"Nancy Pelosi says she has the votes to pass HCR!"
WOO! HOO! The DUmmies and KOmmies are celebrating the passage of ObamaCare before it actually happens. Why? Because Nancy Pelosi has SAID she has the votes to pass ObamaCare. Of course, one has to wonder why, if she has the votes, she doesn't immediately call for a vote in the House. A skeptic might suggest that she does NOT have the votes and is just blowing smoke. No matter. There is great jubilation in DUmmieland and KOmmieland as you can see in this DUmmie THREAD, "Nancy Pelosi says she has the votes to pass HCR!" and this KOmmie THREAD, "Pelosi: 'We have the votes.'" So let us now join the DUmmies and KOmmies in the middle of their victory celebrations in Bolshevik Red while the commentary of your humble correspondent, wondering if a nekkid Rahm will be joining them in the locker room for their Freudenschade champagne, is in the [barackets]
Nancy Pelosi says she has the votes to pass HCR!
[Strange that she doesn't call for a vote. Not matter. Break out the victory champagne. FREUDENSCHADE, BABY!!!]
With or without a Public Option is the big question?
[How about with ANY option, my reality-challenged DUmmie??]
The house never voted on the Senate Bill. That's the bill they're going to vote on now.
[Back to sad reality.]
She's talking about passing the current Senate version which doesn't have a PO. That's step one. Step two is going to reconciliation where the PO has a good chance of being included as it saves $. Right now, Pelosi is trying to get assurances from the Senate that they will allow an up or down vote on the PO in reconciliation.
[Step 3 will be the realization that there will be NO reconciliation.]
THIS IS OUTSTANDING NEWS!!!!!! A HUGE VICTORY FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE!!!!
[Yeah, guzzle down that victory champagne now. No need to wait for the mere technical detail of an actual vote.]
Pass it and then find out what's in it! What a way to run a country!!!
[A leap into the unknown. Way to go!!!]
You mean she has the votes to pass the Max Baucus Insurance Corporate Welfare act? If so, that's nothing to celebrate.
Yes it's good to take time to appreciate a hard earned victory. I hope Nancy wasn't just blowing smoke.
[Perhaps it was that special sweet green smoke.]
If she had the votes she would bring it to the floor and take the vote. She wouldn't be talking about it.
[Please! Stop with the brutal reality! You're killing this victory party!]
If Nancy has the votes..then why not vote now Nancyyyyyyy?
[Nancyyyyyyy will call for a vote in just 24 business hours. And now to the KOmmies.]
Pelosi: "We have the votes".
[And the vote is scheduled for May 12, 2006.]
Ladies and gentleman. It appears that in short order this thing will be moving ahead and with Pelosi's proclamation that the votes are there.....HCR will be a reality.....very, very soon.
[Very, very soon. In just 24 business hours.]
If She Really Had The Votes For This... It would already be on the floor.
[Harsh reality seems to set in earlier among the KOmmies than with the incredibly naive DUmmies.]
Question is what did she give Stupak?
[A House Gym shower curtain?]
When she says she has the votes to pass HRC now, I really don't know what she means.
[She means she wishes she had the votes.]
Pelosi has been an excellent tactician. And I have no doubt she has the votes exactly as she claims to. She would not show her hand if it wasn't aces.
[Unless her judgment was affected by a Botox overdose.]
When she says she has the votes, she's got 'em. She knows how to play the game well enough to not make bluffs that will immediately be called out.
[She parked it.]
Exactly. Pelosi does not bluff.
[She banked it.]
She probably has MORE than enough votes and is now letting certain vulnerable incumbants in conservative districts know whether they can vote NO and have the bill still safely pass.... part of the recipe for making congressional sausage :)
[Is that you, Pollyanna?]
Rule number 1 of Congress: If you have the votes, take the vote. If you don't have the votes, keep talking.
[You dare cast aspersions upon the genius that is Nancy Pelosi?]
If Nancy Pelosi says she has the votes, you can rest assured she has them. It now looks like there is light at the end of this tunnel, and we've never been closer to a health care reform bill. Let's help her bring this thing home now by keeping the pressure on.
[I BEEEEEEELIIEEEEEEVE in Nancy Pelosi!!!]
If they could pass it today, why wouldn't they?
[They're waiting until the end of the D.C. Nosh Fest.]
I hope Speaker Pelosi is correct on HCR votes. But it ain't over till it's over, the House vote.
[Nancy Pelosi is just $10 away from passing ObamaCare.]
No we don't necessarily have the votes! The title of this diary is terribly misleading. Nancy gave a qualifed statement about having the votes, not an absolute statement of having the votes.
[Please don't ruin our fantasy!]
It's a typical politician's bluff.
[LOUSY FREEPER TROLL!!!]
It is almost 2 months post-SOTU. We still don't have a bill. What are you people so excited about?
[Because they think the endless ObamaCare Groundhog Day is about to end.]