Nov 06 2009

Liberal Take Over Of Health Care Losing Steam

Between the backlash of the independents against the Democrats in Tuesday’s historic elections and the bad news on the unemployment today it is not surprising the Democrat caucus is losing the moderate democrat support for the destruction of our nation’s health care system with a government rationed, costly health care system:

A House leader says Democrats haven’t yet lined up enough votes to pass their health care overhaul bill.

Majority Leader Steny Hoyer of Maryland says the vote that House Democrats had scheduled for Saturday could slip to Sunday or early next week.

Hoyer acknowledged to reporters Friday that Democratic leaders don’t yet have the 218 votes needed to pass President Barack Obama’s historic health overhaul initiative.

Action on health legislation was slowed as senators waited for the Congressional Budget Office to weigh in on a bill written by Majority Leader Harry Reid in consultation with the White House and key committee chairmen. Senate votes could slip until next year.

No sane Democrat congressman in a swing district (and there are plenty of them in districts won by McCain and/or Bush) should suicide their political career with the Senate not even ready to vote until next year. Mad Maddam Pelosi (‘we won Tuesday’) has surely lost her mind and the confidence of her caucus.

If the Dems were smart and listening to the people, they would shut the madness down and try and survive 2010. The liberal congressional leaders aren’t smart – clearly. It seems they instead will try to suicide bomb our economy on their way to political oblivion, being the radicals that they are.

Update: This is the best analysis I have seen of the mood in purple VA and how even veteran democrat congressman are now poised to be ousted in 2010:

Forget the freshmen—how about Virginia’s ninth district, home to 27-year-incumbent Rick Boucher? That’s coal country, though Mr. Boucher, confident in incumbency, has been playing a dangerous game of shepherding through his party’s climate bill. Will Morefield, a little-known Republican running for the Virginia House of Delegates, centered his campaign against that legislation. He beat the Democratic incumbent by 14 points. Mr. McDonnell? He won a devastating 66% of the district vote.

Read the whole thing, and savor it.

Update: Amazing – the liberal answer to holding the Democrat caucus together is to target Democrat moderates:

A few days ago, the left-wing activist group MoveOn.org began sending out emails seeking contributions to fund primary challenges against any Democratic senator who does not fully support “health care reform with a public option.” Now there’s an update: MoveOn executive director Justin Ruben says the group has raised $3,578,117 for the project and is thinking of new ways to punish errant Democratic lawmakers.

“It’s a huge sum, and the clearest signal yet that any Democrat who helps Republicans filibuster health care reform will face an enormous backlash from the grassroots,” writes Ruben. And now, working in conjunction with Howard Dean’s old organization Democracy for America, MoveOn is starting a drive to take away the committee chairmanships of any Democrat who fails to live up to MoveOn’s progressive standards.

The message is loud and clear from the liberals – moderate Democrats are expendable. Which means they are now free to vote their best interest.

11 responses so far

11 Responses to “Liberal Take Over Of Health Care Losing Steam”

  1. dhunter says:

    Memo to Move-on and the Dims that support them:
    Your money and support will NOT save the jobs of those who vote for this Anti-American takeover of the finest healthcare system known to man.

    You will cement your minority status for years to come and guarantee that your president will go down in history as the first Black and worst ever in the history iof these United Sates!

    Old people vote and they have all kinds of time to be engaged and enraged!

  2. ivehadit says:

    “…It’s a huge sum, and the clearest signal yet that any Democrat who helps Republicans filibuster health care reform will face an enormous backlash from the grassroots,” writes Ruben.”

    Enormous? Are you kidding me? This country is only 20% liberal.

  3. ivehadit says:

    Off topic, AJ, I am wondering where your posts are on Ft.Hood…:(

  4. kathie says:

    Clearly George Soros runs the Democratic party and Obama. It is the aim of Soros (through moveon.org) to destroy this country as we know it. He is happy to say so. He is a despicable character, without a moral bone in his body. How dare he tell us who we should be.

    It is beyond gratifying to see people in the streets saying “no you won’t”. God bless the American spirit.

    It’s too bad that Obama can’t find a more American path and friendship, as the way he is going he will not only be the first black American President, but also the most un-American President as well. America has a spirit that Obama is clearly, through his life experiences, unable comprehend.

  5. AJStrata says:

    Ivehadit,

    Everyone else was doing a great job did not feel the need to rush one out. Should have one soon.

  6. ivehadit says:

    Thank you, AJ. :)

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  8. MarkN says:

    AJ:

    Not just VA-9 but also VA-2 (62-38), VA-5 (61-39) and VA-11 (55-45). These Congressman must be looking at the numbers and saying that for every liberal I can turn out, I will turn off an independent.

    The VA governors race was huge.

  9. kathie says:

    AJ have you read this? You can find it now at FREEREPUBLIC, it is quite unbelievable. Not only does it dictate every method, payment, allowable care, and on and on it turns insurance agencies into government entities as a way to distribute government money. I’m not sure what form of government you call it, but is is surely unrecognizable.

    OPINION
    NOVEMBER 6, 2009, 6:40 P.M. ET
    What the Pelosi Health-Care Bill Really Says
    Here are some important passages in the 2,000 page legislation.

    THIS ABSOLUTELY CAN’T PASS.

    I love the part that says where the bulk of the trillion dollars is going to go to help the needy and how that will work. By prescribing the amount that each American will pay for insurance, depending on income, the government will be able to take the money not really needed for each persons care and give it to the needy to pay for their care through ACORN like organizations through out the cities. Unbelievable.

  10. kathie says:

    PS, if this is what America is coming to WE NEED TO GO JOHN GALT, forget little “tea Parties”. Our congress surely did’t write this legislation all by itself. I think they must have hired many who are steeped in KGB philosophy.

  11. Terrye says:

    Those idiots at MoveOn are completely oblvious to the fact that if it were not for the blue dogs, they would not have the majority and there would not even be a climate bill to vote on.

    In some ways, the ideological pure on both sides do this sort of thing. Beck says don’t vote Republican, go third party, even though there is virtually no chance of success at the polls. MoveOn says, get rid of the blue dogs and run a bunch of people who can not win.

    The problem for the blue dogs is that they are stuck no matter what. They are between a Pelosi and hard place.