Rep. Nye of Virginia Looks Like a "No"
Counting the health care votes.
12:20 PM, Mar 15, 2010 • By JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
For each prior "yes" vote on ObamaCare that the Democrats lose -- and The Hill currently has them losing seven -- they will have to convert a prior "no" if they are to pass their proposed health-care overhaul through the House. All wishful comments by White House press secretary Robert Gibbs aside, the Democrats face an uphill battle in trying to convince more than a few of the 37 members of their caucus who had the good sense to vote against ObamaCare last time, that now is the time to board the sinking ship.
A letter that Rep. Glenn Nye (D-Va.) is sending out to his constituents highlights the challenges that Speaker Nancy Pelosi and company face. Nye, who's on the list that Andy Wickersham and I have provided of the 40 Democrats we think will most likely determine ObamaCare's fate, voted against the proposed legislation last time. Here's what he has to say about his upcoming vote:
The Senate version of ObamaCare similarly fails to meet these criteria. In fact, Nye's list sounds like a nearly perfect description of ObamaCare's opposite. Nye continues: