Tracy Holt, Published February 11 2010
Could be rough time for PomeroyWith President Barack Obama and Speaker Nancy Pelosi at the wheel, Rep. Earl Pomeroy, D-N.D., is in for a bumpy ride. Despite an overwhelming majority of Americans who do not want socialized medicine, Pelosi maintains her resolve to do whatever it takes, “We’ll go through the gate; if the gate is closed, we’ll go over the fence; if the fence is too high, we’ll pole vault in; if that doesn’t work we’ll parachute in, but we’re going to get health care reform passed for the American people.”
Pomeroy voted for Obama-Pelosi Care to keep it “moving forward.” His progressive colleagues drafted a 2,000-page bill, full of contemptible surprises, behind closed doors, purchased support with taxpayer money and forced votes on holidays, nights and weekends to impose legislation our country does not want. Yet, Pomeroy’s concern is about political fallout from the unending debate.
As the president and the speaker double-down on their radical agendas to fundamentally transform America, Pomeroy recognizes the impact on Democratic incumbents will be failed re-election bids, so he has begun to distance himself from his party leadership.
We, the people, who own his seat in Congress, have seen enough, and we’ll be voting. In fact, to cast our ballots in November, we’ll go through the gate; if the gate is closed, we’ll go over the fence; if the fence is too high, we’ll pole vault in; if that doesn’t work, we’ll parachute in. Then our country will see change the rest of us can believe in.