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Ben Nelson and Nicholas Kirstof

Thursday, December 17, 2009  |  posted by Hugh Hewitt

Nebraska’s Ben Nelson has rejected the latest “compromise” offered him by his Democratic colleagues, so Harry Reid still doesn’t have his 60 votes, though this Washington Post report continues to relay Reid’s confidence in a yes vote on Christmas eve.

I wonder if Al Franken’s rudeness to Joe Lieberman earlier today might result in the Connecticut senator’s refusal to help push the bill through by Christmas eve.

Time to make those Congressional phones ring. The “Take Further Action” button in the “Free Our Health Care” box in the right hand column will connect you to your two senators and your specific congressman.

But please also call the Hill switchboard at 202-224-3121 and urge Nelson and Lieberman (and Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas) to vote no on cloture.

The transcript of my conversation with New York Times’ columnist Nicholas Kirstof –much of which is a discussion of the Senate bill– is posted here. The column he wrote about John Brodniak which we discussed is here. I came away from it convinced, as I am after most conversations with Obamacare supporters, that the specifics of the bill just don’t matter to those pressing for its passage. Give it a read and send me your thoughts via The Hughniverse’s weekend discussion will be pegged to this interview.

And here is the link to the site of the young Sudanese refugee about whom Kristof wrote today, who has returned to his country to build a high school in southern Sudan.

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Today’s Guests: Marco Rubio, Chuck DeVore and Jane Norton. Plus The New York Times’ Nicholas Kristof and the Veggie Grill.

Thursday, December 17, 2009  |  posted by Hugh Hewitt

A trio of 2010 GOP candidates visit today:

Marco Rubio is running in Florida;

Chuck DeVore is running in California; and

Jane Norton is running in Colorado.

Also on today, the founders of The Veggie Grill and New York Times’ columnist Nicholas Kristof. Kristof’s column today is about Valentino Deng, who is building a high school in his native Sudan. Deng’s website with info on the school is here.

How President Grinch and the Democrats Stole Christmas

Thursday, December 17, 2009  |  posted by Hugh Hewitt

With non-Christmas circuses underway on two continents, the Democrats in D.C. and the lefty globalists in Copenhagen are doing their best to remind American voters that the would-be rulers of all parts of their lives just don’t much care about the season they hold most dear.

Christmas is anti-government. It is all about faith and family, tradition and, for the most part, the setting aside of politics and work to celebrate life.

But here are the president, Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi in our faces every day and every night, and their global party is going 24/7 in Copenhagen. Now the House Democrats have just moved to spend another $174 billion the country doesn’t have on more government and more give aways, and then left town, with many heading off to Europe to get in a little more speechifying and some skiing no doubt.

Stateside, Al Gore is doing poetry –in a William Shatner/Rod McKuen kind of way– with Harry Smith on the Early Show, and Harry Reid is hold marathon secret meetings on a secret bill –Obamacare 9.0– and we are being lectured by Bernie Sanders who couldn’t get elected mayor anywhere in America except he’s a senator from Vermont. President B is threatening “fat cat bankers” on Sunday night and warning us of national bankruptcy on Wednesday night (after his party votes to spends $174 billion we don’t have).

And he preempted A Charlie Brown Christmas.

Please hit the “Take Further Action” button in the box in the right column makred Free Our Health Care and send a message to your senators and your congressman to go home and leave American medicine alone. The software will get you a toll free number and a code to connect you to your states’ senators and your specific congressman, and will provide a toll free number and a code to make the call and will help with e-mails as well.

Then call the Hill’s switchboard, 202-224-3121, and ask for the offices of Arkansas’ Senator Blanche Lincoln, Virginia’s Senator James Webb and Nebraska’s Senator Ben Nelson and urge each to please tell Reid to knock it off and go home. This Frankenstein’s monster of a bill can’t be put together before Christmas if ever, and it is ruining the country’s collective celebration.

Sheesh. Go get a cookie and some punch, do some shopping for the family and watch a football game. Be normal, for once.

Pat Toomey and Carly Fiorina

Wednesday, December 16, 2009  |  posted by Hugh Hewitt

Two candidates for U.S. Senate will join me today.

Pat Toomey is challenging Arlen Specter in Pennsylvania.

Carly Fiorina is running against Chuck DeVore in CA for the GOP nomination in the race against Barabra Boxer.

Toomey’s website is here.

Fiorina’s is here.

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