Skip to comments.Clinton: Failure a "colossal blunder"
Posted on 12/17/2009 3:45:56 PM PST by SmithL
Nebraska Democratic holdout Sen. Ben Nelson has declared "not sufficient" the compromise abortion language offered to him, and is digging in by raising numerous other objections to the Senate health bill. His fellow home-state Senator, Republican Mike Johanns, joined a GOP press conference today railing against the legislation, reading aloud condemnations from Nebraska's governor, also a Republican, to intensify the pressure on Nelson. He appears not to need it.
Former President Bill Clinton, who a few weeks ago wowed Democrats in their Senate luncheon chamber, clearly agrees with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's argument, and disagrees with Howard Dean's. He called (the imminent?) failure to pass the bill a "colossal blunder."
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Well, if anyone knows about “failures” and “colossal blunders,” it’s ol’ BJ.
Are we to believe that 58 dem senators are in nazi lockstep supporting this and Nelson and Liberman are the only ones expressing concern?
Nice to hear from Bill Clinton.
Why have the Clintons been so silent in this healthcare debate? Why isn’t Hillary out there helping force this down everyone’s throats? I know she has a different job now and all that. But, as the face of the previous Democrat healthcare reform effort, why don’t they use her to push this??????? That effort was part of her 35 years of experience in making change that she bragged about when she ran for president.
Don’t worry, Snow and Collins will save the day for them and let Nelson and all the Dems off the hook.
Well, I’m sure now that Bill Clinton has weighed in, that will convince Nelson, Lieberman, Lincoln, Landrieu, etc. that they need to vote for this. (sarcasm)
Heck, Bill might even persuade Snowe and Collins to cross the aisle. Can he use his charm on the two Maine ladies?
No, cankles is giving $100 billion dollars away from US taxpayers (me) to thwart a Global Warming lie.
Bubba is just being his normal, herpes-infected self.
You know as well as I do. Hillary or Bill Clinton associated with healthcare is sure death. Might remind people of their fiasco which our Republicans should be reminding the public of day and night.
wow - double barf, but truth alert...
true, but may make ya ill...
If Nelson was smart he should jump ship and swim over the GOP. That will give him.cover if he withholds his vote for this healthcare debacle. He’s deadmeat in Nebraska if he votes for it.
I heard Ben Nelson is being offered $500 million to spend as he sees fit in his state ....why is this NOT A CRIME ??
Sad but true
He just wants Obama to lose the House, like he did.
It is a crime and a bribe. Someone has to object. I am not sure anyone in Washington or nationaly has the courage to object and prosecute
No, the GOP is sticking together on this one.
Even they can't stomach this mess of a Bill.
Well, maybe they're beyond that; but Snowe could use a nose job. Bill could afford that.
I was just watching FOX and the consensus on the panel is that Nelson will get what he wants and they will have the votes. Looks like there’s a very good chance it will get to the floor soon.
Head fake. This will pass xmas eve and the libs will be laughing about it.
Any word what Jimmy Carter and Cynthia McKinney have to say?
Or perhaps Michael Dukkakis and John Effing Kerry?
Has anyone asked Al Gore if government health control has also been exposed as a hoax via whistleblower emails?
I would like to hear from a broad selection of the Embarassing-Beyond-Words-Traitor Democrat pantheon before I make up my mind...
What a relief. We can all breathe easier now that “Blow job” Clinton has chimed in. His methods and ethics are just so uplifting.
He wowed democrats...........what did he do.......expose himself.
Yes, Clinton was a colossal blunder.
But have no fear, someone is following in his footsteps.
At this stage, it would be silly to let the bill hinge on Nelson's objection. Harry will cave and give Nelson what he wants -- no federally-funded abortion. He'll also buy off Bernie Sanders and grease Roland Burris' palm.
Then, the bill will pass the Senate on a party-line vote.
Then, the fun will begin in the Conference Committee -- where the House conferees will insist on retaining their public option and abortion provision -- and will go berserk over the Senate's individual mandate without a public option.
The House simply will not accept the Senate bill. And the Senate cannot accept the House bill. It will be bloody.
And, in the end, I would expect a.) the House bill to prevail so that b.) Harry would be forced to use the reconciliation process in the Senate.
I just read a press release from Mitch McConnel in which he says the bill that’s being considered now isn’t even the one to be voted on later. That bill is in Sen Reid’s possesion and has been seen by no one outside his staff. The press release is linked at Drudge. It probably deserves it’s own thread here.
Something was hitting my craw a bit funny with this current Dem strategy of the uberlibs, from Howard Dean to Olberman telling the Senate to vote no on healthcare. I knew that strategy of the flanks pulling out, allowing the center to collapse and the attackers to move in, then have the flanks come back in to crush the attackers and I wasn’t wrong, the Strategy at Cannae. Do not trust these Leftists with their crocodile tears for the public option, etc. they are sucking the Republicans in, trust me.
The Clintons probably see this bill as something to purge all of the nutwing elements of their party. When it fails (before or after it passes), they will swoop in to reclaim the “moderate wing” of the Democrat party.
his administration was a collosal blunder and still is.
Clinton: a Failure, a "colossal blunder"
Hatchet-Face 'n' Li'l Suzie have been promised a bailout of Maine's disastrous state healthcare plan, be about $300Million. So don't hold your breath waiting for these two to do the right thing.
What Dirty Harry is hiding in his office is 3000 pages of TBD. To Be Determined at a later date by bureaucrats yet to be appointed,between now, when we start paying, and 2014, when it is to hit.
GOP Senators are making the rounds of the talk shows talking tough, being seen making the beau geste when they know damn well their chickenshiite compromises made earlier when their strenght could have made a difference, have made ruinous legislation possible. Repeat,
Again, just like the Stimulus, we are handing the Democrats yet another blank check. God knows what they'll write on this one.