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Obama hints: Stupak Amendment will have to go
Hot Air ^ | Nov. 9, 2009 | Allahpundit

Posted on 11/09/2009 3:48:50 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY

Alternate headline: “Rabidly pro-choice president sides with pro-choicers.”

TAPPER: Here’s a question a lot of Senate Democrats want to know. You said, when you gave your joint address to Congress, that under our plan, no federal dollars will be used to fund abortions. This amendment passed Saturday night which not only prohibits abortion coverage in the public option, but also prohibits women who receive subsidies from taking out plans that — that provide abortion coverage. Does that meet the promise that you set out or does it over reach, does it go too far?

OBAMA: You know, I laid out a very simple principle, which is this is a health care bill, not an abortion bill. And we’re not looking to change what is the principle that has been in place for a very long time, which is federal dollars are not used to subsidize abortions. And I want to make sure that the provision that emerges meets that test — that we are not in some way sneaking in funding for abortions, but, on the other hand, that we’re not restricting women’s insurance choices, because one of the pledges I made in that same speech was to say that if you’re happy and satisfied with the insurance that you have, that it’s not going to change. So, you know, this is going to be a complex set of negotiations. I’m confident that we can actually arrive at this place where neither side feels that it’s being betrayed. But it’s going to take some time.

TAPPER: Do you think that amendment is status quo or does it lean a little bit in one direction or the other?

OBAMA: I think that there are strong feelings on both sides.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 111th; babykiller; bho44; bhoabortion; bhohealthcare; stupak; tapper

1 posted on 11/09/2009 3:48:50 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Fox News ran a ticker about how Wasserman-Schultz (that harridan in Florida) said the Stupak amendment WILL be written out of the bill.


2 posted on 11/09/2009 3:51:27 PM PST by raybbr (It's going to get a lot worse now that the anchor babies are voting!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I guess if there’s anything to console me about this health care fiasco in the house, it’s how much the liberals HATE the Stupak amendment.


3 posted on 11/09/2009 3:51:31 PM PST by OldGuard1
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Didn’t Obama explicitly state that abortion was NOT part of this bill?

Seems to me that Bart simply put it in writing.


4 posted on 11/09/2009 3:52:59 PM PST by BobL (Real Men don't use Tag Lines)
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To: raybbr

so then does it go back to the House for another vote, or does it just pass?


5 posted on 11/09/2009 3:57:03 PM PST by MNDude (The Republican Congress Economy--1995-2007)
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To: MNDude
Probably try and take it out in some secret committee.
6 posted on 11/09/2009 3:59:49 PM PST by nomad
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To: OldGuard1

The Stupak Amendment is meaningless!

I am confident that a loophole exists....either for sake of the ‘health’ of the mother or a delegation of authority to a bureaucrat that can modify insurance plans without congressional oversight.


7 posted on 11/09/2009 4:01:38 PM PST by Erik Latranyi (Too many conservatives urge retreat when the war of politics doesn't go their way.)
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To: MNDude
Read about Schultz's comments and plans here.
8 posted on 11/09/2009 4:02:15 PM PST by raybbr (It's going to get a lot worse now that the anchor babies are voting!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The whole damned thing had better go!


9 posted on 11/09/2009 4:02:44 PM PST by CodeToad (If it weren't for physics and law enforcement I'd be unstoppable!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Has to go?!

What a shock! Did anyone see that coming?

10 posted on 11/09/2009 4:02:53 PM PST by YHAOS
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To: Free ThinkerNY

But if our country makes a mistake then I don’t want it to be punished with a marxist POTUS.


11 posted on 11/09/2009 4:08:48 PM PST by paulycy (Kill The Bill.)
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To: YHAOS
What a shock! Did anyone see that coming?

Hmm, I don't know. Let's go ask Joseph Cao.

