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Capitol Hill Update: A very deceitful administration

Barack Obama's administration is turning into one of the most dishonest administrations (remember Richard Nixon's?) in American history, and indeed, on its way to becoming the most corrupt administration. It's deceitfulness is boundless. 
 
The latest example of this occurred yesterday behind closed doors at the White House during secret negotiations on ObamaCare, the socialized medicine scheme which the Democrats are determined to cram down the throats of the American people.  Two-thirds of American seniors are opposed to ObamaCare.
 

Capitol Hill Update: Want to kill ObamaCare?

In today's "The Washington Times," an editorial listed 38 representatives who are key to stopping the most socialist legislation ever considered in the United States Congress.  The ObamaCare bills in both the Senate and the House of Representatives  --  each of them over 2,000 pages  --  will affect 1/6 of the American economy.  Indeed, the House bill will cost some 2.5 TRILLION dollars.  Americans are overwhelmingly opposed to this legislation, including 2/3 of America's seniors. 
 
As the editorial states:  "If the complete government takeover of America's health care system is to be stopped, the battle will be over federal funding for abortion. That important fight could still prove the stumbling block for the Democrats' socialist health care bill.

Capitol Hill Update: Nancy Pelosi's Big Lie

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi told a Big Whopper yesterday.  While she is in the middle of secret negotiations with the Senate leader and the White House regarding the widely-different versions of ObamaCare passed in the House of Representatives and the United States Senate last year, she lied when she said that "there has never been a more open process for any legislation in anyone who served here's experience"  This statement has to be classified as one of the Biggest Lies in congressional history.  But then, she is just following the example of her president. 
 
Talk about the Democrat Party's Newspeak.  Evil is Good.  Closed is Open.  Here is what Barack Obama said during his presidential campaign about transparency on his first day in office during which he promised to usher in a "new era" of openness:  "[T]o make government responsible is to hold it accountable. And the way to make government accountable is to make it transparent so that the American people can know exactly what decisions are being made, how they're being made, and whether their interests are being well served." 

Capitol Hill Update: Obama's pre-9-11 mentality

The Obama administration is returning to the Clinton-era treatment of the war on terrorism as just a matter of criminal activity which needs to be prosecuted in civilian courts. The latest example is the treatment by Barack Obama's Justice Department of the Nigerian terrorist named Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab who boarded a Northwest Airlines plane with almost 300 people on board in Amsterdam with a military-grade explosive sewed into the crotch of his underwear on Christmas Day.  
 
The Obama administration allowed this Al Qaeda terrorist to lawyer-up instead of treating him as an enemy combatant which of course is what he is.  Obama's people made no attempt to question this radical Islamic terrorist to get valuable intelligence information out of him.
 

Capitol Hill Update: Nebraskans overwelmingly reject Senator Ben Nelson

In a previous Capitol Hill Update on Christian Coalition of America's website, the headline was:  "Will Senator Ben Nelson vote to save America?"  The answer came in loud and clear from Nebraska Senator Ben Nelson in a vote taken by the cowardly Democrat Senators at dawn on Christmas Eve as they tried to conceal their shameful votes from the American people celebrating the birth of Jesus. 
 
Democrat Senator Ben Nelson  --  after accepting a hundred million dollar bribe from his Democrat Senate leaders in the form of a federal exemption for Nebraska from the costs of new federal Medicaid mandates  --  provided the 60th and deciding vote for ObamaCare, the president's socialized medicine scheme being imposed on the American people who overwhelmingly oppose the bill.  Indeed, close to 67% of the most reliable voters, America's seniors, oppose ObamaCare. 
 

Capitol Hill Update: Will Sen. Ben Nelson Vote to Save America?

It is being reported, by almost all news media outlets, that the almost year-long debate on the make-or-break issue of the Obama presidency is actually coming down to the vote of one single Democrat Senator.  Senator Ben Nelson from Nebraska has threatened to vote against the ObamaCare bill being considered in the Senate unless it has guarantees that Americans will not have to subsidize abortions as well as addressing other fiscal concerns he has with the bill.  

The question of the decade, if not longer is, will Senator Ben Nelson provide the most important vote cast in the United States Congress in decades and vote to stop America from sliding into socialism?  Will he become an American hero as his fellow Democrat, Congressman Bart Stupak from Michigan, did in the House of Representatives last month?  The alternative for Senator Nelson  --  from the most conservative state in the union, besides Utah  --  is sure defeat when he runs for reelection in 2012.   

Congressman Bart Stupak, through incredible strength of character, refused to cave-in to the tremendous pressures put on him by the leadership of the Democrats in the House of Representatives during the debate of ObamaCare last month.  Congressman Stupak's pro-life amendment, preventing Americans from subsidizing abortions, passed overwhelmingly by a margin of 240 to 194 with 64 Democrats joining him along with every single Republican except for one who voted present.   

