Adam Smith to vote “yes” on hcr

From The Seattle Times:

Rep. Adam Smith announced Saturday that he will backthe House’shistoric vote on health reform scheduled for Sunday,leaving Rep. Brian Baird as the sole member of Washington’s congressional delegation who remains undecided.

And there you have it, almost. Lots of moving parts back in the other Washington, but at this point reliable sources on the Tubes seem to suggest there will be three straight-forward votes in the House, rather than “deem and pass” and all that stuff, and that Rep. Bart Stupak, R-Sepsis, has been told to go infect himself. And as for Baird, I have nothing left to say about him at this point. Call him, don’t call him, it doesn’t matter.

So if this thing passes, it’s either the final communo-nazi-islamic takeover, or it’s a baby step towards getting fair treatment for millions of more Americans when it comes to health care. It depends on which version of reality you choose to live in. For those who choose the Fox Noise version of reality, it must be nearly unbearable.

One thing is certain, right wing hyperbole is expected to reach a crest of 6.9 meters sometime early tomorrow afternoon. Hyperbole sirens are sounding every half hour in the nation’s capital, and the Atlantic Histrionics Warning Center in Palm Beach, Fla., has issued an Exploding Head Watch, effective until 10 pm EDT Sunday.

Comments

  1. 1

    Nindid spews:

    I have to say that he was always a likely yes. And if he had voted against it, he would have been signing his political death warrant in the general even if you made it past a primary challenge.

    With that said, good to hear.

  2. 2

    Daddy Love spews:

    Sign held by a protester ON THE STEPS OF THE US CAPITOL BUILDING:

    “Warning: If Brown can’t stop it, a Browning can.”

    Armed rebellion: It’s not just for breakfast any more.

    If you don’t shoot your Congressman, the terrorists win.

  3. 3

    Daddy Love spews:

    Now that HCR will pass in a series of three votes instead of “deem and pass,” I am quite sure that Republicans and the media will praise the Democratic leadership for their commitment to a transparent, above-board process, and every conservative who whined incessantly about “demon pass” will immediately credit Speaker Pelosi for doing the right thing.

    Any minute now.

    Still waiting.

    ?

  4. 4

    Zotz spews:

    Just a baby step…

    It’ll be interesting to see if we might get some R votes once they do the vote / Senate bill passes and maybe on the Senate bill itself, assuming it gets voted on 1st.

    Definitely popcorn time tomorrow. Fuck B-ball! I’ll be glued to CSPAN – MSNBC.

    I will truly treasure the fine red mist from the exploding wingnut heads.

  5. 5

    Steve spews:

    I see that the teabaggers were yelling “nigger” and “faggot” at Democrat congressmen this morning, as well as spitting on them. But the teabaggers aren’t a bunch of right-wing racists and bigoted extremists, no siree. Oh, and as usual, they carried really cool signs.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/.....tml#s74976

  6. 6

    Steve spews:

    Just wait until the teabaggers ratchet up the hate when we move on from healthcare to immigration reform. Hey, speaking of crazy wingnuts, I thought we were gonna round up these loons and put them in concentration camps or something? Whatever happened to that idea?*

    *Just kidding, you stupid freaks. Geez, you wingnuts can dish it out but you just can’t take it without crying like a little baby, can you?

  7. 8

    YLB spews:

    But the teabaggers aren’t a bunch of right-wing racists and bigoted extremists, no siree.

    According to the KLOWN, they’re “constitutional conservatives”.

    The KLOWN must have been a used car or fertilizer salesman back in the day.

  8. 9

    Michael spews:

    When healthcare passes and the world doesn’t end the controversy will be over and hateful, angry, people will go on to find the next thing to be hateful and angry about.

  9. 10

    Daddy Love spews:

    Yep, it was outside the Canon House office building where the Democratic Caucus was meeting. As John Lewis (D-GA) and Andre Carson (D-IN) emerged from the building, they were met by a crowd of protesteers who were chanting “Kill the bill and then the n—-r.”

