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If all goes well, the House will pass the Senate health care bill and reconciliation fixes tonight. Watch on C-SPAN and have at it in the comments.
Did Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) just invoke Richard Nixon? Wow.
Dave Camp (R-MI): “We’ve heard a lot of discussion tonight…” Understatement of the day.
when the hellllllll is this gonna end?
Woah – have we not seen Alan Grayson’s tie until now?
It’s Boehner, it’s Boehner time!
Boehner: “No, you can’t!” Damn. I’ve had it backwards all along.
This is the most awkward call-and-response ever.
John Boehner’s head is actually going to explode.
Boehner is getting desperate.
Boehner, like to yell for no apparent reason. The Roll Call vote is bit over the top…
John Boehner: “I rise today with a heavy heart…” whaaaa whaaaa death of bipartisanship, people won’t stop making fun of my orange face whaaa whaaa
as my dad repeatedly said this weekend (in a very cute vaguely baffled tone) “how can they expect bipartisanship when the only word they ever said was NO?”
Uh-oh now he’s yelling!! and everyone is yelling!!
i can’t tell if he a red or orange anymore
I love the smackdown by the speaker pro-tem (in a weak and feeble voice):
“both sides would do well to remember the dignity of the house”
HELL NO THEY CAN’T!
Wasn’t Boehner only supposed to have one minute?
Obey is getting pissed.
Dave Obey FTW: “The chair will decide at the time the request is made. This is not it.”
I love Obey – “rhetorical question?”
“The People’s House” is a bit old. Though, I think a $2400 contribution is required to qualify for their ideal of what a person is…
I LOVE DAVID OBEY!!
seriously want his children.
“the speaker will consider the request at the time it is made. this is not it.”
Did Boehner really just say we need to slow down?
He needs a little more time in the tanning booth.
“Shame on us.” Hmm, it seems that it should be shame on you Mr. Boehner for once again wearing way too much makeup…
“We break our thrust with America,” is that a euphemism for something? (btw, that’s what she said…)
Here comes Nancy for the win!
Is the Republicans’ new delaying tactic to never stop clapping?
I’m pretty sure we can win at that one.
I LOVE HER!!
seriously, she kicks so much ass
She really likes wine… those are some good stories…
“I yield one minute.”
you gotta love the dichotomy that is going on hear. dems: humility and pride – making history. repubs: arrogance – breaking the chain of lawgivers. two completely different conversations…
Someone just tried and failed to start a “Fired up, ready to go” chant. Oops.
right idea, wrong elected official… i bet he or she is feeling awkward right now…
Eva and I have decided she must be exhausted, especially given that she lobbied personally every one of the 68 members who needed to be flipped or bolstered that the whips gave her. and yet, in true pelosi fashion, she looks great — not a hair out of place
she does need some sleep though…
“All politics is personal.” Shout-out to the second wave. I like it.
Tip O’neil! Perhaps the greatest speaker. Maybe only beaten by Sam Rayburn… Pelosi is right up there…
“The great unfinished business of society – until today.” I hope Teddy is happy.
I love Nancy Pelosi’s awkward giggles…
I get goosebumps when I think of what Teddy would think.
God bless him
CSPAN commentator: “216 votes is the number needed for package… passage.”
216! It passed.
party in the USA!
fivethirtyeight: Ballgame. A really long, horribly-played, rain-delayed, 14-inning ballgame.
Bart Stupak (D-MI): Stop telling people to recommit in support of the Stupak amendment. I am Stupak.
Here’s to breaking history!
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