There are no blue dogs in the Senate. They are a myth like Bigfoot and Chupacabra. We need just one pro-life Democrat to put a stop to this madness of a healthcare bill. But sadly, that doesn’t seem to be happening.
According to Fox News, Republican Senator Mike Johanns said: “We don’t need 40 Democrats to stand up for what’s right. We need just one. if just one pro-life Democrat would say I will not vote to move this bill until it’s fixed, until it’s truly pro-life, that would happen. So those who say they are pro-life but refuse to take that stand, I worry are not standing up for life. ”
There are supposedly three pro-life Democrats in the Senate. One of them is Harry Reid who isn’t pro-life at all.
Senator Bob Casey of Pennsylvania seems to be a lost cause as well. His latest announcement was that he hasn’t yet had time to digest the abortion language and its implications in the 2,074-page bill. “The most important thing right now is getting the bill to the floor,” he said. “I’m going to have lots to say. I have provisions I’ve been working on that are not in the bill yet; I’ve got a long list.”
But that’s the problem. Bob Casey always has a lot to say about abortion. He just doesn’t do much to prevent it. He voted with Obama on the Mexico City policy and had a long list of reasons why.
I don’t understand Casey at all saying he’s got to read over the whole bill in order to weigh things. Presumably, if you’re pro-life you believe that killing the unborn should be illegal as it is the murder of a person. What other details in the bill could be paramount to signing off on the federal funding of the killing of human beings?
And according to the Washington Post pro-life Democrat Ben Nelson, who seemed to be our only hope, just announced he’s a “yes” for health care reform.
The moderate lawmaker told Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., that he would vote with rank-and-file Democrats to move ahead on the legislation.
So, that’s what pro-lifers get for voting in pro-life Democrats who have a lot to say but will turn on us when party pressure is applied.
And in the end this will likely come down to Bart Stupak in the House, who says he’s got 10-15 pro-life Democrats who will block the legislation if it throws out the Stupak-Pitts amendment. Once again, Stupak may be our only hope.
Update: Steven Ertelt of LifeNews.com reports that Nelson may not have completely crumbled.
A key pro-life Democrat, who is seen by political observers as one of the Democrats who would help defeat the pro-abortion Senate health care bill, says he will vote tomorrow for the Motion to Proceed — allowing the Senate to debate the bill that contains massive abortion funding.
However, Sen. Ben Nelson, a Nebraska Democrat, says not to interpret his vote to begin debate as him supporting the bill itself.
The entire weight of the party will be leaning on him. Let’s pray he has the strength to withstand it.