Thursday, November 5, 2009

Never on a Sunday

Lori Montgomery at The Washington Post reports the House is making preparations to hold a vote this Sunday on the largest expansion of government in the past 40 years.  As of Wednesday, Pelosi had not secured the votes necessary to pass the legislation.  The holdouts appear to be hung up on the bill's provisions to use taxpayer money to fund abortions.  Wait what?   I thought only lying Republicans accused the Democrats of using the legislation to fund abortions.

Democrats and left wing bloggers seem to be under some mistaken notion that passing health care is even more urgent now that they were soundly slaughtered by Independents in yesterday's elections:
Many Democrats said passing the measure has become even more crucial politically after Republicans won governor's races in Virginia and New Jersey this week. So Democratic whips worked their rank and file, while House leaders tried to secure a momentum-building endorsement from the AARP, the nation's largest association of people over 50. President Obama, meanwhile, laid plans to visit Capitol Hill on Thursday or Friday to address House Democrats in a final push for his signature domestic initiative.
I find this revelation to be nearly as startling as the Democrats decision to take the country on a joy ride through the hard left world of legislative debacles assuming the Independents and moderates that put Obama in the White House had all suddenly become liberals.  Now that this coalition has made it quite clear they are not, in fact, liberal, Pelosi et al somehow think they can magically transform them by passing health care.  Good luck with that strategy.

H/T: Memeorandum

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