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Democrats hold line, but cracks show

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posted on Nov, 22 2009 @ 03:06 AM
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Democrats hold line, but cracks show


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Senate Democrats pushed ahead with President Barack Obama’s vision of health reform Saturday night – after a day that exposed significant divides in the party that could make it all but impossible to complete work on a plan by year’s end, or even sink the bill altogether.

In a 60-39 vote on strictly partisan lines, the Senate sent the $848 billion health care bill to the floor for debate after the Thanksgiving break, but not before a clutch of moderates served notice that they couldn’t back the bill in its current form
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posted on Nov, 22 2009 @ 03:06 AM
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There are significant blue dog democrats very much opposed to the legislation in principle who, fortunately, may block the bill!

“I am opposed to a new government administered public health care plan as a part of comprehensive health care reform, and I will not vote in favor of the proposal that has been introduced by Leader Reid as it is written,” said Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.), the last Democrat to commit to a vote for opening debate. Two hours earlier, Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) had said much the same thing.

"splits in the party over the public option, abortion and other aspects of the bill could scuttle passage altogether."

There is still HOPE!

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posted on Nov, 22 2009 @ 11:39 AM
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Anyone else read that as "butt cracks show"?

Maybe it's just me...



posted on Nov, 22 2009 @ 03:16 PM
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Support for Congressional Health Care Proposal Up to 47%, 49% Opposed

Since July, support has generally remained between 41% and 46%. Last week, the effort was supported by 45% of voters. Two weeks ago, it was supported by 42%.

Or:Libera ls want health care bill for power not compassion

Understanding the logical thought process of liberals is difficult at best. Typically, they don’t think rationally, and their outward concern for the poor and impoverished is superficial. Liberal politicians aren’t as concerned with minorities or the impoverished as they would lead voters to believe. The support for massive spending programs is their way to create dependent voter blocs to keep them in power. Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama do not want poor people to succeed, because if they succeed they become Republicans. People like the President and Speaker Pelosi actually want the poor to fail. What other explanation can you give as to why the government pumps money into programs that haven’t worked since they were created forty years ago?

The biggest lie being told to the public is the whole notion that this health plan is a deficit reducer. That is the only way Democrats can sell this idea, and have it resonate with the common voter. Anyone with half a brain can question how a trillion dollar program will actually reduce U.S debt.




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