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Schumer: Health bill's unpopularity 'has peaked' -- legislation will 'become more and more popular'
Washington Examiner ^

Posted on 12/24/2009 6:11:45 AM PST by Def Conservative

Meeting reporters after passage of the Democratic national health care bill, Sen. Charles Schumer seemed sensitive to the commentary pointing out that the Democratic legislation is overwhelmingly unpopular with the American people. "I don't believe that," Schumer said. "I believe that the negativity that Leader McConnell and others have continually displayed on the floor has peaked, and now, when people learn what's actually in the bill and all the good it does, it will become more and more popular."

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2010; healthcare; indymac; obama; obamacare; schmuckschemer; schumer
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Let it be known, their strategy is to tell America: You were too stupid to know what was in the bill but now that we passed it we can finally explain it to you dummies.

Let your friends and family know.

1 posted on 12/24/2009 6:11:47 AM PST by Def Conservative
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To: Def Conservative

How does Schumer figure this is gonna happen?


2 posted on 12/24/2009 6:12:54 AM PST by St. Louis Conservative
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To: Def Conservative

3 posted on 12/24/2009 6:13:45 AM PST by Bean Counter (Stout Hearts....)
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To: St. Louis Conservative

Those of us who disagree will have to be re-educated, obviously.


4 posted on 12/24/2009 6:13:54 AM PST by BelegStrongbow (I'm still waiting for Dear Leader to say something that isn't a lie)
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To: St. Louis Conservative
How does Schumer figure this is gonna happen?

Tell a lie often enough......

5 posted on 12/24/2009 6:14:13 AM PST by ladyvet (WOLVERINES!!!!!)
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To: Def Conservative

Let’s make Chuckie’s prediction as accurate as that of the porkulous preventing unemployment from reaching 8%

Just wait til the jubilant brain dead obamite underclass start reaching the clinics demanding their free healthcare


6 posted on 12/24/2009 6:14:20 AM PST by silverleaf (More folks being invited to the White House for Holiday parties than are being sent to Afghanistan)
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To: St. Louis Conservative

Because the voters ACORN employees invent in time for 2010 will say they love Obamacare.


7 posted on 12/24/2009 6:14:40 AM PST by Def Conservative (Obama is a joke.)
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To: St. Louis Conservative
Because any ad developed to criticize the bill will never get any farther than You Tube and ads supporting the bill will get a free pass.
8 posted on 12/24/2009 6:14:51 AM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Sarah Palin - For such a time as this)
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To: Def Conservative

Another pearl of wisdom from Up-Chuckie Schumer. I knew New Yorkers must be stupid to have elected Hillary! but this guy takes the cake. (No. I’m not referring to New York FReepers. Sadly you aren’t the majority in NY these days but I suspect your day is coming!)


9 posted on 12/24/2009 6:14:56 AM PST by originalbuckeye
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To: Def Conservative

Yeah, Chuckie, the American people will happily embrace this monstrosity once they learn that they start paying immediately for “benefits” that become available in three years.


10 posted on 12/24/2009 6:15:04 AM PST by Salvey
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To: Def Conservative

Honest to God, Chucky really is an idiot.


11 posted on 12/24/2009 6:15:09 AM PST by Lee'sGhost (Johnny Rico picked the wrong girl!)
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To: St. Louis Conservative

This from the say idiot who believes that if we take folks weapons away, their will be no criminals with weapons on the streets of American. The guy is a total bozo and has no idea of what he is saying. People keep voting these morons into the Senate and House.


12 posted on 12/24/2009 6:15:19 AM PST by Mr. Wright
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To: St. Louis Conservative
How does Schumer figure this is gonna happen?

Just another attempt at a self-fulfilling prophecy.

It won't work. Providers are taking action right now to adjust to this bill. Everything wrong with medical care from this day forward will be the fault of Obama and Democrats. They can't escape it.

13 posted on 12/24/2009 6:15:29 AM PST by Brugmansian
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To: Def Conservative

I guess the test will be how much the congress hears from their constituents during the break. Since it’s the Holidays they might not hear much and that would reinforce their belief that the public has lost interest.


14 posted on 12/24/2009 6:15:38 AM PST by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: Def Conservative

Are these people ALL on drugs? Or are they just so arrogent and out of touch with the American people they can’t see what we want. Or maybe they just do not give a damn. I vote for #3. Vote these bastards out. OH and Obama is a Bastard by defination.


15 posted on 12/24/2009 6:17:15 AM PST by 70th Division (I love my country but fear my government!)
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To: Def Conservative
I believe that the negativity that Leader McConnell and others have continually displayed on the floor has peaked, and now, when people learn what's actually in the bill and all the good it does, it will become more and more popular.”</p>

Dream on clown face.
Try “become less and less popular” as voters find out how really nasty this bill is.

16 posted on 12/24/2009 6:17:51 AM PST by SmokingJoe
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To: Def Conservative

And why would your legislature pass a major bill that is unpopular?

Thugs.


