Category Archives: Blanche Lincoln

DADT & DREAM amendments fail…thank the Blue Dogs for starters

Those rat fucking blue dogs…Dem’s, only 2, but an important 2 voted no. Reid switched his vote at the last minute supposedly so he can bring it up for a vote again. From CNN:

The bill stalled on a 56-43 vote, four short of the 60 votes needed to overcome the Republican opposition. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada, changed his vote to “no” as a tactical move, allowing him to bring the measure up later.

Reid and other Democrats accused Republicans of stalling the National Defense Authorization Act, which traditionally passes with bipartisan support, to undermine the “don’t ask, don’t tell” repeal and an immigration provision offering a path to citizenship for students and soldiers who are children of illegal immigrants.

*snip*

Republican opponents included some GOP senators who favor lifting the Pentagon’s requirement that gays and lesbians keep their sexuality a secret.

Susan Collins can kiss my brown ass, as well as the two Democratic senators, Mark Pryor and Blanche Lincoln, both from Arkansas who voted with the Rethugs. Disgusting fucks will hopefully rot in the lowest level of Dante’s Inferno.

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.