Obama is replaying his primary moves in health care…

He really is. If the rules don’t let you have enough votes (or steal enough in caucuses), change ’em, take some of Hillary’s MI votes to win.

Ignore the people (Dem primary voters, now all of us nationwide).

Slaughter Rule (in the primary we HRC supporters were informed there is no legal right to challenge the way the DNC sets and interprets its own ‘rules’, and Slaughter Pelosi and Obama seem to be confident they can change the rules again and no one will challenge them).

Then act like it is a fait accompli with the media lending both hands,

Then roll out ”endorsements’ like Richardson, Gore, Edwards. This morning it is a big presser with Kucinich. This to push the aura of inevitability.

They are replaying every move. We need to hold the line.

Please KEEP CALLING YOUR CRITTERS. And Fax! Fax like the wind!!

Mike Pence identified these votes as key

The American electorate is big enough to stop them. We are the people.

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March 17, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , . Economy, Finance, Healthcare, Obama Administration, Politics, Popular Culture, Taxes. Comments off.

The key House votes on health care are Pennsylvania, Ohio and Indiana – Please call!!

Mike Pence, R-IN tonight on Hannity said it will likely come down to the votes of the Congressional Delegations of Pennsylvania, Ohio and Indiana!! Tell them no to the health care fiasco and no to the ‘Slaughter Rule’ BS….

INDIANA

Rep. Peter Visclosky, Indiana, 1st

http://www.house.gov/visclosky/

DC Office Number: (202) 225-2461, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-2493
Local Office Number: (219) 795-1844, DC Fax Number: (219) 795-1850

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Rep. Joe Donnelly, Indiana 2nd

http://donnelly.house.gov/

DC Office Number: (202) 225-3915, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-6798
Local Office Number: (574) 288-2780, Local Fax Number: (574) 288-2825
Voted Yes on Health Care, Currently Undecided on Next Health Care Takeover Vote
Listed on Blue Dog Coalition Membership

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Rep. Brad Ellsworth, Indiana, 8th

http://www.ellsworth.house.gov/

DC Office Number: (202) 225-4636, DC Office Fax: (202) 225-3284
Local Office Number: (812) 465-6484, Local Fax Number: (812) 422-4761
Listed on Blue Dog Coalition Membership

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Rep. Baron Hill, Indiana 9th

http://baronhill.house.gov/

DC Office Number: (202) 225-5315, DC Fax Number: (202) 226-6866
Local Office Number: (812) 288-3999, Local Fax Number: (812) 288-3873
Voted Yes on Health Care, Currently Undecided on Next Health Care Takeover Vote
Listed on Blue Dog Coalition Membership

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Rep. John Boccieri, Ohio, 16th

http://boccieri.house.gov/

DC Office Number:                             (202) 225-3876         (202) 225-3876         (202) 225-3876, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-3059
Local Office Number:                             (330) 489-4414         (330) 489-4414         (330) 489-4414, Local Fax Number: (330) 489-4448

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Rep. Steve Driehaus, Ohio, 1st

http://driehaus.house.gov/

DC Office Number:                (202) 225-2216         (202) 225-2216, DC Fax Number:  (202) 225-3012
Local Office Number:               (513) 684-2723         (513) 684-2723, Local Fax Number: (513) 421-8722

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Rep. Marcy Kaptur, Ohio, 9th

http://www.kaptur.house.gov/

DC Office Number:               (202) 225-4146         (202) 225-4146, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-7711
Local Office Number:               (419) 259-7500         (419) 259-7500, Local Fax Number: (419) 255-9623

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Rep. Paul Kanjorski, Pennsylvania, 11th

http://kanjorski.house.gov/

DC Office Number:               202-225-6511         202-225-6511, DC Fax Number: 202-225-0764
Local Office Number:               570-825-2200         570-825-2200, Local Fax Number: 570-825-8685

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Rep. Christopher Carney, Pennsylvania, 16th

http://carney.house.gov/

DC Office Number:                             (202) 225-3731         (202) 225-3731         (202) 225-3731, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-9594
Local Office Number:                             (570) 585-9988         (570) 585-9988         (570) 585-9988, Local Fax Number: (570) 585-9977

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Rep. Jason Altmire, Pennsylvania 4th

http://www.altmire.house.gov/

DC Office Number: (202) 225-2565, DC Fax Number: (202) 226-2274
Local Office Number: (724) 378-0928, Local Fax Number: (724) 378-6171

Please call and have your friends and family in those states call !! This is the Last Stand to try and stop this atrocity…We can do it!! Hold the line!

