Last night in an interview with bore snore Charlie Rose, Nancy Pelosi said she has the votes to pass ObamaCare if the vote was held today.
"Yes," Pelosi said when asked if she believed the House would end up having the votes to approve healthcare.
"If we took it up today, yes," the Speaker quickly added.
Pelosi still cautioned, though, that the timing and actual vote count on the bill couldn't be entirely set in stone until the final legislative language was finalized and until the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) delivers its score of the bill's impact.
I call BS on Nancy, If Pelosi had the votes to pass ObamaCare today, she would vote on it today. Her excuse of waiting on CBO scoring on the changes is all nonsense. The second the House signs the Senate version of the bill, Obama will sign it into law and all this chatter about reconciliation, amendments and fixes goes right out the window.
Nancy will do anything to get this thing passed in the House, even if that means voting at 3:00 AM in the morning on a Sunday with her hair on fire. The only thing stalling Nancy now is that she doesn’t have the votes. The longer this thing drags out, the less likely she will ever get the votes.
Dan Reihl agrees that Pelosi is bluffing her butt off:
Oh, please! There isn't a single analysis, Left or Right, that comes close to supporting Pelosi's claim of having the votes if the vote for ObamaCare were held today. If she had the votes, they'd be voting, not waiting for Obama's roadshow to play out. On top of that, there is no bill and no CBO scoring. But she would have the votes if they voted today?
I'm wondering if she isn't waiting for the CBO score so she can blame the White House if she can't deliver. Meanwhile, the GOP is determined to fight reconciliation, even going so far as shutting down the Senate. So, Pelosi's House Democrats aren't likely to have the cover of a fix, even if they fall for that ploy.
Here is a link to the clip of her interview with Rose if you can stomach it. She touches on health care, Massa, Rangel and Rahm.
Via: The Hill
Via: Charlie Rose
Via: Reihl World View