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To: Lazamataz

I knew Altmire would change his vote. I suspect he was one of Nancy Pelosis votes she had in her backpocket the last time. The Tea party here in Western Pa are on him hard right now. We’ll continue to work on him. We’ve already met with him in Washington earlier this week and have a protest planned outside his local office here. Needless to say his phone line has been burning up.


14 posted on 03/15/2010 10:50:15 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: Old Teufel Hunden
The Rats must be putting more pressure on him than the Tea Party.

Actually, if I were a Rat looking for cover, I would tell everyone I was voting yes but then vote no.

21 posted on 03/15/2010 10:51:32 AM PDT by johniegrad
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To: Old Teufel Hunden
I knew Altmire would change his vote. I suspect he was one of Nancy Pelosis votes she had in her backpocket the last time.

People tend to ignore the existence of "backpocket votes" when they are looking at the NO votes and YES votes for the original House bill. There is no way to know for sure how many Congressman were allowed by Pelosi to vote NO unless she needed them. But, as Michael Barone pointed out, Pelosi wouldn't have cut the deal with Stupak if she didn't need the votes of the Pro-Lifers. So that sort of puts a maximum on the number actual NO votes that Nancy can turn to YES votes easier than flipping a switch. My guess is she has 3 or 4, maybe 5.

60 posted on 03/15/2010 11:05:29 AM PDT by InterceptPoint
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

Will they be going to his office tomorrow? His political career will crash if he votes yes...and where are they meeting, at his office and which one?


126 posted on 03/15/2010 11:50:19 AM PDT by caww
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To: Old Teufel Hunden
Jason Altmire, PA-4, had his seat bought and paid for by George Soros. I suspected as much in 2006 when he had wall-to-wall television advertisements on the entire Pittsburgh media market which covers four other congressional districts. No challenger can afford to buy that much time without considerable outside help.
216 posted on 03/15/2010 2:58:21 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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