Nancy Pelosi let out the battle cry for Democrats today. She called on House Dems to sacrifice their careers for ObamaCare.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi urged her colleagues to back a major overhaul of U.S. health care even if it threatens their political careers, a call to arms that underscores the issue's massive role in this election year.
Lawmakers sometimes must enact policies that, even if unpopular at the moment, will help the public, Pelosi said in an interview being broadcast Sunday the ABC News program "This Week."
"We're not here just to self-perpetuate our service in Congress," she said. "We're here to do the job for the American people."
It took courage for Congress to pass Social Security and Medicare, which eventually became highly popular, she said, "and many of the same forces that were at work decades ago are at work again against this bill."
Clearly Nancy doesn’t have the votes in the House to pass ObamaCare, otherwise she never would have made this statement in public. This statement also tells me that she is pretty far off on those votes. If there were only a handful, she would have strong-armed them into submission by now.
The question is what do the House Dems do. There is no guarantee that the Senate can successfully pull off reconciliation. Without fixing the bill with Reconciliation, the House will get slammed again for passing another nasty bill and the Senate will skate. The Democrats are in a lose-lose situation (and I am beginning to wonder if it wasn’t done on purpose), pass the bill and the voters will toss them out. Pass nothing and their base will toss them out. I am guessing that quite a few Democrats are feeling mighty spiteful for being put in this predicament by their leadership. Asking them for their jobs only makes it worse.
Via: Fox News