Stupak: ObamaCare Short 16 Votes In The House

Bart Stupak, my favorite Democrat in Congress, said last night that the Dem leadership are 16 votes shy in the House on passing ObamaCare.  His tally coincides with a tally I have been keeping.  I got this story from The Hill.  The quote from the story is hilarious in conveying the absolute contempt most denizens of the mainstream media have for the pro-life cause, and their inability or unwillingness to even pretend to be objective on the issue:

Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) said Monday he thinks House Democratic leaders are not close to having the votes to pass health reform.

“In an interview with Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren, the anti-abortion rights lawmaker said, “I’d be surprised if they have 200 votes.”

House Democratic leaders need 216 to pass the bill.”

Here is a link to the story of the pro-abort who wrote this.

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19 Responses to Stupak: ObamaCare Short 16 Votes In The House

  1. James says:

    Sadly I’m not sure I believe Representative Stupak here. I think they are maybe 10 away, but sadly, there isn’t a doubt in my mind that Nancy Pelosi will get the votes. As much as I dislike the woman (possible understatement), she has been one of our country’s most powerful speakers and very effective at getting the votes she needs. There will be more than a few Sir Richie Rich when the vote comes.

  2. Donald R. McClarey says:

    “There will be more than a few Sir Richie Rich when the vote comes.”

    Richard Rich, the betrayer of Saint Thomas More, did not have to face an enraged electorate six months hence. That concentrates a politician’s mind wonderfully.

  3. Elaine Krewer says:

    Well, I sure hope Stupak is right. If Obamacare falls 16 votes short in the house, that means MORE Congressmen are going to vote against it than we thought, right? I had thought the number was closer to 10 or 12.

    I take it that number includes all of the Stupak coalition plus several other Congressmen who have decided to vote down the bill for other reasons (e.g. Rep. Luis Guiterrez of Chicago, who thinks the bill isn’t generous enough to (illegal) immigrants.)

  4. Blackadder says:

    Intrade is listing the probability of ObamaCare being enacted by June at about 70%. If you think that won’t happen, there’s good money to be made.

  5. Donald R. McClarey says:

    Intrade also thought that Scott Brown was not going to be elected Senator for Massachusetts until 24 hours before the election. I am not impressed by their predictive skill in political matters.

  6. Blackadder says:

    Intrade also thought that Scott Brown was not going to be elected Senator for Massachusetts until 24 hours before the election.

    Actually, no. Intrade had Brown at more than 50% from three days before the election. We’re now less than three days from the scheduled vote.

    Again, though, if you think the Intrade price is overvalued you could always short it.

  7. Donald R. McClarey says:

    Thank you for the graph. I see that four days prior to the election, at the beginning of the day, the seers at Intrade had Brown as a 30% long shot to win. The day before that they gave him less than a 20% shot. This was at a time when most political professionals were predicting a Brown win. My contention stands that their predictive ability on political matters stinks, at least until the outcome becomes a foregone conclusion.

  8. Blackadder says:

    I see that four days prior to the election, at the beginning of the day, the seers at Intrade had Brown as a 30% long shot to win. The day before that they gave him less than a 20% shot. This was at a time when most political professionals were predicting a Brown win.

    A lot of partisans were predicting a Brown win. I’m not sure most pundits were.

    But again, if you think ObamaCare won’t pass, why not put your money where your mouth is? Twenty bucks says ObamaCare is signed into law before July.

  9. T. Shaw says:

    I fear “they” will amass the votes (illegally) by promising congressmen that will not get re-elected ambassadorships and/or high salaried positions with special interests and/or NGO’s with access to billions of dollars of money “they” habitually tax from the private sector and use to expand their power and ruin the private sector.

    Oh, well.

    “ . . . all attempts to create heaven on earth lead to hell on earth.” Camus

    We (I never studied Latin) delenda est.

  10. RL says:

    Not really a fair bet, Blackadder. If you win it means we all lose.

    😉

  11. Donald R. McClarey says:

    I have enough Scottish blood in me BA to be opposed to gambling due to my intense respect for the money that I have earned. However, if you feel confident in Intratrade’s predictive abilities feel free to wager as much of your money as you please that ObamaCare will pass.

  12. RLobb says:

    The fact that Speaker Pelosi now wants to ram the Senate bill through the House without a vote on the merits (relying on the “deemed passed” subterfuge) shows that Stupak is on target — the Democratic leadership simply doesn’t have the votes.

  13. Moe says:

    As federal funding will pay for lambs being led to slaughter as a result of this bill’s passage, I sense something horrific and parallel to another sacrifice while onlookers waited and passed the time gambling.

  14. Pinky says:

    Stupak is anti-rights? Why, that’s un-American! I support rights! I’m glad the press informed me that someone was opposing rights.

  15. Blackadder says:

    I have enough Scottish blood in me BA to be opposed to gambling due to my intense respect for the money that I have earned. However, if you feel confident in Intratrade’s predictive abilities feel free to wager as much of your money as you please that ObamaCare will pass.

    If I think the Intrade price is more or less accurate then I can’t really bet ObamaCare will pass on Intrade. It’s only if I could get a premium on the Intrade odds that I would be willing to bet. However, since you don’t want to bet, I will respect that.

  16. CLAUDIO YACAMAN says:

    YEA BUT WHY DOES NOT OBAMA BUILD PUBLIC HOSPITAL NATION WIDE WE HAVE A NEED OF AT LEASTS 700 PUBLIC HOSPITALS IS THAT EVEN IN HIS GOAL OR IDEAS & WHY NOT HA OBAMA YOURE FEEDING THE WHEALTHY AND YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT YOU ARE NOT REPUBLICAN PLEASE OBAMA FAINT LINE TOWARDS AMERICA WE DONT HAVE ANY MONEY .

  17. Cheryl says:

    Outrageousy to vote for Obama Care….We are watcing your vote….We the people do Not want Healthcare vote. You are not wooking for Pelosi and Reid

  18. Hannasmommie says:

    Please see You Tube video titled: “Severely Autistic Boy Beaten by Big Government”
    It’s an eye opener. Mom takes you inside the crazy system serving autistic children/teen/adults/ and exposes some of the apathetic people we have working in our agencies. Amazing. Shocking. Sad. We need big change with less government right now. Screw finding cures! What’s needed is practical right now helps and supports for families who are trying to protect their autistic children from a very mixed up American system.

  19. […] clear now, it should be: you didn’t have Stupak’s back.  Stupak didn’t use you, regardless of whether or not he was your favorite Democratic representative.  Your agenda never included supporting health care reform.  Remember, Scott Brown, a pro-choice […]

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