Democrats in major backpedal over leaked memo exploiting doc fix CBO fraud, claim it’s a hoax and GOP submitted the memo
Somehow I am having a hard time believing them. Axelrod and company must have been doing major damage control over the last couple of hours. The Democrats are now screaming that a memo like we saw today never existed. There must have been some major shredding and deleating of documents on Capitol Hill. Ed Morrissey of Hot Air says two sources up at the Hill confirmed | Read More »
(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 | Read More »
House Democrats are blindly burning their careers — There will be no reconciliation if Obamacare passes. Hint: Lindsey Graham (Whip count update)
The latest evidence of what is up. Now we see how Obama is getting Gutierrez’s vote and the CHC. This talk coming from Lindsey Graham lately whining that if the Democrats go with reconciliation, it will kill immigration reform is all making sense now. Obama assured Gutierrez that they will deal with the immigration issue in the future. Now Obama must have promised some urgency to | Read More »
(Updated:) Pelosi’s next pressure momentum tactic #3. March 18-19, D-Weekend at the nation’s capital.
No details on the reconciliation bill as I can seem to get access to. All I see is a stupid schedule. Dems hiding the ball here? Someone help me get a copy of it so I can rip it apart. All right, here’s the deal. This has been going the way I thought. This could either be just kabuki theater and Pelosi has the votes | Read More »
(UPDATE: Info from Michelle Malkin) The People’s Whip? — Saturday, March 18 — GOP leaders call on the people to descend on Washington
GOP leaders on the Glenn Beck show have called on the people to descend on Washington, Saturday, March 18. Remember how Democrats laughed and mocked the Tea Party lobbying effort on Tuesday? Time to send these jokers a message and put this healthcare abomination back into the crypt. It’s time for the people to really crack their whip and show Obama and Pelosi who has the biggest whip | Read More »
(UPDATE: CBO Score out — $940 B UPDATE 2: Obama has cancelled (postponed Asia Trip)) Morning whip count update and looking at Democratic strategy.
Help from Ace and the Hill A few surprising developments since I slept. Tough to sleep when you’re in a war. From the way I see things, I am cautiously optimistic but really I think nothing can be taken for granted. Heath Shuler says he is now undecided. He caught a whole lot of hell from his constituents back at the August recess and his comments | Read More »
(Update:) Bad CBO score = Obama negotiating with AFL-CIO union leader to agree to have their union members sacrifice (a.k.a. union members are about to get their Cadillac health plans taxed)
Via Hot Air: Evidently there is very bad news coming from the CBO. GOP congressmen Joe Barton stated that the CBO estimate for the reconciliation bill came back at over $1 trillion. Yes, you read that right. That’s a 1 followed by 12 zeros. It is unlikely that this would meet the requirments for a reconciliation bill as Reid’s bill is cheaper. Of course the | Read More »
The next Pelosi pressure momentum tactic to watch out for
There have been a rumor floating around that Pelosi has a CBO score on a reconciliation bill. Rush Limbaugh heard this through a “spy” he has on the Hill. Limbaugh suggested that she would likely put this out tomorrow (could be late today). This would be used to create momentum. Now it is common knowledge that whenever a Speaker of the House schedules a vote, you | Read More »
A House Democrat who votes for the Slaughter solution is a vote for the Senate bill.
The GOP has introduced a resolution and is pressing for a vote that would prevent Nancy Pelosi. However, this resolution could be well served by the GOP hitting with the airwaves with the above title theme. This eventually would take the Slaughter solution off the table and reduce Pelosi to having that direct up or down bill she doesn’t want to have. I don’t think I have | Read More »
The Renewed Conservative
During this life or death battle for our nation’s freedom and soul which currently deals with health care, I have had quite a bit of time to reflect on the state of our nation, where we have been, how we got here, and currently are going. Most of my posts recently have dealt with fighting off this socialist sword that is at the point of | Read More »
Surprising news this morning
Jason Altmire is saying that the House leadership is trying to turn hard nos (those who have stated they will vote or are very likely to vote no) this morning. This could mean one or two things. Either Pelosi is well short of getting the votes she needs or she has the votes and wants a larger margin of victory. I would tend with #1 | Read More »
Your very detailed whip count update — feel free to contribute with your local reports or voter tendancies in districts
Okay, latest breakdown. I am cross comparing FireDogLake, The Hill and Jay Costs whip counts. Here is what I have. I have to commend FireDogLake though they are a liberal log. Their spreadsheet is fantastic. I have highlighted FDL’s figures and will now try to make heads or tails out of it all: 25 Democrats are firm no or very likely no: Boren, Boucher, Bright, | Read More »
Democratic leadership trying to fire up their base by using the Slaughter Solution?
