Saturday, November 21, 2009

Sen. Blanche Lincoln and Sen. Mary Landrieu were purchased

It is a sad day for America.
The future of America is decided by bribes
What did these women do to themselves?

"I am not going to be defensive," Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) declared. "And it's not a $100 million fix. It's a $300 million fix."
Sen. Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas. Like other Democratic moderates who knew a single vote could kill the bill, she took a streetcar named Opportunism, transferred to one called Wavering and made off with concessions of her own. Indeed, the all-Saturday debate, which ended with an 8 p.m. vote, occurred only because Democratic leaders had yielded to her request for more time.

Even when she finally announced her support, at 2:30 in the afternoon, Lincoln made clear that she still planned to hold out for many more concessions in the debate that will consume the next month. "My decision to vote on the motion to proceed is not my last, nor only, chance to have an impact on health-care reform," she announced.See the full WAPO story here