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Planned Sat. vote on health care may be delayed ("We have the Votes!" Wha' happ'n, Nancy?)
AP on Yahoo ^ | 11/6/09 | AP

Posted on 11/06/2009 8:15:49 AM PST by NormsRevenge

WASHINGTON – A House leader says Democrats haven't yet lined up enough votes to pass their health care overhaul bill and may push the vote set for Saturday back one day or more.

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. He said he still expects passage Saturday night. But he added that some Democrats are still "looking to get a comfort level" with the bill.

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1 posted on 11/06/2009 8:15:50 AM PST by NormsRevenge
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Asked Thursday if she had the votes, Speaker Nancy Pelosi replied: “We will.”


2 posted on 11/06/2009 8:16:35 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. May yur bandwidth exceed your girth)
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To: NormsRevenge

This is just to drop the phone-in pressure on Blue Dogs.


3 posted on 11/06/2009 8:16:46 AM PST by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: NormsRevenge; kristinn

When do they leave town for Thanksgiving break?


4 posted on 11/06/2009 8:18:33 AM PST by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: NormsRevenge
Translation: Nanny opened her big mouth yet again before getting a firm vote count from her caucus.

How can such an incompetent nitwit 1) get elected to such as powerful position as House Speaker, and 2) actually keep the job?

5 posted on 11/06/2009 8:18:36 AM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Hey LIBERAL REPUBLICANS AND DEMS.... What happened in Jersey is nothing compared to whats going to happen to you if you keep up this crap.


6 posted on 11/06/2009 8:18:50 AM PST by HamiltonJay
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To: NormsRevenge

She had the votes. But they are still fiddling with the bill. The more you fiddle, the more you lose.


7 posted on 11/06/2009 8:19:26 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: NormsRevenge

THANK YOU Congressman BACHMAN!


8 posted on 11/06/2009 8:19:26 AM PST by eeevil conservative (GIVE ME A PLACE TO STAND AND I WILL MOVE THE EARTH....Archimedes)
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To: sam_paine

Exactly. Keep calling. We need to get the members to their Home districts so they get an earful. This is what Pelosi is desperately trying to avoid.

I called my RATs offices in both DC and the district office.


9 posted on 11/06/2009 8:19:43 AM PST by mwl8787
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To: HamiltonJay

NO GOP member in the House is going to support Pelosicare, HB 3962.


10 posted on 11/06/2009 8:20:29 AM PST by mwl8787
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To: NormsRevenge
This is the message to send:
11 posted on 11/06/2009 8:20:34 AM PST by An American! (Proud To Be An American!)
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To: CPT Clay

Veterans Day is a district work period — soon.

We need to get them to their home districts to stop this monstrosity.


12 posted on 11/06/2009 8:21:39 AM PST by mwl8787
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To: NormsRevenge
The demonstrations in the capitol yesterday scared her to death!! Mouth like alligator... a%$ like gerbil.
13 posted on 11/06/2009 8:22:01 AM PST by SMARTY ("What luck for rulers that men do not think. " Adolph Hitler)
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To: NormsRevenge

Thought ole Nan had the votes?

If we can push this past the Veterans Day recess, it’s toast folks.

KEEP UP THE PRESSURE AND GOD BLESS EVERYONE WHO HAS HELPED IN THIS EFFORT!!


14 posted on 11/06/2009 8:22:38 AM PST by St. Louis Conservative
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To: mwl8787

Every GOP candidate for election in 2010 should publicly sign a declaration in their own blood to REPEAL this crap if elected.


15 posted on 11/06/2009 8:22:54 AM PST by BillM
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To: NormsRevenge; All

Photobucketruh-ro!


16 posted on 11/06/2009 8:24:05 AM PST by BP2 (I think, therefore I'm a conservative)
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To: An American!

Mind of I post the picture on facebook? Awesome!


17 posted on 11/06/2009 8:24:12 AM PST by AirForceMom (Locked and loaded, and sharpening wooden stakes.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Either way talk radio will be concentrating on the Ft. Hood shooting today, the media glossed over yesterday’s protest in DC against Obamacare, and talk radio goes into reruns and garden shows on the weekends.


18 posted on 11/06/2009 8:24:47 AM PST by a fool in paradise (I refuse to "reduce my carbon footprint" all while Lenin remains in an airconditioned shrine)
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To: SMARTY
I’ve been calling my Rep, Chris Carney (Blue Dog) since this mess started. Every time I ask for his position, his staff tell me he is still undecided. Just for kicks I called yesterday, stated the bill may be voted on Saturday and again asked his position. You can all guess the answer.

