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Reid Threatens 'Nuclear Option' to Pass Health Care Reform
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/09/22/senate-committee-begins-work-health-care-reform/ ^

Posted on 09/22/2009 2:47:53 PM PDT by RED SOUTH

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid threatened on Tuesday to use a procedural maneuver to steamroll opponents of health care reform, even as a Senate panel began delicate negotiations over a package that could have the best chance at passing.

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 111th; bho44; bhohealthcare; nuclearoption; reid; sourcetitlenoturl
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1 posted on 09/22/2009 2:47:53 PM PDT by RED SOUTH
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To: RED SOUTH

He should worry about keeping his job.


2 posted on 09/22/2009 2:49:09 PM PDT by omega4179 (We must be the change.)
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To: RED SOUTH
We know they're gonna use it....Schumer said it months ago...

The big problem still remains...NO ONE has finalized how they will confiscate the money from us worker bees....

3 posted on 09/22/2009 2:50:12 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: omega4179

This really is getting closer to war...they’re going to try to force this down our throats...maybe that’s why Barry doesn’t want to move troops from here to Afghanistan.

More in my annoyed mind than anything.


4 posted on 09/22/2009 2:51:14 PM PDT by MNlurker
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To: RED SOUTH

If we work hard and KEEP UP THE PRESSURE, especially in states with blue dog rat senators, Reid may be unable to even get 50 votes.


5 posted on 09/22/2009 2:53:07 PM PDT by TheRightGuy (I want MY BAILOUT ... a billion or two should do!)
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To: MNlurker

The troops wouldnt do squat for 0 domestically.


6 posted on 09/22/2009 2:53:07 PM PDT by omega4179 (We must be the change.)
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To: omega4179

He knows he’s losing his job..he’s laying the goundwork for his next job.


7 posted on 09/22/2009 2:53:31 PM PDT by Hildy
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To: RED SOUTH

Tar and feather the marxist


8 posted on 09/22/2009 2:54:03 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: RED SOUTH
Please Harry, do it!

Prove to all of America how out of touch and arrogant the Democrats are.

Give us one more example of why you need to be voted out of office.

9 posted on 09/22/2009 2:54:40 PM PDT by Senator_Blutarski (No good deed goes unpunished.)
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To: RED SOUTH

The Republicans have already said they will use every trick possible to delay or stop it. If they do schedule a nuclear option vote on this we should schedule an armed march the same day in DC. Permit be damned.


10 posted on 09/22/2009 2:55:05 PM PDT by Nateman (If liberals aren't screaming you're doing it wrong.)
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To: RED SOUTH
More pluffing for the Moveon.org nuts. The Gop can stop the use of nuclear option with procedural moves and the staff until the deadline of Oct 15.Reid does not have the votes and he knows it.
11 posted on 09/22/2009 2:55:07 PM PDT by ncalburt (Read all about)
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To: RED SOUTH

But, I thought they had the votes.


12 posted on 09/22/2009 2:55:28 PM PDT by Reagan69 (The only thing SHOVEL-READY since BO's stimulus has been MICHAEL JACKSON (tammy bruce))
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To: RED SOUTH

Sounds like Reid wants to advance the revolution.


13 posted on 09/22/2009 2:56:18 PM PDT by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: MNlurker

If I were him I’d be sending as many of our troops overseas as possible. If the military thinks we have a domestic enemy in the Oval Office, they may ask the CinC to resign.


14 posted on 09/22/2009 2:56:30 PM PDT by Hoosier-Daddy ("It does no good to be a super power if you have to worry what the neighbors think." BuffaloJack)
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To: MNlurker; Salamander; Markos33

The American People (those of us who actually *do* something) just might have a “Nuclear Option” of our own.


15 posted on 09/22/2009 2:57:02 PM PDT by shibumi (" ..... then we will fight in the shade.")
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To: Reagan69
But, I thought they had the votes.

If they had the votes, it would already be a reality...

the infowarrior

16 posted on 09/22/2009 2:57:55 PM PDT by infowarrior
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To: RED SOUTH

If ANY Republicans sign onto this bill, they will be politically run out of town......and SO WILL THE DEMOCRATS WHO VOTE FOR THIS CRAP.


17 posted on 09/22/2009 2:59:46 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: RED SOUTH

We the People might need to exercise our nuclear option. Nuke the federal government and start over.


