They are hell-bent to pass some version of health care “reform” before His Transparency holds his State of Union address on some as-yet-scheduled date. So while reconciliation of the House and Senate versions of legislation is hurriedly being negotiated by Democrats behind closed and locked doors, other Democrats in Massachusetts are tipping their hand about their plans to do anything to insure passage of whatever form of slavery ends up being thrown onto the House and Senate floors for a vote.
Their weapon of choice? The special election on January 19th to replace good old boy, Ded Ted.
Big special elections like that coming up in Massachusetts take time to be certified and it is that very process the Democrats are now trying to figure out how to twist so that the current, hand-picked Senator, Paul Kirk, can remain in office long enough to vote “yes” with his pork-filled cohorts.
Some key snippets from the article in today’s Boston Globe:
The longtime aide and confidant of the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, who was handpicked by Gov. Deval Patrick after a controversial legal change to hold Kennedy’s seat, vowed to vote for the bill even if Republican state Senator Scott Brown, who opposes the health-care reform legislation, prevails in a Jan. 19 special election.
The U.S. Senate ultimately will schedule the swearing-in of Kirk’s successor, but not until the state certifies the election.
“Because it’s a federal election,” spokesman Brian McNiff said. “We’d have to wait 10 days for absentee and military ballots to come in.”
Another source told the Herald that Galvin’s office has said the election won’t be certified until Feb. 20 – well after the president’s address.
Since the U.S. Senate doesn’t meet again in formal session until Jan. 20, Bay State voters will have made their decision before a vote on health-care reform could be held. But Kirk and Galvin’s office said today a victorious Brown would be left in limbo.
In contrast, Rep. Niki Tsongas (D-Lowell) was sworn in at the U.S. House of Representatives on Oct. 18, 2007, just two days after winning a special election to replace Martin Meehan. In that case, Tsongas made it to Capitol Hill in time to override a presidential veto of the expansion of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program.
Like with Tsongas’ election, this is yet another example showing how progressive, liberal Democrats will do anything to insure their nefarious plans have a snowball’s chance in their version of hell for America. And it is another reason for every American with a modicum of common sense to send a patriotic $9.12 to Scott Brown’s campaign and for those who live in Massachetts to get out on January 19th and cast their ballot for him.
Only a clearly enormous majority win by Brown can force the Democrat’s to lift their dirty skirt and cause the proper backlash that can kill their plans for not only their version of government-run health “care”, but all their other tax- and deficit-raising atrocities.
Spread the word, Patriots.