WASHINGTON, Nov. 23 /Christian Newswire
/ -- There are at least 3 Senators in the United States of America who do not really have the courage to stand up for their convictions," said Don Swarthout President of CRAVE.
Mary Landrieu of Louisiana, Ben Nelson of Nebraska and Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas are among the U.S. Senators who called themselves "holdouts." However all three of these "holdouts" voted for Harry Reid's Health Care Bill. These "holdouts," Harry Reid, and all the Senators who voted for this bill, are all Democrats.
Mary Landrieu's favorable vote was bought by Harry Reid when he allegedly allowed language into the so-called Health Care Bill to include more than $100,000,000 in pork barrel spending just for her state of Louisiana. Shame on you Harry Reid, but where is the courage of her conviction? Where is her backbone?
Nelson and Lincoln voted for the bill. Where is their backbone? How can these people call themselves "holdouts?" A better question might be, "How can these people say they are against something and then vote for it?" The answer to his question is apparently pretty simple. These people have become political liars just like the rest of our Senators and Congressmen.
Harry Reid needed all of these "holdouts" votes in order to get the number of required votes to move the Health Care Bill to debate by the U.S. Senate. It may seem that there is little harm in voting for a bill you are opposed to, but that is not true. It has proven very difficult for our Senators to change their mind after a debate.
Swarthout said, "The polls I have seen indicate only about 35% of the American public favors this bill. It is a sad day when we have lost the courage of our convictions. Yes, voting against the Health Bill may have taken a lot of courage, but that is better than being voted out of office or seeing legislation you favored, being reversed."
The hope of the American people can be accomplished should this bill pass because it can be reversed with a vote of 60 senators. Another possibility is, for this bill to be ruled unconstitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court.