Public Option dies in Senate Finance Committee, Thank You Blue Dogs!

Twice today the Senate Finance committee fucked the voters. Read it and weep:

The Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday rejected by 15 to 8 a “public option,” or government-run health insurance plan — the first significant setback for the centerpiece of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul.

Five Democrats joined all 10 Republicans in opposing the plan, suggesting that more trouble lies ahead when the House of Representatives and full Senate consider the legislation in mid-to-late-October. Four committees, three in the House and the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, previously had backed the government-run option.

Want to know which Democrat’s fucked us? Here they are:

Democratic opponents of a public option cited a variety of reasons for their opposition, including concerns about the impact of a public plan on rural areas and its ultimate cost. Democrats opposed to a public option were Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont., Tom Carper, D-Del., Kent Conrad, D-N.D., Bill Nelson, D-Fla., and Blanche Lincoln, D-Ark.

Fucking DINO’s. Punk ass bitches. Newsweek’s take on today’s bullshit:

The committee then voted on a similar, if slightly less liberal, amendment offered by Chuck Schumer of New York. It was shot down 13-10 with two Democrats, Nelson and Carper, switching their positions.

Prospects for a public option aren’t entirely dead. There’s still the possibility of a public-option trigger that Olympia Snowe, who voted against Rockerfeller today, has expressed support for. It has yet to be discussed by the Finance Committee.

Not once but twice the fuckers fucked us. Ain’t that some shit.

Oh and fuck Snowe’s trigger option. Trigger is a friggin horse or part of a gun for christ’s sake.

Michael Moore says it best for me.

About Dusty, hells most vocal bitch

I am a..brown Cali bitch that is quite the opinionated,political, pain-in-the-ass, in your face kinda girl that also loves baseball and music to a fault. Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.--Albert Einstein-*

Posted on September 29, 2009, in Bill Nelson, Blanche Lincoln, Blue Dogs, DINO's, Kent Conrad, Max Baucus, Public Option, Tom Carper. Bookmark the permalink. 16 Comments.

  1. These fuckers were never fucking ever going to vote for good for “we the people”  never fucking ever! And they will not in the future. Those on the left must begin to think like that. These fuckers on (and I hate to even use this term) our side have been told what the hell they are going to do now-before and in the future or else.

  2. I just heard about this on the 7PM news.  I can't keep up with all this.  What does this mean exactly??

    yorksnbeans

  3. They will hopefully feel the heat of their constituents come election time. If not..then I would rather have the Rethugs running shit. Fuck the Blue Dogs..hard.

  4. YnB..it means the Democrats have quite a few assholes in the woodpile..namely anyone that was elected in a district that voted for McCain. Those bags o' batshit think it's ok to support the corporate line and all the lobbyists that infect DC.

    It means it will be even harder now to get a public option passed..the Blue Dogs have spoken..fuckers.

  5. Hundreds of billions for bankers and nothing for the people. I have nothing else to say but it should be obvious to any fool who owns the United States Congress.

  6. When I heard this on the news I was upset that I was not more upset.
    Obama had the chance to pull an LBJ and strong-arm the Blue Dogs but instead he took the high road.
    Alas, the high road leads to a watered-down health care reform bill, so it's not a high road at all.
    I was so hoping Obama would show the genius he showed getting elected. Looks like he may be a one trick pony.

  7. To call them prostitutes would be a slur on the profession!

  8.    I am still not prepared to call it dead but If we have to do without it that is okay as long as predetermined and caps are outlawed!

  9. Since our country will never be run by anyone but those controlling the pursestrings, I suggest we talk about something of FAR more import: fantasy basketball! Dusty, start rounding up potential players, I don't want any half-assed, six-team league.

  10. That's true Eddie..so what should we refer to them as? 😉

  11. Jimbo..you have a far more positive pov than I dear man.

  12. Excuse me dude? I brought most of the folks into the foosball league..you are the one with a million comments.. 😉

  13. One trick pony? He can't even close Gitmo in a fucking year KZ.

  14. This is such a travesty..after two years of talking bout healthcare reform, Obama can do nothing to fix it? Bullshit.

  15. Well, on the bright side, the Senate did managed to approve $50 million for abstinence only education.
    Texas spends the most per capita on that shit and we also have the highest rate of teen births in the nation.
    I think the Feds might look to Texas for trends on how to piss off money the fastest.

  16. “Read it and weep”  Dont weep, RAGE!  And dont make the mistake that Obama wants reform, or at least that he's fighting for anything that doesnt amount to a windfall for the Insurance and Pharmaceutical companies under the guise of “achievable goals”. (Unless his plan is to shovel billions of taxpayer dollars into these companies while further impoverishing voters in an attempt to get them to turn off American Idol and actually kick some congressional ass).

    “so what should we refer to them as?”  How about traitors?  Isnt that what you call someone who sells out their country for money?  Or does it require selling out to a foreign nation to be called a traitor?

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