Sunday, November 8, 2009

PelosiCare: Gory Details

The Democrats' Health Care agenda cleared an important hurdle on Saturday night, finally passing the house by a vote of 220-215.

Among the Blue Dogs, here are Pelosi's poodles who voted "aye" (contact info, FYI):

Arcuri, Mike (NY-24) Phone: (202) 225-3665 Fax: (202) 225-1891
Baca, Joe (CA-43) Phone: (202) 225-6161 Fax: (202) 225-8671
Berry, Marion (AR-01) Phone: (202) 225-4076 Fax: (202) 225-5602
Bishop, Sanford (GA-02) Phone: (202) 225-3631 Fax: (202) 225-2203
Boswell, Leonard (IA-03) Phone: (202) 225-3806 Fax: (202) 225-5608
Cardoza, Dennis (CA-18) Phone: (202) 225-6131 Fax: (202) 225-0819
Carney, Christopher (PA-10) Phone: (202) 225-3731
Cooper, Jim (TN-05) Phone: (202) 225-4311 Fax: (202) 226-1035
Costa, Jim (CA-20) Phone: (202) 225-3341 Fax: (202) 225-9308
Cuellar, Henry (TX-28) Phone: (202) 225-1640 Fax: (202) 225-1641
Dahlkemper, Kathy (PA-03) Phone: (202) 225-5406
Donnelly, Joe (IN-02) Phone: (202) 225-3915 Fax: (202) 225-6798
Ellsworth, Brad (IN-08) Phone: (202) 225-4636 Fax: (202) 225-3284
Giffords, Gabrielle (AZ-08) Phone: (202) 225-2542 Fax: (202) 225-0378
Harman, Jane (CA-36) Phone: (202) 225-8220 Fax: (202) 226-7290
Hill, Baron (IN-09) Phone: (202) 225-5315 Fax: (202) 226-6866
Michaud, Mike (ME-02) Phone: (202) 225-6306 Fax: (202) 225-2943
Mitchell, Harry (AZ-05) Phone: (202) 225-2190 Fax: (202) 225-3263
Moore, Dennis (KS-03) Phone: (202) 225-2865 Fax: (202) 225-2807
Murphy, Patrick (PA-08) Phone: (202) 225-4276 Fax: (202) 225-9511
Pomeroy, Earl (ND) Phone: (202) 225-2611 Fax: (202) 226-0893
Salazar, John (CO-03) Phone: (202) 225-4761 Fax: (202) 226-9669
Sanchez, Loretta (CA-47) Phone: (202) 225-2965 Fax: (202) 225-5859
Schiff, Adam (CA-29) Phone: (202) 225-4176 Fax: (202) 225-5828
Scott, David (GA-13) Phone: (202) 225-2939 Fax: (202) 225-4628
Space, Zack (OH-18) Phone: (202) 225-6265 Fax: (202) 225-3394
Thompson, Mike (CA-01) Phone: (202) 225-3311 Fax: (202) 225-4335
Wilson, Charles (OH-06) Phone: (202) 225-5705

And here are the "no" votes, the real Blue Dogs, the ones who can bark and bite:

Altmire, Jason (PA-04) Phone: (202) 225-2565 Fax: (202) 226-2274
Barrow, John (GA-12) Phone: (202) 225-2823 Fax: (202) 225-3377
Boren, Dan (OK-02) Phone: (202) 225-2701 Fax: (202) 225-3038
Boyd, Allen (FL-02) Phone: (202) 225-5235 Fax: (202) 225-5615
Bright, Bobby (AL-02) Phone: (202) 225-2901 Fax: (202) 225-8913
Chandler, Ben (KY-06) Phone: (202) 225-4706 Fax: (202) 225-2122
Childers, Travis (MS-01) Phone: (202) 225-4306 Fax: (202) 225-3549
Davis, Lincoln (TN-04) Phone: (202) 225-6831 Fax: (202) 226-5172
Gordon, Bart (TN-06) Phone: (202) 225-4231 Fax: (202) 225-6887
Griffith, Parker (AL-05) Phone: (202) 225-4801 Fax: (202) 225-4392
Herseth Sandlin, Stephanie (SD) Phone: (202) 225-2801
Holden, Tim (PA-17) Phone: (202) 225-5546 Fax: (202) 226-0996
Kratovil, Jr., Frank (MD-01) Phone: (202) 225-5311 Fax: (202) 225-0254
McIntyre, Mike (NC-07) Phone: (202) 225-2731 Fax: (202) 225-5773
Marshall, Jim (GA-08) Phone: (202) 225-6531 Fax: (202) 225-3013
Matheson, Jim (UT-02) Phone: (202) 225-3011 Fax: (202) 225-5638
Melancon, Charlie (LA-03) Phone: (202) 225-4031 Fax: (202) 226-3944
Minnick, Walt (ID-01) Phone: (202) 225-6611 Fax: (202) 225-3029
Nye, Glenn (VA-02) Phone: (202) 225-4215 Fax: (202) 225-4218
Peterson, Collin (MN-07) Phone: (202) 225-2165 Fax: (202) 225-1593
Ross, Mike (AR-04) Phone: (202) 225-3772 Fax: (202) 225-1314
Shuler, Heath (NC-11) Phone: (202) 225-6401 Fax: (202) 226-6422
Tanner, John (TN-08) Phone: (202) 225-4714 Fax: (202) 225-1765
Taylor, Gene (MS-04) Phone: (202) 225-5772 Fax: (202) 225-7074

