Skip to comments.Profile in treason: Anh Cao (Call, e-mail, fax info)
Posted on 11/07/2009 8:28:39 PM PST by markomalley
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Is that what he will decide when they come to take away our next freedom, when they stop free speech, what about when they come for me, my family, his family?
You have just lost you job buddy, if necessary I will help the dem defeat you, at least that way i know he is my enemy and I will not turn my back on him.
Don’t waste resources fighting Cao. The Democrats will replace him quickly on election night. I doubt he will get 30 percent.
Dear Sir: I am sorry that I fought to free your country.
Very truly yours,
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Cao’s vote, by the time it was cas, was irrelevant. But it’s ridiculous to accuse the ONE Republican who voted for this bill of “treason,” but not the other 219 who voted for it.
Treason is a very strong word, like ‘racist,’ and its over use or its misue makes real treason and real racism less meaningful. I want words to have meaning.
They're all guilty of it. Not a one respects the Constitution.
Yours is the best, and most politically expedient, explanation of Caos actions I’ve seen on this thread so far.
Its all about the politics.
Look. He didn’t vote until the matter was decided. I’m sure he was whipped not to and, frankly, if it came down to him, I’m sure he would have voted no. But he voted yes to save his ass on a bill that was already going to pass by the time he voted.
I see no great harm in this. It’s not a numbers game after 218...
also, this was not a surprise. Politico had reported he would vote YES way earlier in the day...
So was it choice between his constituents voting him out or losing the next primary?
Dumbass chose 0bama.
Is this why so many of us fought in Vietnam for people like this to come here ands f**k the troops that set him free?
Go back Charlie.
THAT is unnecessary
A RINO POS like Dede and Newt. If we had NY-23 and did not have this clown - it probably would not have passed.
Agreed, and the dem leadership is already crowing about it tonite to the lame stream media!
“Yeah, but he may have also saved his job with a vote that didn’t change the outcome one bit. “
He has no chance of being re-elected. He only got elected because the blacks didn’t realize they had to vote again and they all stayed home during the run off.
C’mon folks. His story is as American as apple pie.
Where else, but in America, can a poor immigrant boy grow up, get a first class education, win a seat in his adopted country’s legislature and screw all of his fellow citizens with one swipe of a voting card.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) — Louisiana Congressman Anh “Joseph” Cao on Sunday morning released a statement after he voted as the only Republican in favor of the Democratic health care reform bill.
The health care reform bill, dubbed the “Affordable Health Care for America Act” (H.R. 3962), passed the U.S. House of Representatives in a 220 - 215 vote.
“Tonight, I voted to keep taxpayer dollars from funding abortion and to deliver access to affordable health care to the people of Louisiana,” Cao said in a statement released by his office. “I read the versions of the House [health reform] bill. I listened to the countless stories of Orleans and Jefferson Parish citizens whose health care costs are exploding if they are able to obtain health care at all. Louisianans needs real options for primary care, for mental health care, and for expanded health care for seniors and children.”
Cao wrote he obtained commitment from President Obama that he would work together to address the health care issues of Louisiana, including the FMAP crisis and community disaster loan forgiveness, as well as issues related to Charity and Methodist Hospitals. “I call on all my constituents to support me as I work with him on these issues.”
Cao said: “I have always said that I would put aside partisan wrangling to do the business of the people. My vote tonight was based on my priority of doing what is best for my constituents.” His yes vote received a lot of criticism from Republicans.
The Democratic health care reform bill also includes the Stupak-Pitts Amendment, which will keep in place current federal law on abortion funding and conscience protections for health care providers.
Cao said: “Before the Stupak-Pitts amendment was adopted as part of this health reform bill, the bill failed to explicitly include the longstanding policy prohibiting federal funding of elective abortion and plans which include elective abortion. Thank[s] to the Stupak-Pitts Amendment, taxpayer dollars will not go to supporting elective abortions, and for thousands of my constituents, this was a top priority. By incorporating this amendment into the health reform bill, my colleagues and I made this bill better, and that is an achievement of which I will always be proud.”
Archbishop Gregory M. Aymond, the archbishop of New Orleans, said he was grateful for Cao’s vote. “I am grateful to Congressman Cao for his courage and determination to defend life. I appreciate his work to prevent abortion from being included in health care reform and for protecting conscience rights of health care professionals,” he said. “I and, I am sure, many in New Orleans would join me [I] appreciate Congressman Cao’s commitment to the people of New Orleans.”
Don’t we need his home address as well?
Save your powder. Cao is irrelevant. He was an endangered Republican before this vote and he remains so after the vote. His only real mandate in the first place was to deprive his predecessor of his seat. I’m a little annoyed that the abortion issue was the only thing that was keeping this bill from getting passed.
Not only that, but now the head Rats will boast how this is a "BIPARTISAN BILL". What's sad about that is, there are still a lot of stupid morons in the electorate that will be kumbaya-ing over that one...
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