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Undead Zombie Health Care Update

Posted on | March 16, 2010 | 17 Comments

We keep killing it and killing it, yet it keeps stumbling forward. Philip Klein of the American Spectator says, “Democrats may want to keep House Whip Rep. James Clyburn away from the media, because he doesn’t engender much confidence in the path forward on health care.”

UPDATE: Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) says Democrats don’t have enough votes, yet. Here’s the thing: All Pelosi has to do is get to 216 once, call the vote, and that’s it, whereas opponents have to maintain 217 “no” votes until the 112th Congress is sworn in.

UPDATE II: More Hoyer at Real Clear Politics:

“We will vote on it in one form or another,” he added. . . .
Hoyer argues that while Republicans “have done everything in their power to undermine” the ability of Congress to move reform through both chambers of Congress, process is not what Americans are focused on. Republicans lost power in 2006 “because of substance,” not process, he said.
“I don’t think any American is going to make the distinction,” said Hoyer, adding that both parties have used this process and that few voters care that Republicans actually used it more often than Democrats. “Process is interesting, particularly to all of us around this room. But in the final analysis, what is interesting to the American public is what does this bill do for them and their families.”

UPDATE III: Hey, Steny: “Deem” this!

UPDATE IV: Philip Klein (he’s the Spectator‘s ace on health-care coverage) reports that Democrats aren’t getting the score they need from the Congressional Budget Office.

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  • http://www.harlemghost.blogspot.com Jeff

    He’s just angling for the Speaker job after November. All of Nacy’s promises will be worthless after Nov not matter if the GOP takes the House or not, she’s out.

  • http://www.harlemghost.blogspot.com Jeff

    He’s just angling for the Speaker job after November. All of Nacy’s promises will be worthless after Nov not matter if the GOP takes the House or not, she’s out.

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  • http://www.valley-of-the-shadow.blogspot.com JSF

    RS,

    There are two ways to kill zombies:

    1) Find a Neconomicon and say “Klaatu barada nikto” (The Bruce Campbell way) or translated: find some way to force the vote of the HCB on the Floor of the House where it should be held….

    or

    2) Fling Sade and Milli Vinilli Albums the Zombies head (Sean of the Dead) or translated: Start causing a scene in the House Committees and Chambers if they decide to hide it. Tea partiers having signs saying “NO TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION” (and other signs saying: SEND ANDREW SULLIVAN HOME) should do the trick.

    From your friendly neighborhood Conservative Goth Jewish Activist Blogger. :}

  • http://www.valley-of-the-shadow.blogspot.com JSF

    RS,

    There are two ways to kill zombies:

    1) Find a Neconomicon and say “Klaatu barada nikto” (The Bruce Campbell way) or translated: find some way to force the vote of the HCB on the Floor of the House where it should be held….

    or

    2) Fling Sade and Milli Vinilli Albums the Zombies head (Sean of the Dead) or translated: Start causing a scene in the House Committees and Chambers if they decide to hide it. Tea partiers having signs saying “NO TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION” (and other signs saying: SEND ANDREW SULLIVAN HOME) should do the trick.

    From your friendly neighborhood Conservative Goth Jewish Activist Blogger. :}

  • http://www.viewedfromtheright.blogspot.com Lipton T. Bagg

    Wow! I never realized how much Clyburn looks like he’s right off the set of the latest George A. Romero “*** of the Dead” movie.

    Hold on, so does Hoyer. And well Pelosi, she look like she’s right off the skin stretching apparatus in Star Trek Nemesis.

    My God people, can’t we make this thing die for good???

  • http://www.viewedfromtheright.blogspot.com Lipton T. Bagg

    Wow! I never realized how much Clyburn looks like he’s right off the set of the latest George A. Romero “*** of the Dead” movie.

    Hold on, so does Hoyer. And well Pelosi, she look like she’s right off the skin stretching apparatus in Star Trek Nemesis.

    My God people, can’t we make this thing die for good???

  • http://www.viewedfromtheright.blogspot.com Lipton T. Bagg

    My apologies – it was Star Trek Insurrection. I posted a wonderful pic of Ms. Pelosi having a quick facial “touch up” on my site. Feel free to drop by and enjoy!

  • http://www.viewedfromtheright.blogspot.com Lipton T. Bagg

    My apologies – it was Star Trek Insurrection. I posted a wonderful pic of Ms. Pelosi having a quick facial “touch up” on my site. Feel free to drop by and enjoy!

  • http://reillehunter.vox.com/profile/ Reille Hunter

    I cried for two hours, because John Edwards could have rammed this home. Trust me, I know.

  • http://reillehunter.vox.com/profile/ Reille Hunter

    I cried for two hours, because John Edwards could have rammed this home. Trust me, I know.

  • http://www.viewedfromtheright.blogspot.com Lipton T. Bagg

    Not what I heard. Edward’s wife reports the only part of John which is noticeable when swollen is his ego.

  • http://www.viewedfromtheright.blogspot.com Lipton T. Bagg

    Not what I heard. Edward’s wife reports the only part of John which is noticeable when swollen is his ego.

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