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Democrats Talking About Using the "Nuclear Option" to Pass ObamaCare "as an Easter Basket" - Audio
Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | January 24, 2010 | Brian

Posted on 01/24/2010 11:09:51 AM PST by Federalist Patriot

Here is audio of Democrat Rep. James Clyburn telling liberal talk show host Bill Press that the "way forward" on Health Care Reform is to use the "Reconciliation Process" to pass a bill "as an Easter Basket." It also has audio of multiple other Democrats saying the same thing, that the use of the "Reconciliation Process" to pass a bill of some kind is a definite option. The "Reconciliation Process" has also been called the "Nuclear Option," and Democrats howled at even the suggestion of Republicans using that process to get Judicial Nominees approved during the Bush Administration. It was not used, but now Democrats seem to have no qualms at using it to push through ObamaCare. Such a process only requires 50 votes to pass a bill (plus VP Joe Biden), and bypasses the possibility of a filibuster by the GOP. . . . (AUDIO)

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TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: 111th; 2010; bhohealthcare; democrats; elections; healthcare; liberalfascism; nuclearoption; obamacare; reconciliation

1 posted on 01/24/2010 11:09:53 AM PST by Federalist Patriot
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To: Federalist Patriot

Hey Dems - effin go for it!


2 posted on 01/24/2010 11:11:19 AM PST by Frantzie (TV - sending Americans towards Islamic serfdom - Cancel TV service NOW)
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To: Federalist Patriot

How many blue dogs will become road pizza if they do that? ha ha go for it idiots!


3 posted on 01/24/2010 11:13:21 AM PST by southernerwithanattitude ({new and improved redneck})
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To: Federalist Patriot

We can only pray they are this stupid!!!!


4 posted on 01/24/2010 11:15:21 AM PST by ontap
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To: Federalist Patriot
Radioactive Obama

The Dems have already given us the nuclear option. The public is waking up to the nightmare.

5 posted on 01/24/2010 11:15:41 AM PST by missnry (The truth will set you free ... and drive liberals Crazy!)
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To: Federalist Patriot
"The "Reconciliation Process" has also been called the "Nuclear Option," "

The "Budget Reconciliation" process has only been called the "Nuclear Option" by people who don't understand that those two terms mean two entirely different things.

6 posted on 01/24/2010 11:17:02 AM PST by OldDeckHand
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To: Federalist Patriot

I find it incredibly ironic that a party that is generally anti-religious says things like they’ll give us the Health Care Bill as a “Christmas Present” or as a “Easter Basket.” Sort of funny in a I-hate-these-jerks sort of way...


7 posted on 01/24/2010 11:18:44 AM PST by swatbuznik
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To: Federalist Patriot

Are these members of Congress high on crack? Teddy Kennedy’s seat...repeat Teddy Kennedy’s seat in the Senate is now occupied by a Republican with even Barnie Franks’ district voting Republican. Do they think shoving Obamacare down the throats of the American people get them re-elected?


8 posted on 01/24/2010 11:22:55 AM PST by The Great RJ ("The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money." M. Thatcher)
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To: southernerwithanattitude

Clyburn is an IDIO with a safe seat and too stupid to understand what has happened. Not enough Congressional road pizzas out there for me, bring it in! T


9 posted on 01/24/2010 11:23:02 AM PST by WellyP
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To: Federalist Patriot
While I am not happy about some of the things going on currently within the Republican Party (Steele's lack of support in the NY-23 race, his late support for Brown, and Palin's support for McCain) I am fast coming to the decision that I may have to put it all aside in order to attack and destroy every single Democrat who is currently in office who supported ObamaCare.

And that includes any of them that should suddenly have "a change of heart" and decides to come out against ObamaCare.

None of them can be trusted to not go back on their word.

I know I may get flamed for my idea, but I think my time is better spent attacking the Dems and "encouraging" the Republicans to toe the conservative line and represent us instead of compromising with policies that the vast majority of Americans do not want.

(end of rant/flame away)

10 posted on 01/24/2010 11:24:17 AM PST by airborne
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To: swatbuznik

I was going to say how interesting we get a Christmas bomber and a nuclear Easter basket. I’m sensing a theme here.


11 posted on 01/24/2010 11:26:37 AM PST by maggief
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To: Federalist Patriot

Well, they tried to ruin Christmas with DeathCare. Now they’re trying to ruin Holy Pascha!

NO, NO, NO!!!! Give it up!!!!


12 posted on 01/24/2010 11:31:40 AM PST by Honorary Serb (Kosovo is Serbia! Free Srpska! Abolish ICTY!)
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To: Federalist Patriot

Let it be so.

