Obama of Borg – Meet the Collective -or another miracle?

Resistance is futile – or is it? Remember the Massachusetts Miracle, with Scott Brown? They said it couldn’t be done? The choice is ours. Take a look at the Massachusetts Miracle to get fired up. The Manchurian Candidate Borg is going to be the other option.

http://hotair.com/archives/2010/03/15/reconciliation-bill-posted/

Now is the time. The  fight begins.

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Graham blasts Axelrod: ‘Tired of this crap’

Well, Mr Turncoat Lindsey Graham, you dance with the devil, you play the devil’s tune.  How is all that Southern charm a workin? You want Immigration, you want Cap and Trade? You just keep on smiling.

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) was not happy with David Axelrod’s dismissal of Republican healthcare arguments this morning, calling it “crap.”

Appearing before Graham on ABC’s “This Week,” Axelrod had brushed off Sen. Scott Brown’s (R-Mass.) criticism of healthcare reform, saying that Brown had voted for a very similar package for his home state of Massachusetts.

“Senator Brown comes from a state that has a healthcare plan that’s similar to the one we’re trying to enact here,” Axelrod said. “We’re just trying to give the rest of America the same opportunities that the people of Massachusetts have.”

That argument rubbed Graham the wrong way.

“The American people are getting tired of this crap,” Graham said of Axelrod’s comments. “No way in the world is what they did in Massachusetts like what we’re about to do in Washington.”

The reform package passed in Massachusetts did include a health insurance exchange and individual mandates, similar to what Democrats have proposed on the naitonal level. But Graham said the key differences lie in how the package was paid for and what the secondary effects would be.

“They didn’t cut Medicare when they passed the bill in Massachusetts,” Graham said. “They didn’t raise $500 billion on the American people when they passed the bill in Massachusetts.”

http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/86639-graham-blasts-axelrod-tired-of-this-crap

Obamacare: Whip Count- It’s going to be a close one

Kosmas, Cuellar To Vote Yes: 200-209, 207-212  with leaners

http://news.firedoglake.com/2010/03/19/kosmas-cuellar-to-vote-yes-200-209-207-212-with-leaners/

 

Vote tally in the House for HR 3962 in November by state : http://www.govtrack.us/congress/vote.xpd?vote=h2009-887

Stupak  amendment tally in November: http://politics.nytimes.com/congress/votes/111/house/1/884

UPDATE:

In a lesser-publicized McClatchy article, Clyburn for the first time gave some insight into who he is targeting, naming four Congressmen who previously voted No in November:

Clyburn took the unusual step of naming four former Democratic opponents who he’s hopeful are preparing to vote for the reform legislation: Reps. Brian Baird of Washington state, Jason Altmire of Pennsylvania, Bart Gordon of Tennessee and John Boccieri of Ohio.

“That’s four people right there who voted no before,” Clyburn said. “Why don’t we talk about them? Everyone’s talking about who we might lose.”

 

Looks like Clyburn is trying to put the screws to the four dems  by targeting. Hannity just said that he talked to Altmire’s office and they are angry with Clyburn, that he had not made up his mind. 

The Hill’s survey/tracking of House Democrats’ positions on healthcare reform legislation.
UPDATED: 3/19/10 at 11:24 a.m.

RECENT UPDATES: Reps. John Boccieri, Charlie Wilson, Baron Hill, John Boccieri, Brad Ellsworth, David Wu, Lincoln Davis, Harry Mitchell, Tom Perriello, Eliot Engel, Gabrielle Giffords, Russ Carnahan, Bobby Rush, Michael Arcuri and Betsy Markey

House Democrats not on this list are expected to vote yes. However, some members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus who are not mentioned below have threatened to vote no unless the Senate’s immigration-related provisions are changed.
All House Republicans are expected to vote no.

