Saturday, July 25, 2009

It's "Dog Eat Blue-Dog" in the House of Reps

This is a late breaking article from

Awesomely Awesome War Breaking Out Among Democrats Over Obamacare
posted at 8:30 pm on July 24, 2009 by Allahpundit


The seven Blue Dogs on the Energy and Commerce Committee stormed out of a Friday meeting with their committee chairman, Henry Waxman (D-Calif.), saying Waxman had been negotiating in bad faith over a number of provisions Blue Dogs demanded be changed in the stalled healthcare bill.

“I’ve been lied to,” Blue Dog Coalition Co-Chairman Charlie Melancon (D-La.) said on Friday. “We have not had legitimate negotiations…

If the two sides cannot reach an agreement, the only hope for passage of the bill in the House will be to go straight to the floor, an option leaders shied away from endorsing but said was an option.

But the Blue Dogs issued dire warnings to leaders contemplating that approach.

“Waxman simply does not have votes in committee and process should not be bypassed to bring the bill straight to floor,” Rep. Mike Ross (D-Ark.), the lead Blue Dog negotiator, said on Friday. “We are trying to save this bill and trying to save this party.”

Even though this all sounds promising, I still don't trust the Blue Dog Dems. After they caved on the Cap & Tax Bill, it leads me to believe that a little Chicago thuggery arm twisting and a few bribes thrown in to sweeten the pot, may be enough to flip them.

Let's pray that their constituents can convince them during their August recess that it's in their best interest to vote NO to Obamacare.

And we have to keep filling up their e-mail boxes and fax machines, too. We can't afford to take an August recess.

Additional reading: article: House Healthcare Talks Break Down In Anger

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