Lynn v. Sekulow

Lynn v. Sekulow


Seismic Shift in the Senate

posted by Jay Sekulow

Barry,

 

We can continue our discussion on faith-based initiatives, but who would have thought that the Senate seat held for decades by Democrat stalwart Sen. Edward Kennedy would go to the Republicans?

 

The election of Senator Scott Brown represents a seismic shift in the Senate – removing the 60 vote filibuster-proof majority enjoyed by the Democrats.  And, as you know, that means the Democrats no longer have the super-majority needed to pass health care reform. 

 

That is the good news.  Let’s use this opportunity to do what most Americans want: start over with health care reform.  The Senate-passed version of healthcare reform is nothing more than a government-run, pro-abortion plan that simply doesn’t sit well with most Americans.  The negative polling numbers on health care reform continue to climb. 

With the outcome in Massachusetts clear, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid should seat the newly elected Senator without delay and permit him to take part in the legislative process immediately – including casting a vote on health care reform. 

 

I agree with the comments from Senator Webb of Virginia who believes further votes on health care reform should be suspended until the new Senator from Massachusetts is seated. 

 

The Democrat-controlled Congress shouldn’t play games and try to ram this legislation through without giving Sen. Brown an opportunity to weigh-in.  Even liberal Congressman Barney Frank (D-MA) understands that the will of the people of Massachusetts must be respected.   

 

The message proclaimed by Scott Brown was well received well outside the state boundaries of Massachusetts.  As he told his supporters and a nationwide television audience at his victory celebration: “People do not want the trillion dollar health care plan that is being forced on the American people, and this bill is not being debated openly and fairly. It will raise taxes, it will hurt Medicare, it will destroy jobs and run our nation deeper in to debt.”

 

The people of Massachusetts and America were listening. 

 

What about the Democrat-controlled Congress – do they get the message?

 

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posted January 20, 2010 at 12:52 pm


We want the Jay Sekulow version of healthcare reform even less than the bumbling government version. The best congressional legislation it seems we can hope for is no legislation at all. Not unusual.



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Katie Angel

posted January 20, 2010 at 12:56 pm


I agree that we should start over and craft health care reform that makes sense but that will not happen until people like you
- stop trying to turn this into an anti-abortion bill
- actually sit down with the other side and DISCUSS health care reform instead of just creating road blocks
- accept that you don’t always get everything you want and learn to compromise
- start telling the truth about the bill
And until your cronies in the Republican party stop living in the back pockets of the big pharm and insurance companies.
There are a lot of great ideas out there but the system AS A WHOLE needs to be fixed – tort reform, curbing insurance company abuse, reforming the prescription drug pipeline, reducing the uninsured and increasing access to health care – but none of it will get done as long as you, and people on both sides of the debate like you, refuse to actually tell the truth without the hysteria and Palin-esque hyperbole.



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JD

posted January 20, 2010 at 1:28 pm


As an outsider, I would offer that the message in this election is to ALL politicians in Washington. As much as the Dems need to regroup – so do the Republicans, else the mid terms might go for nothing.



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Jerry Lees

posted January 20, 2010 at 1:38 pm


I think the current bill has little, if no reform in it. I think that the way it has gotten to this point is definitely NOT what President Obama promised. Ironically, it’s literally everything he said it would not be.
I personally think that the only reform needed is in Tort reform (i.e. damage limits), malpractice reform (i.e. stiffer requirements to practice and preform procedures, limits on periods of time a Dr can work, and/or some other form of change to help curb the possibility of malpractice occurring in the first place), and finally reforms in the area of the way insurance companies operate
But most off all, I really wish people would stop saying that Democrats (or any party for that matter) can not pass Health care reform with out 60 votes. At 36, I distinctly recall it only takes a simple majority (51) to PASS a bill. The only bar they need to aim at is that and, frankly, just need to make sure there aren’t more than 40 senators who are determined enough to filibuster the bill.
The idea that it takes 60 votes to pass just shows that they are not willing to walk across the aisle and build a bill that everyone can live with. A good compromise… *gasp!*



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Your Name

posted January 20, 2010 at 2:06 pm


If any healthcare Bill at all involves abortion, it is not healthcare.
Cara



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Henrietta22

posted January 20, 2010 at 2:22 pm


If any Healthcare Bill leaves any type of health problem of either man, woman, child or infant out, Cara, it would not be healthcare.



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James

posted January 20, 2010 at 3:27 pm


I was just turned down by my insurance for an urgently needed medical device because is was over the DME (durable medical equipment) limit.
Now that I have been diagnosed with the medical condition I cannot go to another insurance company becuase it is a pre-existing condition. So my insurance company won’t cover it and I an now unable to get new insurance.
I pay a very high monthly amount because I am self-employed. I have no options except to die slowly at this point. I wonder if my situation is what conservatives are fighting to uphold.
What we need is insurance reform. This practice is patently unfair!