Governing against the will of the people in an arrogant way sounds like the perfect way for the DNC to commit suicide.


13 posted on 01/24/2010 11:38:08 AM PST by bigbob
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To: Federalist Patriot
Democrats Talking About Using the "Nuclear Option" to Pass ObamaCare...

If this happens, I wouldn't be surptised if armed insurrection didn't erupt somewhere in the country...or something worse.

14 posted on 01/24/2010 11:44:57 AM PST by GoldenPup
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To: Federalist Patriot

STUPID is as STUPID does !


15 posted on 01/24/2010 11:53:33 AM PST by Renegade (You go tell my buddies)
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To: GoldenPup
We, the people have our own options, "nuclear" and otherwise.

Our would-be overlords in Washington had better think twice about circumventing the legislative process in order to force through legislation that would result in huge - and unwanted - control of a large segment of our economy.

16 posted on 01/24/2010 11:57:03 AM PST by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: airborne

Yeah I agree but we can multitask and give stinking RINOs like Juan McCain, Crist and other sthe boot.

The GOP may have been a bit more stealthy in MA to avoid turning off independents and Dems who voted for Scott.

NY-23 - FUBAR thanks to stinking Newt, Dede and NY-23 RINO goon local party hacks.


17 posted on 01/24/2010 12:01:36 PM PST by Frantzie (TV - sending Americans towards Islamic serfdom - Cancel TV service NOW)
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To: Frantzie

If we can beat McCain in the primaries (and we should try) I would be thrilled.

But if not, we’re better off spending all of our time and money winning back both Houses.

We’ll have more of a chance forcing McCain to change his position (he does it all the time!) than we would a Democrat.

For me, I will be donating my time and money fighting Specter and Casey here in Pennsylvania.


18 posted on 01/24/2010 12:08:52 PM PST by airborne
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To: Federalist Patriot

First, ever notice how it’s always a House member claiming Senate budget reconciliation can be used to ram Obamacare through, and never an actual Senator?

Here’s why.

Budget reconciliation in the Senate is a rare, obscure technical procedure for minor budget adjustment bills to make technical spending corrections for previously adopted budget bills.

The way Senator Greg Judd (R-NH) explained Senate budget reconciliation recently is that it can be used only to pass pure spending or pure taxation budgetary bills and according to the Byrd Rule, each sentence of the bill can be challenged on a point of order as to whether it contains policy issues or not and therefore whether it should remain in the bill.

Second, The Big Win in Massachusetts was indeed a wakeup call for the Congressional Dims, whether Obama and his advisers have gotten it or not. There’s no stomach left among the Congressional Dims for Obamacare or Obama-anything else at this point. The Dims are running for the hills. Obama has now conclusively demonstrated he is poison 100% of the time at election time, supporting three Dims in a row who each lost with Obama’s support. Dodd said take a break on Obamacare. Already Congressional Dims are talking on Fox about extending the Bush tax cuts as one way to keep from further wrecking the economy.

Multiple Dims, including New York’s Bloomberg have harshly criticized Obama in the last two days regarding his ill-advised and unwarranted attacks on the banks. Billionaires Mort Zucker and Warren Buffet have lambasted Obama in the last two days. Everyone saw what opening his big yap attacking banks did to the stock market yesterday and today. Karl Rove said tonight that the Pubs may now be able to pick up 8 Senate seats and that 150 Dim seats are in play this November.

Obama’s presidency is over for all practical purposes. His operatives can no longer instill the fear of God in Congressional Democrats by threatening to withhold resources, Party help, Obama appearances, etc. They did all of that in the bluest of blue states and got clobbered, so they’ve lost their juice.


19 posted on 01/24/2010 12:36:11 PM PST by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Made from The Right Stuff)
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To: swatbuznik

yes, i wondered what happened to the separation of church
and state.


20 posted on 01/24/2010 12:39:42 PM PST by gussiefinknottle (woof!woof!woof!)
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To: Federalist Patriot

It’s not the Senate where the problem is it is the House. IMHO this is only crazy talk for the uber libs to keep them somewhat sane.


21 posted on 01/24/2010 12:47:23 PM PST by chris_bdba
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To: southernerwithanattitude

John Tanner (d) of Tennessee is retiring supposed to be a blue dog........in a pigs eye. He can vote for it and walk away clean.


22 posted on 01/24/2010 1:02:43 PM PST by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, disabled,seniors & retired Military)
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To: southernerwithanattitude

They don’t care. They believe that if they can get it passed, then they have grasped the golden ring of socialism and the US is well and truly effed and that short of destroy the entire system and starting over, we will never get rid of it.


23 posted on 01/26/2010 8:24:07 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Truth - Reality through the eyes of God.)
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