Category Archives: Blue Dog BS

FIRED DEM REP REGRETS OBAMACARE VOTE

During the congressional battle over ObamaCare, a number of allegedly anti-abortion Democrats said they would not vote for the bill because it authorizes the use of federal funds for abortion. In the end, of course, they tossed their “principles” overboard and supplied the crucial votes that allowed it to pass. Among them was Pennsylvania congresswoman [...]

VIDEO: NELSON VS. NELSON ON THE MANDATE

Ben Nelson wants to be re-elected in 2012, so he has suddenly flip-flopped on the ObamaCare mandate. On Chris Matthews he claims he wants to replace it with a “market-based” solution: But that’s not what he was saying during the long ObamaCare debate. Here’s what he told the guys at NPR during the run-up to his YES vote on the [...]

OBAMACARE FLIPPERS FLOP IN MIDTERMS

Whether the GOP wins back a majority in the House of Representatives or not, it will be sweet to watch all those phony “blue dog” Democrats go down in flames next Tuesday: Of the eight who flipped their votes to support the bill, two announced their retirement (Bart Gordon and Brian Baird) and five others are [...]

STUPAK DEAL COLLAPSES: PELOSI IS IN A CATCH-22 SITUATION

Michigan Democrat Bart Stupak has canceled his scheduled 11am press conference, and his previously-reported deal with Nancy Pelosi has apparently collapsed: House leaders have decided not to give Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) a vote on a strict ban on federal funding for abortion and will instead try to muster the 216 votes needed to send a health [...]

HOUSE DEM ON OCARE TACTICS: “I THINK IT’S WRONG & MY CONSTITUENTS DON’T LIKE IT”

One of the Blue Dogs Nancy Pelosi has been trying to flip to a “yes? vote on Obamacare is Representative Jason Altmire (D – PA). This clip suggests they’re not doing so well. Discussing complaints he’s hearing from the people in his own district, Altmire describes considerable voter discomfort with gimmicks like reconciliation and the Slaughter rule: You [...]

BAUCUS’ DRUNKEN REFORM RANT

The following video tells you all you need to know about the quality of the Senate “leadership” under the Democrats. If Baucus is sober during this semi-coherent diatribe, I’m Marie of Romania.

NELSON’S DEAL ALLOWS ABORTION FUNDING

Were Ben Nelson’s objections to the Reid “reform” legislation just an elaborate charade? Yep. If you find it hard to believe that anyone could be that dishonest, your doubts will be killed by the fact that the bill still provides funding for abortions: The new Reid language that Senator Nelson now finds acceptable would allow federal subsidies to flow to plans that cover elective [...]

WHAT BEN NELSON GOT FOR HIS PERFIDY

As many of us suspected, Senator Ben Nelson was not holding out on the Senate “reform” bill because of any real scruple he has on abortion (or anything else). Like any roundheel, he was just negotiating price. Turns out that (part of) the payoff involved extra Medicaid funds for his state: Under the current merged legislation (the [...]

NELSON BARKS AGAIN ON ABORTION … YAWN

It looks like Senator Ben nelson has started barking again on the abortion feature of the Senate health reform bill: In an interview Thursday with a Nebraska radio station, Sen. Ben Nelson (D-Neb.) said new compromise language on abortion funding is unacceptable. As usual, however, he’s not coming completely out from beneath the porch: ‘As [...]

BEN NELSON: ALL BARK, NO BITE ON ABORTION

I’ve always been skeptical about Blue Dog opposition to Obamacare. I believe that, like most “moderate” Democrats, they just want to see which way the wind is blowing before coming out from beneath the porch. So, I yawned when Ben Nelson threatened to filibuster the Senate “reform” bill if it funded abortions. He claimed he’d kill the [...]