Monday, December 21st, 2009 | Author:

Those US senators who took a principled stand on national health care, who declared that they would represent the people who elected them, have sold their souls.

What price, Ben Nelson? up to $100 million for permanent and full federal aid for Nebraska’s expanded Medicaid population

What price, Mary Landrieu? $100 million – $300 million in additional federal aid for Louisiana’s Medicaid population

What price, Bernie Sanders? a share of $1.2 billion for Vermont and Massachusetts Medicaid; $10 – $14 billion for community health centers in Vermont

And the list goes on, ad nauseam. If future federal dollars will be worth more than toilet paper, then maybe they’ve done a service for their welfare states.  Personally, I think the $12+ trillion deficit is coming close to the tipping point where China will no longer prop up our fiat money.

I’m not surprised by the lack of morals or integrity in Washington, but I am thoroughly repulsed.  And I’m slack jawed that a spokesman for Harry Reid openly defends this bribery and blackmail,  declaring that, “This is just part of the normal legislative process.”

Perhaps it’s “normal” in Washington, but it’s not normal for a Christian.  Even Judas felt remorse.

Then when Judas, who had betrayed Him, saw that He had been condemned, he felt remorse and returned the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders, saying, “I have sinned by betraying innocent blood.” But they said, “What is that to us? See to that yourself!” And he threw the pieces of silver into the temple sanctuary and departed; and he went away and hanged himself. (Matthew 27:3-5)

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4 Responses
  1. threecollie says:

    I don’t think this kind of chicanery is normal even for Washington. If it were normal the decent population of this nation would not wake up each morning more appalled than the day before. What outrage will they perpetrate next I wonder>

  2. akagaga says:

    @3C I saw another clip last night of Harry Reid trying to justify their actions as normal. How long before the public schools start teaching blackmail and bribery in “Participation in Government” classes?

  3. Jesse Medina says:

    Fair enough on people selling out, but comparing them to Judas is a bit much.

    Healthcare is not Jesus…not even close.

  4. akagaga says:

    @Jesse Thanks for stopping by, and you’re right: nothing equates to Jesus. On the other hand, betrayal is betrayal and what we do to the least of these, we do to Him.