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GOP leaders fear anti-Obama tone
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0709/25302.html ^

Posted on 07/23/2009 10:19:33 AM PDT by Def Conservative

Senate GOP leaders worry that some of their colleagues are misplaying their hand on health care reform by suggesting that they want to kill the plan in order to hurt the president. Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) said last week that, if Republicans are able to stop Barack Obama on health care, “it will be his Waterloo, it will break him.”

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: demint; gop; moderates; obama; republican; rinos; socialism; spineless
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To: stephenjohnbanker

I was not aware the GOP had ANY leaders in the SENATE!!!


41 posted on 07/23/2009 10:42:25 AM PDT by Joe Boucher
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To: Def Conservative
They're right. Sorta. ObamaCare deserves to be stopped because its hideously bad, not because Pres. Obama supports it.
42 posted on 07/23/2009 10:43:00 AM PDT by Little Ray (Do we have a Plan B?)
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To: exist
I will certainly say it wouldn't have been my choice of words, but given the fact that DeMint and Talent (for the years Talent was there), fought hard and long, introduced bill after bill to try to draw the Congress into a debate of the failures of our health care system. Whenever Pubbies would try to wring the waste out of Medicare (and there's a truckload of that), they would be roundly denounced as trying to kill off granny. I understand his frustration (especially since then Senator Obama voted against DeMint’s health care reform).

It's hard to watch as this horrific piece of crap legislation is actually being debated and pushed after all the years of head banging DeMint, Talent and others similarly motivated underwent.

43 posted on 07/23/2009 10:44:11 AM PDT by Constitutions Grandchild
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To: stephenjohnbanker

They all have to watch what the people want!


44 posted on 07/23/2009 10:44:38 AM PDT by himno hero
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To: Joe Boucher

DeMint is the only one who goes after Obama every time!
The rest are semi-useless to absolutely useless.


45 posted on 07/23/2009 10:45:04 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Pray for, and support our troops(heroes) !! And vote out the RINO's!!)
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To: US Navy Vet

Get rid of them NOW!!!!!!!


46 posted on 07/23/2009 10:48:24 AM PDT by BornToBeAmerican (We the people, ..... never)
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To: BornToBeAmerican
I only give to a select few in the GOP

Palin, Backman and Demitt

47 posted on 07/23/2009 10:51:50 AM PDT by scooby321
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To: Def Conservative

Maybe instead of Waterloo he could have said Tours(Poitiers) or Vienna. That might be more appropriate for Obama.


48 posted on 07/23/2009 10:52:06 AM PDT by Kandy Atz ("Were we directed from Washington when to sow and when to reap, we should soon want for bread.")
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To: Constitutions Grandchild
... but given the fact that DeMint and Talent (for the years Talent was there), fought hard and long, introduced bill after bill to try to draw the Congress into a debate of the failures of our health care system. Whenever Pubbies would try to wring the waste out of Medicare (and there's a truckload of that), they would be roundly denounced as trying to kill off granny.

How about Medical Savings Accounts? Republicans came up with this idea, one of the great selling points (I thought) was the catastrophic portion that would cover a person who found himself in a situation where he needed expensive care, surgery, chemo, etc., but his personal bank account didn't cover it. In a way, wasn't that government health/emergency insurance? Anyhoo, you're correct, Dems shot down any and all efforts to correct the ills in the system time and time again, my contention is that first, they would not have received the credit and second, it didn't go far enough to garnering control over the lives of Americans.

49 posted on 07/23/2009 10:53:35 AM PDT by MozarkDawg
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To: Bruinator
I didn't get a harrumph outta that guy...

"I've gotta talk to you; come here! Have you gone berserk? Can't you see that man is a ni..."

50 posted on 07/23/2009 10:53:51 AM PDT by Migraine (Diversity is great... ...until it happens to YOU.)
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To: Def Conservative

Politico/CNN/Time/MSNBC/NBC/CBS/ABC...

Consider the source. They are now trying to scare Republicans into stop bashing Obama while there is blood in the water. The Republicans attacks are hurting Obamas poll numbers in a big way and they need to continue to put the pressure on! NO RETREAT!


51 posted on 07/23/2009 10:54:00 AM PDT by truthandlife ("Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God." (Ps 20:7))
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To: Kandy Atz
Maybe instead of Waterloo he could have said Tours(Poitiers) or Vienna. That might be more appropriate for Obama.

Ah, where is Charles the Hammer when you need him? (sigh)

52 posted on 07/23/2009 10:55:33 AM PDT by Migraine (Diversity is great... ...until it happens to YOU.)
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To: rightwingextremist1776

Just complicit.

They are elitists just like he is. They just want to control your life through different means than he does.


53 posted on 07/23/2009 10:55:56 AM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: Joe Boucher
was not aware the GOP had ANY leaders in the SENATE!!!

They don't...there's a few good men but the rest are pussies and sellouts.

54 posted on 07/23/2009 11:08:58 AM PDT by pgkdan ( I miss Ronald Reagan!)
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To: Def Conservative
Hey GOP Senate. Either Lead, Follow, or Get The Hell out Of The Way. Try leading for once in your miserable liberal political careers. Stop acting like scared little puppy dogs that the Dems caught whizing on the carpet howboutit!
55 posted on 07/23/2009 11:28:07 AM PDT by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgement? Which one say ye?)
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To: Def Conservative

FEAR????

No wonder you’re not in “power” right now.

I want names of these spineless wimps...


56 posted on 07/23/2009 11:45:23 AM PDT by Bradís Gramma (BG x 2 (and a heartbeat was heard today....))
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To: Bruinator

“I want rustlers, cutthroats, murderers, bounty hunters, desperados, mugs, pugs, thugs, nitwits, halfwits, dimwits, vipers, snipers, conmen, Indian agents, Mexican bandits, muggers, buggerers, bushwhackers, hornswagglers, horse thieves, bull dykes, train robbers, bank robbers, ass kickers, shit kickers and Methodists!”


57 posted on 07/23/2009 11:51:23 AM PDT by Eagle Eye (Kenya? Kenya? Kenya just show us the birth certificate?)
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To: Eagle Eye
Reverend!!!! Eagle Eye Johnson is right :>}
58 posted on 07/23/2009 11:56:05 AM PDT by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgement? Which one say ye?)
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To: US Navy Vet

LOL, of course there are no names because the story is a fabrication intended to give pause to Republicans critical of the Obaamanation health care bill.


59 posted on 07/23/2009 12:14:01 PM PDT by 101voodoo
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To: dennisw

60 posted on 07/23/2009 7:48:57 PM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Obama's multi- trillion dollar agenda would be a "man caused disaster")
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