It’s become quite clear to everyone that I’ve grown a little pessimistic the past few days about our chances of defeating Obamacare. I honestly believe that Pelosi has all the votes she needs and all the undecideds are just waiting to see if their vote is needed.
But then once in a while I read something that gives me a little hope like Rep. Altmire will vote no.
But then comes this from the Weekly Standard to flush all my hopes down the toilet:
Update: Stupak’s office sent out an email saying he will hold a press conference with “other pro-life” members at 11:00a.m. to discuss the health care bill. Maybe all the pro-life Democrats cut a deal?
Now you can argue that he could just be calling a press conference to express his consistent intransigence to the funding of abortion before the vote.
But there are some disturbing signs swirling around including Brad Ellsworth, one of the Stupak 12, announcing he’d vote yes on Sunday.
On the eve of the eve of this disastrous and anti-life legislative debacle, I must say that if Bart Stupak stays true until the end he will have earned a place of deep respsect in the hearts and minds of pro-lifers everywhere. His courage in standing up to his own party has been downright heroic.
Call me pessimistic but I’m holding off on the parade for Stupak until I hear what he says at the press conference tomorrow.
Update: Call me flitty but this post at The Corner gives me a little hope. This healthcare thing is making me downright bipolar.
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