Direct vote on the Senate bill starting to turn some Democratic House members’ stomachs again? Also, pro-life groups cutting off Obama and Pelosi at every pass.
There is some interesting things that have happened today. The bogus”Glenn Nye is a yes” story from the AP. Obama, Pelosi, and Hoyer trying to for the umpteenth time trying to fool Stupak with empty promises. The latest being getting a presidential executive order that would ban public funding of abortions. Of course we know this is a useless offer as this would have to be enforced by the Executive branch. What do you think of the chances are of that happening? Catholic leadership and Pro-life groups subsequently burned this road for Obama. They are not budging. No roads left for Obama and Pelosi trying to get Stupak aboard.
Organizing for America is starting to get nervous about Loretta Sanchez. You have to wonder about these “Obvious Yes” Democrats who are still undecided. As they start to digest that they are going to have to vote directly for the Senate bill, it’s going to get more sour as time goes by. No reconciliation is going to happen and if it does, it will go on until the mid-terms. Dick Durbin saying the reconciliation bill would be passed by the Easter recess was quite laughable.
This isn’t over by any stretch. We can still win this. Keep up those calls, emails and faxes!
Then of course, a modified target list:
Paul Kanjorski (PA-11), Earl Pomeroy (ND-All), Nick Rahall (WV-3), Bart Stupak (MI-1), Marion Berry (AR-1), Joe Cao (LA-2, Republican), Jerry Costello (IL-12), Kathy Dahlkemper (PA-3), Joe Donnelly (IN-2), Steve Driehaus (OH-1), Marcy Kaptur (OH-9), Dan Lipinski (IL-3), Brian Baird (WA-3), Rick Boucher (VA-9), Jim Matheson (UT-2) (NO), Glenn Nye (VA-2)
Keep fighting until the vote. Keep fighting if no vote happens.