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November 9, 2009 [LINK / comment]
Health care bill fallout
Now that the House has passed its version, what will become of the health care bill? Will the Stupak amendment, which forbids any money from being spent for abortion services, kill the whole deal? Today's Washington Post indicates that is a real possibility. On the other hand, it could have paved the way for nationalized health care to go forward, because without Republican votes to get majority for the Stupak amendment on Saturday, there would not have been enough moderate Democrats to vote in favor of the whole bill. In that case, the social conservatives who wanted to go on record against abortion will have betrayed the overall conservative agenda, and indeed, freedom itself. What an irony, one of many more to come.
As they say, "the Devil is in the details," and the Wall Street Journal has been uncovering a lot of bad stuff the Democrats don't want you to know about.
Obama visits Berlin [NOT*]
is on [will soon begin] an overseas trip [to the APEC summit in Singapore.] and stopped in Berlin, where they are celebrating the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Somehow, he failed to mention the name of the person who was primarily responsible for that epochal event: President Ronald Reagan. See CNN.com.
* I must have misunderstood something I heard Rush Limbaugh say. My apologies for not fact checking first.
"Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!"
Mission accomplished: see youtube.com; hat tip to Steve Bragaw.
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