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Daschle Urges Obama To Drop Government Plan
The American Spectator ^ | 18 June 2009 | Philip Klein

Posted on 06/18/2009 2:32:42 PM PDT by Lorianne

Tom Daschle, the man originally tapped to lead President Obama's health care push, is now urging him to drop the idea of offering a government-run plan.

According to ABC, the former Democratic Senate Majority leader had this to say:

"While I feel very strongly that consumers should have the choice of a national, Medicare-like plan, my colleagues do not. . . But we were concerned that the ongoing health reform debate is beginning to show signs of fracture on the public plan issue, so in order to advance the process of developing bipartisan legislation and to move it forward, it's time to find consensus here," Daschle said.

"We've come too far and gained too much momentum for our efforts to fail over disagreements on one single issue," he said.

This is significant news not merely as a result of his relationship to Obama, but because Daschle is somebody who is recognized for his network on Capitol Hill, his ability to shepard legislation through Congress and strike compromises. If he is coming out and saying this publicly, it's a pretty good indication that Democrats simply do not have the votes to pass legislation that would include a government plan.

(Excerpt) Read more at spectator.org ...


TOPICS: Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 111th; agenda; bho44; bhohealthcare; daschle; socializedmedicine

1 posted on 06/18/2009 2:32:42 PM PDT by Lorianne
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To: Lorianne

But Nancy says that the public option WILL be there - they’ll change the name of it, but “it will be there”.


2 posted on 06/18/2009 2:35:10 PM PDT by Principled (Get the capital back! NRST!)
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To: Lorianne
Government run health care must be polling very poorly. What ever will Great (I-know-more-than-you-and-Like-to-Float-Godlike-Above-You-All) Leader do?
3 posted on 06/18/2009 2:35:25 PM PDT by AD from SpringBay (We deserve the government we allow.)
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To: Lorianne; a fool in paradise

Widdle Tommy is no longer on the gravy train hisself, that’s why!


4 posted on 06/18/2009 2:36:14 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Lorianne

The foundation is cracking and the building is starting to disintegrate.


5 posted on 06/18/2009 2:37:25 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: Bobkk47

Just like what happened to Hillarycare!


6 posted on 06/18/2009 2:38:55 PM PDT by PhiKapMom (Mary Fallin for OK Governor/Coburn for Senate 2010 ! Mark Rubio for FL Senate 2010!)
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To: PhiKapMom
Just like what happened to Hillarycare!

Remember the bus tour? Ha-ha!!

7 posted on 06/18/2009 2:39:49 PM PDT by mainepatsfan
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To: Lorianne
"...so in order to advance the process of developing bipartisan legislation and to move it forward, it's time to find consensus here," Daschle said.

In other words, while Little Tommy Daschle fears the full-blown 100% national health care plan for socialized medicine is dead, he believes there is still a chance to salvage 50% of the above by gulling some weak-kneed RINOs.

Nonetheless, we would still be on the road to socialized medicine...it just might take a little longer.

8 posted on 06/18/2009 2:39:53 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance on Parade)
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To: Lorianne

“If he is coming out and saying this publicly, it’s a pretty good indication that Democrats simply do not have the votes to pass legislation that would include a government plan.”

That would be great news...we had a nice counter protest in Seattle against Obamacare recently...the libs were SHOCKED!

http://www.kclibc.com/blog/events/healthcare-freedom-protest/


9 posted on 06/18/2009 2:40:46 PM PDT by SeattleBruce (God, Family, Country and the Tea Party! Take America Back! [I hate the BIGOTRY in the enemedia.])
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To: AD from SpringBay

Actually the ‘public plan’ is polling well (76%) whats not polling so well is how to *pay* for the public plan!....


10 posted on 06/18/2009 2:41:34 PM PDT by N3WBI3 (Ah, arrogance and stupidity all in the same package. How efficient of you. -- Londo Mollari)
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To: okie01
In other words, while Little Tommy Daschle fears the full-blown 100% national health care plan for socialized medicine is dead, he believes there is still a chance to salvage 50% of the above by gulling some weak-kneed RINOs. Nonetheless, we would still be on the road to socialized medicine...it just might take a little longer.

Exactly! I picked up on that immediately, too.

11 posted on 06/18/2009 2:41:53 PM PDT by raybbr (It's going to get a lot worse now that the anchor babies are voting!)
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To: mainepatsfan

But wait!!!! Obama is coming to you via ABC to explain to you what he’ll be shoving down your throat.....just like everything else he’s done.


