December 24th, 2009
06:31 PM ET
soundoff (229 Responses)
  1. alvaro gomez

    God, so much ignarance out there among people that only listen to either Fox news or to Rush Limbaugh... Comments like "so much damage being done to the country" are stupid. Granted, we'd had a better bill if the party of no, the obstructionist republicans had decided to cooperate to fix our broken health care system. But no, their main goal is to make sure the country fails under Obama, just like their blind leader, Rush, advocates. By the way, Republicans also fiercely opposed Social Security and Medicare. They argued that relatives or charity should take care of seniors! They're still at it. They think only the wealthy should have the right to education and medical care. Wake up middle class! If you are not wealthy you do not belong in that party. They don't care about you!

    December 24, 2009 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
  2. munchmom

    Freudian slip, perhaps? Wish he hadn't corrected himself–would have been the first smart thing he has done in a long time...

    December 24, 2009 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  3. KarenB

    shouldn't have let him change his "oopsie"....the man has proven himself over and over to BE an "oopsie"

    December 24, 2009 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |
  4. demodumbo

    The man is a fool!

    December 24, 2009 05:03 pm at 5:03 pm |
  5. Obstructionism

    What filibuster? It never got to that point. Could it be that you have no clue what a filibuster means?
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    It should be obvious by my "60% is not a Democracy" statement that I understand what a filibuster is and the need to block the GOP from invoking it. I also understand how the GOP is using it to stop the government in it's tracks for a record number of times, earning it the nickname "The Party of No."

    December 24, 2009 05:03 pm at 5:03 pm |
  6. Darryl Schmitz

    Jeez! We should be letting our young people opt out of the socialist programs of the 30's and 60's. Instead, we're adding ANOTHER socialist program to the ones that are already bankrupting us! Rest in peace, United States Constitution. :(

    December 24, 2009 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
  7. Mark

    Wow, the dude can't understand the difference between yes and no and he thinks he understands what is in this bill? What an idiot!

    December 24, 2009 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |
  8. ProudLib

    The insurance industry does NOT like the idea that everyone has to buy insurance under these terms. No exclusions by age or previous illness? Government oversight of reimbursement rates?

    Maybe that's why they they tried stopping it, huh conservatives?

    December 24, 2009 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |
  9. billy123

    Please Senator Reed changed his vote to the correct vote YES. Give me a break GOP you lost abd get over it.

    December 24, 2009 05:13 pm at 5:13 pm |
  10. HJ

    When you, who are so opposed to reform have lost your insurance, were denied coverage, and were fighting for coverage, when you instead of fighting with your loved once for their life against cancer instead fight with your insurance who is not willing to cover the costs because your broke your pinky toe and this is considered a preexisting condition, when you are left in the dark desperate and alone you will be grateful that this kind of reform as insufficient as it is did pass. I have seen all the above happening to my patients.

    Where is the American spirit when we stood up for each other carried each other instead of whining that our taxes might go up 1 or 2% so that my neighbor and my neighbor's children can be saved?

    Oh yes, I forgot we rather buy a bigger newer fourth TV set and let thousands of people die for lack of insurance as long as they stay out of our living rooms.

    And by the way – Merry Christmas

    December 24, 2009 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |
  11. Tim from MD

    For all of you out there that fully support this bill, do you really know what is in it. Did you read the bill?

    What about the fact that Reid put language in there that the bill is not reversable by future congresses? Last time I checked that is only by constitutional amendment. I am glad that Congress has not problems throwing the constitution away.

    December 24, 2009 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  12. jr

    reid did god's work and did the right thing

    December 24, 2009 05:29 pm at 5:29 pm |
  13. YBM

    HJ December 24th, 2009 5:17 pm ET

    When you, who are so opposed to reform have lost your insurance, were denied coverage, and were fighting for coverage, when you instead of fighting with your loved once for their life against cancer instead fight with your insurance who is not willing to cover the costs because your broke your pinky toe and this is considered a preexisting condition, when you are left in the dark desperate and alone you will be grateful that this kind of reform as insufficient as it is did pass. I have seen all the above happening to my patients.

    Where is the American spirit when we stood up for each other carried each other instead of whining that our taxes might go up 1 or 2% so that my neighbor and my neighbor's children can be saved?

