In the meantime, the Senate held a vote in the wee hours of the morning over the weekend (because they didn't want to keep hearing from all of us pesky voters), passing a key procedural hurdle in the quest to destroy the American health care system.
Michelle Malkin has the recap:
I'm just shocked -- SHOCKED -- that all of these Democrats who were talking tough a couple days ago have now caved and fallen in line. Nelson outright sold his vote like Landrieu did a couple weeks ago (more on that later) and McCaskill somehow missed the fact that DemCare will cost taxpayers trillions of dollars. It's just another proof that, since they don't actually stand on any core principles, every elected Democrat can be bought. The only question is their price tag. This is why I never believe it when Democrats talk tough about breaking with their party on key votes.
If you are a normal person, today was a day for family, faith, football, and holiday get-togethers.
While you've been busy this Sunday before Christmas, the Senate has been hurtling toward a cloture vote on Demcare.
As I noted early this morning, the Senate will proceed to a cloture vote on the Reid-Baucus-Dodd-Harkin amendment at 1:00am Eastern this morning.
GOP Sen. John Thune is now on the floor shining light on all the Democrats' broken promises. RedState's Dan Perrin outlines the extraordinary measures needed to kill the bill.
I noted this in my lead story thread, but I'll repeat it here: CBO now says Nelson's Cornhusker Kickback will cost $100 million for Nebraska. Vermont and Massachusetts will also benefit from similar deals. Combined, the three-state kickback will cost taxpayers $1.2 billion over 10 years.
A full rundown of all the Cash for Cloture deals here.
Can we extend this, please: "Federal Government Closed on Monday."
On Sunday morning, I posted Nebraska Dr. Becky Hollibaugh's letter roasting her sellout Democrat Sen. Ben Nelson.
More details and analysis of the DemCare battle will be forthcoming.
There's my two cents.