Saturday, November 04, 2017

15 Democrats Voted With The GOP On One Of Their Anti-Healthcare Schemes Yesterday


When you accept an endorsement from the Blue Dogs, you're enabling this

How do you know when a member of Congress is a Republican pretending to be a Democrat? Well, one is is when you catch them voting with the GOP to kick 700,000 low income people off healthcare. But let's start with the good news: on Friday morning Congress finally voted to reauthorize the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) that they had allowed to lapse. The bad news is that they decided to fund it by stealing something like $10 billion from the Affordable Care Act's public health and prevention fund and by raising Medicare fees for some senior citizens.

Oregon Republican Greg Walden's bill-- which didn't even have one co-sponsor-- pits seniors against children. It passed 242-174. Three Republicans voted against it but 15 Democrats from the Republican wing of the Democratic Party-- primarily filthy shit-eating Blue Dogs and New Dems-- voted with the Republicans. Wonder who? Wonder no more... it's mostly all the regular suspects:
Ami Bera (New Dem-CA)
Salud Carbajal (New Dem-CA)
Lou Correa (Blue Dog-CA)
Jim Costa (Blue Dog-CA)
Henry Cuellar (Blue Dog-TX)
Ron Kind (New Dem-WI)
Dan Lipinski (Blue Dog-IL)
Dave Loebsack (IA)
Stephanie Murphy (Blue Dog-FL)
Tom O'Halleran (Blue Dog-AZ)
Collin Peterson (Blue Dog-MN)
Jacky Rosen (NV)
Brad Schneider (Blue Dog-IL)
Kurt Schrader (Blue Dog-OR)
Kyrsten Sinema (Blue Dog-AZ)
Marie Newman is the progressive Democrat who has Lipinski on the ropes in his Chicago district. After the voted yesterday she told us that she "will never understand my opponent, Dan Lipinski’s position on Healthcare: it is undefinable. He voted against ACA. He votes to raise fees on Medicare for seniors. I guess his position is to support anything that creates hardship." You can contribute to Marie's primary campaign here. Bonus these are the candidates that have been endorsed by the Blue Dogs and New Dems so far this cycle. If you vote for them during the primaries you are enabling more of this kind of crap in Congress starting in January, 2019:
Dave Min (CA-45)
Hans Keirstead (CA-48)
Harley Rouda (CA-48)
Brendan Kelly (IL-12)
Paul Davis (KS-02)
Elissa Slotkin (MI-08)
Gretchen Driskell (MI-07)
Angie Craig (MN-02)
Brad Ashford (NE-02)
Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11)
Anthony Brindisi (NY-22)
Dan McCready (NC-09)
Jana Lynne Sanchez (TX-06)
Jay Hulings (TX-23)
Roger Huffstetler (VA-05)
Weak Democratic leadership in Congress can't even effectively attack the Republicans for this outrageous vote because condemning them would mean condemning weak Democratic incumbents like Bera, Lipinski Murphy, O'Halleran, and Peterson, as well as Schumer's two Senate picks, conservatives Kyrsten Sinema and Jacky Rosen. A reminder from Bill Hyers that helps explain the behavior of the 15 fake Democrats and their reprehensible enablers in congressional leadership:

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At 5:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do the Democrats yet understand things like this are why more women voted for Trump than for HER!???

I say no, for there is more money in selling out women and their reproductive rights.


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