Senate Democrats Tell A Whopper Of A Lie

Democratic leaders in the Senate told a whopper of a lie today when they blamed the media for imposing a deadline for health care reform. The Democrats stated that the media set a deadline of before the August recess and then claimed that Republicans were at fault for any delays.

Senate Democratic leaders on Thursday blamed Capitol Hill media for setting an August deadline for health reform and Republicans for blocking the bill’s progress.

Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Democratic Conference Vice Chairman Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Conference Secretary Patty Murray (D-Wash.) also acknowledged that critics will “pour it on” during the coming August recess and they plan to respond in kind.

Reid said reporters created a fictitious deadline of a successful vote by the August recess, and downplayed the fact that the chamber won’t meet that mark.

“That is a deadline that you created,” Reid told a group of about 75 reporters. “It’s not like we don’t have a product. Significant progress has been made … The mere fact that this wasn’t done by last Friday or by five o’clock doesn’t mean we’re not going to get a quality product.” [emphasis mine] The Hill

The claim that the media set the deadline is an outright lie. Barack Obama set the deadline for the bill to be passed and he reasserted this fact as recently as a week ago. Obama stated that one needed to set deadlines in DC or nothing got done. This sentiment was iterated by Press Secretary Gibbs.

President Barack Obama continued to insist Tuesday that Congress approve a health care bill before its August recess — a timetable Republicans see as excessive. Washington Times

The administration is kicking off a campaign to push Congress to meet Obama’s deadline of finishing work on drafting a measure before Congress leaves for its August recess. Bloomberg

Still, the virtual deadline underscored Obama’s determination to push initial legislation through both houses of Congress before lawmakers leave the Capitol in August for a vacation. The Spokesman Review

Legislation to overhaul the nation’s health systems is unlikely to make it through the House and Senate before the August target set by President Barack Obama and other Democratic leaders, lawmakers said Sunday. Huffington Post

Barack Obama set the deadline and Congress has failed to meet that deadline. As is often the case with Democrats, they point fingers and blame others for their failures. These people do not want their messiah Obama to be the object of scorn for failing to meet the deadline he established so they are blaming the media.

Additionally, Republicans are being blamed for the delay when this too is an absolute lie. There are not enough Republicans to block any legislation. The Democrats can pass anything they want on a straight party line vote. The truth is that conservative and moderate Democrats are holding up the process. Democrats have admitted as much and stated they will not be able to accomplish health care reform without Republican support which is nothing more than a ploy to assign blame to Republicans during the midterm elections in 2010 while protecting Democrats who hail from more conservative parts of the country.

The Democrats are great at playing the blame game. Obama continues to blame George Bush for the problems of the country when the economy and everything else now belongs to Obama. The problems he is facing are of his own doing. Democrats are responsible for the financial meltdown but continue to point fingers the other way. Democrats have had control of Congress since 2006 and the country has gone to hell in a hand basket and there is a shortage of hand baskets. Under their control things have gone very badly. It should come as no surprise that Democrats are once again assigning blame for their inabilities.

Republicans have opposed this health care monstrosity but their opposition cannot stop the passage of a bill if all Democrats are on board. The Republicans want time to be taken so that things are not rushed through and so that all bills can be read before they are voted upon. The big question from the right is; “What’s the rush?”

It took Obama longer to decide on a dog than he gave for the health care bill to be completed. If Obama can take six or eight months to decide on something as mundane as a dog then certainly we can take at least that long to debate something that will affect the country in such a huge way.

America needs to wake up and replace these non performing liars with people who will do the job, accept responsibility for their actions, and run this country in accordance with the Constitution. When 2011 starts we need to finally be rid of the likes of Harry Reid and his cronies.

We also need a Republican majority in the Senate so that we can stop this run away freight train of uncontrolled spending.

As an aside, the beer summit was held at the White House today. How much did this cost taxpayers (who paid for the plane tickets for the participants and their guests?) and what time did Obama and Biden start drinking those beers? If it was before the end of normal duty hours is it appropriate for them to have been drinking? What would happen to other government employees who drank during the duty day?

