Sunday, March 21, 2010

"Hatch Says It’s ’Nuts’ to Think House Vote Ends Health Issue"

And the beat goes on, per Bloomberg News.

Republican Senator Orrin Hatch said Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives are “nuts” to think tomorrow’s vote on health-care legislation will resolve the issue.

If the measure passes, Senate Republicans have enough votes on at least two points of order to alter the measure and send it back to the House for a second round of votes, Hatch said in an interview on Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital with Al Hunt,” airing this weekend.

“If those people think they’re only going to vote on this once, they’re nuts,” Hatch said as House Democratic leaders rounded up support before the scheduled vote on President Barack Obama’s top domestic priority.

The senator from Utah also said the approach Democrats are using to pass the legislation in the House may be unconstitutional because the House and Senate aren’t voting on “exactly the same language.”

Somewhere up in American Valhalla, Tony McAuliffe is amused to hear the word "nuts."


  1. Jim:

    If Healthcare passes this afternoon, all I can think of now is the song:
    Bye bye, Miss American Pie. Drove my Chevy ... Singing ‘this’ll be the day that I die, this’ll be the day America died’!

    See the epilogue at the end of verse 6:

  2. Senator Hatch has been my most admired Senator for years and especially since the courage and leadership he demonstrated during the Clinton scandal many years ago. I attempted to communicate with Senator Hatch and voice my ideas about specific issues many years ago but apparently am prevented from accomplishing this because I am out of state.Listen to our most savvy and experienced Senator, he knows.I will put it this way, it ain't over till it's over.

  3. Jim,
    Thanks for the little history lesson on Gen. McAuliffe! Hopefully Sen. Hatch has the same intention...
    Also, please know how much I appreciate this blog even thought I don't often comment. You are always informative and provide great analysis.