How ironic is it that the Democrats have effectively slammed the coffin on ObamaCare on the eve of U.S. president Barack Obama's State of the Union Address, which airs tonight?

These are the same Democrats who cried that "1000 people" would die daily if healthcare reform wasn't passed. Now they're saying they no longer feel pressured to move quickly on a health bill. Hmmmm...

With no clear path forward on major health care legislation, Democratic leaders in Congress effectively slammed the brakes on President Obama’s top domestic priority on Tuesday, saying that they no longer felt pressure to move quickly on a health bill after eight months of setting deadlines and missing them.

The Senate majority leader, Harry Reid, Democrat of Nevada, deflected questions about health care. “We’re not on health care now,” he said. “We’ve talked a lot about it in the past.” He added, “There is no rush,” Read More...

Reid went on to say they would take their time to work on the health bills that were passed in the House and Senate in December, thus hinting at a reconciliation. But Senator Judd Gregg has vowed to make it an “extraordinarily difficult exercise” for Dems to pass the Senate bill through the House while getting the Senate to fix the bill with a “sidecar” through reconciliation…

And a GOP aide said, “If you bring a reconciliation bill to the Senate, it’s a free for all of amendments," suggesting that ObamaCare will be stalled until the mid-term elections in November when Congress is expected to hemorrhage Democrats as angry voters take to the polls again.

  • s_johnson07

    So let's expect a sob story about not rushing(literally) a bill pack with extreme debt, government control and complete chaos. I know his rhetoric inside and out.

  • BamaBeauty

    Now, I'm known to beat Obama with a dirty broom, but even I had an eyebrow to raise when I heard of his new agenda. Caps for student loan repayments and even more earned income credit for the middle class, have me anxiously awaiting the seed of this talk..we'll see :coffee:

  • ReadTheBlog

    People say more with their actions than their words.

  • MsKnowIT

    Bush was able to do what he pleased. While Obama has to jump through hoops just to please conservatives/Republicans and skeptics alike. Obama is the wrong color and never stood a chance. If this was Bush's bill - it would have been passed by now with noone even noticing. SAD..

  • Digitalmuse66

    don't mind me :newbie:

    Just wondering how long before(disgruntled/disenfranchised) folks start looking for rope and a tree ....

  • M3z

    Politricks as usual...moving on

    :offtopic: That morning wood from yesterday of NBA baller Greg Oden got him sayin sorry 2010 and how he's embarassed, etc, etc. He looks so ashamed in his press conference. Why does he look so LBJ granddaddy

  • Boomer1

    @RTB Agreed!
    I'm more interested in what he does than what he says,no more pep rallies.

  • SanfiPolemikos

    @ s_johnson07

    You understand exactly what they're doing.

    This whole thing was just about going through the motions. Put on a show for the people and waste time. Meanwhile they rob and loot us while we're dazed and confused by the exhibition.

  • Tink Tink

    Cant do the politics... :newpost:

  • Anna

    M3z Says:

    That morning wood from yesterday of NBA baller Greg Oden got him sayin sorry 2010 and how he’s embarassed, etc, etc. He looks so ashamed in his press conference. Why does he look so old…like LBJ granddaddy
    I just made a comment on his post from yesterday. TMZ reported that the pic was sent to his gf and that he has "grown since". :lol:

  • M3z

    :rofl: @ tink so crazy with the kat williams gravatar

  • M3z

    @ Anna LOL "grown since" get the heck out of here...LOL

  • Quitta

    RTB, couldn't have said it any better. Actions speak louder than words. :waiting:

  • maliasasha

    Do not count my daddy out yet. Watch and learn. You do not have a clue about the inner workings of the most Powerful Man in the world. Sit back relax and watch the dominoes fall one by one. He did not get there by being stupid or weak.

  • maliasasha

    He and his crew had to pull this place back from the toilet. Then beat those greeedy ass CEO's at their own game. Now they can't wait to pay back. Because they don't want my daddy in their pocket too deep. Too late cause Barack got their dirty little secrets and will use them when the time is right to wipe the opposition out. Have patience Black/Brown/Yellow people. Read a book or two to understand the New World Order. We will be all right. Stop with the Bullshit you hear on CNN. Afterall,,they have to keep their jobs too. One Love.

  • 5starchic

    i think the president did a good job of taking responisble for his short comings. also we have to understand that if we allow the republicans back in then we are cutting off our own foot