18 posted on 09/22/2009 3:00:37 PM PDT by CodeToad (If it weren't for physics and law enforcement I'd be unstoppable!)
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To: omega4179

There really are NO BLUE DOG DEMOCRATS......it’s just a matter of HOW MUCH THEY WANT TO STEAL FROM OUR WALLETS.


19 posted on 09/22/2009 3:00:48 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: RED SOUTH

We need to get a Blue dog to replace his sorry butt int he Primaries and use the same strategy to remove the RINOS from other seats.


20 posted on 09/22/2009 3:01:31 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: so_real

How a MANLY state like Nevada elects a GIRLIE MAN like REID is beyond me. Are there THAT many MORMONS in Neveda????


21 posted on 09/22/2009 3:02:03 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: omega4179

“He should worry about keeping his job.”

I’m not sure if that is an incentive for someone who is going to lose it anyway. His polling numbers are in the basement.

On the brighter side, I watched some of the markup of the Baucaus plan today. It isn’t near the marxist pile of dung that is HR 3200, nor a design to blow up the employer provided insurance model with a socialist bucket at the bottom.

I am still opposed to it, however, on the grounds that the constitution does not grant the United States authority to meddle in health care, among others. On a note more realistic of the political envionmrnt we are in, if they ripped out everything but the insurance exchange sans the standardiztion of plans, and discontinued the tax credit for employers providing insurance it would go alot farther in reducing cost for everyone involved than all of the regulation and taxes this thing adds.


22 posted on 09/22/2009 3:03:27 PM PDT by dajeeps
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To: Ann Archy

In Las Vegas? Yes.


23 posted on 09/22/2009 3:03:54 PM PDT by The Unknown Republican
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To: The Unknown Republican

There are that many MORMONS living in LAS VEGAS??? I had no idea.


24 posted on 09/22/2009 3:04:42 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: RED SOUTH

There will be a day when that corrupt, filthy f’in puke Harry Reid and his fellow ‘Rats will be on their knees (sit down Barney Frank, you idiot) and begging, pleading and whining for mercy from REAL Americans who will be taking them to a courtroom where they will account for their treason.

Then Judge Fenton will tell Schmidt to do his duty.


25 posted on 09/22/2009 3:06:13 PM PDT by mkjessup (0bama?!?!? ********* YOU LIE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ************)
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To: RED SOUTH

Harry, you play dirty and see what We the People do NEXT. You work for us, and do not ever forget it.


26 posted on 09/22/2009 3:07:31 PM PDT by bboop (Tar and feathers -- good back then, good now)
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To: RED SOUTH

Why is this a threat? Usually you threaten someone to get them to change their behavior in some way. What change in behavior is he looking for? Who is he threatening? If the Dems can use the nuclear option and nobody can stop them then they are free to go right ahead and do so. The American people have foolishly given them that power and they can use it if the choose. So what’s up with threats? I don’t get it.


27 posted on 09/22/2009 3:08:11 PM PDT by InterceptPoint
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To: RED SOUTH

Rough tough Reid...LOL!


28 posted on 09/22/2009 3:09:09 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Pray for, and support our troops(heroes) !! And vote out the RINO's!!)
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To: MNlurker

that’s why Barry doesn’t want to move troops from here to Afghanistan.

You really think the military has his back???

I think he’s got a “Honduras” problem in his future and when nobama’s herd pushes instead of mostly talk, it will happen.


29 posted on 09/22/2009 3:10:13 PM PDT by dusttoyou (libs are all wee wee'd up and no place to go)
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To: so_real

Sounds like Reid wants to advance the revolution.”

Christmas could be interesting this year.


30 posted on 09/22/2009 3:10:17 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: RED SOUTH

The “fallout” would be extremely unhealthy for the Dems.


31 posted on 09/22/2009 3:11:53 PM PDT by sourcery (Party like it's 1776!)
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To: RED SOUTH

Slimy harry dont talk about it do it! I triple dog dare you!!


32 posted on 09/22/2009 3:12:14 PM PDT by italianquaker (“Every inch of this Administration is rife with corruption and cronyism.” --- Michelle Malkin)
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To: Ann Archy

My bad...I thought you said MORONS!!!!!:)


33 posted on 09/22/2009 3:13:53 PM PDT by The Unknown Republican
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To: Ann Archy

Dingy Harry’s power doesn’t come from LV Mormons. He was Nevada Gambling Commissioner and his base is the Mafia AND all the damn libs that moved to LV from kalifornia.


