Some Democrats are running “against” ObamaCare, but refuse to sign a pledge to repeal it.
Posted by iusbvision on October 15, 2010
This post is a part of our new “LIES” category.
Some are even pretending to oppose the ObamaCare healthcare tax bill. But if they oppose it how come they refuse to sign the pledge to vote to repeal it?
This is the game that lots of Democrats in swing districts play. They will vote for the far left agenda in as many procedural votes they can get away with, and on the final vote if there are enough votes to pass what the leadership wants, those Democrats then vote no so they can go home and tell their constituents how moderate and independent that are while not fighting legislation they are pretending to oppose.
Tim Roemer was a master at playing this game. Roemer voted against the bloated 1993 Clinton budget on the final vote, but he voted to preserve its form in procedural votes 44 times. Jack Colwell at the South Bend Tribune was not sharp enough to figure out what Roemer was really up to, but any meaningful examination of his voting record made it obvious.