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Katie

posted January 20, 2010 at 4:19 pm


Morality, Jay, ur doing it wrong.
You know Jay, that you are lying when you write that, “The Senate-passed version of healthcare reform is nothing more than a government-run, pro-abortion plan…” You absolutely know that the bill does not remotely provide government-run healthcare, and you know that it severely restricts a woman’s right to choose a fully legal, constitutionally guaranteed medical procedure, one that in some cases saves women’s lives. Saves women’s lives, Jay. Women who are already living. What about that, Jay?
Or do you agree with John McCain, when he essentially said during the 2008 campaign that pregnant women never have life-threatening health problems during pregnancy? Ever hear of an ectopic pregnancy, Jay? Ever hear of a pregnant woman getting life-threatening cancer, Jay? Or don’t you believe in science, since it isn’t in the bible? I don’t think the Internet is in the bible either, Jay, so how’d you post your screed, btw?
You know that the Senate bill is not pro-abortion. You also know that abortion WILL NOT be funded at all by the federal government. You also know that this will have the effect of severely restricting a FULLY LEGAL medical service to POOR WOMEN, and only poor women, across wide swaths of this country. Rich women, including Republicans, who actually do get abortions, Jay, which of course you know, will still get abortions.
But what I want to know from you is why is it that the very people who claim they, and only they, speak and work for God, and work feverishly to undermine the Constitution by trying to ram only their brand of religion down everyone else’s throats, and into everyone else’s lives, lie the most, the loudest, the longest, the most consistently, and the most predictably?
Oh, wait, I get it. There’s nothing in the 10 Commandments about not lying. Like a teenager, you people figure if God hasn’t specifically said you can’t do it, you can. What’s worse, you think it’s holy to lie because you delude yourself into thinking you’re doing God’s work.
You and your entire movement are the ones who are a menace to the American way of life, and real freedom. If you knew American history and the real meaning of a free society, you’d know that the Founders would despise you. But you wouldn’t care, and you’d lie about it. Your theocratic crusade disgusts me and every rational human being. How can you be moral when you have to lie to convince people you’re right? You can’t.



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Cornelius

posted January 20, 2010 at 4:29 pm


Dear Mr. Sekulow:
i the health care bill could be rewritten so as to include a universal public option and a a total prohibition on abortion coverage except in the cases of rape, incest and the clear endangerment of the mother’s life, would you be willing to support it? If not, why not?
Cornelius



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Cornelius

posted January 20, 2010 at 4:32 pm


Dear Mr. Sekulow:
If the health care bill could be rewritten so as to include a universal public option and a total prohibition on abortion coverage except in the cases of rape, incest and the clear endangerment of the mother’s physical life, would you be willing to support it? If not, why not?
Cornelius



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Boris

posted January 21, 2010 at 2:32 am


Jay Sekulow doesn’t believe in healthcare because he thinks demons cause diseases and that Jesus and other people cast out demons and cured diseases. Who needs doctors? Let’s read the transcript of a recent call to Jay’s daily half hour infomercial for Jesus: “Hi Jay, thanks fer all yer doin to fight this black man in the White House and his welfare program for poor people who don’t want to git of their butts and work!” Jay: “Thanks Reba May for all your support. This is exactly what we are fighting against!” Reba May: “If these sick people would just clean up their lives they wouldn’t need no dang healthcare because their sick cause their sinnin all the time and stuff. The Bible says sinnin’s bad and stuff and it gits you sick and stuff.” Jordan: “Thanks for expressing our Christian worldview so succinctly Reba May. We now go to….
Does anyone ever listen to the callers to Jay’s show? Something tells me most of them are related and the ones that aren’t – well it’s obvious their parents already were. I haven’t heard one person on that show that doesn’t torture the English language, logic and Constitution all one sentence. And I absolutely love posting the fact that Regent Law School, Jay’s law school, is a Tier 4 school and the lowest rated law school in the country. Jay’s law firm boats about their victories but we never hear about the cases they lose which is about 4 out of 5 of them. Yep, Jay Sekulow is not just a liar, a religious fanatic and a despicable human being he’s also a joke as a lawyer too.



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DSJulian

posted January 21, 2010 at 2:56 am


Come on Jay, you know full well that the Democratic Party has never held a 60-vote fillibuster-proof majority. Counted in the 60 votes are two Independents who only “caucus” with the Democrats. Then there are the Blue Dog Democrats (that used to be called Dixicrats who are DINO’s and only became Democrats after Republican President Lincoln freed the slaves. The 60 votes aren’t needed to pass legislation, they are needed to stop individual obstructionist Senators from filibustering and preventing the legislation from being voted on at all.



