No Moderate Democrats In Washington
“I’ve told you many times before,” Sean said opening Tuesday’s broadcast, “there are no moderate Democrats in Washington. At the end of the day, they don’t exist. At the end of the day all it takes is a few hundred million of your tax dollars, some arm twisting, some phony compromise and a visit with the anointed one and that’s pretty much all it takes for [the Democrats] to get what they want.” Today, Independent Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman said he would support the Democrats’ bloated health care legislation as long as any government-run insurance plan remains out of the bill. “All these ‘moderate’ Democrats,” Sean predicted, “will all just fold in the end like a cheap camera.”
Dean: “Kill The Senate Bill”
In a pre-recorded interview to a Washington-based reporter that is scheduled to air later tonight, Howard Dean called for the health care reform bill to be axed. Dean feels that if the Medicare buy-in portion of the bill is removed (a requirement to receive a ‘yes’ vote from Sen. Lieberman), the bill is not worth supporting. Howard Dean denounced the bill, calling it “the collapse of health care reform in the United States Senate.” “The left is angry about this,” said Sean, “but ultimately they will go along with whatever Obama, Reid and Pelosi tell them to go along with.”
McCain: “Stop Spending, Stop Spending, Stop Spending!”
John McCain re-emerged this past week as a GOP warrior against President Obama and the Democrats’ health care reform bill. The Senator joined Sean on the NewsMaker hotline to discuss the ongoing debate over Obama Care. “The Democrats need to stop spending,” McCain told Sean. “The health care bill is laden with pork that you can’t believe. One of my favorite [earmarks] is $2.9 million dollars to study surgery in outer space.” McCain has kept a relatively low profile since his loss to Obama in the 2008 presidential election. However in recent weeks McCain has publicly hammered Democratic health reform proposals and engaged in heated exchanges on the Senate floor. McCain told Sean that he counted 4,752 earmarks in all and said it was indicative of "the greatest act of generational theft that's been committed in the history of this country.” McCain continued, "[Obama] campaigned for change, change you can believe in. There's no change here," the Senator said. "We're spend ing money like a drunken sailor, and the bar is still open."
John Sidney McCain III (born August 29, 1936) is the senior United States Senator from Arizona. He was the Republican nominee for president in the 2008 United States election.