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BREAKING! Big Get: Altmire to Vote No
The Corner ^ | 19 March 2010 | Daniel Foster

Posted on 03/19/2010 1:19:40 PM PDT by SE Mom

This could be very big. Rep. Jason Altmire (D., Penn.) has done his darndest to position himself as the deciding vote on health-care reform, and I predicted earlier this week that he would end up voting with the majority either way.

Congressman Jason Altmire will vote against the latest version of health care reform when the U.S. House of Representatives votes on the bill this weekend.

Altmire confirmed that he has decided to vote no in a telephone conversation with KDKA political editor Jon Delano.

The McCandless Democrat is expected to post a statement on his website later today.

In a live interview on KDKA-TV News at 6 on Tuesday, Altmire said his constituents would help him make the final decision.

"I'm deciding it by doing everything I possibly can to hear what they have to say," he said. "The rallies at my office, the phone calls, emails, and letters that are coming in to Washington and in the district."

Altmire voted against the House health care plan last November.

But again, who knows!


TOPICS: Breaking News; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: 111th; altmire; bhohealthcare; healthcare; keyhouseraces; khr; pennsylvania
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This is excellent- for now.

We know how fast it can change.

1 posted on 03/19/2010 1:19:40 PM PDT by SE Mom
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To: SE Mom

...after all, he is a DemocRAT.


2 posted on 03/19/2010 1:20:50 PM PDT by Blue Turtle
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To: onyx; STARWISE; Bahbah; Liz; Dog; penelopesire

Take any victory we can get, ping!


3 posted on 03/19/2010 1:21:18 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat veteran)
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To: SE Mom

This isn’t a switch vote. He voted no the last time.


4 posted on 03/19/2010 1:22:19 PM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! www.FairTaxNation.com)
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To: SE Mom

Thanks again for the update SE Mom!!!


5 posted on 03/19/2010 1:22:48 PM PDT by wolf24
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To: SE Mom

WOW I hope this is true..everyone should call his office to confirm this and if this is the case, thank him. I don’t care if he is a Dem, we need all the help we can get right now. Pelosi is going to try to pressure him tomorrow to vote yes so we have to all call him and tell him to stand firm


6 posted on 03/19/2010 1:22:52 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: SE Mom

I am not counting any chickens until the hatch. The thugs will do their darndest to get this through.


7 posted on 03/19/2010 1:23:01 PM PDT by mlocher (USA is a sovereign nation)
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To: SE Mom

If he is your congressman, write, call, or fax and thank him!


8 posted on 03/19/2010 1:23:08 PM PDT by Kenny
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To: SE Mom

I think he deserves an attaboy and some re-enforcement:

Contact Information

https://forms.house.gov/altmire/webforms/issue_subscribe.htm

Main Offices

Please direct all written correspondence to the Aliquippa District Office.

Aliquippa Office
2110 McLean Street
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9 posted on 03/19/2010 1:23:36 PM PDT by jessduntno (A third party has risen; we have the Republicans, the Tea Party and the Deemocrats.)
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To: SE Mom

He’s one I had on undecided. I think the Republicans needed 38 Democrats to vote “no” to crush the bill — and he may be the 38th confirmed “no”.

SnakeDoc


10 posted on 03/19/2010 1:23:54 PM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("Rise and rise again, until lambs become lions." -- Robin Hood (Russell Crowe))
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To: SE Mom
The rallies at my office, the phone calls, emails, and letters that are coming in to Washington and in the district.

We're making a difference folks.
11 posted on 03/19/2010 1:25:00 PM PDT by BJClinton (0bama is not the anti-christ. Satan wouldn't be such a screw up.)
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To: SnakeDoctor

I thought he would go yes in the end- this is a very welcome surprise.


12 posted on 03/19/2010 1:25:26 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat veteran)
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To: SnakeDoctor
At this point it looks like 1 vote ahead to kill it.

For now on they need to flip no votes.

13 posted on 03/19/2010 1:25:34 PM PDT by AU72
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To: jessduntno

He can have an attaboy AFTER he votes no. Right now, it’s still just a promise.


