…not like it really matters. Once again, they hear us and could not be bothered with what we are saying. This would be the moment to put all emotions aside, step back, and watch closely. I personally am tired of feeling like a greyhound chasing a sock. How about you?
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) late Tuesday laid the groundwork for the Senate’s healthcare reform debate to start next Tuesday.
Reid filed a motion to introduce the bill on Monday, Nov. 16. Anticipating a Republican objection, the bill would be pushed onto the Senate calendar.
Reid’s action late Tuesday sets up a critical vote next week on a motion to proceed to the bill. Such a motion would require 60 votes to succeed — an important, early test of the Democratic caucus’s unity on procedural votes. Several senators who caucus as Democrats have expressed skepticism about the bill, while others have expressed a willingness to support procedural votes. Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) and National Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee Chairman John Cornyn (Texas) have both warned Democrats that they will target any senators who support procedural votes on the bill.
The first thing that comes to mind is this question: Is there a real danger that if the socialists do not get this done this year it will not happen, or are they just trying to keep everybody amped up to such a level of hypervigilence that those that are fighting against total government takeover of our lives, at some point, physically, mentally, and emotionally just crash affording Obama’s crew free rein to pass whatever they want unchallenged?
The House could be in session until nearly Christmas Eve to try to win final passage on a healthcare bill.
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) outlined the new schedule on Wednesday, saying he is prepared to keep the House working into late December in order to pass President Barack Obama’s keystone issue of his first year in office.
Hoyer’s move follows Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s (D-Nev.) decision late Tuesday night to file a motion that could allow the Senate to begin debate on healthcare next week.
The actions by Reid and Hoyer appear designed to meet a goal of sending a healthcare bill to Obama’s desk by the end of the year. White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, Vice President Joe Biden and Obama himself have recently touted the year-end deadline.
Hoyer said the House would be in session for the first three weeks of December, but that could be extended to the week of Christmas.
“The House could also be in session on Monday, Dec. 21 and Tuesday, Dec. 22 if needed,” Hoyer said in a statement.