Friday, January 7, 2011
Rep. Larry Kissell was one of four democrats who voted to advance a bill that would repeal Obamacare. But that is as far as he will go. His new job as regional whip has solidified his allegiance with San Fran Pelosi and her coterie of socialist usurpers. The concerns of Mr. Kissell’s constituents in the eighth district of North Carolina are secondary to his ambitions.
The Hill reports:
Rep. Larry Kissell (D-N.C.), one of 34 House Democrats who voted against healthcare last year, will not vote in favor of repealing the law when the new Republican majority brings it up for a vote next week.
"I am not going to vote to repeal it;" Kissell told The Hill, adding that despite his opposition to the measure, Democrats "put a lot of energy into this bill."
Kissell said he was pleased the new majority was bringing a repeal vote to the floor, but said a long and drawn out fight over healthcare will only serve to distract from what should be the top priority of the new Congress — the economy and jobs.
"Get it on the floor, let everybody vote, and then let's focus on the economy and get people back to work, because that's what the American people want us to do," he said.
Kissell was also one of 19 Democrats who voted against Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) Wednesday. He voted for fellow North Carolina Rep. Heath Shuler (D).
"After the election, I felt that we as a party needed to look at what happened and seek out new leadership," Kissell said. "This was an opportunity to vote for someone else and demonstrate my belief that we need to move in a new direction."
Kissell is the fifth House Democrat who voted against healthcare who has pledged to not vote in favor of a full repeal. Reps. Stephen Lynch (D-Mass.), Collin Peterson (D-Minn.), Daniel Lipinski (D-Ill.) and Shuler have all told The Hill they will not vote for repeal.
Had Kissell and all the other so-called blue dogs voted for Obamacare last year, they would’ve met the same fate as Rep. John Spratt in the 5th District of South Carolina.
So to all you “conservative” democrats: sit…roll over…now get into Princess Pelosi’s purse.