Sunday, March 21, 2010

No Losing Vote

Am I the only one who thinks it was stupid for the house leadership to call for a vote on today when they didn't have the votes? I realize the vote hasn't actually gone forward, but it would be politically idiotic to hold today when you didn't know for sure you had the votes.

They ain't gonna hold a losing vote. Yet, they said they were going to have a vote. If they don't have 216, then it seems foolish to say there would be a vote on Sunday. Then again, wasn't this supposed to have been wrapped up by Christmas or something anyway. What's one more deadline?

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Walking into Capitol this morning on phone, Speaker Pelosi tells Hoyer: 'Steny, we have to get to 217. None of these members wants to be the deciding vote'... Developing... "


It was supposed to be wrapped up last June. Then August. Then November. Then December (so he could get his A-). Now it's now because Obama demanded it this week.
The vote was supposed to be on Friday but they didn't have the votes then so they moved it to Sunday hoping to pass it on Deem and Pass. But that blew up in their faces when they realized a constitutional challenge was headed their way and they would probably lose it.

So now it's a good old-fashioned up and down vote and the issue holding it up is abortion.

Besides proving he's simultaneously a what was it you said? - ideologue and dumbfuck, Obama has proven he really wasn't qualified to be president. His total lack of executive experience is showing.

As well as his despot tactics.

Mrs. P

Alan Howe said...

I think the opponents of reform took a hit yesterday when John Lewis was called a racial slur. CNN quotes Mike Pence calling the remark "reprehensible." It is at least that. Rational arguments are more effective than vitriol, I contend.

Anonymous said...

Nice try Howe.

But a few racial slurs don't compete with the polling numbers of months.

The country doesn't want this. And not because they are "opponents of reform" but because this bill isn't reform.

As far as rational arguments go, my favorite one of Obama's came earlier this week in Ohio. He said if this bill went through health insurance premiums would fall as much as 3000%.

3000% and so you could get a raise. If this is a rational argument and not a cynical lie because he thinks people are that stupid and this is true that premiums will go down as much as 3000% then that means the government will be paying employers quite a bit of taxpayers money to insure people as health care premiums zero out with a 100% drop This will have an adverse effect on the deficit....one they aren't telling us about...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUd-slJc-GY&feature=player_embedded

Mrs. P

arethusa said...

Possibly they knew that Bart Stupak was going to give up the game-losing home run in extra innings.

Anonymous said...

Ah, the NYTimes must be a member of the Southern Poverty Law Center...

From The Corner:

Today, the New York Times features an article drawing a direct link between the Obamacare debate and the civil-rights struggle over 40 years ago. The title is “Past Strife and Jeers,” and here is the opening paragraph:

WASHINGTON — Forty-five years ago, John Lewis began the third of what became society-shifting civil rights marches from Selma to Montgomery, Ala. On Sunday, the anniversary of that famous trek, he joined hands with fellow House Democrats and marched past jeering protesters into the Capitol to remake the nation’s health care system.

We have no tolerance for intolerance and condemn anyone who would resort to racist name-calling. Shame on anyone who did. But shame on the New York Times for comparing those who protested the Democrats’ health-care policy with the virulent southern racists who participated in violent and often deadly protests against civil-rights demonstrators. Give us a break.

The Left’s plan for November is to promote exactly this kind of thinking, shaming opponents into staying at home rather than going to the polls to vote the bums out, while fooling proponents that opposition is nothing more than the most atavistic form of prejudice. With every poll showing that far more voters hate Obamacare than love it (with the balance made up of the lukewarm on both sides of the issue), this is the New York Times’s effort to help shift voter intensity — which spells turnout in November — in favor of Obamacare.

We suspect the electorate won’t prove so gullible. The Old Grey Lady is not as smart as she thinks she is, nor are Americans the ninnies she believes they are.

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Mrs. P

Anonymous said...

This racist slur slur gets even better.

Last night this:

Jackson in the House [Robert Costa]
Rev. Jesse Jackson has appeared outside of the House chamber. He tells National Review Online that as he walked through the anti-Obamacare rally, he was subject to racial slurs — "words that I have heard for so long, a spirit of meanness and fear." He says the "ideological lines being drawn resemble a civil war." The protesters, he says, are being "programmed by the elitists to demonize . . . just Iike they demonized Dr. King and Nelson Mandela." He adds that he will stay at the Capitol to "watch history."

03/21 06:02 PM

Meanwhile Jesse's son ran film and then posted it which showed the truth...


http://gatewaypundit.firstthings.com/2010/03/jesse-jackson-taunts-tea-party-protesters-grabs-at-their-signs-video/


Mrs. P

Anonymous said...

This racist slur slur gets even better.

Last night this:

Jackson in the House [Robert Costa]
Rev. Jesse Jackson has appeared outside of the House chamber. He tells National Review Online that as he walked through the anti-Obamacare rally, he was subject to racial slurs — "words that I have heard for so long, a spirit of meanness and fear." He says the "ideological lines being drawn resemble a civil war." The protesters, he says, are being "programmed by the elitists to demonize . . . just Iike they demonized Dr. King and Nelson Mandela." He adds that he will stay at the Capitol to "watch history."

03/21 06:02 PM

Meanwhile Jesse's son ran film and then posted it which showed the truth...


http://gatewaypundit.firstthings.com/2010/03/jesse-jackson-taunts-tea-party-protesters-grabs-at-their-signs-video/


Mrs. P

 
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