Capitol Hill Update: Democrats Keep Adding TRILLIONS to Deficit

The Democrats gave yet another unwanted Christmas present to America's future generations this past weekend as they voted for a monstrous pork-filled Omnibus spending bill (omnibus or consolidated because the Democrats could not get their work done this year by passing the required 12 separate spending bills to keep the government functioning.)   

Incredibly, 3 Republicans joined virtually all the Democrats in voting for this $1.1 TRILLION bill loaded with thousands of pork-projects glommed on to the legislation.  The three Republican Senators who voted for this irresponsible spending bill were Susan Collins from Maine; Thad Cochran and Richard Shelby (up for reelection next year) from the very conservative states of Mississippi and Alabama respectively.  If these three Republican Senators had voted no on the "breaking the Republican filibuster vote," the Democrats would not have been able to even vote on this abominable bill.  

The $1.1 trillion bill is now part of the Democrats' whopping $3.6 trillion annual budget for Fiscal Year 2010 and the president is expected to sign it into law.  The Democrats, contrary to their promises (and the president's campaign promises), increased federal spending by a crushing 12%, by far, the largest increase in many years.  

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Capitol Hill Update: Republicans Vote a Resounding NO to Dems' Omnibus Bill

The Christian Coalition of America will be rewarding those 28 Democrats  --  who joined every single Republican in the House of Representatives voting yesterday  --  with a positive score in its next Christian Coalition of America Congressional Scorecard regarding the bloated and pork-filled Omnibus money bill the House Democrats passed by a margin of 221-202 (with one Democrat voting president, ala state senator Barack Obama who voted present numerous times worried about his political viability if he took a position on many issues; 7 Democrats and 3 Republicans did not vote.) 

Voting for this gigantic spending bill is an absolute disgrace besides the fact that provisions in the bill attack the American family and our culture.  The official name of the bill is the "Consolidated Appropriations Act for FY 2010," H.R. 3288.  The reason the Democrats call it a "consolidated" spending bill or an "omnibus" spending bill is that they could not get their job done, as they promised they would, repeatedly, during the 2006 and 2008 campaigns.  They got only 5 of the 12 spending bills signed into law this year, a record worse than most Republican Congresses.   

Capitol Hill Update: Senate Democrat Leader Harry Reid Has Incredible Chutzpah

Senator Harry Reid, leader of the left-wing Democrats in the United States Senate, must be frightened about his reelection next year and about the several Republican challengers in Nevada who have a good-size lead over him in the polls.  He is desperate to get some kind of ObamaCare passed before Christmas and he cannot find the 60 votes to get a Senate floor vote on this socialized medicine scheme.   

Because of pressures like these, or out of pure stupidity, he went on the Senate floor on Monday and with some of the greatest chutzpah ever seen on the Senate floor insulted the Republican Senators and the Republican Party.  Indeed, Republican Senator Saxby Chambliss from Georgia said apparently Senate Majority Leader Reid is beginning "to crack."    

Senator Reid first complained that the Republicans were trying to stop the ObamaCare bill because all they can do is say no.  Reid then pretended that socialized medicine is something the American people want and the Republicans are trying to stop the bill from passing.  

Reid said on the Senate floor on Monday:  "Instead of joining us on the right side of history, all the Republicans can come up with is, 'Slow down, stop everything, let's start over.'  If you think you've heard these excuses before, you're right.  When this country belatedly recognized the wrongs of slavery, there were those who dug in their heels and said, 'Slow down, it's too early, things aren't bad enough.'"  

Capitol Hill Update: Cover-ups at Obama's Justice Department

Americans were outraged when they saw the New Black Panther Party intimidating voters in Philadelphia  --  of all places  --  into not voting for Senator John McCain on the presidential election day last year.  Unfortunately, Eric Holder who heads Barack Obama's Justice Department, did not see much wrong with such voter intimidation as long as these thugs benefited his patron.   

According to Sunday's "The Washington Times," editorial entitled "Justice thwarts Black Panther subpoenas," the "Obama team is covering up voter-intimidation evidence."  The case involves Black Panthers at a Philadelphia voting place last year intimidating and participating "in racially charged activities."  Career attorneys at the Justice Department prepared a case against the Black Panthers and a judge was ready to enter a default judgment against them.   

Yet Obama's Attorney General Holder all of a sudden made a decision to drop three of the four cases against the Black Panthers.  The fourth Black Panther basically got a slap on the wrist when he and the others could have received up to one year in jail and a fine.   

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