Daily Archives: March 1, 2010
In a nutshell as I understand it:
- The Health Care Senate bill is now in the House.
- It has to pass the House in order to go back to the Senate.
- This thanks to Jim DeMint.
- There can be no “reconciliation” until the bill passes the House. That takes 218 216 votes.
- Pelosi is now muscling to get those votes.
The 60 votes we keep hearing about is in the Senate. The reconciliation process would require only 51 (actually 50+ Joe biden).
They are actually ahead of themselves. Unless it gets through the House of Representatives, there CAN BE NO reconciliation or “up or down” vote (as they are now calling it) in the Senate. I think all the media talk about the Senate vote at this point is a distraction, a tactic, to get our eyes off the ball.
There’s still time to contact Congressmen in the House. It can be stopped there.
Pray to God it is stopped IN THE HOUSE.
“Pelosi also confronts a difficult whipping mission to get the 218 votes.
The question of whether the healthcare reform would permit federal dollars to be used for abortion services remains unresolved. Up to 20 Democrats could bail on the bill over that issue, according to Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.), an outspoken critic of abortion rights.
Thirty-nine Democrats voted against the House bill, most of them centrists. Many favor the Senate measure, but the negative political climate for Democrats and the public’s mixed view of the healthcare debate have centrists anxious and even disinclined to back the legislation.
Reid has to keep his own conference in line. Democrats need at least 50 votes, with Vice President Joe Biden casting the tie-breaker, but that could be a challenge.
Although all 57 Democrats and the chamber’s two independents voted for the Senate bill, Reid risks losing votes. One wild card is Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.), who has a tough reelection campaign under way.”
I understand Pelosi is working on three representatives who are retiring. Can’t remember their names right now – two from Tennessee and one from Oregon, I think. I’ll check on this. Here we go: Representative John Tanner and Representative Bart Gordon, both of Tennessee, and Representative Brian Baird of Washington.
And it is getting serious. Nancy Pelosi has basically asked the democrats to sacrifice their careers on the altar of “Comprehensive Health Care.” Saying the following:
Lawmakers sometimes must enact policies that, even if unpopular at the moment, will help the public, Pelosi said in an interview being broadcast Sunday the ABC News program “This Week.”
“We’re not here just to self-perpetuate our service in Congress,” she said. “We’re here to do the job for the American people.
But the American people do not want it and if they do this reconcilition, she knows it is an end to many a legislative career. They will be voted Out. Poll after poll shows they are going against the will of the people, with about 80% disapproval of the Congress.
She is asking them to “drink the KoolAid” for what she and the Obama Administration perceives to be the greater good. Will they do it?
Some 30 years ago, the progressives of San Francisco embraced Jim Jones and his People’s Temple and vice versa. He was associated with many familiar names like Jimmy Carter, Mondale, Former Mayor of San Francisco, Willie Brown and others. See how San Francisco liberal elite was captivated by Jim Jones.
“It was raw politics. He was able to deliver what politicians want, which is power. And how do you get power? By votes. And how do you get votes? With people. Jim Jones could produce 3,000 people at a political event.”
“Before he became infamous for leading 913 people to their deaths [by instructing them to drink a KoolAid mixture laced with poison] in the Guyanese jungle, the Rev. Jim Jones was the darling of San Francisco’s liberal establishment — a man who could spread the wealth to all the fashionable charities and, at a moment’s notice, marshal thousands of followers for a good cause.”
He for the most part enjoyed a fawning press as well, although some were sounding warnings and alarms but apparently nobody listened.
“The Rev. Mr. Jones had just completed what were said to be two resuscitations of parishioners who had either fainted or gone into catatonic stiffenings in the general excitement.”
Faintings? Sound familiar?
There are parallels.
He offered his people The Great Utopia, providing shelter and health care, food and they were good but too gullible people. They wanted to be cared for and provided for. He offered them sustenance but delivered death. He promised them Utopia, but delivered hell. They called him Father, and even thanked him as they were drinking the poison. See this You Tube just to prove that this was for real and not some opinion or wild story. http://www.youtube.com/watch#v=ij1GaFT-kQM&feature=related and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJFaqrU3HfQ&feature=related Warning: It is very disturbing to listen to but what happened, happened. (I see You Tube/Google is “protecting us” by making it difficult to get to these.)
The American people do not want a Father figure. We would prefer freedom to provisions. We prefer life to death.
Do we have any democrats who for the sake of honor or even for pride want to go down in history as heroes for saving America?
Words of Wisdom: If we don’t learn from history, we will repeat it. The definition of insanity is repeating the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.