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Bill Frist on Health Bill: I'd Vote For It (What the heck?)
TIME ^

Posted on 10/03/2009 3:53:35 AM PDT by BillyKess

Or so the former Senate Republican Leader, a surgeon who has written a new book on health care, told me a few minutes ago in an interview.

Were he still in the Senate, "I would end up voting for it," he said. "As leader, I would take heat for it. ... That's what leadership is all about."

(Excerpt) Read more at swampland.blogs.time.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 111th; bhohealthcare; frist
What the heck happened to Bill Frist? Did someone spike his coffee with the liberal Koolaid? I must say - I am disappointed.
1 posted on 10/03/2009 3:53:35 AM PDT by BillyKess
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To: BillyKess

In the end, Republicans always cave. That’s why they’re not in power.


2 posted on 10/03/2009 3:56:01 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: BillyKess

That’s what leadership is all about.”

Leadership is about picking your battles....and Billy Boy...this is the battle to pick.....

what a RINO.


3 posted on 10/03/2009 3:56:36 AM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: BillyKess
Is kind of disappointing, but I had a poor impression of Frist when he took over as Senate majority leader. Ted Kennedy was dancing parliamentary circles around him and it seemed like he could not get a handle on things.
4 posted on 10/03/2009 3:57:00 AM PDT by lt.america (wearing my Brooks Brothers shirt proudly)
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To: BillyKess
That's what failed leadership is all about."
5 posted on 10/03/2009 4:01:56 AM PDT by gusopol3
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To: BillyKess

The problem is that he - as are all Washington denizens - is a politician, and, as such, can’t even consider the proposition that Government may not have a valid role in many - if not most - situations...

“To a hammer, every problem is a nail”


6 posted on 10/03/2009 4:08:48 AM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: Uncle Ike

He’s a screwdriver who thinks he’s got to be a hammer.

Hello, DOCTOR Frist? Why do most of your colleagues believe they will bail out of an Obamacare?


7 posted on 10/03/2009 4:16:16 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (The Democrat party is a criminal enterprise.)
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To: BillyKess

Frist has always been for this, forcing everyone to buy health insurance. As I long as I can remember.


8 posted on 10/03/2009 4:25:55 AM PDT by GeronL (meow)
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To: BillyKess

“That’s what leadership is all about.”

Exhibit A why the Repubs lost their way.


9 posted on 10/03/2009 4:36:38 AM PDT by nhwingut (The media's love affair with Obama reminds me of a dog humping a telephone pole.)
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To: BillyKess

Congress has made it perfectly clear that even the opposition was 100% against this crime, they don’t give a damn what we think, they’re determined to shove it down our throats,,while exempting themselves. This is tyranny!!!


10 posted on 10/03/2009 4:37:35 AM PDT by Waco (OK Libs, stop emiting)
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To: BillyKess

Watch how this goes viral and is used as cover on all the Sunday shows.

“How radical can it be if the former (R) Senate leader, a doctor no less, woud vote for it.”

“Shows how far right the republicans have moved.”

Etc.


11 posted on 10/03/2009 4:39:17 AM PDT by nhwingut (The media's love affair with Obama reminds me of a dog humping a telephone pole.)
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To: BillyKess

There is one question that never gets answered; how are you going to pay for it? That doesn’t seem to stop them from keep saying we need more and more.

Our “leadership” has bankrupt this nation and still they want to spend more.


12 posted on 10/03/2009 4:39:25 AM PDT by HarleyD
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To: Vaquero
Heads up, McCain, make room for Frist.

That’s what leadership is all about.”

Leadership is about picking your battles....and Billy Boy...this is the battle to pick.....

what a RINO.


13 posted on 10/03/2009 4:52:59 AM PDT by mcmuffin (Will American patriots and freedom prevail?)
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To: BillyKess
former Senate Republican Leader

Thank God!

