Democrats still do not have the votes.
Regardless of of the media reports the Democrats are scrambling to get the votes. For everyone that goes from no to a yes, there are almost as many that go from yes to a no. Yesterday it was 5 to 4 so we did experience a deficit of 1 but they are not cruising along like they want us to believe. This is a tactic by Obama and Pelosi to exude confidence in passage while they sweat the votes.
DO NOT STOP CALLING, Goto the local (and if you can the DC offices) of your representatives. Every single Republican and even news commentators are saying this could easily still be defeated.
Even though Congressman Bob Etheridge folded up like a lawn chair this week and said he would support the bill, Larry Kissell said he is a firm no and Heath Shuler is still very much leaning no. All 3 of these men need to hear from us, need to get visits from us to force their votes to firm NO’s.
This can still be defeated, they are far from a win.
Goto Washington, DC this Saturday
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We CANNOT let up on any single congressmen and women. No matter where you live, if you know someone in the swing states they MUST call. We are at the crossroads of the government taking over our lives, or beginning to take over our lives. This is it, we must all fight like we have never fought before! We all HAVE to call, and visit congressional offices like Mel Watt and others that we KNOW will vote for this. Let them know exactly what Glenn says in this video:
Updated List of Yea’s and Nay’s
Spineless Kucinich will now VOTE YES.
The Ohio Democrat’s decision brings House Speaker Nancy Pelosi one member closer to the 216 votes she needs to pass reform.
But Kucinich is not doing it gladly, and his capitulation comes only after intense pressure from Pelosi and President Obama, who traveled to Ohio with Kucinich earlier this week.
“I have taken this fight farther than many in Congress have been willing to take it,” Kucinich said, arguing that he owed it to his constituents to push for a single-payer health-care system that ends the power of insurance companies.
But, he said, “In the past week, it’s become clear that the vote on the final health bill will be very close.”
And he does not want to be the one who scuttles reform, even if he doesn’t think it’s good enough.
“I know I have to make a decision on the bill not as I’d like to see it, but as it is,” he said.
“After careful discussions with President Obama, Speaker Pelosi, my wife Elizabeth and close friends, I’ve decided to cast my vote in favor.”
He insisted he would not stop there, though, and pledged to keep pushing for more robust reforms.
“I’ve taken a detour through supporting this bill,” he said.
Tea Parties from across the country filled the capital lawn and visited congressional offices. Here is some footage and interviews with people that went to DC today.
And we are keeping up with videos from the day.
Tim Phillips, President of Americans For Prosperity speaks on TV.
Tea Party’ers Discuss their Experience in DC March 16, 2010
How this bill will affect us and LISTEN TO CHARLES SCHUMER at the end!