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Grassley rapidly backing away from ObamaCare
Hot Air ^ | Aug. 13, 2009 | Ed Morrissey

Posted on 08/13/2009 8:56:54 AM PDT by rvoitier

When Barack Obama first launched his health-care reform effort, he had some natural allies among Republicans, and it looked as though a deal could get made — depending, of course, on the terms. After putting Nancy Pelosi in charge of that effort, though, Obama has run his putative Republican allies off the team and onto the other side. Senator Charles Grassley had been among the most publicly committed of Capitol Hill Republicans to hammer out a deal with the Democrats on health care reform, but their lack of give and his constituents’ obvious anger at ObamaCare has him backpedaling

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TOPICS: Government
KEYWORDS: 111th; democrats; obamacare

1 posted on 08/13/2009 8:56:54 AM PDT by rvoitier
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To: rvoitier

That’s nice. But the fact that his first instinct was to do otherwise means it’s time for him to go.


2 posted on 08/13/2009 9:01:03 AM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm (The worst is behind us. Unfortunately it is really well endowed.)
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To: rvoitier

Backpedaling-more like a wind sprint!


3 posted on 08/13/2009 9:01:59 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: rvoitier

Well, if it were really all about “health care” then the perspective would be different, but the Marxist Dims that are pushing this travesty are ONLY interested in POWER OVER THE PEOPLE -— don’t confuse Marxism with “health care”.

This is ALL about power and crushing INDIVIDUAL LIBERTY.


4 posted on 08/13/2009 9:05:01 AM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: rvoitier

Related:

http://iowaindependent.com/18348/salier-renews-threat-of-grassley-primary


5 posted on 08/13/2009 9:05:14 AM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm (The worst is behind us. Unfortunately it is really well endowed.)
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To: rvoitier

Yep...there’s nothing like his constituants screamiming in his face that he will be voted out to change a politician’s mind...if he has one, that is. RINOs we don’t need.


6 posted on 08/13/2009 9:07:02 AM PDT by GoldenPup
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To: rvoitier

**Grassley rapidly backing away from ObamaCare**

Good. What follows now?


7 posted on 08/13/2009 9:07:57 AM PDT by Salvation (With God all things are possible.)
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To: rvoitier

HOw’s McPain on Obama death care?

Does he still see himself as the great uniter and compromiser on principle?


8 posted on 08/13/2009 9:08:27 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: rvoitier
Did anyone see F&F this am with Michelle Malkin and this little 105lb Obama troll. Michelle schooled her, asked if we have to ask permission now about the decibel level at the town halls. Beyonce started with the chin juting out condescention thing, you know that look down your nose snarky heading shaking. That nervous smile that only happens when you know you have been pwned. They look like like stupid hypocrites coming from a movement founded in screaming at political opponents, throwing urine and feces and acting like overall jackasses.
9 posted on 08/13/2009 9:09:22 AM PDT by pburgh01
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To: nmh

McCain’s wife hasn’t decided yet.


10 posted on 08/13/2009 9:10:51 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Pray for, and support our troops(heroes) !! And vote out the RINO's!!)
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To: GoldenPup

But, but Krauthammer and other inside the Beltway commentators say that angry Town Hall participants are hurting our cause.


11 posted on 08/13/2009 9:12:14 AM PDT by KansasGirl ( Obama's heroes have always been left-wing radicals.)
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To: nmh

McCain opposes any plan that involves Gov’t control of healthcare.


12 posted on 08/13/2009 9:13:39 AM PDT by KansasGirl ( Obama's heroes have always been left-wing radicals.)
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To: rvoitier

Sounds good but I do not trust Grassley or any other RINO.


13 posted on 08/13/2009 9:16:35 AM PDT by mort56 (He who would sacrifice freedom for security deserves neither. - Ben Franklin)
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To: nmh

He is against it! You have to get past Pelosi first but McCain is actually funny in this exchange with Cavuto:

http://www.lonelyconservative.com/2009/07/17/john-mccain-dems-healthcare-bill-is-a-stinky-fish/

Comments on the site: Here’s video of Senator John McCain saying the democrats’ health care plan is ”like a fish in the sun. You leave it out there very long, it is going to begin to smell very, very badly to the American people.” He’s got that right. And although McCain wasn’t my choice in the Republican primary, there is absolutely no doubt he would have been a better president than Obama. That’s because McCain doesn’t hate America.


14 posted on 08/13/2009 9:18:40 AM PDT by PhiKapMom (Mary Fallin - OK Gov/Coburn/Rubio - Senate 2010 ! Take Back the House/Senate! Stop ZERO!)
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To: KansasGirl

Krauthammer is only interested in legislation that allows carving up embryos.


15 posted on 08/13/2009 9:20:39 AM PDT by frogjerk (tagline pulled for verification)
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To: KansasGirl

“McCain opposes any plan that involves Gov’t control of healthcare.”

Miracles do happen!


16 posted on 08/13/2009 9:21:27 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

His wife is waiting to see what her daughter thinks.


17 posted on 08/13/2009 9:23:41 AM PDT by DManA
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To: perfect_rovian_storm
Cap'n Ed says"First, although Al Franken has taken his seat and given Democrats their 60th vote in the Senate, Robert Byrd and Ted Kennedy are almost certain not to be available, so they cannot block a filibuster on a straight party-line vote."

