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Thursday, October 18, 2007

No SCHIP Override. Thanks Rep. Hastings.

posted by on October 18 at 14:58 PM

The U.S. House needed 286 votes to override President Bush’s veto of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program expansion bill.

They only got 273.

Two of Washington’s staunchest conservatives, Rep. Dave Reichert (R-8, Bellevue) and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Eastern Washington), voted to override President Bush.

Rep. Doc Hastings (R-4, Central Washington) voted No on overriding Bush.

We’re calling the state to get a sense of the number of uninsured children in Rep. Hastings’s central Washington district.

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Wow, Reichert actually had the balls to vote for anything. He's been abstaining from a lot of important votes this term, the coward. I'm not surprised that the paleolithic Hastings voted to stick it to poor children. It's only a matter of time before we discover the kiddie porn in his closet.

Posted by Gurldoggie | October 18, 2007 3:04 PM

Are their any naked pictures of Dave Reichert? It's okay if it wife is in them. I just want sum.

Posted by mmmmmmmmreichert | October 18, 2007 3:04 PM

Aaagggghhhh thanks asshats! because I don't qualify for any child care assistance, help with helath insurance, or any other programs that allow me to continue to be productive and keep my head above water. This is just one failsafe closer to meaning the difference between catashtrophe and full on homelessenss, maybe welfare dependancy or alternatively, an at least marginal existance until I can recover in the event that anything happened to me or the kiddo. punish my son because I'm a middle income single parent that had no business having a kid until I could afford to keep him in luxury- and while you're at it- please make sure there are plenty of hand guns around and easily accessible so that when people are backed in a corner and pissed of they can start blowing people away. Gah ASS HATS!!!

Posted by NELBOT | October 18, 2007 3:07 PM

Why does he hate America so?

Posted by Will in Seattle | October 18, 2007 3:09 PM

God, this whole SCHIP veto thing makes me furious.

Just another outrage on the pile for today.

Posted by Peter | October 18, 2007 3:11 PM

Peter @5: usually I suffer from so much outrage fatigue that its just another drop in the bucket but this is one program that could potentially really personally screw me everyday- I would feel the consequences of this one not on the nightly news like I have experienced so much of Iraq, I am not upset bcause I know this wrong deep down in my immoral bones but I will likely feel this one in my wallet and heaven forfend that I blow a tire on my car or something seemingly minor if you have means screws my budget and there is one fewer safety net that could keep my family from the streets. I am not saying that to be dramatic but I could potentially be one ordinary daily set back away from real distress.

And Dan- I really love you but I can't spend that much on a fundraising dinner to see you Saturday no matter how worthy the cause- and it is a great cause- nor could I ask my sub to cough it up- I will have to leave that level of fundraising to folks of means less modest than my own- but I am waiting for your next book to come out and will purchase that so my son can grow up knowing the important things about sex education- namely how to get girls or boys to sleep with him safely...

Posted by NELBOT | October 18, 2007 3:19 PM

Nice to see that independent centrist Dave Reichert isn't just a shill for Bush.

Oh wait...

Posted by SDA in SEA | October 18, 2007 3:26 PM

Here is the email I just sent to Doc Hastings:

Hey Doc...

Thanks for your vote on that schip deal. When I was unemployed, my wife became pregnant. I'm sure glad I was too rich living off of my fat unemployment check to qualify for schip here in Washington. Having to choose between paying my rent and getting medical care for my pregnat wife really was the best thing ever. I'm sure if you ask her, she enjoyed the 12 months with out coverage. Oh, did i forget to mention that she miscarried? Yeah... 6 weeks in. We couldn't do anything about it since we didn't have health insurance. We couldn't afford it. And we made too much on unemployment to qualify for ANY assistance. Because we chose to pay rent and buy food, my beautiful wife suffered through 11 months of an incomplete miscarriage. She bled every day.

It's also wonderful that your topics don't nearly cover your voting record. Maybe this should be under abortion since thats basiclly what your vote does to people that were in our situation. Naw.... I'll put it under elections since I doubt you'll succeed in the next one.


Posted by Brian | October 18, 2007 4:18 PM

What's the point of having the Democrats in "control" of both Houses again?

Posted by S. M. | October 19, 2007 3:41 AM

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