Twitter Updates for 2009-11-08

  • Congressman Kagen: if people are more important than corporations, why did you sue the patients you treated? #
  • the question about the stupak amendment is whether Pelosi has promised to strip it out in conference. A reporter should ask her … #
  • Most of these are no votes. Sanchez is not… RT @ChiefDeputyWhip Dems who voted “no” on the rule http://bit.ly/1ElbQj #
  • @AlexConant Hope he does well tonight. in reply to AlexConant #
  • waxman refused to guarantee that stupak would stay in the bill. Is the stupak vote just a sham to get through the house? #
  • @derekahunter that's a tough vote to ask pro-lifers to take in reply to derekahunter #
  • Rangel is on the floor. I guess McCarthy was right that the swamp is overflowing. #
  • RT @backyardconserv Pollak to Chicago TeaParty: Republican challenger in the 9th Congressional District Joel Pollak, http://bit.ly/3kXOzm #
  • Pawlenty gives speech in Iowa while Dems take over health care. Romney couldn't give a speech tonight. #romneyfail. #
  • @QueenofSpain isn't the pushback on stupak essentially an admission that the bill funds abortion? in reply to QueenofSpain #
  • @Mlsif definitely not. Lots of them. Maybe they aren't following you? in reply to Mlsif #
  • @KagroX Pelosi and Waxman could make a commitment to respect the vote of the House. Or they could offer guarantees on conferees. in reply to KagroX #
  • @QueenofSpain not true. you can sell insurance outside of the exchange, can't you? in reply to QueenofSpain #
  • @QueenofSpain looking like a majority of the house thinks it is a moral imperative. in reply to QueenofSpain #
  • @KagroX Of course. It is politics, not procedure. But Waxman and Pelosi could give a political guarantee. They could fight for it. Or not… in reply to KagroX #
  • @KagroX So you are against the majority of hte house speaking? in reply to KagroX #
  • @KagroX Not surprised. But pointing out that the stupak vote means very little in the long term. in reply to KagroX #
  • @KagroX @DavidCornDC let's broadcast all committee meetings. in reply to KagroX #
  • @JonHenke @lizmair Obama's flip flop on the mandate is #change I can believe in. in reply to JonHenke #
  • RT @LizMair Correction… insurance popular, insurers however not. So let's force people to buy their product. Cool. #
  • Stupak says all he wants is a vote, doesn't matter if it passes for blue dogs. http://bit.ly/2kFWP7 #
  • @agfhome I liked the GOP response. If Dingell was so good, why is he still not Commerce Chair? in reply to agfhome #
  • @joyengel hopefully she won't "need" that "option" in reply to joyengel #
  • Funny that. Dems denied GOP amendments on vets. Whodathunk? #
  • RT @ErickaAndersen: RT @BrianFaughnan: AMA may vote to reverse stance on Obamacare. Text, details here. http://bit.ly/2mQwCO #
  • RT @ErickaAndersen: Dem "no" votes continue to rise. YES! http://bit.ly/2jvlto# #
  • @Atrios same as Hyde in current law in reply to Atrios #
  • @DavidCornDC AMA won't support it after monday… in reply to DavidCornDC #
  • GOP never passed a bill like this without dem support … RT @kathrynlopez: blunt to nro http://bit.ly/1OhHTQ #
  • RT @mkhammer: RT @philipaklein: FWIW, Heath Shuler is considered undecided, but he voted NO on the rule vote to move to debate. #
  • @agfhome did your grandmother threaten people's health care for contributions and evade taxes? in reply to agfhome #
  • @agfhome sure. get rid of your drivers license with it … in reply to agfhome #
  • RT @ErickaAndersen: Feministing is freaking out because they might have to pay for their own abortions. http://bit.ly/3V3307 #
  • RT @JonHenke: Open Left on mandates: "massive Orwellian nightmare" "horrible policy" "[should] terrify people" http://bit.ly/1Wg5b #
  • I was in the chamber for the Medicare Part D debate and vote. Kinda wish I was there now… #
  • @owillis get off the mushrooms. Tuesday wasn't astroturf. in reply to owillis #
  • RT @BDayspring: 31 Dems no oppose Speaker Pelosi. #TCOT #handsoff #ocra #hc #cantor #
  • RT @agfhome: RT @chrisbrogan #droidreport : 5mp camera with flash and video capabilities kicks iphone's rectum. #droid #
  • RT @mkhammer: Devin Nunes: New gov't spending on proposed #healthcare is "like watching a broke, drunk gambler continuing to double down." #
  • Congressman… How are insurance and indivdual mandates doing in Mass? #
  • No. and they shouldn't get public funding… RT @CalebHowe: Is "politician" a pre-existing condition? #
  • CHarlie Rangel says he only cuts deals with Democrats #
  • RT @davidhauptmann: Wow, Rangel has the audacity to speculate what might violate House ethics rules. #
  • RT @agfhome: Rangel: "I think any member who gives a guarantee might be in violation of our ethics laws" #hcr lol #
  • RT @RoyBlunt: Health care debate continues – still unclear when vote will happen. Sometime well after dark. #
  • Boehner really is great on the floor. He gets the nexus of theater, politics, and policy #