I dunno about that. I suspect Ted Kennedy's staff will wheel him in on his gurney and slap the defibrillator paddles on him to make him scream "Aye" right when his name is called to vote. No way will they have any qualms about unhooking him from life-support so he can cast his vote for socialized medicine.

Ya really gotta wonder how Obama's science czar John Holdren will reconcile the inherent conflict in his pro-euthanasia agenda when a semi-sorta-dead old man is obligated to provide the very deciding vote to turn the health care industry over to his eithanasia-friendly President, since Holdren himself has said "The elderly have a patriotic duty to die."

18 posted on 08/13/2009 9:25:46 AM PDT by leilani
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To: EagleUSA

They have changed the focus from “health care reform” to “health insurance reform”

Yea, you can keep your private insurance.

Until 1213 when it all has to be with the government

One little detail they leave out when the tout the idea that the bills won’t eliminate private coverage.


19 posted on 08/13/2009 9:26:06 AM PDT by Syncro
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To: perfect_rovian_storm

oops! Sorry PRS, I mant to just reply to the OP, not you. Sorry.


20 posted on 08/13/2009 9:27:01 AM PDT by leilani
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To: nmh

From what I can tell, this bill had been constructed for the most part in 2007. If I’m remembering correctly, McCain’s position during the campaign was to give American’s their money back in the form of tax cuts (with vouchers?) so they could purchase their own insurance at a cost of $5,000 or $6,000 per year.


21 posted on 08/13/2009 9:27:30 AM PDT by Heart of Georgia (BHO Administration = America-destroying thugs)
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To: leilani

No worries. :)


22 posted on 08/13/2009 9:29:05 AM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm (The worst is behind us. Unfortunately it is really well endowed.)
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To: rvoitier
I think where this is going is Senate Dims will strip out the "public option" for now and try to get the RINO's to go for the rest as a "compromise." Does Grassley get what's going on with the voters enough to say no to that??
23 posted on 08/13/2009 9:33:16 AM PDT by colorado tanker (Watch out, I'm a member of the Mob)
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To: rvoitier
Why doesn't the GOP leadership strip theses RINOs of their staff and committee seats?

It's what the dems do if you vote against them

24 posted on 08/13/2009 9:40:56 AM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: rvoitier

GOOD: KEEP The Pressure up..!


25 posted on 08/13/2009 9:46:20 AM PDT by JSDude1 (www.wethepeopleindiana.org (Tea Party Member-Proud), www.travishankins.com (R- IN 09 2010!))
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To: rvoitier

GOOD: KEEP The Pressure up..!


26 posted on 08/13/2009 9:46:57 AM PDT by JSDude1 (www.wethepeopleindiana.org (Tea Party Member-Proud), www.travishankins.com (R- IN 09 2010!))
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To: KansasGirl

I have great respect for Krauthammer, but I think that the effect of these town halls on the Congresscritters standing before them is important. They are not staged for TV. The people come to tell the elected official their opinion, and the opinion comes through, loud and clear.

Now the politician can decide whether to ignore that opinion, and face electoral extinction, or abide by that opinion, and keep his nice cushy seat in Washington. This is not a tough choice for them.


27 posted on 08/13/2009 9:47:26 AM PDT by bondjamesbond (Because, deep in my heart, I do believe, that we shall overcome some day.)
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To: DManA

And the daughter is grinding on their pet Yorkie......


28 posted on 08/13/2009 10:18:03 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Pray for, and support our troops(heroes) !! And vote out the RINO's!!)
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To: bondjamesbond
I have great respect for Krauthammer, but I think that the effect of these town halls on the Congresscritters standing before them is important. They are not staged for TV. The people come to tell the elected official their opinion, and the opinion comes through, loud and clear.

I do too, but I think Charles has bought into the lie that it's just Republicans and conservatives at these townhalls. It is not - there are indies & dems scared *&^$-less about this attempt by Obama to seize control over their end-of-life decisions.

Out of all the thousands & thousands of scientists in the country Barack Obama might have chosen to serve as his "Science Czar", he somehow managed to pick a 'scientist' whose major claim to fame is that he once said "The elderly have the patriotic duty to die."

You don't have to be a Republican to be concerned about what his real intentions are here. These people need to get face to face with their democratic constituents & see that the fear in their eyes is just as obvious.

The same President who is barring dissenters from his own Town Halls, who is telling the opposition to "Shut Up", has his congressional enforcers call them Nazis and is asking his union thugs to report anybody who dares disagree with any part of the bill to the White House also wants us to just "trust" him that he'll lend an understanding ear to hear dissent later when his bureaucrats decide to yank the plug on our grandmothers?

Presumably he's putting his best foot forward right now while trying to sell the public on his ambition take over the medical industry, yet he doesn't even bother to pretend to disguise his callous arrogant contempt for the citizenry's objections now? How callously contemptuous will he be of the public's fears when he's given complete unilateral control over the citizenry's end-of-life decisions - including those of his fellow democrats?

29 posted on 08/13/2009 10:44:53 AM PDT by leilani
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To: KansasGirl

Old Charley’s commentary is usually quite illuminating, but if this is his opinion on the town hall meetings, he is way out in left field. By that logic, the Minute Men at Bunker Hill did themselves harm. Rediculous!!


30 posted on 08/13/2009 3:18:40 PM PDT by GoldenPup
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