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Conservative House Dems rebel on health care bill
AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/9/09 | Erica Werner - ap

Posted on 07/09/2009 2:40:50 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

WASHINGTON – Conservative Democrats in the House rebelled against their party leaders Thursday, raising concerns about the cost of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul and seeking to put the brakes on legislation. The fiscally conservative Blue Dog Coalition planned to present a letter to House Democratic leaders asking for more time, members of the group told The Associated Press.

Democratic Rep. Mike Ross of Arkansas said that if the Democrats' liberal legislative plan came to the floor as proposed, an "overwhelming majority" of his group would oppose it. The Blue Dogs claim 52 members, so that could endanger the bill.

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"We've just got a lot of questions and the top of the list would be how to pay for it," said Rep. Marion Berry, D-Ark.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Arkansas
KEYWORDS: 111th; agenda; arkansas; bho44; bhohealthcare; bluedogs; conservative; healthcare; housedem; obamacare; rebel

1 posted on 07/09/2009 2:40:51 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

Thank God for the Blue Dog Dems!

It will be wonderful to see this madness voted down.


2 posted on 07/09/2009 2:43:41 PM PDT by Deo volente
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To: NormsRevenge

If crap n trade and Obamacare go down in flames, so will bambi. It will all over for the Kenyan Communofascist and his fiendish plan to destroy the U.S.


3 posted on 07/09/2009 2:48:12 PM PDT by HerrBlucher
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To: Deo volente
"Democratic Rep. Mike Ross of Arkansas said that if the Democrats' liberal legislative plan came to the floor as proposed, an "overwhelming majority" of his group would oppose it. The Blue Dogs claim 52 members, so that could endanger the bill."

I'd vote for this guy before a RINO.

4 posted on 07/09/2009 2:48:38 PM PDT by icwhatudo (For every clinic bombed or burned, 17 to 18 churches are burned down. MSM? MSM?)
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To: Deo volente

They know they are being used to ram this monstrosity through. Even if they lose their seats, it would be too late and Pelosi would have won the day. It seems they may have figured it out. Based on the extremist agenda of the Democrats, I think the Blue Dogs will lose big anyway as they should.


5 posted on 07/09/2009 2:51:35 PM PDT by winner3000
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To: icwhatudo
See, I don't believe in voting for Party. IDEOLOGY is the only way to go after the RINO Invasion into the Republican Party.
6 posted on 07/09/2009 3:05:41 PM PDT by Paige ("All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing," Edmund Burke)
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To: NormsRevenge
Pray that this is true. If your rep is one of these then it isn't to early to let them know your feelings. Mine's a worthless Pelosi sycophant and I wrote him anyway.

KEEP UP THE PRESSURE!!!

7 posted on 07/09/2009 3:38:24 PM PDT by YankeeReb
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To: NormsRevenge

I applaud them and hope they will vote No.


8 posted on 07/09/2009 3:46:45 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: NormsRevenge

I’ll bet Rep. Marion Berry (D-Ark) gets double takes every time she says her name around Washington D.C....


9 posted on 07/09/2009 3:51:23 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (YES WE CAN have a Depression.)
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To: Paige

Absolutely right! I worry at those who only look at a letter after someone’s name and draw conclusions from that.


10 posted on 07/09/2009 4:11:55 PM PDT by JLLH
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To: NormsRevenge

The Lord truly blesses this country.


11 posted on 07/09/2009 4:13:37 PM PDT by upchuck (Psalm 109:8 ~ Let his days be few; and let another take his office.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Not all Democrats are progressive nut cases and many do love this country. Why do you think the Kenyan has so many czars?


12 posted on 07/09/2009 4:20:13 PM PDT by mojitojoe (All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.)
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To: HerrBlucher

I pray that you’re right.


13 posted on 07/09/2009 4:32:24 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Obama. Clear and Pres__ent Danger.)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Me too.


14 posted on 07/09/2009 4:35:14 PM PDT by HerrBlucher
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To: NormsRevenge
Conservative Democrats in the House

No such thing.

15 posted on 07/09/2009 5:11:02 PM PDT by A.Hun (Common sense is no longer common.)
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To: A.Hun

lol.. graduates of the Lewis Carroll School of Journalism disagree.


16 posted on 07/09/2009 5:15:26 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard)
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To: NormsRevenge

Sure, give Nazi a while to work on them and they’ll cave as always.


17 posted on 07/09/2009 5:16:45 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (-0 Retreats, Iraq explodes! NK fires missiles! Iran erupts! China erupts!)
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To: NormsRevenge
...raising concerns about the cost of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul and seeking to put the brakes on legislation.

It may have taken their constituents convincing them, however at least they are actually acting like they each have a brain now.

18 posted on 07/09/2009 5:26:37 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; ...
The fiscally conservative Blue Dog Coalition planned to present a letter to House Democratic leaders asking for more time, members of the group told The Associated Press. Democratic Rep. Mike Ross of Arkansas said that if the Democrats' liberal legislative plan came to the floor as proposed, an "overwhelming majority" of his group would oppose it. The Blue Dogs claim 52 members, so that could endanger the bill... "We've just got a lot of questions and the top of the list would be how to pay for it," said Rep. Marion Berry, D-Ark.
I wouldn't count on passage, but I also wouldn't count on BDC solidarity against passage, either.
20 posted on 07/09/2009 8:34:23 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: HerrBlucher

We will need to put max pressure on them on Crap & Trade, ObamaHealth and Amnesty.

O’s tanking ratings and the looming 2010 elections are going to cause a lot of Blue Dogs to lose sleep. 2010 elections are not far away. The campaigning probably starts in about 6 months.


21 posted on 07/09/2009 9:27:40 PM PDT by Frantzie (Remember when Bush was President and Americans had jobs (and ammo)?)
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To: EGPWS

Two words:

2010 Election.


22 posted on 07/09/2009 9:28:54 PM PDT by Frantzie (Remember when Bush was President and Americans had jobs (and ammo)?)
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