(BIG UPDATE: WINNER TAKES ALL) We are winning this fight! — Updated target list.
I have felt like this has been all tactics from Pelosi However, it is from Dick Morris so I take it with a grain of salt. However, this looks solid.
Via Dick Morris:
From a top level source in the House comes the news that the Democrats are still short of the 216 votes they need to pass Obamacare. They have decided, however, to go for broke on Sunday and attempt to pass it whether or not they have enough support. They feel that only by forcing a vote can the force members off the fence. They hope that by employing all means at their disposal, they can round up enough votes for passage. But, if they don’t have the votes, they will allow the measure to be defeated. One source called it a “suicide run.”
This will determine the survival of our country and everything it stands for. Live free or die.
(H/T Hedgehog Report, Ace)
Democratic leadership are saying this morning they are six votes short of passage on Obamacare. See? Pelosi has been full of it saying she’s 2, 4 votes short. The Democrats know that the window of opportunity is shrinking fast. If they can’t get a bill passed by the Easter recess, the bill is DEAD for the time being. Don’t get depressed by all these pundits and nagative nancies who minds are deluded by how things usually repetitiously play out in Washington. This battle is completely unique. Especially don’t fall for the compliant Associated Press BS.
According to Ace, Lincoln Davis and Harry Teague they will announce today that they are going to vote no on the legislation. Their staffers have been telling their constituents this. So chalk up two more no votes there. John Bocierri will likely vote yes today. It would be a huge boon if he votes no but I think he is going to take one for Pelosi. House leadership has been leaning on him HARD. He’ll likely be voted out of office in November as his district is an R+4 district.
The Seattle Times came out and encouraged congressmen to vote NO on Obamacare. Wow. This might put a little bit of heat on Brian Baird. The Seattle Times certainly by any stretch is not a conservative publication. Many media outlets and pundits have been loud in their objection of Pelosi using the Slaughter Solution. They see what could happen if Pelosi decides to go that route. It will ensure GOP majorties in the House for the rest of the decade or two.
Jason Altmire (PA-4), Brian Baird (WA-3), John Barrow (GA-12), John Boccieri (OH-16) (YES, but keep pressuring him until we hear the announcment), Rick Boucher (VA-9), Allen Boyd (FL-2), Travis Childers (MS-1), (NO) Lincoln Davis (TN-4) (NO According to posters on other blogs, Davis’ staffers are telling the callers he will vote NO), Betsy Markey (CO-4) (YES ACCORDING TO YAHOO!) , Jim Matheson (UT-2), Scott Murphy (NY-20), Glenn Nye (VA-2), Heath Shuler (NC-11), John Tanner (TN-8 ), Harry Teague (NM-2) (NO). Suzanne Kosmas (FL-24), Henry Cuellar (TX-28), Tom Perriello (VA-5), John Barrow (GA-1), Sanford Bishop (GA-2), Tim Bishop (NY-1), Gabrielle Giffords (AZ-8 ), Baron Hill (IN-9), Paul Kanjorski (PA-11), Alan Mollohan (WV-1), Solomon Ortiz (TX-27) (YES. Boy is he crazy. Wait till Texas finds this out), Bill Owens (NY-23), Tom Perriello (VA-5), Earl Pomeroy (ND-All) (Bought with sweeteners in reconciliation bill. He’s being played for a patsy. Update: Has been taken out of the bill at the request of Conrad after being called on it by the GOP) Nick Rahall (WV-3), Zack Space (OH-18 ), Kathy Dahlkemper (PA-3), and Brad Ellsworth (IN-8 ), and last but not least Joseph Cao (R-LA). (NO)
Keep the heat up. If you get down, read one of the greatest motivational posts that I have ever seen on Redstate.
Keep the fervent heat on the congressmen. We can win this.