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Swing Districts Oppose Health Reform
The Wall Street Journal ^ | 03-15-10 | HEATHER R. HIGGINS AND KELLYANNE E. CONWAY

Posted on 03/14/2010 6:54:14 PM PDT by GOP_Lady

Sobering poll news for 35 key House members.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she plans to bring health-care reform to a vote this week. Democratic leaders cite national polls that show support for individual provisions of the bill as a reason to pass this reform. Yet vulnerable politicians should be warned: Responses to questions about individual benefits, particularly when removed from a cost context, are different from those on the whole bill.

Voters in key congressional districts are clear in their opposition to what they have seen, read and heard on health-care reform. That's one of the findings of a survey that will be released today by the Polling Company on behalf of Independent Women's Voice. The survey consisted of 1,200 registered voters in 35 districts represented by members who could determine the outcome of the health-care debate. Twenty of those members voted for the House bill in November but now may be reconsidering. Fifteen voted against the bill but are under tremendous pressure to change their vote.

The survey shows astonishing intensity and sharp opposition to reform, far more than national polls reflect. For 82% of those surveyed, the heath-care bill is either the top or one of the top three issues for deciding whom to support for Congress next November. (That number goes to 88% among independent women.) Sixty percent want Congress to start from scratch on a bipartisan health-care reform proposal or stop working on it this year. Majorities say the legislation will make them and their loved ones (53%), the economy (54%) and the U.S. health-care system (55%) worse off—quite the trifecta.

(Excerpt) Read more at online.wsj.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 111th; 2010polls; bhohealthcare; health; healthcare; obamacare; swingvote

1 posted on 03/14/2010 6:54:14 PM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: 506Lake; AdvisorB; antivenom; angry elephant; Blonde; BornToBeAmerican; brivette; BroJoeK; ...


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GOP_Lady.

2 posted on 03/14/2010 6:54:38 PM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: GOP_Lady

Hey Nutty Nan, are you getting any of this??? Probably not..


3 posted on 03/14/2010 6:57:12 PM PDT by hstacey (An ounce of pretension is worth a pound of manure...)
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To: GOP_Lady

4 posted on 03/14/2010 6:57:54 PM PDT by BARLF
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To: GOP_Lady

Contact the representatives in the swing states even if they aren’t your representatives and tell them to vote NO on healthcare reform or you will make substantial donations to their opponent in the primary. Remind them that’s how Republican Scott Brown got elected in MA.


5 posted on 03/14/2010 6:59:14 PM PDT by FrdmLvr ("The people will believe what the media tells them they believe." Orwell)
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To: GOP_Lady
It may have something to do with this...

Federal Government Expenditures vs
Federal Government Current Receipts


6 posted on 03/14/2010 7:00:30 PM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: hstacey

She wants to destroy the country. The more destruction the better.


7 posted on 03/14/2010 7:06:09 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead (Clean the RAT/RINO Sewer in 2010 and 2012)
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To: GOP_Lady
As well as...


8 posted on 03/14/2010 7:06:55 PM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: FrdmLvr; GailA; freekitty; Nachum; sheik yerbouty; nutmeg; 2ndDivisionVet

The calls opposing the DeathCare this week must be 24/7 with no let up.


9 posted on 03/14/2010 7:08:23 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead (Clean the RAT/RINO Sewer in 2010 and 2012)
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To: HangnJudge

Thank you! :-)


10 posted on 03/14/2010 7:12:45 PM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: GOP_Lady
Thank you! :-)
We live to serve...
11 posted on 03/14/2010 7:16:22 PM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: GOP_Lady

wow 82%

Now THAT is what my personal experience is telling me, even the life long democrats that I know are agaisnt this thing.

November is going to be a blood bath if they keep pushing this.


12 posted on 03/14/2010 7:16:32 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: hstacey

I wonder if people in this country might be considering some sort of tax revolt or if one has already started? I have heard some advocates of tax reform say that the best way to stop politicians is to keep money out of their hands. I am not saying that but Judge Napolitano says doing away with the IRS could take the power away from politicians.


13 posted on 03/14/2010 7:19:31 PM PDT by Jukeman
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To: GOP_Lady

Defeat Obamacare call list: List now contains the new MAYBES culled from FR posts. Be sure to call KNOWN RINOS too.

KEEP THE CALLS UP! DC OFFICE LOCAL OFFICE

Code Red” - House Target List on Health Care

The National Republican Congressional Committee has published a target list on health care. In addition to continuing to contact the five Tennessee Democrat Congressmen, you can go http://www.votervoice.net/link/clickthrough/ext/94697.aspx to contact some of these targets. Much of the talk following Obama’s announcement has focused on how to defeat this second bill through reconciliation, but that is misleading because the first step to defeating Obamacare is not by concentrating on defeating the “fixer” bill but by defeating the Senate bill in the House when it goes to the floor for an up-or-down vote on Thursday, March 18th.