They all need to go!

19 posted on 11/06/2009 8:24:47 AM PST by RBW in PA
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To: AppyPappy
She had the votes. But they are still fiddling with the bill. The more you fiddle, the more you lose.

They've got to remember to shove back in all of the things TOTUS told us weren't in it.

20 posted on 11/06/2009 8:25:40 AM PST by a fool in paradise (I refuse to "reduce my carbon footprint" all while Lenin remains in an airconditioned shrine)
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21 posted on 11/06/2009 8:25:42 AM PST by xeno
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To: RBW in PA
I’ve been calling my Rep, Chris Carney (Blue Dog) since this mess started. Every time I ask for his position, his staff tell me he is still undecided. Just for kicks I called yesterday, stated the bill may be voted on Saturday and again asked his position. You can all guess the answer.

"PRESENT!"

22 posted on 11/06/2009 8:26:21 AM PST by a fool in paradise (I refuse to "reduce my carbon footprint" all while Lenin remains in an airconditioned shrine)
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To: St. Louis Conservative

Pelosi and Hoyer never had the votes — the bravado was for public consumption via the MSM to create an aura of inevitability.


23 posted on 11/06/2009 8:26:27 AM PST by mwl8787
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To: NormsRevenge
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24 posted on 11/06/2009 8:26:36 AM PST by txroadkill ( 9/12/2009 another win for the Gipper!)
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To: NormsRevenge

simply want the prentense they have the votes and scare the naysayers into going along. How many times has she already said she has the votes? This is at least the second time.


25 posted on 11/06/2009 8:26:47 AM PST by wiggen (Never in the history of our great country have the people had less representation than they do today)
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To: NormsRevenge

I bet she’s delaying the vote in order to keep her promise of having the final bill online for 72 hours prior to voting on it...

/BIGGESTSARCTAGYOUCANIMAGINE


26 posted on 11/06/2009 8:27:00 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Man the phone lines, full speed ahead. I have been calling once a day for a couple of weeks now, giving different names every time. My message for today is: if you like your job, don’t vote for this mess.


27 posted on 11/06/2009 8:27:46 AM PST by La Lydia
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To: An American!

LOVE that sign.


28 posted on 11/06/2009 8:28:33 AM PST by RummyChick
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To: NormsRevenge
I called my Rep and Senators Wednesday, went to DC yesterday, and spoke with Sen Casey personally on a street corner. Today I need to get off the 'puter and pay the bills. Please help, fellow Freepers - we can do this, but we need everyone to engage.

Going forward, we need to roll up our sleeves and get some serious conservatives into offices around the nation - I'm all ears as to how to get this done.

29 posted on 11/06/2009 8:29:34 AM PST by Think free or die (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money - M.Thatcher)
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To: AirForceMom

isn’t it? i just sent it to some friends. very creative and to the point.


30 posted on 11/06/2009 8:30:16 AM PST by wiggen (Never in the history of our great country have the people had less representation than they do today)
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To: NormsRevenge

I’m sure she just wants to honor the pledge of having it online for 72 hours. /sarcasm


31 posted on 11/06/2009 8:32:19 AM PST by for-q-clinton (If at first you don't succeed keep on sucking until you do succeed)
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To: NormsRevenge
...some Democrats are still "looking to get a comfort level" with the bill.

Translated, "comfort level" means favors or good old fashioned cash.

32 posted on 11/06/2009 8:32:44 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (An armed man is a citizen. An unarmed man is a subject.)
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To: NormsRevenge

if the actual date and time of the vote is known in advance you can be sure that another big crowd of Patriots will gather around the Capitol. Sure she wants to avoid that.


33 posted on 11/06/2009 8:34:05 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: sam_paine

ABSOLUTELY!!! KEEP THE PRESSURE UP FOLKS... For those of you who can.... WALK THE HALLS and OFFICES of CONGRESS!


34 posted on 11/06/2009 8:35:04 AM PST by pollywog (staying...... " Under His Wings" Psalm 91:4)
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To: NormsRevenge
And by all means don’t allow them go back to their home districts where they will get an earfull from their constituents.
35 posted on 11/06/2009 8:38:50 AM PST by One_American
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To: An American!

