December 24th, 2009
06:31 PM ET
soundoff (229 Responses)
  1. Yes..No...No-no I Mean...

    "NO" by accident ? No way his first call was what he really meant to say about this oversized and overpriced Senate-bill...furthermore they did not pass a bill only adopted their own, to be continued with more
    talk...talk....!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    December 24, 2009 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  2. Captain

    Harry voted correctly the first time. Way down deep, he actually knew what he really should do for the betterment of the country, and did it. However, he quickly recovered, remembered to whom he owed things, and did the politically correct thing, as usual.

    December 24, 2009 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  3. chris l

    Thank god the anti American party represented by the likes of Obama, Reid, Pelosi, Frank, Dodd, Nelson etc.... will all be thrown back to the cesspool they crawled out of in 2010. The United States of America will never allow a bunch of fringe radicals to gain power again. As far as the child and chief, one and done. COUNT ON IT!!!

    December 24, 2009 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  4. mike

    Just confirmation of the idiots behind this bill. When the corruption is exposed, Reid will step forward and stand behind his No vote.

    December 24, 2009 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  5. Jane/Seattle

    Could it have been no accident and an initial protest vote because We The People have been betrayed in not getting A Public Option???

    Now we are at the mercy of the Big Gougers and It will Become Mandatory or Fined! What a Crock! But Merry Fascism Anyway! How many will get to die on Xmas?

    December 24, 2009 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  6. phil

    I didn't realize Harry Reid was from Florida and could not figure out the voting machine.

    December 24, 2009 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  7. John

    Once again the republican party shows that they don't care about the American people except for the exceptionally rich ones.

    The republicans line up side by side with the Insurance Industry in an attempt to preserve excessive profits at the expense of the Americans peoples health.

    The true republican party is the "Greedy Old Party"

    December 24, 2009 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  8. Margaret Anderson/Boise, Idaho

    Who says Democrats aren't bi-partisan? Way to go Senator Reid, i hope you are able to get some well deserved rest. Great job for getting this far. This process has been the most painful thing I have ever observed in Washington. Something so important for "the people". Do Republicans hate us that much? Apparently the Republicans only care about tax cuts for their wealthy friends. What has happened to this party? How exactly do tax cuts help the National Debt?

    December 24, 2009 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  9. Bedtime 4 Bonzo..........

    This guy's mind is now "burned out" after having sifted through all the GOP lies presented from recent weeks. Give him a break !!! At least he accomplished something monumental instead of presiding over gridlock to shut down Government like Republicans.......

    December 24, 2009 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  10. Jason

    Thank you Senators for handing the American citizens over to the health insurance companies.

    Merry Christmas insurance companies! You'll be getting a lot more business now!

    December 24, 2009 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  11. Garrett

    Harry admits that until he accidently voted 'no', there was NO bipartisanship. This whole "process" has been a farce and Senator Reid is a charlatan of the first order. Both sides have resorted to cheap tricks and it is really shameful to watch the immaturity in Congress. We need new leaders who will go in there and act like adults.

    December 24, 2009 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  12. Another Reformed Republican

    At least Reid has a sense of humor. Have you noticed how dour faced Mitch McConell is all the time?

    December 24, 2009 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  13. Joe

    Another instance of, the will of the heart coming out for Christmas. Obviously his subconscious didn't want to support the bill. To bad he gave in like so many others. Why can't you listen to the people who put you into office. Have a backbone!

    December 24, 2009 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  14. Tony from California

    I guess his conscience got the best of him or maybe the Republicans hired a hypnotist? Maybe he just had too much coffee or some other chemical substance.

    December 24, 2009 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  15. Ethan Wilson

    That's just awesome.

    December 24, 2009 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  16. Keith in Austin

    Reid is a creepy little man that will be in the unemployment line with millions of other Americans next November!

    December 24, 2009 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  17. ib

    This proves that in his heart Reed knew this bill is wrong but then he remembered he had to play lap puppy to Pelosi and Obama. How Sad!!!

    December 24, 2009 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  18. Chris

    Talk about a Freudian slip.

    December 24, 2009 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  19. Jason

    I would have voted no as well. I mean, everything that would have made this bill good was removed. I don't even know what they passed anymore. It just feels like you go to the restaurant and order a steak. Instead of getting a steak, you get the plate and the decorations that enhance the steak, but no steak. You're still changed $15 bucks for it, but you look at the plate wondering what you bought?

    Can someone tell me what this healthcare reform does? I'd like to thank the obstructionists for destroying this bill.

    December 24, 2009 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  20. jack, new york, new york

    goes to show, reid's conscience knows the evil that he and his boss are at.

    December 24, 2009 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  21. A. Smith, Oregon

    No thanks to the Republican lawmakers that forced the Senators to get up at 5am, report for duty at 6:30am and vote at 7am on Christmas eve, the story is of the hard fighting Harry Reid who needed another cup of fresh coffee.

    At least Senate MAJORITY Leader Harry Reid got it right and voted YES, unlike every Republican Senator that voted no to helping correct America's sadly deteriorating Health Care system.

    Republican Senators flush with their taxpayer paid Cadillac health insurance plan and pockets filled with health insurance and big pharmaceutic lobby dollars think and act that American voters won't remember what they did come election day and they are wrong.

    Come election day American voters will remember the Republican party of no ideas, no help, no conscious and vote them out of office.

    December 24, 2009 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  22. Four and The Door

    That would be precious...after spending hundreds of millions of our hard earned taxpayer money to buy enough Democratic votes to pass The Health Care Bureaucracy Act, Harry Reid himself would be the losing vote after having a senior moment!

    December 24, 2009 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  23. calvin

    no wonder there has been 2 major winter storms this month the democrats did something they said they would do. this bunch has had the control of congress for 5 year and this is the frist thing they did. it may be wrong but at lease they did it.

    December 24, 2009 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  24. Voting inside out

    I support Harry's inner voice.

    December 24, 2009 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  25. Joe Sr

    Give him a break........this had to be an exhausting time dealing with the idiot Repubs...........Bill is not perfect but a good start..........After it is passed they can easily go back and add things even through reconsiliation if need be.....this is just the beginning but at least it rids of these pre-existing condition nonsense the Insurance So have pulled for years.............

    December 24, 2009 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
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