Chet Edwards (D-TX) Votes "NO" On Health Care Bill!

Despite a personal plea from President Obama, Representative Chet Edwards has just announced that he will be voting against the health care reform bill!

Edwards has maintained that his opposition is policy-based, expressing skepticism that the bill will reduce longterm costs, along with constituents' fears of too much government control. But in today's Politico, he framed his stance in bluntly political and pragmatic terms.

However, Obama will not back down. Edwards is getting flooded with calls from Organizing For America (originally called Obama For America) pressuring him to change his vote. At least Edwards has the backing from his constituents, and that's all that really matters anyway!

The Waco Tea Party tells their representative thank you:

Comments

Edwards says he'll vote no on final passage.

What was his vote when debate was closed?  If he voted to close debate, he greased the skids for final passage.  Leadership gives out free passes to vote against the grain if:

there are sufficient votes for final to assure passage, and,

the member needs to 'look right' back home.

Edwards is a weasel, so please look to prior 'procedural' votes before kissing his rotten rump.

LANE, you are right on, If Chet Edwards wasn't crucial to the Democratic Party, Nancy Pelosi would not have come to Texas.

Want to know why Obama or Nancy Pelosi is not mad at Chet Edwards?

In my opinion it was a buy vote. It makes him look good in his district, while they have the necessary votes else where.

Rep. Thomas Edwards
Votes with party 96% Abstains: 3%
http://www.opencongress.org/person/show/400118_Thomas_Edwards

What really has my attention is a story about a mom in Washington, that finds out that her 15 year old daughter was put in a taxi and sent at government expense ;from a public school, to have an abortion.

An abortion that is done without her parents knowledge.

I was shocked. To top it off, the parents do not have a right to sue anyone.

What if this child died on the operating table?

Link to story:
The mother of a Ballard High School student is fuming after the health center on campus helped facilitate her daughter's abortion during school hours.

http://www.seattlepi.com/local/417276_abortion23.html

After hearing that story, I've done a little research and found this.

Chet Edwards Voted NO on barring transporting minors to get an abortion. (Jun 1999)

http://www.ontheissues.org/tx/chet_edwards.htm

He was not the only one that voted NO.

(i)Ruben Hinojosa          15th District  no
(i)Chet Edwards             17th District  no
(i)Sheila Jackson Lee      18th District  no
(i)Charlie Gonzalez          20th District  no
(i)Ciro Rodriguez            23rd District  no
(i)Lloyd Doggett              25th District  no
(i)Gene Green                 29th District  no
(i)Eddie Bernice Johnson 30th District  no

http://www.govtrack.us/congress/vote.xpd?vote=h1999-261

Chet Edwards, who received close to $64,000 in donations from the PMA Group PAC and PMA employees.
http://www.examiner.com/independent-in-waco/congressman-edwards-has-some-explaining-to-do

Prohibiting Federally Funded Abortion Services ( he voted no)
this link shows a lot of his votes, keep in mind our government is spending beyond our GDP.
http://www.votesmart.org/voting_category.php?can_id=27087

Is Chet Edwards really that proud of pork barrel spending?
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0410/36233.html

$1,762,000 for a honey bee lab in Weslaco
http://www.thedailygreen.com/environmental-news/latest/pig-book-47041403

Citizens Against Government Waste: Pork Alert: Military Construction
Chet Edwards (D-Tex.), including $17.5 million for a chapel.
http://councilfor.cagw.org/site/News2?page=NewsArticle&id=11516

Citizens Against Government Waste:
Water Appropriations subcommittee member Chet Edwards (D-Texas)
http://councilfor.cagw.org/site/PageServer?pagename=reports_pigbook2004_EW

Citizens Against Government Waste: House appropriator Chet Edwards (D-Texas)
http://councilfor.cagw.org/site/PageServer?pagename=reports_pigbook2009

I'm curious, where does he stand on Fannie Mae and Freddy Mac; the two that killed our economy.

12 of 32 positions are Democrat positions, want your voice hear in Washington?

Fill these positions with Republicans.

Texas 9 Al Green
Texas 15 Ruben Hinojosa
Texas 16 Silvestre Reyes
Texas 17 Chet Edwards
Texas 18 Sheila Jackson Lee
Texas 20 Charlie Gonzalez
Texas 23 Ciro Rodriguez
Texas 25 Lloyd Doggett
Texas 27 Solomon Ortiz
Texas 28 Henry Cuellar
Texas 29 Gene Green
Texas 30 Eddie Bernice Johnson

Where would Chet Edwards vote on this? Pelosi needs his help.

H.R. 5796: Putting an End to Sanctuary Cities Act
http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h111-5796

This joke kind of represents your choices:

A preacher was having his usual sermon when all of a sudden there was a cloud burst. After about one full hour of complete non-stop rain, everyone began to evacuate because the whole church was flooding, but the preacher just stood there preaching in the ankle-deep water.

A man drives by in a car and shouts through the church doors, "Preacher, you better get out of there before you drown!"

The preacher replied, "Don't worry. God will save me."

The man then drove away.

The water was now knee-deep and a man in a raft floated over to the church and said to the preacher, "You better get in here before you drown!"

Despite the second warning the preacher just stood there and replied, "Don't worry. God will save me."

The man then rowed away.

The water was now waist-deep and a man in a power boat came to the preacher and said, "You better get out of there before you drown!"

Despite the third warning, the preacher just stood there and replied "Don't worry. God will save me."  With that the man jetted away.

The water was now neck-deep and a man in a helicopter came by and yelled to the preacher, "You better get out of there before you drown!"

The preacher refused to move and replied, "Don't worry. God will save me."

With that the man flew away.

The water then got so deep that the preacher was sucked under and died. When he opened his eyes he noticed that he was in heaven.

He then saw God and asked, "Oh God!  Why didn't you save me from that horrible flood?"

God then replied, "I sent you a car, a raft, a power boat, and a helicopter!  What else do you want from me?"

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