Harry Reid – The Grinch Who Stole Christmas

The vote for cloture which occurred shortly after 1:00 am passed by a 60/40 vote, guaranteeing that the wretched bill will be passed before Christmas (putting a damper on the holidays for a majority of Americans, right, left and center). Why did Reid choose the middle of the night, less than a week before Christmas to force a vote on this unpopular P.O.S. bill?

Byron York examines that question:

By the way, when the 1 a.m. vote took place, the Reid Amendment had been public for about 36 hours, and the public had not had a single business day to examine it. “Make no mistake,” said Minority Leader Mitch McConnell a few minutes before the vote. “If the people who wrote this bill were proud of it, they wouldn’t be forcing this vote in the dead of night.” Referring to the Nelson buy-off and other special arrangements in the bill, McConnell said few people would have imagined that the health care debate would have ended “with a couple of cheap deals and a rushed vote at one o’clock in the morning.”

To add insult to injury, (and why not? They’re on a roll) the Dems blame Republicans for this outrage:

“Everyone knows we’re here at one in the morning because of my friends on the other side of the aisle,” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said moments before the vote.

By “friends”, Reid means those “evilmongering” rethuglicans. The bought-off Mary Landrieu regurgitated the talking points on CBS Sunday:

“We don’t have to vote in the middle of the night, but [Republican Sen. Tom Coburn] is the one making us do it — not Harry Reid, not the Democrats. It is a Republican obstructionist that is making us vote in the middle of the night.”

I have a question for Mary Landrieu, and Harry Reid.

Who the freak does the scheduling on the Senate floor? The friggen’ minority?


Reid is determined to pass the national health care bill by Christmas, and to do so he has to get the cloture vote on his amendment done at the earliest moment. The timeline is Reid’s and Reid’s alone. “The bottom line is, Sen. Reid schedules the floor,” says one well-connected GOP aide. “He is the only one who can schedule the floor.” If Reid had scheduled the vote during business hours on, say, Tuesday, a final vote would not have taken place until the day after Christmas — an outcome Reid apparently found unacceptable.

Of course. The final vote has to take place before Christmas so these evil—mongers can ruin everybody’s Christmas.


A visibly disgusted Senator McCain’s scorching speech on the Senate floor:

“We have just begun to fight”.

See Also:

The American Thinker:

Reid gets his 60 votes – the Chicago Way by James Simpson


Hope & Change, Gangsta Style by Kevin McCullough

Michelle Malkin:

Sneaky Sunday Senate liveblog, open thread; the building backlash against Ben Nelson; Harkin: Do it for Teddy K!; McConnell: “It is not too late” to kill it; Reid: People are dyyyying! “We are reshaping the nation;” cloture motion passes, 60-40

Legal Insurrection:

Dems Break It, They Own It

AoSHQ by Gabe:

ReidCare Managers Amendment Vote

Red State:

The Democrats’ Health Care Hari-Kari

If you oppose health care deform, you are a racist, hate-spouting, Aryan who roots for the assassination of Barack Obama


A Political Earthquake by Rick Richman


Liberals Add Fresh, New Arugment to Health Care Debate: If You Oppose It, You’re a Nazi Klansman

Michelle Malkin:

Cash for Cloture: Demcare bribe list, Pt. II

More Nebraska voters call out Cornhuckster Ben Nelson

Karl at Hot Air:

ObamaCare: How the Senate GOP blew its chance


8 thoughts on “Harry Reid – The Grinch Who Stole Christmas

  1. His brain is full of spiders, he has garlic in his soul, Harry Grinch.

    How deesgusting, indeed. You need to post some pics of your holiday decorations to cheer me up. Merry Christmas to you and your family, Deb!


  2. Deesgusting Commies. Reid, Pelosi, Nelson and Sheila Lee Jackson and all the other Democrats that fell into line for this idiotic new system of government mind you, have re-elections coming November, 2010. By the way, let me add Lieberman to this list of Communistic thinkers. He is not an independent, he is a Democrat Social Commie and the worst kind. Every time I see Joey smile, I know he’s ready to pierce us in the back.

    All talk about taking care of us poor, uneducated flock of idiots. We had better wake up. Before we all forget especially the youngsters of our nation, here is a bit of history of these same controlling idiots on a so called we need to take care of our retirees monstrosity.

    Some people can’t accept the truth: Social Security

    Just in case some of you young whippersnappers (& some older ones) didn’t know this. It’s easy to check out, if you don’t believe it. Be sure and show it to your kids. They need a little history lesson on what’s what and it doesn’t matter whether you are Democrat or Republican. Facts are Facts!!!

    Franklin Roosevelt, a Democrat, introduced the Social
    Security (FICA) Program. He promised:

    1.) That participation in the Program would be Completely voluntary. No longer Voluntary

    2.) That the participants would only have to pay 1% of the first $1,400 of their annual Incomes into the Program.
    It’s Now 7.65%

    3.) That the money the participants elected to put into the Program would be deductible from their income for tax purposes each year. No longer tax deductible

    4.) That the money the participants put in, would be into the
    independent ‘Trust Fund’ rather than into the general operating fund, and therefore, would only be used to fund the Social Security Retirement Program, and no other
    Government program. Under Lyndon Johnson the money was moved to The General Fund and Spent.

    5.) That the annuity payments to the retirees would never be taxed as income. Under Clinton & (Climate Freak) Al Gore Up to 85% of your Social Security can be Taxed.

    Since many of us have paid into FICA for years and are
    now receiving a Social Security check every month —
    and then finding that we are getting taxed on 85% of
    the money we paid to the Federal government to ‘put
    away’ — you may be interested in the following:

    ———— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— —-

    Q: Which Political Party took Social Security from the
    independent ‘Trust Fund’ and put it into the general fund so that Congress could spend it?

    A: It was Lyndon Johnson and the democratically
    controlled House and Senate.
    —– ——- — —– —– —— —- —– —– —– —– —-

    Q: Which Political Party eliminated the income tax
    deduction for Social Security (FICA) withholding?

    A: The Democratic Party.
    —– —– —— — —– ——- — —– —– —— —– — —

    Q: Which Political Party started taxing Social Security annuities?

    A: The Democratic Party, with Al Gore casting the ‘tie-breaking’ deciding vote as President of the Senate, while he was Vice President of the U.S.A.

    ——- —— —– —– —– —– —– —– —– —– —–
    Q: Which Political Party decided to start giving annuity payments to immigrants?


    A: That’s right! Jimmy Carter and the Democratic Party.
    Immigrants moved into this country, and at age 65,
    began to receive Social Security payments! The
    Democratic Party gave these payments to them, even though they never paid a dime into it!

    ———— — ———— ——— —– ———— ———
    Then, after violating the original contract (FICA), the Democrats turn around and tell you that the Republicans want to take your Social Security away!

    And the worst part about it is uninformed citizens believe it!
    If enough people receive this, maybe a seed of awareness will be planted and maybe changes will evolve. Maybe not, some Democrats are awfully sure of what isn’t so.


    A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have.
    -Thomas Jefferson


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