  • RT @philipaklein: Clearly, Boehner is trying to convince pro-life Dems that anti-abortion language wont survive negotiations. #
  • RT @katephillips: Boehner seeks guarantees …; Rangel fires back that such a guarantee might breach ethics . Who's under ethics scrutiny? #
  • RT @katephillips: Bec House can't guarantee Senate or conference language, Boehner says Stupak abortion amendment is a shell game … #
  • RT @BrianFaughnan: RT @justkarl: OpenLeft: Obama promised Waxman that he'll "personally" work to remove Stupak language http://is.gd/4POyF #
  • RT @bdomenech: HuffPo's Grim asks Schakowsky if forbidding taxpayer funds …for abortions is constitutional. Will Saletan screams. #
  • RT @mkhammer: Shelley Berkley (pretty sure): "This is a great first step." What the hell does the next step look like? #itwontstophere #
  • RT @justkarl: According to Cantor, Boucher (VA) is a No. http://is.gd/4POSo #
  • here we go. Chicago in the chair. Chicago on the floor. Chicago in the white house. and Chicago as CoS. #
  • RT @PatrickRuffini: This health care bill will be supported by 85% of the party that received 42% and 44% of vote in elections this week. #
  • @CalebHowe you would think that charlie rangel, barney frank, and others would be all for donut holes … in reply to CalebHowe #
  • @msbellows until tomorrow … in reply to msbellows #
  • Of course Conyers thinks the government should pay for health care. He pays his campaign workers with government dollars #
  • RT @mkhammer: Well, I'll guess taxpayers will already be paying for Conyers' wife's #healthcare…when she's in jail: http://bit.ly/HGbGV #
  • RT @philipaklein: Do people believe Dems will defy Planned Parenthood and keep pro-life language in final bill? http://bit.ly/2dZOdX #
  • Never have to pay more then 12% of income to health care. Does that include taxes? #
  • McCarthy. There will be more doctors because of demand. After we cut their incomes …. #
  • RT @TheRickWilson: Charlie Rangel won't need #hcr…prison covers all medical costs. #handsoff #tcot #
  • Hey. David Wu isn't catatonic this time #
  • @RoxPop members of congress don't have government run health care. Their insurance is private insurance. And they won't vote to give it up in reply to RoxPop #
  • will Scozzafava switch parties on Monday? http://bit.ly/3YhxCc #
  • @backyardconserv thank god that the good people of Rogers Park, Evanston, and Skokie didn't hold her husband's check kiting against her… in reply to backyardconserv #
  • RT @MatthewGagnon: Watching this debate on healthcare just reminds me why having divided government is the best way to go… #
  • Cooper voting yes but won't become law RT @kerpen: Check out Jim Cooper's pathetic explanation for caving to Pelosi: http://bit.ly/3qeTCH #
  • RT @PatrickRuffini: RT @gregmcrc: Nye and Markey telling callers to their occies the are voting NO #tcot #killbill #handsoff @michellemalkin #
  • To @Jim_Moran: Please vote again this takeover. http://bit.ly/1xhcYF #hc09 #VA #22202 #
  • RT @philipaklein: Pelosi says it "works for young people." Yeah, by forcing them to buy more health insurance than they need. #
  • @rkref @Jim_Moran yeah. I vote against drunk anti-semitic crooks. No vote today would matter on that … in reply to rkref #
  • RT @philipaklein: Too bad Mary Jo Kopechne isn't alive to witness this historic day. #
  • RT @TPCarney: Pelosi suggests "The character of our country" should be forced wealth transfers to HMOs. #
  • @QueenofSpain why is the other side so trusting of government? Which do U trust more? Corporations or gov? One puts you in prison and taxes in reply to QueenofSpain #
  • @QueenofSpain who said we trusted the government on the war? The balance was that it was reasonable. And look how bad gov screwed it up in reply to QueenofSpain #
  • @benjamin_oc how do I follow t-paw tweets? in reply to benjamin_oc #
  • RT @TPCarney: As with climate change, Republicans are missing the opportunity to attack HC bill as the corporate welfare it is. #
  • @josephstanton Why do you think that so much of business supports this? Shifting costs off their books. PHrMA? More meds through Medicare in reply to josephstanton #
  • why are republicans not talking about the massive increase in cost for states? Especially with the state fiscal crisis? #
  • RT @philipaklein: Maybe we should dub the bill: "The 3,400 Commandments"? RT @CalebHowe: word SHALL appears 3400 times in this bill. #
  • @josephstanton you said insurance companies. there are a lot of industries. This is a shift of wealth towards some industries from others in reply to josephstanton #
  • RT @TPCarney: Rob Andrews" "Today is not [the HMOs'] day"? You just made their product MANDATORY! #
  • Why are no republicans talking about this as a union bailout? Or the fiscal crisis this will make worse? #
  • @Flap Pelosi should release the list so we can find out which blue dogs don't care about stupak and are lying about it in reply to Flap #