UPDATE: Looks like Biden had a non alcoholic beer. That is probably best considering he has reduced brain function already.

Big Dog

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7 Responses to “Senate Democrats Tell A Whopper Of A Lie”

  1. Blake says:

    In this day and age, neither the Resident, or the Vice- Resident is technically off duty- If it had been Bush, the howls you would hear about this blatant distraction.
    The timetable mattered a lot until they couldn’t reach it, then, like small children, they denied it mattered at all.

  2. Glenn Cassel AMH1(AW) USN Retired says:

    harry, upchuckie and “sneakers” patty obviously have more than a little trouble with reading comprehension and that thing about paying attention to their boss. Kind of a two fer here, I would think.
    harry reid is amazing in that in a 24 hour period he will constantly counter himself. It’s as if the left side and right side of his brain are disconnected. Which is probably the case.
    I wouldn’t let these three babysit my grandchildren and yet they are personally responsible for the mess we are in.

    • Blake says:

      Yea- like Dog says, these people have perfected the blame game, but until the rest of the people wake up and figure out that this government is all about controlling them, the future is iffy.
      When the people DO wake up, all hell is going to break loose. I just hope it doesn’t resemble what happened to Mussolini.

  3. Darrel says:

    Perhaps you don’t know what the word “deadline” means. Let me help you out:

    1. the time by which something must be finished or submitted; the latest time for finishing something: a five o’clock deadline.

    2. a line or limit that must not be passed.

    There is a difference between urging rapid progress and completion before a recess and having a “deadline.” So the Senate Democratic leaders were exactly right. As usual, it’s you telling the whoppers, and then, rather than quoting the actual person you accuse of dishonesty, quote interpretations of journalists!

    Bigd: “…the economy and everything else now belongs to Obama.”>>

    As if Bush’s actions wouldn’t cause a lag factor longer than 7 months. That’s silly. Okay, let’s pretend. But do remember to apply the proper credit where it goes as he now steers us out of the ditch. Look what his “economy and everything else” just did:

    “Profit reports push Dow to best July in 20 years”


    See also:

    “The deepest U.S. recession since the Great Depression showed signs of easing in the second quarter, buttressing hopes for a second-half recovery, though it may be anemic as consumers are still strapped for cash.”



    • Blake says:

      Barama had August recess as the DEADLINE for healthcare, so did Reid, Pelosi, all the liars- you just keep on twisting the facts and ignoring reality, – its ok- we understand its very stressing having to defend such sucky people, but you elected this POS and his posse- accept their drawbacks. Its the only way you will have any peace.
      As far as recovery, we would be farther along in positive territory without all the “stimulus” that we really didn’t need to spend- that we couldn’t afford to spend.

    • Blake says:

      The reason for the deadline was that if the blue dog dems go back to their constituents and get an earful of criticism, this FUBAR of a plan will go up in smoke, as it should.

  4. Big Dog says:

    Darrel, once again you lie and cover for Obama. I know what a deadline is. Obama imposed the deadline, not the media.

    Let me type it again for you, Obama imposed the deadline. The media did not impose a deadline for for getting this passed, Obama did. Obama said you needed a deadline in DC or things did not get done.

    The Democrats told a lie, the media did not impose a deadline, Obama did.

    You are lying and you are deceiving. Obama imposed the deadline, as my links show. Obama admitted he imposed the deadline.

    The media did not. Once again, it is YOU who lied and covered for Obama.

    The Dow Jones did better on the news that Obama’s plans are in trouble.

    As for the easing of the recession, a number of companies posted profits as a result of trimming workforce but they can only do that once.

    Unemployment will be above 10% and if we start having a recovery around the beginning of next year we will have a huge inflation.

    If we had done very little the economy would be turning around. If it is getting better it is doing so with only 10% of the stimulus money spent. We need to cancel the rest.

    Quit lyint Darrel, Hussein imposed the deadline, not the media.