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Eleven votes shy of killing Obamacare? (UPDATE)

CNN reports:

Five more House Democrats said Tuesday that they will vote against Senate health care legislation, which puts opponents of reform just 11 votes shy of the 216 needed to prevent President Obama from scoring a major victory on his top domestic priority.

An ongoing CNN analysis shows that opposition in the House to the Senate health care plan has reached 205 members.

This is not the best sign for stopping this nonsense.

Also, Dennis Kucinich is holding a press conference to announce his decision tomorrow at 10 am.   Allahpundit says this means he’s voting “yes”.

I agree with this—why would he hold a conference to announce he would figuratively kick the Obama administration in the teeth and/or risk a naked Rahm smackdown in the House gym shower?   It looks like he was waterboarded with some serious Obama Kool-Aid.

My question is this—assuming Kucinich is voting yes, will Kos call off the dogs?  Doubt it.

UPDATE. And it’s a yes from Kucinich on Obamacare:

“I have doubts about the bill,” Kucinich said. “This is not the bill I wanted to support. . . However, after careful discussions with President Obama, Speaker Pelosi, my wife Elizabeth and close friends, I’ve decided to cast a vote in favor of the legislation.”

A real piece of work these progressive Democrats are, aren’t they?  “Doubts” about the bill and “not the bill” he wanted, but…..he’ll vote for it anyway.   Hey, whatever it takes to save the Obama legacy.   I’m wondering how big the payoff will be.

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