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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Democrats Threaten Moderates Over Obamacare

(Cartoon by Brian Farrington, via Townhall)

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.)has issued a not-so-veiled threat against moderate Democrats over Obamacare regarding more liberal challengers going for their seat in the next election if they don't start toeing the line.

The delay prompted Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) to lash out at the Blue Dogs as hypocritical and even hint that more liberal Democrats might challenge them in primaries.

When asked if she would promote that idea herself, she replied "That’s normally not done. There may be people out there listening and observing all of this who may get motivated based on what they’re seeing and throw their hat into the ring."

Then she threw a shot at White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel for recruiting moderates for those seats when he headed the House Democrats’ campaign arm, stating "The chickens are coming home to roost."

The ignorance implied in that statement is astounding, or she simply chooses to forget that the reason conservative, moderate Democrats were chosen to run in many of those districts was because those districts were largely conservative and a progressive liberal to the far left wouldn't have stood a chance to win those seats from Republicans.

She forgets also that what would threaten their seats is if they forgot they represent their constituents, not the Democratic party.

So while the media breatlessly reports the "infighting" between Democrats, remember what I wrote yesterday asking if this whole public show, was just that a "show" and if Pelosi and the house would negate all the work the gang of six, Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Democratic Sens. Kent Conrad (N.D.) and Jeff Bingaman (N.M.) and Republican Sens. Mike Enzi (Wyo.) and Olympia Snowe (Maine, was a waste of time?

Well, we have the answer clearly spelling out in the next The Hill piece:

Even after Reid gets the bill out of his chamber, some expect the real work will begin when House and Senate negotiators hash out a final agreement in conference.

“This is inevitably a process of compromise,” said Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.), a member of the Finance Committee who supports the public option and is expected to offer amendments to Baucus’s draft. “The most important thing to me is to get a bill to the Senate floor and get a bill that passes the Senate to conference.”

Even after the Senate gets a bill they can work with, the House will just try to force the public option and all the other bullshit they are weeding out, right back in.

Do not let up on your Senators and Representatives, call, email, fax and if you live close enough, make a personal appearance to register your wishes.

Below is the reminder I have been giving you with almost all the pieces on Obamacare:

Contact your Congressman, let them hear from you, loud and clear... NO Obamacare.

Then Contact your Senators and tell them the same thing.

If you live in a state with a so-called "blue dog" representative or Senator, then make sure you call to support them.