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Democrats say elections won't stop health care
Associated Press ^ | Niv 4, 2009 | DAVID ESPO

Posted on 11/04/2009 4:06:04 PM PST by An Old Man

WASHINGTON — Far from chastened by off-year election setbacks, congressional Democrats vowed no let-up in the drive to pass controversial health care Wednesday, arguing that the way to regain voter trust was to complete what they started in more prosperous political times.

Any suggestion that "we ought to run like scalded dogs from trying to fix health care for this country is wrong. I believe the judgment might be more punishing if we throw in the towel because it's difficult," said North Dakota Rep. Earl Pomeroy, a political moderate and supporter of the legislation.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi hopes to have legislation on the House floor for a vote on Saturday. There is no timetable in the Senate, where the overhaul's ultimate fate is in considerably more doubt, but supporters gave no indication that the election results had complicated the challenge facing Majority Leader Harry Reid.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: dnctalkingpoint; downourthroats; nomandate; obamacare; pravdamedia
Some people never learn. These democrats need a wack with a 2x4 right between their eyes!,p>
1 posted on 11/04/2009 4:06:05 PM PST by An Old Man
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To: An Old Man

That is because obamacare was effectively dead even before the elections. The elections were just a dance on the grave.


2 posted on 11/04/2009 4:07:15 PM PST by HerrBlucher
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To: An Old Man

Might this not be a mistake? I can’t imagine the rank and file aren’t skitterish about their reelection chances.

Unless, of course, they’re bribed with “stimulus” money.


3 posted on 11/04/2009 4:09:36 PM PST by P.O.E.
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To: An Old Man

4 posted on 11/04/2009 4:10:59 PM PST by BigLittle
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To: An Old Man

No, let these commies go ahead and try to get it through. The won’t succeed anyway and they’ll get their butts kicked next Nov. America’s flirtation with Marxism is over.


5 posted on 11/04/2009 4:11:04 PM PST by Signalman
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To: An Old Man

I was losing so much sleep over this. Restless nights, etc. I was so worried. I was thinking every way possible to scam it. But, this last bill, 1990 pages, the absurdity of it, is resounding throughout the country. Congress is looking more and more like the joke it is to the average Americans. Even if it would pass, the American people will never accept it. It’s dead, and the marxist party is trying their hardest to keep it alive. We will never accept it, they know it. The protests will be worse if they pass it. This is the biggest joke in the history of our country. The only ones pushing it now are the fringe.


6 posted on 11/04/2009 4:11:33 PM PST by Indy Pendance (Conservatives, we are their worst nightmare)
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To: Bobkk47

If it gets through, repeal.


7 posted on 11/04/2009 4:11:34 PM PST by a fool in paradise (I refuse to "reduce my carbon footprint" all while Lenin remains in an airconditioned shrine)
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To: An Old Man

Canines of a certain color and large African mammals with big horns might think otherwise.


8 posted on 11/04/2009 4:12:25 PM PST by Mr Ramsbotham (You must choose ... death, or bulunga.)
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To: An Old Man
arguing that the way to regain voter trust was to complete what they started in more prosperous political times

Meanwhile, the "voters" are having to cut back on expenditures in their own households due to the economy. Out of touch and tone deaf. The left overreached with this incompetent rube of a President, and it will cost them today, tomorrow, in 2010, and in 2012.

9 posted on 11/04/2009 4:13:11 PM PST by Carling (Nobelgate: Obama's Waterloo)
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To: An Old Man

They didn’t read the Tea Party signs ?

You can’t fix Stupid, but yon CAN vote ‘em out of Congress. The 2010 Election will Fix the health care Bill.....if it passes before then.


10 posted on 11/04/2009 4:14:53 PM PST by 4Speed
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To: An Old Man

Well, it might be that this round of elections wont stop Obamacare, but they will, they will.


11 posted on 11/04/2009 4:16:07 PM PST by taxcontrol
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To: a fool in paradise

Unless we can PREpeal.


12 posted on 11/04/2009 4:20:23 PM PST by Anima Mundi (The trouble with trouble is it starts out as Utopia)
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To: An Old Man

We are rarin back with the lumber [2010] but until the blow lands, we need to trip their butts up on zerocare and the crap and tax boondoggle.


13 posted on 11/04/2009 4:21:26 PM PST by Adder (Proudly ignoring Zero since 1-20-09!)
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To: Bobkk47

We are all not socialists now.