    Same old GOP. Look in the fucking mirror, you racist fucks.

  10. 11

    Daddy Love spews:

    Yes, clearly teabaggers are just patriots concerned about macroeconomics and monetary policy.

  11. 12

    Daddy Love spews:

    This thing changes two hyphens automatically to a dash, so just in case I wasn’t clear, or in case it resembled some other word, the crowd of Republican opponents to HCR said “Kill the bill and then the n|-|-|-|-|r.”

  12. 14

    Daddy Love spews:

    13 pl

    The second spitter!

    Apologies to Jerry Seinfeld (but that was an absolutely hilarious and classic episode.

  13. 15

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Anti-Reform Demonstrators Grow Unruly

    This, unfortunately, is just the kind of “free speech” we’ve come to expect from the rightwing ignorati:

    “Outside the Capitol, more than 2,000 people gathered to protest the legislation, chanting ‘kill the bill.’

    “Kristie Greco, a spokeswoman for Representative James Clyburn of South Carolina, said demonstrators called Representative John Lewis of Georgia, who is black, a racial epithet and spat on another black lawmaker, Emanuel Cleaver, of Missouri.

    “‘I heard people saying things today I have not heard since March 15, 1960, when I was marching to try to get off the back of the bus,’ said Clyburn, who is black.”

    http://www.businessweek.com/ne.....ssage.html

  14. 17

    proud leftist spews:

    Packing guns in public and spitting on lawmakers–that is the only kind of political expression wingnuts value.

  15. 19

    Daddy Love spews:

    #11 seed Huskies up on #3 seed New Mexico Lobos by 21 with 6:22 minutes to play.

    Hey, who were those people who said the Huskies would be seventh in the Big East if they played there (Marquette was fourth–buit the Huskies were third in the Pac-10 and won the Pac-10 tournament)?

    Oh, and Northern Iowa is up over #1 seed Kansas by 5 with 2 minutes to play. Oh, and they just won 69-67 knocking out #1 Kansas.

    Eat shit, NCAA!

  16. 22

    Mark Centz spews:

    The Caucus of Trolls is quiet tonight, yay. Guess they’re all cleaning their guns.

    And as a pet crankiness, I’m suck of the two Washington situation. The national capitol is DC, the state is Washington, and we’re keeping the brand, dammit.

  17. 24

    notaboomer spews:

    So if this thing passes, it’s either the final communo-nazi-islamic takeover, or it’s a baby step towards getting fair treatment for millions of more Americans when it comes to health care. It depends on which version of reality you choose to live in.

    b/c there’s only the two versions, right? heads & tails of the single coin.

  18. 25

    Michael spews:

    @24

    b/c there’s only the two versions, right? heads & tails of the single coin.

    John’s prone to that sort of thing.

  19. 27

    mark spews:

    If this bill passes we’re taking our ball and going home. Joke is going to be on you fucking idiots. You will see.

  20. 28

    proud leftist spews:

    markie @ 27
    Indeed, we will see, won’t we? You’re on the wrong side of history, markie. Farewell.

  21. 29

    Nindid spews:

    Mark goes Galt!!! Yeah, you show us…. take that ball and sulk till the world realizes how completely indispensable you really are.

  22. 32

    delbert spews:

    Sorry, crying “racism” doesn’t work anymore. Your side has overplayed that card.

    And since the last time reports surfaced about this, it turns out to have been SIEU plants trying to discredit the tea party rally, it makes one wonder about the source.

  23. 33

    nolaguy spews:

    Too bad this bill isn’t more about “health care” and less about “health insurance”. I’d support a sensible safety net for public health and real insurance reform.

    The mandate might be unconstitutional. There’s no public option. No medicare expansion or buy-in. No drug-price negotiation with medicare. No price controls.

    Yes, you can’t get dumped for pre-existing conditions, but the insurance company will still be able to raise your rates.

    IMO, the bill sucks. I’ve noticed that not many want to actually discuss the bill, but are more than willing to yell and attack about the bi-partisan crap of getting it passed. /sigh