Thursday, October 22, 2009

Sen. Bayh Might Filibuster His Own Party on Health Care Reform. Colbert Lampoons.

I could be wrong, but don't U.S. Senators represent, not only their states, but their country as well when devising laws for America. I'm mentioning this because my heart sank as I read the following tunnel visioned comment from the passionless Evan Bayh.
AP-It's possible that Obama and party leaders eventually will ask Democrats such as Sen. Evan Bayh of Indiana,in the name of party loyalty, to vote to block a GOP filibuster of a health bill even if they plan to vote against the bill on final passage. The strategy might enable Democrats to muster the 60 votes needed on a crucial procedural question and then pass the bill with a simple majority.

Bayh said that if a party leader "is asking some of us to enable the passage of legislation that we think would be harmful to the people of our state, I don't think that's a fair thing to ask."
So health care for all, without concern for a profit driven industry that has nothing to do with medical delivery or treatment, is harmful and unfair? At this point we have only the Democrats to blame if reform fails again because of a few people in a few states that just don't get it.

In the Republican side show: As usual, Rachel Maddow puts the Republican opposition to health care reform in perspective.

When you have perspectives like those shown in the above video clip, you can only assume these right wingers are ripe fodder for comedy. Here's Stephen Colbert's take on the "danger" Sen. Pat Roberts warned us about in his opposition to change:

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