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House set to vote on Pelosi-care

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Despite the best arm-twisting tactics of Nancy Pelosi and President Obama, there are still some Democrats who are not on board with the massive government takeover of health care. They are:

Melissa Bean — Yes 
Dennis Cardoza
Jim Cooper — Yes at 11 a.m. 
Jim Costa
Lincoln Davis
Betsy Markey
Michael Michaud
Scott Murphy
Bart Stupak
John Barrow
Marion Berry
Rick Boucher
Ben Chandler
Joe Donnelly
Tim Holden
Mike McIntyre — No
Harry Mitchell
Heath Shuler
Zack Space
Allen Boyd — No
Gabrielle Giffords
Dan Maffei
Ron Klein
Glenn Nye
Michael Arcuri
Henry Cuellar
Chet Edwards
Brad Ellsworth
Paul Kanjorski
Ann Kirkpatrick
John Boccieri
Chris Carney
Steve Driehaus
Bob Etheridge
Marcy Kaptur
Dennis Kucinich
Ciro Rodriguez
Kurt Schrader
Adam Smith
Gary Peters
Tom Perriello

Call, fax or email these folks and tell them that the American people do not want this! Contact information can be found at http://www.house.gov/house/MemberWWW.shtml. It is especially important for these Members to hear from their constituents. Ready, set . . .  go!

 

[Michelle Malkin is liveblogging the action here.]

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Democrat Congressman Pays Hush Money to His Mistress

Courtesy ABC News
Courtesy ABC News

 

ABC News is reporting that Democrat Rep. Tim Mahoney has paid Patricia Allen, his former mistress and staffer, $121,000 in return for her not filling a lawsuit against him. Seems the naughty Congressman was cheating not only on his wife, but also his mistress. When Allen threatened to end the affair, Mahoney allegedly replied that her job would be in jeopardy if she did so. The scoundrel

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, overseer of the most ethical Congress in history, claims to know nothing about this. Either Pelosi is a word-class liar (yes, a distinct probability) or is clueless as to the goings-on of her own party (not likely). One can only conclude that Ms. Pelosi is an inept leader who is disingenuous in aspiring to lead an ethical Congress. Admittedly, she doesn’t have much to work with, but the Mahoney matter would have been a great opportunity to prove her mettle. Well, prove it she has. Instead of taking Mahoney to task for his loutish, not to mention unethical, behavior, she is complicit in the coverup with the quite obvious goal of preserving Mahoney’s seat, which helps ensure she stays in power. How ethical of you, Nan.

Pelosi not withstanding, there is a really amusing angle to this story: Mahoney replaced ex-Rep. Mark Foley, who himself had questionable sexual proclivities. And get this: Mahoney ran on a platform of, “Restoring America’s Values Begins at Home.” Oh, lordy, you just can’t make this stuff up!

So, in sum, scorned woman + sleazebag politician + Democrat leadership coverup = Democrats showing their true (unethical!) colors.

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Nancy Pelosi: Qualified to lead a Brownie troop?

Now, I realize this comes off as an insult to Brownie troop leaders everywhere, but it’s not.  From my own personal experience, I have found that leading a troop of 7, 8, and 9 year-old girls takes discipline, organization, knowledge and great diplomatic skills.  Qualities that Nancy Pelosi does not have.  Were she to have these skills, she would have been able to wrangle not just more Republican votes for yesterday’s bailout vote, but also corralled her entire Democrat caucus.  Because she is no leader, she wasn’t able to do either.  Instead, she ran off at the mouth, saying:

Madam Speaker, when was the last time someone asked you for $700bn?

It is a number that is staggering, but tells us only the costs of the Bush administration’s failed economic policies: policies built on budgetary recklessness, on an anything-goes mentality, with no regulation, no supervision, and no discipline in the system.”

Yes, in this time of great financial crisis, she chooses to go overtly partisan, not to mention scurrilously untruthful.  Hey, Nan, remember when there were Congressional hearings into the questionable accounting practices at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac?  Remember when you were warned of impending financial doom, and the members of your party called it a “shell game?”  Remember that?  Perhaps you need to shut your sanctimonious yapper and lead.

History is likely to judge Nancy Pelosi as the weakest Speaker of the House of modern times.  She chooses partisan words over true leadership.  I was interested in finding out what truly great and effective leaders had to say when faced with great adversity.  Here’s what I found:

“Cowardice asks the question, ‘Is it safe?’ Expediency asks the question, ‘Is it politic?’ Vanity asks the question, ‘Is it popular?’ But, conscience asks the question, ‘Is it right?’ And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but one must take it because one’s conscience tells one that it is right.” — Martin Luther King, Jr.

“We seek a free flow of information…we are not afraid to entrust the American people with unpleasant facts, foreign ideas, alien philosophies, and competitive values.” John F. Kennedy, February 1962

“Let the people know the facts, and the country will be safe.” Pres. Abraham Lincoln, 1861

“…a nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is afraid of its people.” Pres. John F. Kennedy, 1962

“The only sure bulwark of continuing liberty is a government strong enough to protect the interests of its people, and a people strong enough and well informed enough to maintain its sovereign control over its government.” Pres. Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Fireside Chat, 1938 [side note to Joe Biden: this statement was not televised]

True leaders put the best interests of their people ahead of their petty partisan bickering, Nancy.  I dare say you could learn a thing or two from those Democrats who broke rank with you yesterday; they apparently are putting people before party.  So shut up and lead, or get the hell out of the way!

Update:  The Other McCain asks if the Democrats blew the vote on purpose.

Update #2:  Gateway Pundit says we’ve been punk’d.

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