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Two Votes Away from Victory or Defeat

March 19, 2010


The opposition from Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., dials back the number of House members leaning toward voting yes to 214, and the number leaning toward voting no to 217.

DeFazio announced his opposition shortly after Ohio Rep. John Boccieri, also a Democrat, announced that he will switch his vote to yes, temporarily putting Pelosi within one vote of what she needs.


“I’m a no unless they fix this,” he said, referring to what he sees as insufficient Medicare spending in rural areas.

From Jim Hoft:

Bloomberg says the Democrats still need 6 more votes.

55% oppose the democrat’s nationalized health care plan. Only 35% support it.

Paul in Houston posted a chart that pretty much says it all.

Caterpillar Corporation says Obamacare will cost the company $100 million in the first year alone.

Here’s a list of wavering democrats. You know what to do….
Democrat Caucus Website:

Rep. Jason Altmire (PA)
Rep. Michael Arcuri (NY)
Rep. John Boccieri (OH)
Rep. Jim Costa (CA)
Rep. Brad Ellsworth (IN)
Rep. Gabby Giffords (AZ)
Rep. Suzanne Kosmas (FL)
Rep. Betsey Markey (CO)
Rep. Scott Murphy (NY)
Rep. John Tanner (TN)

One Comment leave one →
  1. March 19, 2010 8:21 pm

    Don’t fall for the “health care shuffle.” Some Dems will vote against health care deform, but they were enablers yesterday when they voted for the Slaughter Solution. MO’s Ike Skelton is one. Others are doing the opposite: they voted against Slaughter yesterday but will back health care deform on Sunday. The tradeoff was prearranged and part of a plan that provided enough votes for both measures. The drama of the vote count is just a ploy to get vulnerable Dems valuable face time and attention on national news networks.

    Don’t include the enablers among those you stand by, just because they vote no on Sunday. A yes vote yesterday was just as bad.

    Also, only stand by the blue dogs during their primaries, NOT in the general election. In January, EVERY blue dog will vote to keep Pelosi as speaker. We have to beat them in November to keep them from casting that vote.

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