14 posted on 03/19/2010 1:26:19 PM PDT by nina0113
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To: SE Mom
Could be good (great!) news, or

Pelosi released him to vote "no" because she has the votes.

We'll see. Either way, the fight goes on.

15 posted on 03/19/2010 1:26:21 PM PDT by TonyInOhio ( Never give in. Never give in. Never. Never. Never. Never.)
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To: AU72

But Corner post has been updated. Boyd flipped from NO to YES


16 posted on 03/19/2010 1:26:44 PM PDT by Cousin Eddie
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To: AU72

Could also be that Altmire sees the writing on the wall with the Stupak gang holding out and sees political advantage to voting no and being on the right side.


17 posted on 03/19/2010 1:26:47 PM PDT by mrs9x
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To: SE Mom

Call and thank him!

Especially if you’re in his district! Don’t let him be swindled!


18 posted on 03/19/2010 1:26:51 PM PDT by JenB987 (under God's Spirit she flourishes)
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To: SE Mom
It is excellent news but I was saddened to read the last sentence:

But again, who knows! Rep. Allen Boyd (D., Fla.) has just gone no-to-yes! And he's co-chair of the Blue Dogs!

In any event I am looking up his number so I might thank him.

19 posted on 03/19/2010 1:26:53 PM PDT by StarFan
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To: SE Mom

Keep the calls up. It’s working.


20 posted on 03/19/2010 1:27:48 PM PDT by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: SE Mom
The McCandless Democrat is expected to post a statement on his website later today.

If he posts his decision then it's a lock . . . unless he wants to commit political suicide.

This is huge.

All roads are pointing to Stupak and the markers he holds.

21 posted on 03/19/2010 1:28:21 PM PDT by w_over_w (In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. But in practice, there is.~Yogi Berra)
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To: Cousin Eddie

Thats correct so the net change is zero.


22 posted on 03/19/2010 1:29:17 PM PDT by HOYA97 (Hoya Saxa = What Rocks)
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To: SE Mom; brownsfan
GOOD NEWS!! GOOD NEWS!!!

Keep ringing them phones folks, IT AIN'T ANYWHERE NEAR OVER!!!

Come on, let's do it!! If there's any way you can do it catch a flight to Washington tomorrow while there's still time!!!

WE CAN DO THIS!!!

STOPPING THIS TRAVESTY IS THE FIRST STEP TO SENDING THAT LYING COMMUNIST BAG OF $#!+ BACK TO KENYA WHERE HE BELONGS!!!!

23 posted on 03/19/2010 1:29:28 PM PDT by OKSooner
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To: JenB987

Tried to call but was told his voicemail is full and I could not leave a message. Think I’ll try writing even though I am not one of his constituents.


24 posted on 03/19/2010 1:29:39 PM PDT by StarFan
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To: SE Mom

Maybe the left already HAS the votes and a select few dems who expect tough re-election races are being permitted to vote no so as to scam their constituents!!! Happens ALL the time!!! Could be why so many have suddenly come out as NO votes over the past couple of days. HOWEVER, I don’t think this will help them in November. Not if their republican opponent is smart and plays it well.


25 posted on 03/19/2010 1:30:04 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: Cousin Eddie

Who is boyd?

everyone is flip flopping we wont know until Sunday. THis is ridiculous


26 posted on 03/19/2010 1:30:46 PM PDT by GoCards ("We eat therefore we hunt...")
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To: SE Mom
Very good news. Man has his @ss been on the hot seat. Nice work folks. Let's keep it up.

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27 posted on 03/19/2010 1:32:57 PM PDT by americanophile (DeMint/Ryan '10)
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To: Man50D

But he was a possible flip for Pelosi and therefore was not counted in either camp. Now he’s a NO.


28 posted on 03/19/2010 1:33:25 PM PDT by rushmom
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To: SE Mom

Hopefully a few more dominos will fall...


29 posted on 03/19/2010 1:33:41 PM PDT by rockthecasbah (He has sounded forth the trumpet that shall never call retreat.)
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To: SE Mom

I don’t mean to be the turd in the punch bowl, but it seems to me that Nancy has the votes and is starting to tell certain Dems that it is ok to go public with a “no” vote.


30 posted on 03/19/2010 1:34:03 PM PDT by coaltrain
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To: Oldpuppymax

I don’t know- I just don’t know- but we MUST KEEP CALLING!!!

Cavuto saying they’re getting indications Altimire is a NO.

This was the key statement from the piece:

Altmire confirmed that he has decided to vote no in a telephone conversation with KDKA political editor Jon Delano.


31 posted on 03/19/2010 1:34:50 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat veteran)
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To: StarFan

I just sent an email to him. I’m in a District south of him, but thanked him nonetheless, for standing up for his the will of the people.


32 posted on 03/19/2010 1:35:10 PM PDT by JenB987 (under God's Spirit she flourishes)
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To: SE Mom

thehill.com counts 36 “no” votes, they say the Dems can only afford a max of 37 defections, Altmire and DeFazio are listed as “undecideds” in their whip count, so according to their own numbers we now have 38 “no” votes. Let’s keep going!!!


33 posted on 03/19/2010 1:35:28 PM PDT by moose2004 (Stand up, speak out and stop Obamacare and GE)
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To: SE Mom

Don’t let up. Who knows whether he’ll buckle under pressure from Pelosi at the last minute.


34 posted on 03/19/2010 1:37:42 PM PDT by WinOne4TheGipper (Truthers to the Left of me, Birthers (pretending to be) to the Right of me!)
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To: Oldpuppymax

I think that is why Giffords (AZ 8) hasn’t make her decision public...she’s hoping the rats will have enough votes for her to get a pass. Otherwise, she votes for Obamacare.


35 posted on 03/19/2010 1:37:48 PM PDT by Mr Rogers (I loathe the ground he slithers on!)
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To: SE Mom

Excellent news......however, can we consider that perhaps Pelosi gave him a free pass since she has the votes in hand? Or is this whole thing still up in the air?


36 posted on 03/19/2010 1:38:08 PM PDT by St. Louis Conservative
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To: SE Mom

This is big. Great news.

Lots of seniors in his district use Medicare Advantage, which Obama wants to eviscerate because people using the program are not under as much direct control by government employees.


37 posted on 03/19/2010 1:38:42 PM PDT by SirJohnBarleycorn
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To: Fudd Fan; tiredoflaundry; Just Lori; Bahbah; STARWISE; MarkLevinFan

Had to pop this up somwhere fast- TGO will be on Neail after this break...


38 posted on 03/19/2010 1:39:25 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat veteran)
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To: nina0113

Like the promise from Kucinich or the other guy from Ohio. Keep the pressure on all congresscritters.


39 posted on 03/19/2010 1:39:33 PM PDT by WinOne4TheGipper (Truthers to the Left of me, Birthers (pretending to be) to the Right of me!)
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To: BJClinton
We're making a difference folks.

Yes, we are making a difference, but please, lets not forget the many, many prayers asking for God's help to stop this HC madness. I am not of the belief God has washed HIS hands of the USA yet.

Keep praying for Divine Intervention.

40 posted on 03/19/2010 1:39:51 PM PDT by BARLF
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To: Owl_Eagle; brityank; Physicist; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; GOPJ; abner; baseballmom; Mo1; Ciexyz; ...
YES!!

The RAT couldn't stand the heat so he gnawed through 0's belly!!!

41 posted on 03/19/2010 1:42:02 PM PDT by Tribune7 (Only stupid, racists people support Obama.)
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To: Fudd Fan; tiredoflaundry; Just Lori; Bahbah; STARWISE; MarkLevinFan

Never mind- Neil was misinformed about his own show!!! LOL- TGO will be on his show tomorrow...


42 posted on 03/19/2010 1:42:45 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat veteran)
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To: SE Mom
just saw on Twitter:

Altmire stays a "no" but Boyd flips to "yes." Boyd is big for Dems.

43 posted on 03/19/2010 1:43:10 PM PDT by lainie (The US congress is full to the brim of absolutely disgusting thieves who deserve humiliating ouster.)
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To: americanophile

FINALLY got through to his DC office two minutes ago (Altmire) Surprize! The mailbox was full!


44 posted on 03/19/2010 1:43:24 PM PDT by FrdmLvr
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To: SE Mom

Hoping more now than I have in the past week!