14 posted on 10/03/2009 4:56:26 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault
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To: BillyKess

AN ASS IN ELEPHANT CLOTHING.....


15 posted on 10/03/2009 4:58:10 AM PDT by Osage Orange (A community organizer cannot bitch when communities organize..... - Rush Limbaugh)
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To: BillyKess
I think someone spiked his wallet with $$$$$.
16 posted on 10/03/2009 4:58:21 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault
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To: Right Wing Assault

Ther are about 40 more ditrbags tha should be FORMER ... and I’m only talking about the “r” side. Hey .. sounds like I think most of the “r’s are dirtbag rinos ... and if you think that is what it sounds like ...

You would be right.


17 posted on 10/03/2009 5:02:33 AM PDT by HiramQuick (work harder ... welfare recipients depend on you!)
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To: BillyKess

Thank HEAVENS you are gone, Bill.


18 posted on 10/03/2009 5:08:59 AM PDT by Shady (The Fairness Doctrine is ANYTHING but fair!!!!)
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To: BillyKess
What the heck happened to Bill Frist?

Nothing. He was my Senator and he was a disappointment in the Senate from day one. As with most Republicans Frist was far too willing to compromise on fundamental conservative issues. Frist is yet another glaring example of a so-called Republican that goes along to get along....

19 posted on 10/03/2009 5:13:37 AM PDT by Thermalseeker (Stop the insanity - Flush Congress!)
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To: Thermalseeker

If John Warner (”R”-VA) were still there, there is no doubt in my mind he would be supporting this.


20 posted on 10/03/2009 5:18:23 AM PDT by Captain Jack Aubrey (There's not a moment to lose.)
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To: BillyKess

Has my entire nation become shy to use the words Marxist-Socialism to describe the system that is quickly entrapping us? Or is it that the overwhelming majority of Americans are so far removed from education in the political sciences to understand what socialism has done to whole groupings of countries? Are we so entirely duped?


21 posted on 10/03/2009 5:24:46 AM PDT by John Leland 1789
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To: BillyKess

MMM-— HCA bigwig. I wonder what deals the hospitals are makeing to get this passed and money into their pockets?


22 posted on 10/03/2009 5:34:38 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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To: BillyKess

SCUMBAG RINO ALERT!


23 posted on 10/03/2009 5:58:42 AM PDT by stockpirate ("I came NOT to bring peace but a sword." - Jesus Christ)
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To: BillyKess

Bill Frist in the Bush years was no conservative. I felt he was a weak-sister when in congress and part and parcel of the GOP failures and problems.


24 posted on 10/03/2009 6:03:39 AM PDT by Dudoight
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“MMM-— HCA bigwig. I wonder what deals the hospitals are making to get this passed and money into their pockets?”

Ding Ding Ding — we have got a winner!

All of corporate healthcare, be it providers or suppliers, support anything that will protect their cash flow and bottom line in the future. They do not care if it is private dollars or tax dollars that flow into their coffers. The HCA’s of the world know that the current reimbursement system is unsustainable given Medicare's looming insolvency coupled with the economy being in shambles. After all, the paramount duty of a CEO is to maximize profit and return to their stockholders. Kind of a catch 22, we have met the enemy and he are us situation. We support personal freedom and capitalism as long as it does not interfere with our return on investment.

25 posted on 10/03/2009 6:25:48 AM PDT by buckalfa (confused and bewildered)
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To: BillyKess
Does the msm seriously think that they're surprising the world by finding a Republican now and then who's for this crap? I personally think that the surprise is the universal opposition by Republicans to the socialist bill that keep coming out of Congress.

Merriam Webster On-line - universal

3 a : embracing a major part or the greatest portion (as of humankind) b : comprehensively broad and versatile

26 posted on 10/03/2009 6:35:47 AM PDT by Kenny
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a ‘New Majority’ kind of leader. we survived him .. but look what still lingers behind.


27 posted on 10/03/2009 10:22:10 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard)
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