Apparently, using the Slaughter Solution is a go. I can’t believe (well, I guess nothing surprises me from the Democratic party anymore) that Pelosi is going to go through with this. Via Brian Darling, Fox reported this morning: According to Fox, the Democrats are 5 votes short of the necessary votes needed to pass a procedure that will avoid a direct vote on the Senate version of ObamaCare. | Read More »
The final assault begins today: Countering and crushing the Pelosi pressure momentum tactic
We have seen these actions from Nancy Pelosi in the press and in the House of Representatives over this past week. Keep in mind that they are used to generate pressure and intimidation on pro-life and Blue Dog Democrats to push this thing through. It doesn’t matter if it destroys the careers of these congressmen, if it violates principles that they say they stand for, if it is | Read More »
UPDATE (and it’s good): The eerie silence coming from the Commonwealth and Rust Belt states
It looks like some of the Virginia Democrats are all publically stating that they will or are likely to vote no this time around. Glenn Nye and Tom Periello are at no or leaning no. Chris Carney of Pennsylvania who was a yes vote last time looks to be a no vote this time according to the Hill whip count. He told a local Scranton newspaper | Read More »
A stand for life. Stupak is holding. Says other colleagues are under enormous pressure from the White House and Pelosi. Call them up and put some counterpressure and encourage them to vote NO.
What a fight. Pro-life Democrats starting to wilt under the pressure from Obama and Pelosi? Latest from Stupak: Here are the pro-life Democratic congressmen. Call them up. All numbers are area code 202 Jerry Costello (IL-12) 225-5661 Kathy Dahlkemper (PA-03) 225-5406 Joe Donnelly (IN-02) 225-3915 Steve Driehaus (OH-01) 225-2216 Brad Ellsworth (IN-08) 225-4636 Marcy Kaptur (OH-09) 225-4146 Dale Kildee (MI-05) (Might be useless here but | Read More »
WAR! Pelosi to use the Slaughter rule to endaround the Constitution
In addition, it looks like House Democrats won’t have to vote directly on a Senate bill they really don’t like. The speaker hasn’t made a final decision, but she told her rank-and-file during the meeting that the plan now is to craft the legislation in such a way that it would “deem” the Senate bill passed once the House approves the package of fixes. That | Read More »
Huh? Parliamentarian’s ruling misinterpreted by GOP aides and Kent Conrad?
Democrats still have more than one option on Obamacare again? Take this with a grain of salt as this is being floated by leftist blogs and Politico. What I find interesting is that both McConnell and Conrad interpreted this apparent ruling yesterday the same way. What could be the point of this? Diversionary tactic to take the stress off of House Democratic members who are | Read More »
Democratic pollsters advise Democratic leadership to cut their losses and start over.
Pat Caddell and Doug Schoen are right here. This should be a wake-up call. The Democrats have been pursuing a delusion that if they don’t pass something, they will lose their base and take terrible losses in November such as what happened in 1994. Things were much different back then and the factors involved there were much different. This time, the Democratic leadership has been involved | Read More »
Grasping at straws
It is now apparent that Medusa Pelosi doesn’t have the votes to pass the Senate bill. The Stupak coalition is holding. On top of those headaches, the other Blue Dogs are sticking with their no votes because of budgetary concerns. A very key moment I thought came yesterday when Jim Donnelly (D-Indiana) indicated that he would switch his vote from yes to no over the | Read More »