple of decades. People of faith and America needs to prepare for a new history. George Washington and Ben Franklin despised this day, but it is up to us now.

We have lost America.


7 posted on 11/20/2009 10:13:00 AM PST by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: Art in Idaho

Just tried calling - their phone system is all messed up!


8 posted on 11/20/2009 10:15:08 AM PST by ConjunctionJunction
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To: broken_arrow1
We have lost America.

But a reformed Constitutional America will rise from the ashes.

9 posted on 11/20/2009 10:16:09 AM PST by Logical me (Oh, well!!!)
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To: Art in Idaho
Have all the men and women who have died for this country .. died in vain?

The Eagle of Freedom dines on the flesh of Patriots and needs periodic meals. Those who have died for this country did so to preserve freedom & liberty for their peers and families.

The Eagle is hungry again; this time the enemy is domestic rather than foreign. How can or will the Patriots respond?

10 posted on 11/20/2009 10:22:30 AM PST by Thommas (The snout of the camel is in the tent..)
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To: RebelTXRose; ConjunctionJunction
I just tried calling, "all circuits are busy." Am just going to keep redialing. How pathetic. I don't know. . .
11 posted on 11/20/2009 10:27:28 AM PST by Art in Idaho
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To: Art in Idaho

I’ve gotten 4 wrong senator’s offices voice mail (so far!). I don’t know either...


12 posted on 11/20/2009 10:29:12 AM PST by ConjunctionJunction
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To: Art in Idaho

My congressional delegation have their phones off the hook. Email is full. Faxes have been disabled.


13 posted on 11/20/2009 10:29:27 AM PST by pabianice
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To: pabianice; All
From BuckeyeMcFrog on another thread: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2390841/posts?page=9

A caller on the Hugh Hewitt show last night made the excellent suggestion that the Republicans should announce now that if elected in 2010 they will Repeal this bill if it passes in ANY form. The majority is going to be so steamed at the Dems for ramming this down our throats it would catapult them to unbelievable numbers.

Hey, I like that idea. When we can get through, tell that to Congress if they want to even be considered for reelection!

14 posted on 11/20/2009 10:41:58 AM PST by Art in Idaho
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To: Art in Idaho

Just to clarify.. The vote on Saturday is not to pass this bill. It’s a procedural vote to decide if the bill can go to the next step - which is debate.

Keep the pressure on your senators!

Semper Fi!


15 posted on 11/20/2009 10:53:01 AM PST by slouch-no-more (46.8%)
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To: Art in Idaho

Don’t know why there aren’t any rallies in D.C. the way there were for the House vote, guess people have run out of energy.


16 posted on 11/20/2009 10:56:09 AM PST by whatisthetruth
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To: whatisthetruth
Don’t know why there aren’t any rallies in D.C. the way there were for the House vote, guess people have run out of energy.

Yeah, I get that way at times,(of course being 65 has nothing to do with it, hrumph!). I just keep telling myself, Think of the Founding Fathers. .

17 posted on 11/20/2009 11:03:56 AM PST by Art in Idaho
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To: Art in Idaho

The constitution is only 30 pages of printouts, The law of the land.

WTF is with this 2000 page BS.

The founding fathers were so much smarter than any judge or gov. official we have today.

Anyone who votes for this sh!t needs to be baned from politics.


18 posted on 11/20/2009 11:05:18 AM PST by devistate one four (Back by popular demand: America love or leave it (GTFOOMC) TET68)
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To: badgerlandjim

I’ll be there!

My wife doesn’t like the idea but, I told her that’s what you get when you wed a Marine!

I’ll die b4 going to my knees for the dems or the dam muzzies.

FREEDOM!


19 posted on 11/20/2009 11:08:20 AM PST by devistate one four (Back by popular demand: America love or leave it (GTFOOMC) TET68)
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To: Art in Idaho

They are NOT voting on the bill. They are voting on whether to proceed formally with floor debate on the bill.


