Something’s Up- OFA’s Dead Silent as Hoyer Says House Go First on HCR

Have you all noticed how QUIET all the usual suspects have been in the past 48 hours, as if it was coordinated or something ?

Dive !  Dive !

(warning sirens waaahoooowoo  waaahooooowoo  )

Now look, I never keep anything from the crew and I don’t expect them to keep anything from me.  So come on, speak up !  

You make one move to take over this boat and I’ll see that you’re hung.

A fleet boat of the Navy, a submarine with her fighting powers still intact, and you’d take her back to Pearl ?  I don’t believe it.  


Emanuel, Pelosi Meet in Capitol To Chart Health Care Course Friday 2/26/2010   HuffPo…

Rahm Emanuel ventured to the Capitol Friday evening to hash out health care strategy with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), a White House aide confirmed.

Senior Hill aides speculated to HuffPost that Emanuel, the White House chief of staff, would bring the message that the House must move first, with a pledge from Senate Democrats that they would follow. It’s hard to make amendments to a law through reconciliation if that law hasn’t been made official yet, they argue.

Pelosi’s office wouldn’t confirm that the meeting, which was still ongoing as of the early evening, was taking place or comment on what Pelosi’s reaction might be. A White House aide said he was unsure what message Emanuel would deliver.  

Hoyer:  House Will Go First on Health Bill  Sunday 2/28/2010   The Hill

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said Sunday that the House must pass the Senate bill before fixes to both bills can be approved.

Hoyer is the highest-ranking House Democrat to outline that path forward, which is perceived as a critical concession to Senate Democrats.

“Whether we’re willing or not, we have to go first if we are going to correct thing that the House disagrees with,” Hoyer said on CBS’ “Face the Nation.”

House Education and Labor Committee Chairman George Miller (D-Calif.) suggested that it be used last week.  

White House: Simple up or down vote on health care  Sunday 2/28/2010  AP  9am PST…

In voicing support for a simple majority vote, White House health reform director Nancy-Ann DeParle signaled Obama’s intention to push the Democratic-crafted bill under Senate rules that would overcome GOP stalling tactics.

“We’re not talking about changing any rules here,” DeParle said. “All the president’s talking about is: Do we need to address this problem and does it make sense to have a simple, up-or-down vote on whether or not we want to fix these problems?”

In a sober call to arms, Pelosi said lawmakers sometimes must enact policies that, even if unpopular at the moment, will help the public. “We’re not here just to self-perpetuate our service in Congress,” she said. “We’re here to do the job for the American people.”    “Time is up,” she said. “We really have to go forth.”


As a result, a new plan would call for the House to pass the Senate bill and send it to Obama. The Senate would then use budget reconciliation rules to make several changes demanded by House Democrats. Those rules prohibit filibusters.  

Pelosi Confident On Health Care Vote  Sunday  2/28/2010   Wall Street Journal  1:20 pm EST…

Ms. Pelosi added, in an appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union” that Democrats would have more specific legislative language in “a matter of days.”

White House Office of Health Reform Director Nancy Ann-DeParle told NBC’s “Meet the Press”  that the president would outline this week “the best way to move forward” on health care.   Echoing Ms. Pelosi, she expressed confidence that the president would sign a bill this year. “I believe that we will have the votes to pass this in Congress,” she said.

Please read the links.  They are just trying to wear her down, and Pelosi’s throwing it back at the White House and telling them that they have to be the ones who publicly negotiate with the hold out Vichy Pandercrats  (like this one blabbing to Fox News  http://www.washingtonexaminer….    ) and the general public when the President makes his next statement “on the way forward” in the coming week.  But from the silent running today of the rabid rabid anti Public Option Lambs, I would say there is now a deal in the works that the House is indeed going to pass the Senate version of the Health Care Insurance Bailout Bill first.  


  1. … nor Casino money,  while he pretends that Non Uterine Encapsulated Americans in a Rustbelt State don’t need health care that could keep them living.  

  2. or their goose is cooked, so they’re going to pass a corporatist piece of shit and hope it sticks.

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