Democrats lose ground, now eleven votes shy of passing Obamacare

CNN reports five more House Democrats said Tuesday that they will vote against the Democrats’ Senate Obamacare bill. According to CNN, the Democrats are 11 votes shy of passing Obamacare.

Friday, we reported that the Democrats were within four votes of passing Obamacare. Monday we were told that the Democrats picked up four votes. Was that just propaganda to make it appear that passage of the unpopular Obamacare bill was, like a Hillary Presidency, inevitable?

CNN’s analysis shows that opposition in the House to the Senate Obamacare bill has reached 205 members:

  • A total of 27 House Democrats, including nine who supported the House plan in November, have indicated that they would join a unified Republican caucus in opposing the Senate plan, which passed in that chamber December 24 with the minimum required 60 votes.
  • Of the 39 Democrats who voted against the House plan in November, 17 have indicated that they will vote against the Senate plan as written, 11 remain uncommitted, and nine did not return repeated calls for comment.

The CNN numbers explain why the House Democrats leaders scheme to avoid a direct vote on the Senate bill with procedural shenanigans like the unconstitutional Slaughter gambit.

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