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Obama: "We Do Intend to Get Something Done This Year"
NBC Bay Area ^ | 9/9/09

Posted on 09/09/2009 10:09:43 AM PDT by nickcarraway

President looks to harness public support for health care reform after month of drift

President Barack Obama said the highly anticipated health care speech he will give before Congress tonight aims to help clarify his proposal and show he's open to fresh ideas when it comes to reform.

"I'm open to new ideas," Obama told "Good Morning America" in an interview that aired ahead of the speech Wednesday. "But we do intend to get something done this year."

Obama's 35-minute speech to Congress on health care will “answer all the major questions” on the contentious issue that has become Obama’s top domestic priority, the White House told The Associated Press reported.

With more than half of Americans planning to tune in to the televised address, according to a poll cited by Bloomberg News, the president has the nation’s ear. One issue that hasn’t been resolved is whether to include a public health insurance option in a final bill. Obama is expected to once again endorse a public option but not make it a deal breaker.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: agenda; bhospeech; obama; obamacare; socialism; socializedmedicine

1 posted on 09/09/2009 10:09:43 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Make our day/year!!! And watch what happens.


2 posted on 09/09/2009 10:10:16 AM PDT by goodnesswins (George Orwell would be proud. Truth are lies, Slavery is Freedom, Oppression is Feminism.)
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To: nickcarraway

These ‘Obama get it done’ writings are endless in number today, big speech coming LOL


3 posted on 09/09/2009 10:11:27 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Socialist Conservatives: "'Big government is free because tax cuts pay for it'")
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To: nickcarraway

The Bum is going to Harness or Harass the Public??


4 posted on 09/09/2009 10:11:43 AM PDT by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: nickcarraway

More lies coming your way. There will be no detail.....just more prompter BS. He’s going to explain over a 1000 pages in 35 minutes? Yeah right!


5 posted on 09/09/2009 10:12:32 AM PDT by RC2 (Our Failure is Not an Option)
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To: nickcarraway

so now he is embracing the Larry the Cable Guy theory of healthcare reform....Git r Done?


6 posted on 09/09/2009 10:12:36 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: goodnesswins

‘Doesn’t matter what you protest as long as you pay your taxes!’
There are many ways to LEGALLY reduce your tax burden. ‘A country boy can survive!’


7 posted on 09/09/2009 10:13:56 AM PDT by griswold3 (You think health care is expensive now? Just wait till it's FREE!)
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To: nickcarraway

Ike liked to use press conferences to confuse the reporters. Kennedy and Obama to confuse everyone.


8 posted on 09/09/2009 10:17:04 AM PDT by RobbyS (ECCE HOMO!)
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To: nickcarraway

Just heard Rush say this...so....
9 posted on 09/09/2009 10:19:46 AM PDT by cd jones (Liberals: spreading misery, calling it equality)
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To: nickcarraway

The one thing you can get done this year is to pack your bags.


10 posted on 09/09/2009 10:20:26 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: nickcarraway

Mr. President,

Keep your laws off my BODY!

Although, I have to admit that it is refreshing to see that the dems have given up their “pro choice” stance. It is nice to see that they no longer support unlimited privacy between a doctor and patient. Nice to see that they no longer support Roe.


11 posted on 09/09/2009 10:20:38 AM PDT by CSM (Business is too big too fail... Government is too big to succeed... I am too small to matter...)
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To: nickcarraway

Whatever you say, Mr. One-Term.


12 posted on 09/09/2009 10:21:41 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Welcome to the Revolution.)
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To: nickcarraway
"I'm open to new ideas," Obama told "Good Morning America" in an interview that aired ahead of the speech Wednesday. "But we do intend to get something done this year."

Good to see Obama's pals at the Ministry of Truth are on the ball here.

13 posted on 09/09/2009 10:30:34 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Want to work? Don't join a union. Want to make money and not work? Join a union.)
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To: sickoflibs

What is this speech you mention, and will it be broadcast on the TV box? Dang, I hate to be taken by surprise by these things.


14 posted on 09/09/2009 10:36:37 AM PDT by GnuHere
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To: reagan_fanatic

Make it “Mr. short term.” The 2010 elections will take care of that.


15 posted on 09/09/2009 10:38:03 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: nickcarraway
"I'm open to new ideas,"

That's a laugh!

16 posted on 09/09/2009 10:39:17 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault
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To: nickcarraway

It seems he is looking for a way to impose the takeover of the healthcare system with or without Congress. Kind of like an Executive Order?

Of course, he will blame the Republicans and FOX News for making the legislative branch of govt unworkable. Pelosi and Reid will smile behind him as he destroys the role of the US Congress.


17 posted on 09/09/2009 10:41:15 AM PDT by silverleaf (If we are astroturf, why are the democrats trying to mow us?)
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To: silverleaf

VOTE AGAINST ALL INCUMBENTS CLEAN HOUSE


18 posted on 09/09/2009 10:46:26 AM PDT by crazyotto
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To: nickcarraway

I certain hope not. Gridlock. Its a wonderful thing (in Congress, anyway...).


19 posted on 09/09/2009 10:50:07 AM PDT by Little Ray (Obama is a kamikaze president aimed at the heart of this Republic.)
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To: Cheetahcat

Both, if he gets his way.


20 posted on 09/09/2009 10:57:34 AM PDT by SAJ (way too late to 'work within the system'. just about time for rebellion)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
Make it “Mr. short term.” The 2010 elections will take care of that.

Indeed they will. I haven't been this excited about a mid-term election in over 20 years.
21 posted on 09/09/2009 12:07:59 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Welcome to the Revolution.)
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