  • @QueenofSpain. nope. still have to debate stupak and republican substitute and the motion to recommit in reply to QueenofSpain #
  • hey owens. You promised to oppose this bill if it had a public option. and oppose tax increases. Amazing how your promises are broken on 1st #
  • @msbellows why is it disrepectful to ask the leadership of the house if they will try to protect the majority of the house? in reply to msbellows #
  • @ErickaAndersen at least we had the decency to do it on a Thursday night in 2003 #
  • RT @philipaklein: RT @ErickaAndersen: New "no" vote: Dem Rep. Heath Shuler (NC) #
  • do we get a revote if the AMA flips their position over the weekend? #
  • @msbellows let's get a written pledge from the conferees to uphold stupak. simple enough. in reply to msbellows #
  • @blogdiva you have to be delusional if you think it is Republicans stopping DOMA. That's dems… in reply to blogdiva #
  • RT @almacy: Rep. Rosa DeLauro has just finished speaking on the House floor. It's official, we've lost the Romulan vote. #hcr #
  • RT @feedly: RT @feedly_chrome: feedly for chrome 2.8.215 is out. *lots* of bug fixes. one more week and we should be able to open to public. #
  • @CalebHowe I thought that's what she said. but it was so incoherent I wans't sure of my ears in reply to CalebHowe #
  • RT @philipaklein: Again, if libs don't want gov't dictating abortion coverage in private policies, then DON'T SUPPORT A GOVT TAKEOVER OF HC! #
  • RT @mattklewis: "Keep your laws off my body" takes on a new meaning with government control of health care, eh? #
  • Hi. I'm Dan Lipinski. I'm on Congress because my daddy was and rigged the system #
  • RT @RVAPatriots Tim Pawlenty "only thing growing faster than our debt is Chris Matthew crush on Pres. Obama." #
  • RT @StephenGordon: Now is a good time to remind Republicans that Mitt Romney is the one who popularized mandatory health insurance. #
  • @chadolson11 the government is picking and choosing what things have to be covered in insurance. Don't like it? simple solution … in reply to chadolson11 #
  • RT @Toussant2020: Iowa fall fundraiser's on cspan…my money's on pawlenty to be the rep candidate in 2012. #
  • @chadolson11 you are the one in the philosophical pickle. You want to regulate what has to be in and covered by health care plans. in reply to chadolson11 #
  • @davidhauptmann and Part D came in significantly under budget. in reply to davidhauptmann #
  • @gpollowitz @jswtx love it. in reply to gpollowitz #
  • are there any good waves on the health care debate? would be intersted to see 'live waving" #
  • @jmartpolitico can a governor do that in Iowa? in reply to jmartpolitico #
  • Has Grayson spoken yet? Did I miss that? #
  • @StevenMiller i get it… FiOS …. in reply to StevenMiller #
  • RT @Yousefzadeh: RT @JimPethokoukis: Weiner actually making a great case HC will bankrupt America. Very persuasive! #
  • GOP leadership like Boehner, Cantor, Blunt, Ryan are so much more articulate than rank and file members #
  • @paulvseale you mean there was a day when legislators actually knew what they were talking about? in reply to paulvseale #
  • RT @JimPethokoukis: RT @mkhammer: The Health Choices Commissioner's powers section of the bill is a particularly creepy read. #
  • Is this the consolation prize for kicking him out as chairman? #
  • RT @ryantcarney: Boehner's awesome. #tcot #handsoff #
  • @theonetruebix welcome to america. in reply to theonetruebix #
  • @sethdmichaels free speech doesn't mean you get a free newspaper … SCOTUS found that the gov can't regulate. different than paying for in reply to sethdmichaels #
  • @keithellison Braley lies too! in reply to keithellison #
  • Dems cheer. You can almost hear it. "Save our donors. Save our donors." #
  • @ttagaris because tort reform unifies the caucus. immigration doesn't. in reply to ttagaris #
  • @ttagaris and because demonizing trial lawyers helps you all with decent people. not so much with immigrants in reply to ttagaris #
  • RT @LizMair: @msbellows Obama was strongly against an individual mandate as a candidate and HE WAS RIGHT. #hcr #
  • RT @LizMair: @msbellows But hey, I'm always glad to know Ds are just as corporatist as they accuse Rs of being. #hcr #
  • holy shit. this is going to pass by smaller margins than medicare part d. #
  • Harry Reid is got to be wetting himself. If this is all they have in teh house, then there's a zero chance in the senate #
  • john dingell is an idiot if he thinks that gdp and healthcare will cross. someone that dumb shouldn't be in the house, much less a leader #
  • pelosi lies. Bill Owen ran against the public option. He broke his promise to his constituents on day one. #
  • @Fullynvested your name isn't on there. Who are you? in reply to Fullynvested #
  • @Fullynvested good to remeet you. in reply to Fullynvested #

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