17 posted on 12/24/2009 6:17:51 AM PST by Williams (It's the policies, stupid)
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To: Def Conservative

Higher taxes and no program until 2014 is not going to increase popularity. Not to mention the immediate cuts to medicare.

The marxists are full of sh*t.

They just think the sheeple will forget. Believe me, many of the masses of stupid americans that voted for their own demise do not even know there is a Deathcare bill and have no idea how horribly their lives will be affected.

They will expect top notch care and all they are going to get is 3rd world service.

Worse than stupid.


18 posted on 12/24/2009 6:18:53 AM PST by dforest (Who is the real Jim Thompson? I am.)
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To: Def Conservative

Did Schumer read the bill? How does he know what good he claims it will do?


19 posted on 12/24/2009 6:19:01 AM PST by Bloodclot
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To: saganite

I aint letting that happen.


20 posted on 12/24/2009 6:19:38 AM PST by Def Conservative (Obama is a joke.)
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To: St. Louis Conservative

“How does Schumer figure this is gonna happen?”

He doesn’t.


21 posted on 12/24/2009 6:19:56 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops, and vote out the RINO's!)
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To: Def Conservative

Schumer, your unpopularity has yet to peak.

Schmuck.


22 posted on 12/24/2009 6:20:38 AM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: Def Conservative
"I believe that the negativity that Leader McConnell and others have continually displayed on the floor has peaked, and now, when people learn what's actually in the bill and all the good it does, it will become more and more popular."

Until they find out their premiums have doubled, their state taxes have doubled, their benefits have been cut in half, and their parents have been put on the euthanasia list.

23 posted on 12/24/2009 6:20:53 AM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: Def Conservative; All
...yes, and the pollsters who will tell us this have already been bought and paid for, just like Ben Nelson and Mary Landrieu and Joe Lieberman....
24 posted on 12/24/2009 6:21:36 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: Def Conservative
..wait till the uninformed find out the GOVERNMENT has access to their bank accounts and WILL TAKE THEIR MONTHLY PAYMENT
25 posted on 12/24/2009 6:23:33 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Def Conservative

The Democrats’ popularity peaked last November, been sliding downhill ever since.


26 posted on 12/24/2009 6:24:23 AM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: St. Louis Conservative
How does Schumer figure this is gonna happen?

By the willing media useful idiots ramming happy talk down our throat 24/7.

The problem is, it won't work. Everyone will still hate it.

27 posted on 12/24/2009 6:25:10 AM PST by truthkeeper ("Why oh why didn't I take the blue pill?")
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To: Def Conservative

Hussein and Company haven’t made an accurate prediction yet (except that they would be able to buy their own senators), so I can see Chuckie saying, “OH, SHUCKS!” and flushing himself down the toilet. Good riddance!


28 posted on 12/24/2009 6:25:30 AM PST by JohnQ1 (War declared. Fire at will.)
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To: Salvey
" the American people will happily embrace this monstrosity once they learn that they start paying immediately for “benefits” that become available in three years."

Only half the American people are paying the bill, with a half again paying the majority of it. Chuckie and his pals know that as long as they can promise free stuff to half the population they'll be fine. Add in a little amnesty for illegals and a few million new government union workers/voters running healthcare and the Democrats will be untouchable.

29 posted on 12/24/2009 6:25:30 AM PST by The Good Doctor (Democracy is the only system where you can vote for a tax that you can avoid the obligation to pay.)
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To: originalbuckeye

Our day would have been coming but Giuliani decided not
to against Gillibrand. I guess he didn’t want to miss those Yankee playoff games next Oct? Thanks for helping the team that really counts! Putz


30 posted on 12/24/2009 6:25:39 AM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: Def Conservative
...when people learn what's actually in the bill...

Has anyone actually read it? Anyone?

31 posted on 12/24/2009 6:25:47 AM PST by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: 70th Division

Arrogant and out of touch. They think they are so much SMARTER than all of us, that they should decide is best for us. Hopefully when they are home for the holidays, they will get a glimpse of reality.


32 posted on 12/24/2009 6:25:47 AM PST by NEMDF
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To: Def Conservative

Chucky’s statement will be used against him in his trial


33 posted on 12/24/2009 6:26:06 AM PST by DarthVader (Liberalism is the politics of EVIL whose time of judgment has come.)
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To: indylindy

just this one thing...Karl Rove said this morning that the cuts to Medicare aren’t immediate. Oh no, they’re too cynical for that.

He said they start right after the 2010 ELECTIONS !!!!!

grrr


34 posted on 12/24/2009 6:26:14 AM PST by Daisyjane69 (Michael Reagan: "Welcome back, Dad, even if you're wearing a dress and bearing children this time)
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To: gov_bean_ counter
Because any ad developed to criticize the bill will never get any farther than You Tube and ads supporting the bill will get a free pass.

Not necessarily true, there are hundreds of small newspapers and radio stations that would carry our ads. We can use billboards, yard signs, and news-making activities such as the D.C. march.We can still hit the market if we do our homework.