20 posted on 11/20/2009 11:11:51 AM PST by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: Art in Idaho

It doesn’t matter what anyone does. If they have the votes they will pass it, no matter what the consequences. Congressional Democrats and the president are willing to go down with the vote if it means their Socialist movement gets to implement the dream they’ve had for 70 years, to control the American people using their healthcare against them.


21 posted on 11/20/2009 11:11:56 AM PST by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: slouch-no-more
Good to know. Thanks. As you say though, Keep the Pressure up! The actual Final Vote is going to be a time of Crisis in this country. . THAT day will be a time for another 9/12 Rally on the Capital steps!
22 posted on 11/20/2009 11:16:54 AM PST by Art in Idaho
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To: slouch-no-more
Good to know. Thanks. As you say though, Keep the Pressure up! The actual Final Vote is going to be a time of Crisis in this country. . THAT day will be a time for another 9/12 Rally on the Capitol steps!
23 posted on 11/20/2009 11:17:20 AM PST by Art in Idaho
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To: Art in Idaho

The Marxist pres_ _ent and his commie cabinet and czars is precisely what the democrat party wanted in order to consolidate power. The democrat party is a Marxist criminal enterprise which discovered long ago that they could not get a majority of we the people to agree to their usurpation of the Republic so they have taken this stealth route using an affirmative action figure for his ‘blackness’ to deceive the public into believing he is anything but the commie he actually is. Reid and Pelosi are going to pass a bill that takes over more than the 1/6 th of the American economy. That lie is the fifth column enemedia’s concession to facts. The reality is much more harsh. Every aspect of life can be misconstrued by lying democrats to relate to healthcare so they can regulate it.


24 posted on 11/20/2009 11:17:22 AM PST by MHGinTN (Obots, believing they cannot be deceived, it is impossible to convince them when they are deceived.)
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To: slouch-no-more

Don’t get tricked by the procedural mumbo-jumbo...this vote is critical to getting this passed by end of year...

This is the Senate version of the idiotic Stupak amendment...keep the eye on the prize...we must kill this now so it can’t pass this year.

Time is our ally The longer this debates the harder it will be to pass - the truth is coming out.


25 posted on 11/20/2009 11:22:09 AM PST by surfer
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To: Art in Idaho
From FrankR on this thread: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2390841/posts?page=9

As you all know, the Saturday vote will be only to "debate" the bill, but the ruse is that if it passes, then the "nuclear option" will be put into play and it could pass the final vote with 51 votes instead of 60. This is a ploy devised by reid and pelosi so the borderline blue dogs could claim later that they voted 'against' the bill, thereby saving their hides at election time...but it's all a lie. If they vote "yes" on Saturday, then ARE voting for the bill, because they are throwing it into the nuclear option arena.

So in a way, Saturday is the "final" vote, then the rest is history? . . Damn them!

26 posted on 11/20/2009 11:25:47 AM PST by Art in Idaho
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To: Art in Idaho; All

Do we have clarification on what Lieberman is going to do? Any updates?


27 posted on 11/20/2009 11:28:19 AM PST by ken5050 (Save the Earth..It's the only planet with chocolate!!!)
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To: devistate one four
Hey man, I'll be there with you in spirit! WTG!
28 posted on 11/20/2009 11:32:15 AM PST by Art in Idaho
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To: CSI007

God help us all!


29 posted on 11/20/2009 11:32:53 AM PST by Halls (Jesus is my Lord and Savior)
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To: ken5050
Last I heard, smokin' Joe Lieberman said he was going to filibuster any public option health care bill. Here
30 posted on 11/20/2009 11:58:44 AM PST by Art in Idaho
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I just read this from: Here:

"Reid said that a key procedural vote that will allow the Senate to formally move to the legislation will take place Saturday evening. If Reid secures 60 votes—the number needed to break a filibuster—the Senate will begin debate on the bill after legislators come back from next week’s Thanksgiving recess."

Does this mean Lieberman can't attempt to filibuster then?

31 posted on 11/20/2009 12:22:51 PM PST by Art in Idaho
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