The curtains have come down on yesterday’s Obamacare summit mega-drama. As expected, no new ground was broken. The President and the House and Senate leadership vow to move forward and have every intention of using reconciliation to ram through the extravagant, pro-abortion, rationing measure known as Obamacare.
As stated in yesterday’s blog, the math does not compute well for Speaker Pelosi in the House. She needs 218 votes and may have around 206 votes to pass the Senate bill, the first step that must be taken. Where will she get those votes?
The Stupak contingent of 10-12 Congresspersons, who are not budging on opposing any bill which contains abortion funding, is blocking Pelosi’s path to victory. If she gives in to them and states that the second bill (the reconciliation bill) will remove the objectionable sections of the Senate bill on abortion, she will lose numbers of pro-abortion members of the House.
It is stalemate with abortion the big obstacle, as it should be.