Skip to comments.BREAKING! Big Get: Altmire to Vote No
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!
We know how fast it can change.
...after all, he is a DemocRAT.
Take any victory we can get, ping!
This isn’t a switch vote. He voted no the last time.
Thanks again for the update 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
I am not counting any chickens until the hatch. The thugs will do their darndest to get this through.
If he is your congressman, write, call, or fax and thank him!
I think he deserves an attaboy and some re-enforcement:
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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”.
I thought he would go yes in the end- this is a very welcome surprise.
For now on they need to flip no votes.
He can have an attaboy AFTER he votes no. Right now, it’s still just a promise.
Pelosi released him to vote "no" because she has the votes.
We'll see. Either way, the fight goes on.
But Corner post has been updated. Boyd flipped from NO to YES
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.
Call and thank him!
Especially if you’re in his district! Don’t let him be swindled!
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.
Keep the calls up. It’s working.
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.
Thats correct so the net change is zero.
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!!!!
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.
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.
Who is boyd?
everyone is flip flopping we wont know until Sunday. THis is ridiculous
But he was a possible flip for Pelosi and therefore was not counted in either camp. Now he’s a NO.
Hopefully a few more dominos will fall...
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.
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.
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.
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!!!
Don’t let up. Who knows whether he’ll buckle under pressure from Pelosi at the last minute.
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.
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?
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.
Had to pop this up somwhere fast- TGO will be on Neail after this break...
Like the promise from Kucinich or the other guy from Ohio. Keep the pressure on all congresscritters.
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.
The RAT couldn't stand the heat so he gnawed through 0's belly!!!
Never mind- Neil was misinformed about his own show!!! LOL- TGO will be on his show tomorrow...
Altmire stays a "no" but Boyd flips to "yes." Boyd is big for Dems.
FINALLY got through to his DC office two minutes ago (Altmire) Surprize! The mailbox was full!
Hoping more now than I have in the past week!
Great news.....but it’s not over till it’s over.
Damn. So- no change.
We’ll see. Be sure to get to DC tomorrow by “hook or by (pardon the pun)”crook”!
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.
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...
RE: Keep praying for Divine Intervention
God help preserve our Republic. Amen
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