If every member votes and all GOP lawmakers vote no, the maximum amount of Democratic defections to pass a bill is 37, which would lead to a 216-215 tally. Tally link below.

  http://thehill.com/homenews/house/85693-whip-watch-the-hills-survey-of-house-dems-positions-on-healthcare

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CALL THESE SWING CONGRESSMEN ON HEALTH CARE

From Dick Morris:

http://www.dickmorris.com/blog/2010/03/13/call-these-swing-congressmen-on-health-care/

http://hotair.com/greenroom/archives/2010/03/15/obamacare-dont-call-it-a-whip-count/

FTC shuts down Netflex Prize

First it looked like a spoof- but the addy appears to be the Netflex site.. so as a happy Netflex customer, I am  pleased to learn that the FTC has now caused Netflex to no doubt spend zillions of bucks on lawyers which no doubt the costs will happily be sent on to me. And the prize? Ah Shucks@@ Amd worried about my privacy? hehehe

From Netflex:

We have reached an understanding with the FTC and have settled the lawsuit with plaintiffs. The resolution to both matters involves certain parameters for how we use Netflix data in any future research programs.
In light of all this, we have decided to not pursue the Netflix Prize sequel that we announced on August 6, 2009.

About five months ago we announced that Netflix would sponsor a sequel to the Netflix Prize. We’ve given a lot thought to how to sponsor a contest that discovers more about the predictability of Netflix members’ movie watching behavior while always ensuring we protect Netflix members’ privacy.

In the past few months, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) asked us how a Netflix Prize sequel might affect Netflix members’ privacy, and a lawsuit was filed by KamberLaw LLC pertaining to the sequel. With both the FTC and the plaintiffs’ lawyers, we’ve had very productive discussions centered on our commitment to protecting our members’ privacy.

http://blog.netflix.com/2010/03/this-is-neil-hunt-chief-product-officer.html

Robert Gibbs and the Sestak Stonewall-Update

Tick Toc, Tick Toc….. the clock is ticking on this little bomb. A Criminal act, and  how far up the food chain? 

“There’s a crime called misprision of a felony. Misprision of a felony is when you don’t report a crime. So you’re getting into pretty deep areas here in these considerations.” — U.S. Senator Arlen Specter on March 12, 2010 http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/18/usc_sec_18_00000201—-000-.html

Specter now is buzzing into the chain saw- should be pretty@!http://spectator.org/archives/2010/03/16/specter-opens-door-on-white-ho At Friday’s White House briefing, press secretary Robert Gibbs was asked, for the fifth time in less than three weeks, about Democratic Rep. Joe Sestak’s charge that the White House offered Sestak a high-ranking job if Sestak would drop his challenge to Democratic Sen. Arlen Specter in Pennsylvania. And for the fifth time, Gibbs refused to answer the question of whether the White House offered a bribe to protect the fortunes of a key political ally.

Sestak’s charge is a serious one that could potentially involve criminal conduct on the part of someone in the administration. And Sestak, while not offering any new details, is standing by his story. “Something happened last July before I got in the race,” he said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” program March 9. When he was asked about it on the radio program, Sestak continued, “I answered it honestly; I just said yes, but I didn’t go beyond that. And actually, Joe, I don’t think I should. That’s politics.” Just to clarify, Sestak said, of the radio interview, “They said to me, have you been offered a job not to get in the race, or to get in the race? And I said yes.”

The story started on February 18, when Sestak told a talk radio host that the offer had come last summer, when Sestak was considering a run against Specter. Sestak, a retired Navy admiral, was asked whether he was offered the position of Secretary of the Navy. “No comment,” Sestak said. The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that the White House “strongly denied” Sestak’s allegation.

On February 23, Gibbs was asked whether he had “any comment” on Sestak’s charge. “I was traveling for a couple of days, as you know,” Gibbs answered. “I have seen some stuff that he said, but I have not looked into this.”

Later in the briefing, a reporter pointed out that the White House had “vociferously” denied the story. “When you said, ‘I haven’t looked into this,'” the reporter asked Gibbs, “I want to make sure you’re not contradicting that denial.”

Anyone who is a political junkie will love the American Spectator intrigue story. The sniffers are coming out for another Watergate?http://spectator.org/archives/2010/03/16/specter-opens-door-on-white-ho

Read more at the Washington Examiner: http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/blogs/beltway-confidential/Robert-Gibbs-and-the-Sestak-Stonewall-87567892.html#ixzz0iAAa0dup

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