14 posted on 11/04/2009 4:27:37 PM PST by C210N (A patriot for a Conservative Renaissance!)
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To: C210N

15 posted on 11/04/2009 4:28:44 PM PST by C210N (A patriot for a Conservative Renaissance!)
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To: An Old Man
Far from chastened by off-year election setbacks, congressional Democrats vowed no let-up in the drive to pass controversial health care Wednesday, arguing that the way to regain voter trust was to complete what they started in more prosperous political times.

The Marxists recognize that this may be their only opportunity to go against the overwhelming will of the people to force socialism on them. There is no substance in the urgency for health care. There is less than no substance for oppressing the people with burdensome taxes and giving up our sovereignty for climate change. Mankind has no control over the climate.

16 posted on 11/04/2009 4:30:19 PM PST by olezip
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To: An Old Man; 70th Division; 2ndDivisionVet; freekitty; Nachum; Free ThinkerNY; romanesq; ...

Hey Socialists in Congress, We The People will ram it up your rears come 2010; that’s a vow!


17 posted on 11/04/2009 4:35:56 PM PST by ExTexasRedhead
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To: An Old Man

Why would the Democrats stop pushing on 0bamacare? They picked up 1 House seat with a candidate who is for 0bamacare.


18 posted on 11/04/2009 4:38:09 PM PST by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: An Old Man

I believe the one of the first one to realize it was time to “run like scalded dogs from trying to fix health care for this country” was the dimowits own Senator Reid.


19 posted on 11/04/2009 4:43:31 PM PST by javachip (TARP - proof there is no situation so bad that government can't make it worse.)
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To: An Old Man

Uh-huh. LOL


20 posted on 11/04/2009 4:45:59 PM PST by Soul Seeker
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To: a fool in paradise
If it gets through, repeal.

Challenging, in the absence of a Senate supermajority.

Which is why the Dem leadership and a lot of the rank-and-file are going to be prepared to do a kamikaze run to pass the thing. Once it gets in, it's going to be impossible to get rid of. And in the long term the dependence it'll create will help guarantee future Dem majorities, even if they lose the Congress in the short-term.
21 posted on 11/04/2009 4:46:55 PM PST by tanknetter
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To: An Old Man

To those in Congress that desire the destruction of the USA and the American People:

We will not only vote you out...we will prosecute you for your crimes.

Go ahead and vote for it...your names will be etched in stone and you will be chased into the far corners of this planet.

Traitors, criminals and fools all...you have no where to hide.


22 posted on 11/04/2009 4:51:39 PM PST by BlessingsofLiberty (Obama, YOU LIE!!)
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To: tanknetter
Whenever I read responses that give up without a fight, I begin to wonder about what the Vigilance Committee will do.

There is no such thing as impossible. If you don't like something get rid of it.

23 posted on 11/04/2009 4:56:31 PM PST by An Old Man (Use it up, Wear it out, Make it do, or Do without.)
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To: An Old Man

Brave face. Must...put...on...brave...face.


24 posted on 11/04/2009 4:58:32 PM PST by Rugged Individual (Who is the world's smallest minority? I am. I am an individual.)
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To: An Old Man

“North Dakota Rep. Earl Pomeroy, a political moderate”

Big Earl, a loyal Pelosi foot soldier is a fraud. You cannot be moderate or conservative or a fiscal hawk and support this piece of crap bill... it is liberal and socialist.


25 posted on 11/04/2009 5:06:46 PM PST by Rosemont
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To: An Old Man
There are three kinds of men. The one that learns by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves. —Will Rogers

Not sure where Pelosi fits into this picture .....

26 posted on 11/04/2009 5:22:14 PM PST by MissMagnolia (Obad. 1:15: As you have done, it will be done to you; your deeds will return upon your own head.)
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To: An Old Man

The Democrats have always been determined to pass a bill now, and they don’t give a damn what the public thinks.

They did the same thing when 3/4ths of the American public opposed amnesty for illegals. They were too busy frantically chasing the Latino vote. They didn’t care about the American public. They were only interested in what amnesty could do for them.


27 posted on 11/04/2009 5:27:14 PM PST by popdonnelly (Yes, we disagree - no, we won't shut up - no, we won't quit.)
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To: An Old Man
Its DOA in the Senate. For the House Democrats, its a cost-free vote to pass a bill they know will never become law.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find only things evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelogus

28 posted on 11/04/2009 5:48:32 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

I will second that. And perhaps we should take your pensions right along with kicking your butts out. Just like you took our pensions.


29 posted on 11/04/2009 8:56:19 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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