12 posted on 06/18/2009 2:42:36 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Lorianne

When will the libs get the message that we do not want a government run health care plan? The House of Commons guy, I think his name is Hannan, made the case quite clearly. In England, they have had their system in place for many generations, so they know no other way of life. Americans, on the other hand, know what good health care is, and don’t want to have it taken away.

Of course, they’ll keep chipping away at it until one day they have the whole kit and caboodle, but hopefully, that won’t happen for many generations to come, if at all.


13 posted on 06/18/2009 2:43:04 PM PDT by murron (Proud Marine Mom)
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To: mainepatsfan

Exactly! I had feared with the numbers being the way they were the GOP could do nothing to stop this government run scam but it seems the longer people talk about it the more they come around.

Its typical of Obama ideas, he has to rush them in because if people took the time to know the details there is no way they will go along with him... you can pay for health care with hope..


14 posted on 06/18/2009 2:43:15 PM PDT by N3WBI3 (Ah, arrogance and stupidity all in the same package. How efficient of you. -- Londo Mollari)
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To: AD from SpringBay

VERY poorly. Older Americans on Medicare SHOULD be afraid, Socialized Medicine will lead to cheep suicide drugs, but no further treatment.

The whole thing SUCKS.

Guess their poll numbers are reflecting that America DOES NOT WANT SOCIALISM. We have the best healthcare system in the world. Lets NOT break it! Okay? That works for me.


15 posted on 06/18/2009 2:44:35 PM PDT by Danae (Amerikan Unity My Ass)
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To: Sacajaweau

Whoa...payback time for being thrown under the Obama bus. Throwing a little sand in the gears I see.


16 posted on 06/18/2009 2:45:14 PM PDT by Swanks
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To: Lorianne

Are you telling me I have to agree with TOM DASCHLE on something?


17 posted on 06/18/2009 2:46:09 PM PDT by paulycy (Liberal DOUBLE-STANDARDS are HATE speech.)
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To: mainepatsfan
IIRC, Rush was playing the Who's "Magic Bus" as the theme song.


18 posted on 06/18/2009 2:46:19 PM PDT by newfreep ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." - P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: Lorianne
While I feel very strongly that consumers should have the choice of a national, Medicare-like plan, my colleagues do not

What colleagues are those Tom, fellow lobbyists who don't admit to lobbying yet bring in $5,000,000. for non-lobbying

19 posted on 06/18/2009 2:46:46 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town
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To: Lorianne

Don’t believe a word.

Somehow the liar will move ahead with single payer plans and the congress will vote it in despite any opposition.


20 posted on 06/18/2009 2:47:03 PM PDT by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: Swanks

Nope....Tommy is ALWAYS plays the fall guy....Remember the picture of him at the airport.


21 posted on 06/18/2009 2:47:14 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Lorianne

This means the same thing that it did during the fight over amnesty: KEEP THE PRESSURE ON!!!

It isn’t over ‘til Helen Thomas sings.


22 posted on 06/18/2009 2:48:15 PM PDT by snowrip (Liberal? YOU ARE A SOCIALIST WITH NO RATIONAL ARGUMENT.)
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To: Sacajaweau
I'm starting to think Obama believes he is as invincible in politics as Napoleon thought he was militarily. I'm just waiting for Obama’s version of invading Russia.
23 posted on 06/18/2009 2:48:17 PM PDT by mainepatsfan
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To: N3WBI3

Daschle remembers what happened to a Dem run congress the last time they tried health care reform...a lot of his friends lost their jobs.


24 posted on 06/18/2009 2:49:13 PM PDT by mainepatsfan
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To: Principled

Exactly- the progressives always find new and different words to disguise what they’re up to..


25 posted on 06/18/2009 2:51:11 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: snowrip
It isn’t over ‘til Helen Thomas sings.

Chuckled at that.

26 posted on 06/18/2009 2:52:05 PM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: Lorianne

The GOP better not compromise


27 posted on 06/18/2009 2:52:26 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <----go there now,----> tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
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To: Lorianne

“it’s time to find consensus here”

Huh? No, it isn’t. The DhimmiRats have all the votes they need to pass this tripe, and shove it down our throats. There is absolutely NO bipartisan support needed. The pubbies ought, rather, to be throwing this in the LibTards’ faces at every chance and opportunity.
This is a clearly defining legislative effort. Let the DhimmiRats own it, lock, stock and barrel.


