December 24th, 2009
04:45 PM ET
soundoff (50 Responses)
  1. Shelly

    O, Crap! The Repubs DON'T CARE about the American people.!!!! Never do and never will....only loyal to their religious ( Street K) zealots, anti abortion fanatics and wealthy corporate interests.

    December 24, 2009 06:57 pm at 6:57 pm |
  2. Bob

    I guess it unconstitutional for States to require that all drivers be insured other wise be penalized.

    December 24, 2009 06:57 pm at 6:57 pm |
  3. Art H

    Rickster is probably right that 41% of voters are in favor and 55% are opposed. However, that may be due to the fact that the public option provisions of the bill was watered down.

    There was a serious erosion in the ability of the bill to truly provide strong challenges to the way the Insurance companies have been operating. Which in turn means that the initial support for the bill got pared down considerably.

    December 24, 2009 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
  4. Emma

    It seems as though the GOP is digging its own grave. With all due respect for their wanting less regulation, less government and less
    financial expenditures, we have clearly learned that greed can take over
    the values of unbridled capitalism and that insurance companies bear that out.

    I wonder if the GOP will be very disappointed when it becomes clear that Death Panels are not a reality. Their belief in this lie makes many Americans pull away from their outdated views of running this country.

    December 24, 2009 07:01 pm at 7:01 pm |
  5. Tom

    Crapo... Have you heard about EARMARKS? Kickbacks? Sweetheart Deals? Unequal between States? Which are in every piece of legislation passed by the Senate? Give me a break.

    December 24, 2009 07:01 pm at 7:01 pm |
  6. Gerry NH

    I am a 67 year old senior and I do not have Medicare Part D and I am not being pentalized. Get your facts right before you comment.

    December 24, 2009 07:05 pm at 7:05 pm |
  7. gary davis Harbor Oregon proud american

    republicans have finnally had some of there own crap stuffed up there butts and they don't like it .. they alo are proving once again they don't like having a black man as president and he is someone they don't already own and he won't be someonethey can buy off .either .. makes me proud to have voted for him a great man indeed .. merry christmas MR. OBAMA
    MERRY CHRISTMAS INDEED to the republicans good night and almost good by . the game is over for your cheep lies and threats america is waking up from your rule and just like THE GREAT CESAR time to pack up your carpet bagging crap and move on down the road .. bye bye 🙂

    December 24, 2009 07:06 pm at 7:06 pm |

    All we hear from the republicans are more and more lies. if this bill is not constutional then neither is his tax payer socialist insurance. if this is what they want the supreme court to rule on then our car liscens, taxes and every things is not constitutional either. i bet he would scream bloddy murder if you took away his free insurance.

    December 24, 2009 07:08 pm at 7:08 pm |
  9. Greg, San Francisco, CA

    The last ditch effort of the obstructionist party. Crapo is aptly named.

    December 24, 2009 07:18 pm at 7:18 pm |
  10. Another Reformed Republican

    Typical Refusenik whining. This guy fits his name!

    December 24, 2009 07:23 pm at 7:23 pm |
  11. Chuck

    I thought health care was in our Constitution under the governments responsibility to promote the general welfare of the people.

    December 24, 2009 07:27 pm at 7:27 pm |
  12. not alone

    hmm having car insurance is maditory maybie thats also unconstitional as well...........

    December 24, 2009 07:31 pm at 7:31 pm |
  13. Yeah!

    Why are we spending money on the American people? Don't we have another dusty country we can drop bombs on and send more of our young to die over so Halburton can make more billions? Now we're going to hurt our precious insurance companies. Why should they care about the typical Amiercan? They need to make money! There are CEO's out there only make a mere billion! How will they be able to take care of their trophy wifes and their mistresses? I heard rumors that more than a few of our beloved billionares might even lose a few of their homes. CAN'T SOMEONE THINK OF THE 1% OF THIS COUNTRY?

    December 24, 2009 07:53 pm at 7:53 pm |
  14. Gil Oberdas

    Now the republicans (The Party of No) can start legislating laws to help the American public. We know they are already in the hip pockets of the big business, oil, insurance and military lobbyists. Stop being the party of "stalling!" also. Do somthing!

    December 24, 2009 07:57 pm at 7:57 pm |
  15. NVa Native

    Since the majority of the public wants a public option the Dems should just declare it so like the Bush/Cheney regime did when ever they wanted something.
    Then you have clowns like Crapo pulling things out of their butt.
    Since when does the constitutionality of a bill or policy mean anything to the party of "NO" integrity?

    December 24, 2009 08:09 pm at 8:09 pm |
  16. Ken in NC

    You people need to give this man a break. He can't be expected to be for anything that has good in it with a name like "CRAPO". He has enough problems with his name without us getting on his poor soul.

    December 24, 2009 08:20 pm at 8:20 pm |
  17. Duck

    People need to understand what's really going on instead of shooting off ignorant opinion. When the Nebraska Senator is bribed with 100 million for his state – to be paid for by taxes raised in other states there may very well be constitutional issues. The back-room dealings and unethical crap that litters the thousands of pages of this tax increase bill are astonishing. I can't believe there are still so many ignorant people who believe this is still about "health reform".

    December 24, 2009 09:02 pm at 9:02 pm |
  18. J.C. - Independent 4 Public Option

    Does the government have the right to mandate wearing seat belt for everyone in a moving car?

    I would think yes as your injury can be much more serious and cost the rest of the insured pool much more if you don't.

    However, any health insurance mandate with a strong public option is a sellout to the private health insurance industry. I would like to see either a strong public option or a medicare buy-in expanded to both 55 – 64 and 26 -35 age groups so we can cut down health care costs and expand coverage.

    December 24, 2009 09:04 pm at 9:04 pm |
  19. m jeff

    What's unconstitutional is letting the Insurance Companies rob us blind and doing nothing about it. That's the way the Republicans want it.

    December 24, 2009 09:16 pm at 9:16 pm |
  20. jay

    I'm glad to see that the interviewer called out the Senator of the poll numbers. Hitler's propaganda minister once said " if you say anything long enough and loud enough people will begin to believe you." Too often that's what's been done by the politicians, especially Republicans. Case in point from 2002/3 – "There are weapons of mass destruction in Iraq." Clearly false

    December 24, 2009 09:18 pm at 9:18 pm |
  21. ib

    I hope they keep this thing tied up in court for years. It should have never been passed. It is nothing more than ration healthcare for senior citizens and higher taxes for everyone else.

    December 24, 2009 09:23 pm at 9:23 pm |
  22. Aviate

    Mike Crapo may be wrong. No, check that. He is wrong. Full of...oh what's the word I'm looking for here?

    December 24, 2009 09:33 pm at 9:33 pm |
  23. Nat, NYC

    Obama is a Constitutional lawyer and he definately knows that health care is the goods and sevices and is not our right. Shame on you, President and your party. You all deserve to be impeached for not supporting our Constitution.

    December 24, 2009 09:35 pm at 9:35 pm |
  24. Frozone

    I don't give a Crapo about what the GOP has to say on health care.

    December 25, 2009 12:56 am at 12:56 am |
  25. Keith in Austin

    The people benefitting most from Obozocare are those that contribute nothing.

    Everyone else will pay more with lessened care from healthcare providers.

    Medicare will be stripped of 500 BILLION Dollars which will greatly compromise the care of our Seniors,

    Thank you Barry, Harry, Pelosi and the left-wing ideology of the Democrat Party. NOT ONE Democrat Senator
    Voted the will of the American People. WE will remember!

    December 25, 2009 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
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