Skip to comments.Graham: House Bill "D.O.A." in the Senate
Posted on 11/08/2009 10:26:06 AM PST by Free ThinkerNY
(CBS) Senator Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said the health care bill passed last night by the House of Representatives is "dead on arrival to the Senate."
Graham argued that the House bill was "written for liberals, by liberals.
"Just look at how it passed; it passed 220 to 215. It passed by two votes. You had  Democrats vote against the bill," Graham told "Face the Nation" host Bob Schieffer Sunday.
He also admitted that if it were to come down to it, he would join his independent colleague Senator Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., in filibustering a bill including the so-called public option should it come to the Senate floor.
"The House bill is a non-starter in the Senate," he added. "I just think the construct out of the House and what exists in the Senate is not going to pass, and I hope and pray it doesn't because it would be a disaster for the economy and health care," Graham concluded.
Graham believed a public option would "destroy" private health care, saying that insurance companies could not compete against the lower premiums of a government-backed plan. "It will be a death blow to private choice," he said.
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Oh yeah right, he’s one to be believed..
He’ll be the first one Obama talks to.
Any Blue Dogs who voted for it must be thinking that they walked the plank for nothing.
Remember how we felt when the Democrats would declare one of Reagan’s proposed budgets DOA? This is will be having the same effect on the Democrats today.
Except they aren’t nearly as good at controlling their emotions.
This still won’t make up for his Cap & Tax support.
I just think the construct out of the House and what exists in the Senate is not going to pass,’
So they will ‘change’ some wording, and then it will pass.
Prove it you toothless twit.
How can anyone trust this guy?
He talks like this right up to the last minute and then votes with the dimrats because he got them to “compromise”.
The difference is: Food is a necessity, Health Insurance is not.
I want to see the death certificate.
I suspect that Pelosi counted the votes and let a lot of the Blue Dogs vote no. They need to be thrown out anyway, because if push came to shove, they would have caved.
Graham would know...
Oh Lindsey you retarded mole.
Sounds like a guy angling for a deal...
Those of you who think that this will die in Senate dont understand what was sacrificed night. The Dems have insured that America will be socialist. It was a huge leftist victory.
There is no promise or law they wont break to finish the deal.
If they have to use the nuclear option, they will. There is nothing they wont sacrifice to finish this.
It’s like saying the government will investigate the shootings.
Not this time pal. The American people will.
We have many rich targets for next year, not just the Blue Dogs. There are many RATS who will be in the fight of their political lives with 10% + unemployment.
Did anyone bother to pay attention to the recorded vote on the GOP motion to recommit? The GOP strategy was excellent. They forced a recorded vote to restore Medicare cuts by demanding tort reform. The RATS voted it down, thereby choosing trial lawyers over seniors. Anybody imagine how good those TV ads will be?
cuz the word on the net is: "shove it down our throats in '09 and we'll ram it up you @ss in '10"
anyone who is up for election next year who voted for this travesty is going to lose big time
and even the 39 Rats who voted against it are suspect because that vote could have been a calculated move to further their congressional careers
over for the Rats... guarantee it...
folks on the net who Obambi can't spy on are peeved big time
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