28 posted on 06/18/2009 3:01:02 PM PDT by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2013: Change we can look forward to.)
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To: Lorianne
Daschle Urges Obama To Drop Dead Government Plan

I wonder what Daschle is really thinking.

29 posted on 06/18/2009 3:01:20 PM PDT by Big Giant Head (I should change my tagline to "Big Giant penguin on my Head")
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To: Lorianne

You mean Daschle has his head screwed on right? I am amazed.


30 posted on 06/18/2009 3:03:13 PM PDT by Salvation (With God all things are possible.)
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To: mainepatsfan
Daschle remembers what happened to a Dem run congress the last time they tried health care reform...a lot of his friends lost their jobs.

Demos in Congress, especially Blue Dogs, are likely getting VERY nervous about this issue. Dingy Harry already said that immigration with Amnesty is next, not sure they want to try and get reelected with those two anchors around their necks.

Bam has to decide if he is all in or not. If he decides to go for it all, d**n the torpedoes, he risks everything. If he fails, then many will believe it is OK to oppose him and this will be the end of the emperor mentality.

We shall see, but this is good news.

schu

31 posted on 06/18/2009 3:06:11 PM PDT by schu
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To: Lorianne

The demonRATS do not have the votes!


32 posted on 06/18/2009 3:07:05 PM PDT by Doctor Don
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To: AD from SpringBay

I’m sure he and his evil minions have multiple back doors through which they will try and push this through. It’s actually stunning to see the arrogance of our leaders in Washington, many Republicans included. The people say NO, loudly, but they try and figure out a way to circumvent their will in any way possible.


33 posted on 06/18/2009 3:08:34 PM PDT by ChocChipCookie (Survival is a Mom's Job! Check out my new blog: www.thesurvivalmom.com)
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To: Lorianne

Daschle, the one who said we of a certain age should accept our fate if we become ill and just die - that Daschle?

The one who wrote “Critical”?

Seriously?


34 posted on 06/18/2009 3:10:43 PM PDT by JavaJumpy
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To: Lorianne

Daschle is smart enough to realize that ramming Obamacare through Congress at this time will bankrupt the country,
push taxes to stratospheric levels and be hated by most Americans. If Obama goes ahead anyway it could end the Democratic party and give Republicans decades of control in Washington.


35 posted on 06/18/2009 3:11:19 PM PDT by The Great RJ ("The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money." M. Thatcher)
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To: paulycy
Are you telling me I have to agree with TOM DASCHLE on something?

Not quite. See post #8.

36 posted on 06/18/2009 3:12:29 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance on Parade)
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To: okie01
Not quite. See post #8.

Now I see, I missed that one while writing or something I guess.

I knew I didn't *really* agree with Tom Daschle, of all people. Thanks for saving me. ;0)

37 posted on 06/18/2009 3:20:55 PM PDT by paulycy (Liberal DOUBLE-STANDARDS are HATE speech.)
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To: Lorianne

WTF?


38 posted on 06/18/2009 3:24:46 PM PDT by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: Lorianne

Hmmm. Which lobbyists are paying him off, and how much is he getting to say that?


39 posted on 06/18/2009 3:27:46 PM PDT by Born Conservative (Bohicaville: http://bohicaville.wordpress.com/)
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To: Lorianne

Daschle just wants Obama and the democrats to sneak it into bills under the cover of darkness bit by bit. (eye roll)


40 posted on 06/18/2009 3:29:29 PM PDT by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: Lorianne; All

oops

Daschle’s Firm And Group Have Ties To Private Health Care Industry

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/06/18/daschles-firm-and-group-h_n_217594.html


41 posted on 06/18/2009 3:29:48 PM PDT by Lorianne
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To: mainepatsfan

LOL! I had forgotten about that bus tour — didn’t do any good either. Remember how she kept secret the names of the task group too?


42 posted on 06/18/2009 3:57:31 PM PDT by PhiKapMom (Mary Fallin for OK Governor/Coburn for Senate 2010 ! Mark Rubio for FL Senate 2010!)
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To: Lorianne

Klein may be right. The old Marxist dielectic shell game of thesis, antithesis, synthesis may be what the rats are planning.


43 posted on 06/18/2009 4:10:16 PM PDT by Mogollon (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God. -- Thomas Jefferson)
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