34 posted on 09/22/2009 3:15:12 PM PDT by dusttoyou (libs are all wee wee'd up and no place to go)
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To: The Unknown Republican

LOL!! Morons DO elect Democrats....easy mistake to make. What self respecting MORMON would vote for that creep??


35 posted on 09/22/2009 3:16:38 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Ann Archy

Las Vegas lefties.


36 posted on 09/22/2009 3:17:37 PM PDT by ladyvet (WOLVERINES!!!!!)
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To: RED SOUTH

Go ahead, Harry! Make my day!! You idiot. You would be committing political suicide to go against the majority of voters.


37 posted on 09/22/2009 3:17:46 PM PDT by TommyDale (Independent - I already left the GOP because they were too liberal)
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To: omega4179
He should worry about keeping his job.

He added earmarks to the HC bill which are intended for a hospital in NV. That usually works.

38 posted on 09/22/2009 3:18:59 PM PDT by This_far (Mandatory health insurance? I thought it was about health care!)
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To: RED SOUTH

REVOLUTION!!!? Count me in!


39 posted on 09/22/2009 3:19:29 PM PDT by donhunt ("Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them." - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Ann Archy

I’m one and don’t support him one bit. I also don’t support RINO’s like Romney either!


40 posted on 09/22/2009 3:28:06 PM PDT by landerwy (Zero lied, will poles die?)
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To: donhunt

I hope the Republicans pull out all the stall tactics. I understand they can make every bill, every amendment be read word for word.


41 posted on 09/22/2009 3:29:26 PM PDT by Don@VB
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To: RED SOUTH

Harry Reid is a muslim shill!!!!

http://www.alhewar.org/SEPTEMBER%2011/statement_of_senator_harry_reid_.htm

The obama power structure consists of muslim shills, commies, health care rationers, New World Order supporters, and Soros sycophants. Shut them down and kick them out!!!!


42 posted on 09/22/2009 3:35:02 PM PDT by Honorary Serb (Kosovo is Serbia! Free Srpska! Abolish ICTY!)
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To: RED SOUTH

Reid should *not* be concerned about his job, first because it’s gone, and second because he needs to be concerned that tens of millions of armed Americans might “respond”. I don’t advocate this, but I see it as more likely than peace.


43 posted on 09/22/2009 3:45:01 PM PDT by JohnQ1 ("Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever." Oscar Wilde)
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To: RED SOUTH

That will be the end of them!


44 posted on 09/22/2009 3:52:13 PM PDT by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: InterceptPoint
They want repub for cover in 2010.
45 posted on 09/22/2009 3:57:45 PM PDT by ncalburt (Read all about)
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To: RED SOUTH

Quit threatening you coward. Just do what you got to do, Reid. Then it’s our move.

This fruitcake should keep in mind that what he is about to start, he may not be able to stop.

Stock up on Flex- cuffs and lots of rope.


46 posted on 09/22/2009 4:13:01 PM PDT by Gator113 (YES WE CAN.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cMxJBenigY&feature=related)
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To: pissant

Tar and feather him and then tether him far away.


47 posted on 09/22/2009 4:13:26 PM PDT by arasina (So there.)
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To: landerwy

Great.....tell your friends and family not to vote for Reiad and Romney.


48 posted on 09/22/2009 4:16:15 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Ann Archy

As a former member of the LDS Church I have the utmost respect for Mormons and their Church. Despite the fact taht there are a lot of Mormons in Nevada, it’s not the Mormons who are voting for this guy...it’s the leftist amoral & immoral idiots in the metro areas. Reid has repeatedly stated that he believes that the Democrat agenda squares more with Mormon teaching than the Republican agenda. Clearly Harry Reid has no idea what his church teaches. At the very least he should have his Temple Recommend revoked.


49 posted on 09/22/2009 4:16:41 PM PDT by The Unknown Republican
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To: RED SOUTH

Given that a majority of Americans oppose the democratic health care reform, the last thing the democrats want to do is use reconciliation, because they know they will be decimated in the next election if they go that route.

Exactly the reason the Republicans should force them to use reconciliation.


50 posted on 09/22/2009 4:18:36 PM PDT by PAR
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