12 posted on 11/09/2009 4:20:53 PM PST by Charles Martel ("Endeavor to persevere...")
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To: MNDude

Democrat House members will be urged (forced, that is, by one means or another) to vote for the final, Sans-Stupak, bill on the grounds that the Perfect should not be the enemy of the Good.


13 posted on 11/09/2009 4:22:02 PM PST by Otho
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To: paulycy
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14 posted on 11/09/2009 4:22:05 PM PST by Tawiskaro
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To: Free ThinkerNY
A Death Panel of (the) one.
15 posted on 11/09/2009 4:24:24 PM PST by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (IN A SMALL TENT WE JUST STAND CLOSER! * IT'S ISLAM, STUPID! - Islam Delenda Est! - Rumble thee forth)
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To: raybbr
Fox News ran a ticker about how Wasserman-Schultz (that harridan in Florida) said the Stupak amendment WILL be written out of the bill.

Really, is this is a surprise? The American people saw this

16 posted on 11/09/2009 4:26:36 PM PST by Outlaw Woman (I will die on my feet before I live on my knees.)
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To: raybbr
Fox News ran a ticker about how Wasserman-Schultz (that harridan in Florida) said the Stupak amendment WILL be written out of the bill.

Really, is this is a surprise? The American people saw this

17 posted on 11/09/2009 4:26:42 PM PST by Outlaw Woman (I will die on my feet before I live on my knees.)
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To: Tawiskaro
And now to more important things.


18 posted on 11/09/2009 4:30:04 PM PST by paulycy (Kill The Bill.)
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To: Tawiskaro
Bozo the pOTUS for some but not for me.

The lower case p in POTUS refers to the magic negro 0 (zero)

Bozo's daily accomplishments are as follows.

1. Pucking around a golf course.
2. Shooting Hoops
3. Eating $100.00 per pound Kobe beef.
4. Choking his chicken.

19 posted on 11/09/2009 4:30:53 PM PST by tiger63
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To: Outlaw Woman

And of course the blue ticks (calling them blue dogs is off the mark; ticks are blood suckers) played their voters for the fools they are by pretending they only voted for because of the Stupak amend. The proof will come later when the blue blood suckers vote to pass the abomination even after the Stupak is removed, but democrat voters are so stupid, they won’t notice ‘cause the domestic enemy media will fail to point that out.


20 posted on 11/09/2009 4:32:43 PM PST by MHGinTN (Obots, believing they cannot be deceived, it is impossible to convince them when they are deceived.)
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To: Charles Martel
"Let's go ask Joseph Cao."

I doubt if he will talk to us. ( ^: }

21 posted on 11/09/2009 4:40:56 PM PST by YHAOS
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He will lose his favorite videos, watching the most innocent having theirs brains sucked out.


22 posted on 11/09/2009 4:43:44 PM PST by chiefqc
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To: MNDude

The Senate has yet to report a bill. If it does report a bill (a big IF), and this is not likely until 2010, then the House and Senate bills must go to a conference committee. It is at that point that the Stupak amendment will be stripped from the bill. Then the conference report must be passed again in both chambers b4 the bill goes to BO for signature.

That is why the GOP was smart to work with pro life RATS to get Stupak attached to the House bill. When the conference report comes back with Stupak stripped, there will be a river of Democratic blood on the House floor, and the conference report will not get through the House. The pro life RATS will have their political cover, because they already voted for Pelosicare on the first round. It also innoculates these RATS with pro life voters.

I hope this helps answer your question.


23 posted on 11/09/2009 5:08:53 PM PST by mwl8787
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Anyone who is surprised at Obama’s spin of this are idiots and probably voted for him. Not saying anyone HERE on FR is, but just a general comment.


24 posted on 11/09/2009 5:17:12 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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Obama hints…

In reply to two direct questions. I don't even see the hints; just "it's going to take time." For whatever it was he was talking about - which seemed to be until there aren't "strong feelings."

Or whatever.

He makes Clinton look like a straight shooter.

25 posted on 11/09/2009 6:14:43 PM PST by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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