Saturday, March 20, 2010

Matheson (D) to Vote no on HealthCare Bill

Representative Matheson (D) announced that he is a no vote on HealthCare bill. While this is important given the razor thin vote count, there is another reason this is newsworthy. Recently his brother was nominated by Obama to the Appeals Court, a move for which Bachmann called for investigation in over fears that some sort of deal was made. Matheson voting no seems to cut against the fear that their was a deal.

"Holding to form, Rep. Jim Matheson, D-Utah, announced Saturday that he would oppose his party's health reform bill, just like he did when the House version came up for a vote late last year.

Matheson, a conservative Democrat and leader of the Blue Dog caucus, said he is convinced the massive $940 billion bill would "leave our nation worse off."


  1. I guess it does cut against that "fear". Then again it was a manufactured fear to begin with. No one had any "fear" about a quid pro quo, until The Weekly Standard starting telling people -based on tenuous Mcarthyesqe connections-to have fear.

    Even if Matheson was voting yes, it doesn't change that, but would be another tenuous connection for The Weekly Standard to keep the flame of their pretty baseless speculation alive.

  2. @Ian Spencer Dubrowsky - If he was voting yes it would not be 'another tenuous connection' it would be the tenuous connection; the qui pro quo, the 'I am electing your brother so you vote for my bill' fear.


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