Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Awww, those whiney Democrats

The Democrats are starting to sound like the guy who shot his parents and then complained that he was an orphan. They schedule this rush to get a vote on health care before they adjourn for Christmas and then complained that the Republicans forced them to come in to make votes at 1 am or 7 am. And they criticized the Republicans for forcing poor 92-years old Robert Byrd to have to be wheeled in for the votes.
Democrats accused Republicans of mistreating the longest-serving member of Congress in history by forcing 60-vote hurdles at awkward times that left even the most robust senators grumbling. Republicans remained unapologetic that Byrd has been forced into dark-of-night and predawn votes, alleging a Democratic rush to approve health care is forcing the nonagenarian into precarious votes.

"I've been worried about Senator Byrd living through the physical trauma of the past few weeks. It is an inevitable thought when you see him rolled into the chamber at 1 a.m.," said Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.), who has served for 29 years with Byrd. "Compelling Senator Byrd to vote needlessly is a new Senate low mark."
Give me a break! If it weren't for the Democrats' fear that they might lose a vote if they didn't rush it before recess, they could have scheduled a more leisurely vote instead of forcing people to come in at 1 am. Their basic complaint is that the Republicans didn't roll over and play dead. Anything other than that seems to be an affront to their sense of all that is right in the universe.

So pardon me if I don't sob for poor Robert Byrd who sounds like he is enjoying his own small role in the week's legislative drama. If anyone understands how to manipulate the rules of the Senate to achieve partisan aims, he surely does.

7 comments:

Bachbone said...

And everything must be done immediately! The Saul Alinsky Community Organizer/Henny Penny Chicken Little Ploy! Pass Obamacare and start collecting higher taxes now or the sky will fall, but the bill's "care' provisions don't take effect for several years.

Ron K said...

"I've been worried about Senator Byrd living through the physical trauma of the past few weeks. It is an inevitable thought when you see him rolled into the chamber at 1 a.m.," said Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.), who has served for 29 years with Byrd. "Compelling Senator Byrd to vote needlessly is a new Senate low mark."


maybe it's time he retired.

tfhr said...

Obligatory TERM LIMITS comment goes here.

Skay said...

Maybe it is time for Spector to retire.

Pat Patterson said...

Ahh, that explains all the pages walking around with backpack defibrillators.

Old Retired Petty Officer said...

As is the rest of them really care about the Grand Kleagle's health and well being. Except to shove the unconstitutional and outright illegal health care "reform" package down our throats.
What Cromwell said applies to the entire bunch.

Pat Patterson said...

If Sen Byrd had not so vociferiously opposed the Presidential Line Item Veto Act and its succesor in 2006 then maybe he could have stayed in bed that day and not have to show up for a change.