Thursday, January 21, 2010

Pelosi Admits...It's A No-Go

Nancy Pelosi now admits that the House does not have the votes to pass the Senate Health Care Bill in it's present form. Good news! Their plans to have a bill for Obama to announce at the State of the Union address next week are DOA.  More work will be needed to cobble together something the Congress can agree on, if that is at all possible.  It's looking more grim every day.

The election of Scott Brown to the U.S. Senate is just a start. We mustn't get overly confident that the Left have "seen the light" and are now going to stop their plans to push the progressive agenda. They will try to pacify us and lull us into submission with their conciliatory not fall for it.

So, a bump in the road has occurred and it may be the death of ObamaCare, or be the start a very watered down version of what they originally wanted to pass. This is good news. But it's temporary for now, and don't put it past Nancy, Harry & Barry to pick themselves up, brush themselves off and start all over again.

Pelosi: House lacks votes to OK Senate health bill

WASHINGTON – Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that she lacks the votes to quickly move the Senate's sweeping health overhaul bill through the House, a potentially devastating blow to President Barack Obama's signature issue.
Pelosi, D-Calif., made the comment to reporters after House Democrats held a closed-door meeting at which participants vented frustration with the Senate's massive version of the legislation.
Her concession meant there was little hope for a White House-backed plan to quickly push the Senate-approved health bill through the House, followed by a separate measure making changes sought by House members, such as easing the Senate's tax on higher-cost health plans. Such an approach would be "problematic," she said.
"In its present form without any changes I don't think it's possible to pass the Senate bill in the House," Pelosi said, adding, "I don't see the votes for it at this time."
Pelosi's remarks signaled that advancing health legislation through Congress will likely be a lengthy process — despite Democrats' desire for a quick election-year pivot to address jobs and the economy, which polls show are the public's top concern.
"We're not in a big rush," Pelosi said. "Pause, reflect."

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  1. Like you said, it is only good news for now. This is something they feel they have to pass in order to save face with the left. As it is, they will never be able to pacify the far left; as they only want single payer.

    I knew that they couldn't get the votes in the house with the abortion language and the bribes of the senate bill. They all are up for re-election this year. The spotlight is too bright to get close to the cornhusker kickback. Survival is the name of the game in Washington.

  2. As you said, "They will try to pacify us and lull us into submission with their conciliatory not fall for it." Pelosi's "admission" might be disinformation. According to Congressman Hastings (R-WA),

    "Congressional Democrats and the White House continue to meet in secret to cut deals with special interests in hopes of winning the votes they need to push through their misguided health care bill. The American people should not be shut out. They have a right to understand the real impacts this liberal plan would have on their families and communities."

    -- In Hastings' newsletter.

  3. JACG:
    From the sound of it, the Dems are in turmoil since the Brown win. And you are right about survival. In the weeks to come, we'll see which Dems change their tune about ObamaCare and who will continue the fight for it. I just hope people don't forget by Nov 2010 who voted for this turkey in the first place.

  4. BobQat:
    I think Congressman Hastings is right.

  5. Reality is dawning on the Democrats very slowly. But they are slowly getting it.

    The Democrats are going down. We most focus on stopping the herd of RINOs that will come rushing in to take their place.

  6. It's over!! Now we can focus on stopping Benankie's Senate confirmation.

  7. Thank goodness for the good news. But, we must continue to be vigilant because I don't trust Pelosi or her comrades one iota. Who knows what shenanigans they have up their sleeves. But, I do think this is going to be a good comaback year for conservatism.

  8. RightKlik:
    Your comment made me laugh, and you are right. As voters, it's our responsibility to clear out the Congress and vote in fiscally responsible, more conservative candidates.

  9. Trestin:
    I don't know if it's over. I refuse to believe that the progressives in Congress and the WH are finished trying to push through their agenda. This is their big chance to achieve what they've been trying to do for many years, and they will go down fighting. Do not let your guard down.


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