Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Pelosi Is Losing Congress

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According to Drudge (see update below), Nancy Pelosi's lack of leadership and Obama's wishy-washy approach to the health care debate have led to the loss of 57 liberal Democratic representatives. Meanwhile, the strong showing of patriotic Americans at the townhall's has forced 44 moderates to reconsider their vote and come out as a no:

At least 44 more moderate Members of the Democrat Caucus have gone on the record in opposition to the current health care bill in the House, a Hill source claims. Likewise, at least 57 liberal Members of the Democrat Caucus have gone on the record saying they will vote against a health care bill without a strong public option.

Unless multiple Democrats flip on their stated position on health care, Speaker Pelosi lacks the votes to pass a bill through the House on the strength of Democrat votes alone.
My congressman is among them in Rep. Adler who knows his victory last year over Chris Myers was simply because of the strong turn-out for Obama. After decades of Republican Jim Saxton, Adler has no choice but to obey his constituents and vote this fiscal monstrosity down.

Obama better give one hell of a speech tonight but those of us who pay attention to what Teleprompter boy says on a regular basis know he doesn't have the power of persuasion in him like the media said he did.

Good news if true and Drudge usually has good sources.

Pic courtesy of Frank J.

Update: Journalist claims that Drudge not relevant anymore because journalists don't find him "captivating" anymore. I'm sure the same is said of the once-proud NY Times by sane people. Wishful thinking by a man who wishes he had 0.0001% of the readers Drudge has.

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