BUMP


36 posted on 11/06/2009 8:38:57 AM PST by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military Men And Women)
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To: An American!

The funny thing is, after the holidays all this stuff is probably going to magically go away, like it never happened. It will be election season and they won’t want to put their names on NUTHIN.

Only trouble is, this economy is not going to stop sucking. I thought the stimulus bill was timed to come pouring out with largesse right before the next election, but now they say the “stimulative” effect is largely spent. Sucking is a stimulative effect.


37 posted on 11/06/2009 8:40:48 AM PST by ichabod1 ( I am rolling over in my grave and I am not even dead yet.)
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To: NormsRevenge

38 posted on 11/06/2009 8:40:51 AM PST by 4Liberty (Pimp my mortgage)
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To: mwl8787

Why in the world would they want to go on record with a mess like this when they know there is no hope in hell of getting it through the senate? Answer, they don’t want to. They need to put on a good show for the rabid barking moonbat left, but they know it’s dead.

I wouldn’t bet on that, but it seems likely. New third rail: Healthcare. But, it’s largely the same old third rail - Medicare.


39 posted on 11/06/2009 8:46:10 AM PST by ichabod1 ( I am rolling over in my grave and I am not even dead yet.)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
How can such an incompetent nitwit 1) get elected to such as powerful position as House Speaker, and 2) actually keep the job?

Because she wakes up every morning thinking the people of SanFransisco are NORMAL.
40 posted on 11/06/2009 8:46:30 AM PST by envisio
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To: NormsRevenge
Dear XXX XXX,

As a hard-working taxpayer (and voter) I urge you to vote AGAINST the Health Care bill as it is currently configured.
If you continue to support this bill, I will work with my friends and neighbors to ensure you do not return to Washington after the 2010 elections.
We are fed up with the wastefull spending and curruption of this current Congress - you can help turn the tide, please do the right thing.

Respectfully,
XXX XXXX

41 posted on 11/06/2009 8:48:17 AM PST by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: NormsRevenge

The Rats are just putting on a show. They want everyone to think that they are really evaluating and want to make sure it right. They really are going to vote this thing through and it will be a happy day in obamma land.


42 posted on 11/06/2009 8:50:05 AM PST by crymeariver (Good news...in a way)
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To: NormsRevenge; All


Obama has been wanting Single-Payer, Government-Option Health Care since he first ran
for political office as a New Party Socialist in 1996, 13 years ago:





He's willing to be patient — that's why we MUST continue to remain vigilant so we don't become his patient.

Keep calling, writing and cornering those rat-bastard Democrat & RINO ObamaCare supporters in Congress!


43 posted on 11/06/2009 8:50:32 AM PST by BP2 (I think, therefore I'm a conservative)
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To: An American!

44 posted on 11/06/2009 8:51:24 AM PST by Spunky (You are free to make choices, but not free from the consequences)
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To: ichabod1

They don’t want to go on the record, but their arms are being broken to support it — they must get to the magic 218.

As has been discussed at NRO and other sites, the RATS are equally concerned that they will be primaried from the Left; that their political coffers will go dry; and they are now being threatened by the Speaker’s office that they will not be able to secure gainful employment with lobbying firms in DC even if they lose re-election... e.g., not only will they be sacrificed, but they will be punished further as well.

Doesn’t get much uglier than this.


45 posted on 11/06/2009 8:51:36 AM PST by mwl8787
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To: mwl8787

I’m not counting my chickens just yet, but this is welcome news. We need to keep the pressure on these clowns.


46 posted on 11/06/2009 8:51:43 AM PST by St. Louis Conservative
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To: NormsRevenge

How many times has she said this?


47 posted on 11/06/2009 8:53:40 AM PST by sarasota
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To: All

... and YES, rest assured that Obama still wants government-paid abortions
to be available NOW, just as much as he did in 1996.


48 posted on 11/06/2009 8:54:10 AM PST by BP2 (I think, therefore I'm a conservative)
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To: ichabod1
Sucking is a stimulative effect.

Only if done correctly... :-)

49 posted on 11/06/2009 8:55:48 AM PST by CA Conservative
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To: BP2

New party bump.


50 posted on 11/06/2009 8:56:38 AM PST by JerseyDvl (Since they call Bush, "Dubya" then I must insist on calling Barry, "Hussein" *2009=1984 on steroids*)
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