Rep. Lincoln Davis 202-225-6831 Columbia office: 931-490-8699
Rep. Jim Cooper 202-225-4311 Nashville office: 615-736-5295
Rep. Bart Gordon 202-225-4231 Murfreesboro office: 615-896-1986
John Tanner (202) 225-4714, Union City, (731) 885-7070, Jackson Phone: (731) 423-4848, Millington (901) 873-5690 TN (MAYBE)
Rep. Steve Cohen 202-225-3265 Memphis office: 901-544-4131
Harry Mitchell (202) 225-2190 (480) 946-2411 AZ 5th District
Gabrielle Giffords (202) 225-2542 (520) 881-3588 AZ 8th District
Ann Kirkpatrick (202) 225-2315 (928) 226-6914 AZ 1st District
Jerry McNerney (202) 225-1947 925-833-0643 CA 11th District
John Salazar 202-225-4761 970-245-7107 CO 3rd District
Jim Himes (202) 225-5541 (866) 453-0028 CT 4th District
Alan Grayson (202) 225-2176 (407) 841-1757 FL 8th District
Bill Foster (202) 225-2976 630-406-1114 IL 14th District
Baron Hill 202 225 5315 812 288 3999 IN 9th District
Mark Schauer (202) 225-6276 (517) 780-9075 MI 7th District
Gary Peters (202) 225-5802 (248) 273-4227 MI 9th District
Dina Titus (202) 225-3252 702-256-DINA (3462) NV 3rd District
Carol Shea-Porter (202) 225-5456 (603) 743-4813 NH 1st District
Tim Bishop (202) 225-3826 (631) 696-6500 NY 1st District
John Hall (202) 225-5441 (845) 225-3641 x49371 NY 19th District
Bill Owens (202) 225-4611 (315) 782-3150 NY 23rd District
James Matheson Toll-Free Number 1 (877) 677-9743 (202) 225-3011Mike Arcuri (202)225-3665 (315)793-8146 NY 24th District
Dan Maffei (202) 225-3701 (315) 423-5657 NY 25th District
Earl Pomeroy (202) 225-2611 (701) 224-0355 ND At-Large District
Steven Driehaus (202) 225-2216 (513) 684-2723 OH 1st District
Mary Jo Kilroy (202) 225-2015 (614) 294-2196 OH 15th District
Zach Space (202) 225-6265 (330) 364-4300 OH 18th District
Kathy Dahlkemper (202) 225-5406 (814) 456-2038 PA 3rd District
Patrick Murphy (202) 225-4276 (215) 826-1963 PA 8th District
Christopher Carney (202) 225-3731 (570) 585-9988 PA 10th District
Paul Kanjorski (202) 225-6511 (570) 825-2200 PA 11th District
John Spratt (202) 225-5501 (803)327-1114 SC 5th District
Tom Perriello (202) 225-4711 (276) 656-2291 VA 5th District
Alan Mollohan (202) 225-4172 (304) 623-4422 WVA 1st District
Nick Rahall (202) 225-3452 (304) 252-5000 WVA 3rd District
Steve Kagen (202) 225-5665 (920) 437-1954 WI 8th District
Bart Stupak (202) 225 4735 MI (MAYBE)
Brian Baird (202) 225-3536, Vancouver, (360) 695-6292. Olympia, (360) 352-9768, (MAYBE)
senator mark begich (202) 224-3004 toll free. (877) 501 - 6275 just became a MAYBE
Jason Altmire 202-225-2565, Aliquippa, 724-378-0928,
Natrona Heights, 724-226-1304 (MAYBE)

On the Bubble (Major developments from the “yes” and “no” columns in the House)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2467046/posts

Congressional Dems on Twitter
http://www.arrghpaine.com/congressional-dems-on-twitter

And here are toll-free numbers we can use to call any Senators or Reps.

At the first number below you must wait through a tape recording urging you to tell your Rep or Senator to vote “yes” for the health care bill. Just hang on and when the recording is over, you will get the Capitol operator. Just ask for your Rep or Senator’s office. Then you will either talk to an aid or have the chance to leave a message for him/her to vote NO on the health care bill.

When you use the second number and the Capitol operator comes on, just ask for your Rep or Senator’s office. Every time I use this number I get the Rep or Senator’s answer machine, so it may be set up that way all the time...to go to their answer machine. Either way you can leave a message to vote NO on the health care bill!