What do seniors read and listen to? Where do people who can't take another hit to the pocketbook including paying their own benefits if they're out of a job or fines get their news. And how will they feel about jail time if they can't pay, who will watch their kids when the state locks them up.Also need to expose more of the backroom deals, etc.

The Republicans have to make this an #1 priority! Damn the jobs bill or any other trick these traiors pull, stop Obamacare!

35 posted on 12/24/2009 6:26:16 AM PST by Kenny
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To: Def Conservative

I won’t say what I wish for the e-steamed (as in steaming pile) Chuck U. Schumer for Christmas.
This was rammed through on Christmas eve as an up yours. Theirs is coming.

Going to try and ignore this for the next two days, I want to enjoy the time with family and friends.


36 posted on 12/24/2009 6:28:05 AM PST by AirForceMom (Merry Christmas!!)
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To: Def Conservative

This is Rahm Emmanuel’s big talking point of the week, word for word, that he’s been selling to the weaker Rats.


37 posted on 12/24/2009 6:28:11 AM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Bean Counter
"when people learn what's actually in the bill and all the good it does, it will become more and more popular." "

Only with those who are to get the free handouts, jackass....

For the rest of us:


38 posted on 12/24/2009 6:28:37 AM PST by traditional1 ("Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: Def Conservative
These elitist liberals need to get out more.
39 posted on 12/24/2009 6:29:17 AM PST by jetson
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To: Dr. Ursus
That's who I had in mind. I hope the Pubbies aren't going for Lazio again. He has demonstrated he can't win. Please find a viable candidate to go against Gillibrand. It would be wonderful to capture that seat.
40 posted on 12/24/2009 6:29:48 AM PST by originalbuckeye
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To: Def Conservative

It will be several years before any American will get any benefits from Obamacare.

But in the meantime it will have to be funded, and I seriously doubt Americans will get used to seeing smaller paychecks.


41 posted on 12/24/2009 6:30:51 AM PST by Eye of Unk (Phobos, kerdos, and doxa, said the Time Traveler. “Fear, self-interest, and honor.”)
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To: Kenny
The Republicans have to make this an #1 priority! Damn the jobs bill or any other trick these traiors pull, stop Obamacare!

Well, they had better stop being so civil and refined about it and come up with some decent, hard-hitting talking points already. They seem to forget that half this country is brain-dead.

Honestly, I've seen better ads against this posted on YouTube.

42 posted on 12/24/2009 6:30:55 AM PST by truthkeeper ("Why oh why didn't I take the blue pill?")
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To: Def Conservative

THIS is the Kool-Aid the Democrats have been drinking.

They know the country is opposed to this, but they are telling themselves the country will love it once they see it.

Imagine a woman with long, long hair telling her stylist not to cut her hair short, and they stylist saying to herself “I’m going to cut it short anyway, because I’m sure she’ll love it when she sees it.” That’s they same thinking the Democrats are using.


43 posted on 12/24/2009 6:31:13 AM PST by Brookhaven (http://theconservativehand.blogspot.com/)
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To: Doogle
..wait till the uninformed find out the GOVERNMENT has access to their bank accounts

The media has kept this part of the bill quiet. Don't they realize they're also going to be victims of this bill, or do they think they're somehow exempt?

Bank all the money you can in a safety deposit box. You're going to need it later. And for gosh sakes, stop sending money to the politicians. Keep as much of it as you can for your own family. Now is not the time to be voluntary slaves for Oboma.

44 posted on 12/24/2009 6:31:30 AM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: Dr. Ursus

PS-I wondered if there might be something going on in Giuliani’s personal life right now. I have noticed that his newest wife hasn’t been at his side much lately. Otherwise you would think he’d at least be interested in the Governorship.


45 posted on 12/24/2009 6:31:49 AM PST by originalbuckeye
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To: SmokingJoe
Chuckie said people will like the bill once they know what is in it.... I am going to call my two senators and ask for a copy of the bill.. and see how that goes... so I can tell them that chuckie said we needed to under stand what is in the bill... I doubt DiFi or Barbie will send me a copy but it is worth a try... gonna keep calling and asking for one..
46 posted on 12/24/2009 6:32:12 AM PST by JoanneSD
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To: St. Louis Conservative

According to libturd Schmucky, people love higher taxes, less service and more intrusive government. Why not make every family by a Chevy next?

Ain’t gonna happen Schumcky.

Doesn’t this just point out the major problem caused by the 17th amendment.


47 posted on 12/24/2009 6:32:13 AM PST by Tarpon ( ...)
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To: Def Conservative
when people learn what's actually in the bill

Oh, we very much would like to know what's in the bill. I dare you show us the whole thing by reading it into the Congressional Record, Mr. Back-room-deal Schumer!

48 posted on 12/24/2009 6:34:24 AM PST by ctdonath2 (It from fit.)
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To: Def Conservative

I met Schumer once. The man just oozes slime...


49 posted on 12/24/2009 6:34:38 AM PST by wny
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To: Def Conservative

If it is so friggin’ wonderful why don’t you have the same health coverage, Chuckie?


50 posted on 12/24/2009 6:35:09 AM PST by maggief
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