Stand mashup by nefertitisheir

The Bishops Conference came out against the bill today as wel. NRO has it:

Statement by Cardinal Francis George, OMI

The Cost is too High; the Loss is too Great

The Catholic Bishops of the United States have long and consistently advocated for the reform of the American health care system. Their experience in health care and in Catholic parishes has acquainted them with the anguish of mothers who are unable to afford prenatal care, of families unable to ensure quality care for their children, and of those who cannot obtain insurance because of preexisting conditions.

Throughout the discussion on health care over the last year, the bishops have advocated a bipartisan approach to solving our national health care needs. They have urged that all who are sick, injured or in need receive necessary and appropriate medical assistance, and that no one be deliberately killed through an expansion of federal funding of abortion itself or of insurance plans that cover abortion. These are the provisions of the long standing Hyde amendment, passed annually in every federal bill appropriating funds for health care; and surveys show that this legislation reflects the will of the majority of our fellow citizens. The American people and the Catholic bishops have been promised that, in any final bill, no federal funds would be used for abortion and that the legal status quo would be respected.

Keep reading this post . . .

MM has a reminder up for the Tea Party Patriots DC meetup and Critter Contacts tomorrow:

Reminder: March 16 in Washington DC – The People’s Surge against the Demcare cramdown.

Time: March 16, 2010 from 9am to 6pm
Location: Cannon House Office Building
Street: Independence Avenue SE and New Jersey SE
City/Town: Washington, DC

March 15, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , . Economy, Finance, Healthcare, Obama Administration, Politics, Taxes. 2 comments.

Slaughter-House ’10: House Dems prepare to turn Democracy on its head to ram through bill that will end their careers…

Update via Drudge by way of RollCall, Senate Parliamentarian says no go on reconciliation of a bill that has not been signed by POTUS:

The Senate Parliamentarian has ruled that President Barack Obama must sign Congress’ original health care reform bill before the Senate can act on a companion reconciliation package, senior GOP sources said Thursday. The Senate Parliamentarian’s Office was responding to questions posed by the Republican leadership. The answers were provided verbally, sources said.

…. House Democratic leaders last week began looking at crafting a legislative rule that would allow the House to approve the Senate health care bill, but not forward it to Obama for his signature until the Senate clears the reconciliation package.

Video update: House GOP on the earmark moratorium

Video update: Jon Kyl R-AZ on the Senate GOP united stance against reconciliation for non budget-germane health care bill matters

Follow-up to yesterday, House and Senate GOP are pushing back as Pelosi leads her merry band of masochists off a cliff….meanwhile the House GOP Conference has passed its unilateral moratorium on ALL EARMARKS…finally staking out the Higher Ground on spending! Happy dance!!!

The House Republican Conference has just adopted a unilateral moratorium on all earmarks, effective immediately.

NRO Corner:

Rep. David Dreier (R., Calif.), ranking Republican on the House Rules Committee, said the Slaughter Rule is evidence that Democrats cannot pass their bill “while playing by the rules.”

“With the Slaughter Solution, House Democrats have exposed themselves as willing to abandon the most fundamental element of legislating – a transparent, up-or-down vote— in order to achieve a unpopular partisan objective.  This is highly disturbing and in some ways, dangerous.  The American people do not want this health care bill and they certainly don’t want the democratic process turned on its head in an effort to pass it over their objections.”

Here’s part of the statement Republicans on the House Rules Committee released on the matter:

Not only would this be an astoundingly byzantine and cynical attempt to advance a bill that no one, including House Democrats, wants or likes, it could very well backfire.

The Slaughter Solution depends upon the Senate’s acting to pass a package of fixes to a bill that can’t garner sufficient support in the House.  But the likelihood a clean “fix-it” bill passing the Senate is slim.  There will be challenges to some proposed fixes, and therefore changes to the package.  There are also questions as to whether or not a bill can be “fixed” under the Budget Act before it is signed into law by the President.  And then there is the question of abortion.  If an abortion change cannot be made through reconciliation, would the Slaughter Solution be further expanded to implement an abortion fix, too?  How would that fix make its way through the Senate?

With serious unanswered questions like these, why would any wavering Democrat take the bait and support the Slaughter Solution?  There is a high probability that House Democrats ultimately will be forced into taking the tough votes they tried so hard to avoid, after putting themselves on record as supporting an end-run around a real, transparent vote.  In the end, rank-and-file Democrats would be making themselves all the more vulnerable for having supported their Leadership’s egregious tactics…

March 11, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Economy, Finance, Obama Administration, Politics. 1 comment.

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