"Honestly, it's not because I’m a paragon of virtue, it’s because that would be a terrible way to do the job."
- Former Obama spox Jay Carney, 6-19-2014, on if he ever lied to the WH press corps.
Michelle Malkin has the lowdown on what today’s schedule is in the House for the various upcoming votes related to healthcare “reform.” As you probably have already heard, “deem and pass” is off the table.
The latest news? House Dem leaders are saying they have the magic 216 number required to pass ObamaCare. Don’t believe anything until the actual vote happens, which probably won’t be until after 6 today. The liberal blog Firedoglake has been routinely updating the House Whip numbers and as of last night their numbers were different from what the Dems are saying this morning. The last several days Democrats have said they “have the votes” but it hasn’t actually been true. Is it today? No doubt there’s been a lot of soul-selling amongst the “undecideds” in order to pull them over to the “yes” side. Government at its absolute worst, and not even close to anything like what “change agent” Barack Obama promised prior to being elected President.
I won’t be around much today until after probably 5 or so. Have a lot going on today, including attending a memorial for a friend of mine’s dad who passed away earlier this week. Lord willing, I’ll be back in time to blog the vote. In the meantime, please keep your fingers crossed on today’s vote, keep praying, keep protesting, and keep calling.
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