Show the real Blue Dogs some appreciation and encouragement for their courageous stand.

Finally, the biggest disappointment, the only Republican to vote with the Democrats, Joseph Cao.

If ObamaCare is not defeated, and if Cao does not reverse his vote the next time around, I solemnly pledge to join the effort to defeat Cao in 2010. I'd prefer to see Cao replaced with a conservative Republican, but if we can't make that happen, we might as well give that seat back to a Democrat and redirect Cao's resources to candidates who will vote with conservatives.

We can't always expect 100% purity from everyone in the Republican Party, but is a TRACE of loyalty too much to ask for?

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Anonymous said...

to America in 1975 with the boat people. His father was a south vietnamese officer who was imprisoned by the communists for 5 years. His son has now embraced the very ideology his father was brutalized for opposing. He has shamed all Vietnamese people and the honorable service of all vietnam vets who sacrificed for his freedom. He has repayed us by helping to destroy our country. He is a disgrace.

Bungalow Bill said...

When the witch smiles, a bad spell has been cast across the fruited plain. We must all work to defeat this list of Congressman who chose not to protect the Constitution, specifically the 18 enumerated powers, by expanding the General Welfare clause and not reading Federalist 41.

Sue said...

Thanks for posting a list of the Reps who voted for this piece of socialism.

I WILL be calling to let them know I am very displeased. They won't be happy to hear from me.

Sue said...

Oh, and do you know the name of the Senator that promised to have the entire bill read on the floor if it made it to the Senate? I want to contact him and encourage him, but I can't remember who said it...

Proof said...

I don't know that I would heap a lot of praise on the "real Blue Dog Democrats" just yet. The Speaker has the power to allow "dissent" from a certain number of Dems in conservative leaning districts, in order to facilitate their re-election. They did not necessarily vote against this bill on principle, but may have pledged their fealty to the speaker on some equally onerous bill in exchange for the "cover" they need to stay in Congress.

Had there been enough "Blue Dogs" to actually defeat the bill, then their stand might have some meaning. As it stands, it could just be window dressing.

RightKlik said...

Anon: It is a shame when people escape oppression only to bring it with them wherever they go.

BB: Some will change their minds with the next vote. I will be working to defeat those who don't.

Sue: We have to keep the pressure on. They did this on a weekend so they could escape some of the pressure.

Tom Coburn (R-OK) is the Senator who has talked about reading the bill on the floor of the Senate.

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Proof: Good point. I'm being a little generous with the praise because I think they need all the encouragement they can get. In the end, for most it comes down to a political calculation, not conviction.

If you look at the geographical distribution of the "no" votes, they're mostly in very red territory. And most of the "yes" votes are in very blue territory. So I don't expect to see any massive changes with the next vote. But between now and the fateful day when they decide whether or not to send this bill to Obama, they'll be sitting on the fence with both ears to the ground. So I intend to let them know that we'll give them a break if they vote with the people, but Obama will give them the Creigh Deeds treatment if they walk the plank for him.

RightKlik said...

Here's the story: Coburn threatening to have bill read on Senate floor

Smiley said...

Im a canadain, im not to into your politics, did the vote pass is the helath care bill now law or is this some interim vote?

RightKlik said...

miley: It was an important step, but not the endgame.