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Jason

posted January 21, 2010 at 9:31 am


The results of the Massachusetts election send a clear message that if the Democrats do not see, the will lose their majority in the House and have significant losses in the Senate. That message is that the American people do not want government run healthcare. Senator Brown ran on a simple platform, something he repeated across the state of Mass. His words were “I am the 41st vote, and I will be the one to stop this healthcare bill”. And that is why he was elected.
He was also elected for the reason that Obama and the Democrats promised transparency while working on healthcare and there was nothing even close to that, while there was also the buying off of certain elected officials to get it passed. Any bill that you have to do completely in secret and buy officials off to get passed is not right for the American people and is corrupt in general. These officials work for us, they shouldn’t have to hide anything from us, and they certainly shouldn’t be voting against the will of the people they represent.
The House Bill was a socialists dream, but at least with the Stupak Amendment it didn’t publicly fund abortion. The Senate Bill was something I could have seen Karl Marx writing and it allowed for the public funding of abortions, something in no way Constitutionally guaranteed and legal because a once extremely liberal court decided to try and find a way to guarantee this abomination to the American people. Roe v. Wade is simply bad law.



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Your Name

posted January 21, 2010 at 1:30 pm


Dear Cornelius, Are we supposed to value one life over another? That would not be equal. Cara Embryo- In humans the *product of conception from implantation through the eighth week of development. *product- *Something produced by human or mechanical effort or by a natural process. *something- an undetermined or unspecified *thing. *thing- an entity, idea, or quality perceived known , or thought to have *its own existence. *it- used of a nonhuman entity; an animate being whos sex is unspecified, unknown, or irrelavent; a group of objects or *individuals; an action; or an abstraction. *individuals- a single human considered apart from a society or community. *human- a person Source- The American Heritage College dictionary. In conclusion to the above definitions, an Embryo is a person. So how do we view Embryonic Stem-Cell? Is that cell they are using for Embryonic Stem-Cell, an arm, a leg, a lung, a heart, a brain, or some unspecified major organ of a human being developing? That would be murder. Cara



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N. Lindzee Lindholm

posted January 21, 2010 at 1:51 pm


I think it is amazing and wonderful that Massachusetts, with only 17% of the population declared Republican, chose Senator Brown. This election as well as the election of a Republican Governor McDonnell of Virginia is the beginning of a turning point, the people declaring early on that they want a change from the Democratic change, especially the pro-abortion health care plan.
Congress should be respectful and wait to cast the final vote on the health care plan until Senator Brown officially takes office versus trying to deceptively sneak in votes like what has been practiced in the past (e.g. voting on holidays, during the middle of the night, etc.). Vote the will of the people and not popularity.



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Your Name

posted January 21, 2010 at 2:38 pm


I don’t think it’s amazing at all, independent voters are going to be shedding incumbents of both parties at a record rate. If Brown walks the party line, showing no independence, he’ll be out on his butt too.



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Boris

posted January 21, 2010 at 3:14 pm


I live in Virginia. McDonnell was elected governor because he promised to do things like make contraceptives illegal even for married people. He and this crooked pin head in Massachusetts are perfect representatives for the fascist fanatics who elected them.



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Jason

posted January 22, 2010 at 11:34 pm


Boris I feel like you just make random accusations that have no facts backing them up and you do nothing but name call to argue. McDonnell was elected because Virginia didn’t want a Democrat in the election and he was the better candidate. Brown is in no way crooked and he will be a great Senator for Massachusetts.



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Boris

posted January 24, 2010 at 12:22 am


Jason,
McDonnell was elected because most of the people in Virginia who don’t live in Northern Virginia are backward Jaysus believin bumpkins. McDonnell’s neo-fascist views are a matter of record. Look them up on the Internet. Those ant-American views are what got this fascist elected. Brown is a crook with connections to the insurance industry which just lined his pockets and got him elected.



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jimbino

posted January 24, 2010 at 8:34 pm


The abortion question could be removed from the healthcare debate by excluding ALL peri-natal care from government involvement. That means that prospective parents would pay all costs for pre-natal care, delivery or abortions, just as they should for any elective procedure to treat what is not a disease, such as cosmetic surgery or circumcision.



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Your Name

posted January 26, 2010 at 4:50 pm


re: Jimbino
No parent should pay for abortion either. That is the termination of a human life. So the law at this point is wrong in regards to defending our country against people who murder people.
Cara



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