Monday, July 20, 2009

In Health Care Reform, Do Blue Dog Democrats Have Any Bite?

THEY MAY BE BARKING loudly now but Michelle Malkin wonders if they---more fiscal conservative Blue Dog Democrats--- have any bite when it comes to stopping the monstrosity of Obama's health care reform? Or will they end up making deals for their pet projects in return for acquiescence?

Here are some of the Blue Dogs and their D.C. phone numbers. Our calls do make a difference:

Reps. John Barrow (D-Ga.) (202) 225-2823
Bart Gordon (D-Tenn.) (202) 225-4231
Baron Hill (D-Ind.) (202) 225-5315
Jim Matheson (D-Utah) (202) 225-3011
Charlie Melancon (D-La.) (202) 225-4031
Mike Ross (D-Ark.) (202) 225-3772
Zack Space (D-Ohio) (202) 225-6265
Jim Cooper (D-Tenn.) (202) 225-4311
Lincoln Davis (D-Tenn.) (202) 225-6831
John Tanner (D-Tenn.) (202) 225-4714

Michelle concludes, Our calls to members of Congress and our hometown protests can and have made a difference. Look:

Pelosi cut deal after deal with individual lawmakers to squeak the bill out of committee and to the floor. Then lawmakers flew home and had to battle criticism from voters at the same time Republicans were saying Democrats passed an “energy tax.”

“They went home and got beat up about energy,” said a senior aide to a Blue Dog lawmaker. “Now you’re going to jam health care down their throat and send them home for a month?”

Rep. Charles Boustany, R-LA (202) 225-2031, talks about interesting developments in Congressional health care battle. See article and video.


Texas Tilly said...

Why is AARP supporting this insanity? I can't believe that senior citizens know that they will lose their Medicare if Obama's plan in passed. Do they even know that? What am I missing here?

Webutante said...

Don't they people do know or take time to understand this massive proposal. Have some more good talking points that I'll post tomorrow. We all need to remember these so we can use these facts as this unfolds.

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No birth certificate

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Webutante said...

Thanks, Igog, your site is serious and also funny! Especially when you tuck J-Lo and Oprah in there...

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