She Doesn’t Have The Votes

2009-05-14

The Democrat feet are cold and getting colder. Maybe, it’s the Manager’s Amendment. The arm twisting now occurring is in danger of breaking bones.

Hoyer: Dems still shy of 218 votes

Majority Leader Steny Hoyer still expects the House to approve its sweeping health care bill Saturday, but conceded the vote could slip until Sunday or even early next week.

Hoyer acknowledged House leaders were still shy of the 218 votes needed, amid flare-ups among anti-abortion Democrats and immigration advocates. Hoyer also warned of Republican delaying tactics that he said could push off plans to vote Saturday evening.

See also:
Hoyer says healthcare debate could go long
Hoyer: ‘Delaying tactics’ could stall vote on health reform
Health care headache for House Democrats
House Starts Debate on Health Bill
House Republicans plan to vote unanimously against health-care measure
Hoyer: Health care vote could slip
In The House Corner . . . Weighing In At 1990 Pages . . . The Affordable Health Care For America Act
Want To Get Away?

The Rats are jumping ship. They fear losing reelection more than Pelosi.

/this is the first line in the health care sand, stay frosty