Great news.....but it’s not over till it’s over.


45 posted on 03/19/2010 1:44:12 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Thinking of using 911 for protection? Google "Brittany Zimmerman")
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To: lainie

Damn. So- no change.


46 posted on 03/19/2010 1:44:43 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat veteran)
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To: SE Mom

We’ll see. Be sure to get to DC tomorrow by “hook or by (pardon the pun)”crook”!


47 posted on 03/19/2010 1:45:18 PM PDT by albie
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To: SE Mom

This is true?

Cause this guy was playing either one of two games this past week. 1)He was playing serious footsie with the administration, awaiting an offer he couldn’t refuse. Or 2)He wanted to wait till the last minute so he could avoid the tremendous pressure an announced NO would bring.

I’ve been on a see-saw all week folks, as I’m sure you all have been too.

One minute I throw in the mental towel and turn from Fox to Frazier, heavens I even watched that stupid show about the homo fellow and his best friend the female. Why watch my country go up in smoke, I think to myself. Wake me up when it’s over.

The next minute the lies of Clyburn the Dem House Whip are revealed (recall he announced Altmyer was a YES earlier this week). Or the CBO’s score doesn’t mention that little matter of the DOC FIX that is certainly part of this awful piece of legislation. But it won’t be implemented until later in the summer as they didn’t want it in the CBO score. Somebody leaked that very confidential memo didn’t they? As I heard, this tidbit was only revealed to the very high ups so somebody somewhere’s leaking and why, I ask?

I just heard Fox announce that Reid’s calling them all to the Senate for a pep talk. Now if they have the votes, as this Clyburn, whose job is appointed liar of the week evidently, why all this? Then there is the funny story of the Dem who says he’s been dodging the President’s calls all week cause he’s sick of hearing about how failure to pass this bill will wreck the Obamer presidency.

I refuse to believe these guys are so stupid that they don’t realize that hey, Obamer had a chance to walk away from this graciously after the Mass. Brown, VA and NJ vote. The handwriting was on the wall.

In fact there was a short period of time, if y’all recall, when talk about health care was quiet, that Obamer and his minions began to talk about creating jobs and such.

Obamer could have, quietly with no fanfare, switched the topic, launched a crusade to give jobs to Americans. But oh no, he has to attempt this bizarre enactment of a law so hated, so filled with corrupt deals, a law that already 37 states are threatening lawsuits over that Florida seniors get Medicare Advantage and my state’s seniors do not. and that Slaughter thing....

That thing has morphed into one HUGE pimple and I can’t imagine that I’d be boohooing with Obamer that this will bring down his reign of power. HE MADE A BAD DECISION.

Kinda like Copenhagen....he jogged aboard Air Force 1 and boom, he knew he’d change the tides of fate.

No, I still am not convinced that this thing’s gonna pass. It might. They’ve done a helluva job this week all lying about every damn thing and admit that conservatives and independents of every sort have all been totally committed and are watching this thing. Americans are seriously paying attention to all this and this is a fact not on their side.

And I ponder that what’s gonna happen AFTER this thing passes, if it does? You think a big stock market crash? I think so...this health care thing is bad for business. How about citizens that had been law abiding, going peacefully to tea parties and town halls finally get REAL mad, maybe they don’t pay their taxes, maybe they go to their payroll offices and increase their payroll withholdings to 99, maybe they organize a nationwide stop work day, maybe they all march to their local guy’s office and clog the traffic.

Everybody has their point and the average American guy is reaching that point. The world, folks, will be watching it. The PR will be horrendous, Obamer will not benefit from it one bit.

Anyway...I’m done. Talk amonst yourselves.


48 posted on 03/19/2010 1:46:04 PM PDT by Fishtalk
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To: lainie

Any news on twitter on Kosmas? I’ve tried ENDLESSLY to get through her office here locally AND in DC...she’s still on the fence- she was a no vote before...


49 posted on 03/19/2010 1:47:08 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat veteran)
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To: BARLF

RE: Keep praying for Divine Intervention

God help preserve our Republic. Amen


50 posted on 03/19/2010 1:47:40 PM PDT by jesseam (Been there, done that)
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