We need to use these toll free numbers that have been set up for the health care/ BO supporters and illegals to use! After all they are FREE!

1-800-828-0498 , 1-866-220-0044, 1-866-338-1015, 877-851-6437, 877-210-5351


14 posted on 03/14/2010 7:20:38 PM PDT by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, disabled,seniors & retired Military)
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To: GOP_Lady

Good news!


15 posted on 03/14/2010 7:23:11 PM PDT by Victoria Delsoul
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To: All; FrdmLvr

“Contact the representatives in the swing states even if they aren’t your representatives and tell them to vote NO on healthcare reform or you will make substantial donations to their opponent in the primary. Remind them that’s how Republican Scott Brown got elected in MA.”

Also write a letter to the editor, if you live in these swing districts.

This from Jay Sekulo, who is often on Sean’s show, and explains it all very well, and gives great material for a letter to the editor:

http://www.aclj.org/OnTheRadio/

You can listen while you post and surf.


16 posted on 03/14/2010 7:26:09 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

Yes


17 posted on 03/14/2010 7:28:07 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: FrdmLvr

I gave to Brown and the new governor of VA.

I think they saw the power of our giving. It is a potent weapon, IMO.


18 posted on 03/14/2010 7:28:33 PM PDT by BelleAl
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To: freekitty

TRAITORS ARE TOAST!!!


19 posted on 03/14/2010 7:29:38 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead (Clean the RAT/RINO Sewer in 2010 and 2012)
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To: Jukeman

You know I was also thinking about that, I’m cannot in all honesty support federal funding for abortions. I’m against abortion, my taxes,if this passes, would go towards subsidising abortions??? I can’t justify that...Now it’s my freedom be taken away...


20 posted on 03/14/2010 7:37:36 PM PDT by hstacey (An ounce of pretension is worth a pound of manure...)
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To: ExTexasRedhead; GailA; StarFan; Dutchy; alisasny; BobFromNJ; BUNNY2003; Cacique; Clemenza; ...
Your words bear repeating, ExTexasRedhead:

The calls opposing the DeathCare this week must be 24/7 with no let up!

Can't find these Congress critters' phone numbers? Check out GailA's post #14.

21 posted on 03/14/2010 7:48:58 PM PDT by nutmeg ("We have to pass the bill first so you can find out what's in it." - Nancy Pelosi, March 2010)
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To: GOP_Lady
The socialists are counting on a scheme to throw the mid term elections. Read the article at the following link for more details. Soros Eyes Secretaries
22 posted on 03/14/2010 7:54:07 PM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! www.FairTaxNation.com)
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To: nutmeg; All
C'mon Freepers; most of us have unlimited long distance calling. Let's get on the phone and burn up the phone lines in the Congressional Offices.
23 posted on 03/14/2010 8:04:34 PM PDT by no dems (Palin / Rubio 2012)
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To: hstacey

Agree. I won’t pay for them.


24 posted on 03/14/2010 8:20:07 PM PDT by bronxville
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To: nutmeg

Thanks for the ping!


25 posted on 03/14/2010 9:21:30 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: GOP_Lady

The Progressives (in safe districts) don’t care how many Democrats (in swing districts) they send over the cliff. The Progressives figure they’ll be the ones in control when everyone (including Democrats) realize that they are dependents of the resulting European-style social welfare state.

That’s one comment to pass along in your communications with swing district or Blue Dog Democrats, as you promise to make substantial contributions to whomever emerges from the primary to oppose them.


26 posted on 03/14/2010 10:44:36 PM PDT by c-five
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To: nutmeg
I have to head into work, I'll make some calls when I get home this afernoon.

My Congressman is voting "no" but since he is a RINO, I'll call again just to make sure.

27 posted on 03/15/2010 3:31:27 AM PDT by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free. Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: GOP_Lady

This is a battle between good and evil. It's as simple as that!


28 posted on 03/15/2010 5:25:07 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: Jukeman

A tax revolt is the only way to stop them. Judge Napolitano is absolutely correct. However, do we have the where with all to pull it off? Unlikely.

Our best approach as we speak is to make our voices heard and not stop. Stay involved.


29 posted on 03/15/2010 11:28:16 AM PDT by mtnwmn (Liberalism leads to Socialism)
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To: mware
I have to head into work, I'll make some calls when I get home this afernoon.

My Congressman is voting "no" but since he is a RINO, I'll call again just to make sure.

God bless you, mware! :o)

30 posted on 03/15/2010 2:54:20 PM PDT by nutmeg ("We have to pass the bill first so you can find out what's in it." - Nancy Pelosi, March 2010)
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