    Oh yes, I forgot we rather buy a bigger newer fourth TV set and let thousands of people die for lack of insurance as long as they stay out of our living rooms.

    And by the way – Merry Christmas
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    Most of us are for health care reform, but it must be the correct health care reform, not this mess. Also, most of us have not problem helping or caring about people, as long as they are trying to help themselves, not just having their hand out, gimme, gimme, gimme, like so many are today.

    December 24, 2009 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
  14. yen

    I know why. When a person is very tired, you can get mixed up. It has happened to me.

    December 24, 2009 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
  15. Boxer vs. The General

    Agreed. This senile old man can't even vote on his own legislation, and this is who we have leading the USA down something as important as health care? God help us.

    December 24, 2009 05:34 pm at 5:34 pm |
  16. Tristan

    Fellow Americans, this isn't about the GOP "losing." Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but this thing makes us ALL lose. Liberals are merely too wrapped up in how educated they think they are to understand what Republicans have seen coming for over a year.

    I for one will be one of the MAJORITY of voters in Nevada making sure Reid gets replaced by someone who isn't a complete tool.

    Thanks liberals, for voting liars such as obama, reid, and their girl nancy into office. Thank you for ruining this country by voting for someone all because he said the word "change." Thanks for making sure our deficit goes even higher. Thank you for bringing us more inflation that will eventually make the dollar worth as much as a peso. You people really have no idea what it is you've started with these cheats you've voted into office. Thank you for allowing obama to throw MY tax dollars into big, corrupt corporations. I appreciate that.

    Thank YOU obama-supporting liberals for ruining my children's chance at any kind of future to look forward to.

    And lastly, thank you wonderful liberals for using the constitution (which I took an oath to defend) as toilet paper. It makes all of us feel really proud to be called "Americans."

    December 24, 2009 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  17. Dennis, Amarillo Texas

    Welcome to the United Socialist States of America! USSR has a USSA to go with it!

    December 24, 2009 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |
  18. Robin

    You win. Guess I will have to go get a second job to pay for all you free loaders.

    December 24, 2009 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
  19. Joe

    Reid and the other democratic clowns will be ousted in the 2010 and 2012 elections.

    December 24, 2009 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
  20. Reality Check

    "What filibuster? It never got to that point. Could it be that you have no clue what a filibuster means?"

    It's obvious you don't, MJM. Ben Nelson's *yes* vote gave the Dem's the 60 votes needed to end the GOP filibuster.

    Do carry on with your other nonsense as well. Lowering costs to cover those unable to afford insurance premiums or free government insurance to all? Any way you slice it, without government controlled public option's, government controlled single payer, or government controlled universal health care, private insurance brokers are the ONLY alternative.

    Considering the GOP is against the public options and universal health care, well, I'll leave it for you decide...

    December 24, 2009 05:44 pm at 5:44 pm |
  21. Alex Winter

    Uh oh! Sounds like someone forgot he was properly bribed. Tsk tsk.

    December 24, 2009 05:46 pm at 5:46 pm |
  22. Paul

    It's nice to know the calm, rational, levelheaded mouthbreathers on Faux News' message boards when commenting on this story are advocating, among other alternatives, civil war and revolution. Tea Baggers, we salute you!

    December 24, 2009 05:47 pm at 5:47 pm |
  23. MsDp

    To Robin: Health reform with or with the public option will not be free. That's the problem with all you republicians, you all are so afraid that you will have to help some one who is less fortunate that you. You should read the bill. Every one will have to pay for insurance with health care reform. Even those who will be subsidizeed.

    December 24, 2009 05:51 pm at 5:51 pm |
  24. Swishbone

    There was no filibuster and the GOP didn't hold up the bill. There are 60 Democrats and they couldn't agree. So it is patently false to say the GOP has any hand in delaying this filthy crime.

    December 24, 2009 05:52 pm at 5:52 pm |
  25. Swishbone

    If the Progressives/Democrats/Obama want to seize control of our medical care what is to stop them from seizing control of food production ? 30 to 40 million on food stamps. Sounds like there would be a good case of nationalizing all grocery stores, dictating food choices for everyone, and even issuing food consumption allowances and restrictions on everyone. Kinda like what you Obamists are going to do with health care now.

    December 24, 2009 05:58 pm at 5:58 pm |
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