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CNBC Elitism: Harwood Claims Public Doesn’t Know Enough to Make Judgment on ObamaCare
NewsBusters ^ | January 22, 2010 | Jeff Poor

Posted on 01/22/2010 1:11:55 PM PST by Rufus2007

CNBC "Squawk Box" co-hosts Joe Kernen and Becky Quick get it. Unfortunately, their CNBC colleague that covers Washington, D.C. for the network doesn't.

On the Jan. 22 broadcast, Harwood appeared on the program to give a status report on the current version of health care reform being negotiated in Congress and what it means in the aftermath of Scott Brown's filibuster-proof busting election victory in Massachusetts on Jan. 20. Kernen suggested that the health care bill might have been forced through if not Brown's election and the public fervor it revealed.

"I think it's unbelievable that it would have gone through and they would have definitely jammed it through if this weird, serendipitous seat hadn't opened up and if there hadn't been a special election, 17 percent of the economy - based on what they wanted to do, based on what these elected officials wanted to do, against what the public wants - they would have just rammed it through, either way," Kernen said.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: advertisement; beckyquick; bhohealthcare; cnbc; obamacare; socialsecurity; ss
Oh, those scruffy, uninformed Untermenschen who can't understand health care. It's a shame we let them vote.
1 posted on 01/22/2010 1:11:56 PM PST by Rufus2007
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To: Rufus2007

Neither does most of Congress. All the more reason why it SHOULD NOT BE PASSED.


2 posted on 01/22/2010 1:14:52 PM PST by domenad (In all things, in all ways, at all times, let honor guide me.)
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To: Rufus2007

If any of those rubes are ready to match IQs, just let me know.


3 posted on 01/22/2010 1:15:23 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: Rufus2007

SInce they won’t tell us what’s in it, we don’t know enough, therefore we MUST oppose it.


4 posted on 01/22/2010 1:16:33 PM PST by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: Rufus2007

But we do understand it.

We will get royally screwed out of our money and freedoms.
It’s CBS that doesn’t get it.


5 posted on 01/22/2010 1:16:51 PM PST by rbosque (11 year Freeper! Combat Economist.)
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To: Rufus2007

Becky Quick is definitely not guilty.


6 posted on 01/22/2010 1:17:47 PM PST by Newtoidaho (Liberals are nothing more than drooling buffoons. Spread the word.)
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To: Rufus2007

Glad to see the hosts schooled this idiot, even if he was too dumb to take away any lesson from it.


7 posted on 01/22/2010 1:19:42 PM PST by domenad (In all things, in all ways, at all times, let honor guide me.)
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To: Rufus2007
FUJH and FUBO
8 posted on 01/22/2010 1:19:48 PM PST by Eddie01 (Billy was a mountain, Ethel was a tree growing off of his shoulder)
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To: Rufus2007

CBS News, fake but accurate. Yes we don’t know enough because some group of people did not want us to know enough. Certainly would be nice to have a free and functioning independent news gathering agency committed to transparency that would fight like tigers when politicians went behind closed doors to write law. Too bad we don’t have such a thing. Must be Bush’s fault.


9 posted on 01/22/2010 1:21:20 PM PST by equalitybeforethelaw
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To: Rufus2007

I’m ready to be learned!


10 posted on 01/22/2010 1:21:56 PM PST by Pajama Blogger (Pajama Power)
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To: Rufus2007

John Harwood is just the absolute epitome of the so-called Elites that just think we in the Silent Majority are just rubes. You wonder what this guy has been doing for his entire adult life, watching liberalism crash and burn and ALWAYS FAIL while conservative principles ALWAYS WORK over time... and yet, his biased point of view continues to be spewed over the airwaves at CNBC. I’m sure he was part of the Al Hunt rabble that took over the news section of the Wall Street Journal years ago and this propelled him into CNBC but he’s always been wrong on every topic I’ve ever heard him opine on.


12 posted on 01/22/2010 1:27:46 PM PST by ReleaseTheHounds ("The demagogue is one who preaches doctrines he knows to be untrue to men he knows to be idiots.")
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To: Da Coyote
If any of those rubes are ready to match IQs, just let me know.

...

So the robot bartender says "Welcome. What's your IQ?"

The guy responds "Uh, 70".

And the robot bartender says "Too bad about Coakley, huh?"


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

13 posted on 01/22/2010 1:34:14 PM PST by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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To: Rufus2007

So Becky ,what your saying is when your being raped lay back and enjoy it. Nice Becky.


14 posted on 01/22/2010 1:38:25 PM PST by hflynn (The One is really the Number Two)
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To: Rufus2007

Ya, to bad we have to let them breed but, we have to get grimy little hands on there.....er our money from somewhere.


15 posted on 01/22/2010 1:51:23 PM PST by MsLady (If you died tonight, where would you go? Salvation, don't leave earth without it!)
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To: hflynn

That kind of talk is really out of line...we don’t talk to ladies like that, it is wrong.


16 posted on 01/22/2010 2:01:11 PM PST by Wpin (I do not regret my admiration for W)
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To: Rufus2007

This is classic liberalism. The great unwashed are too stupid to make the “right” decisions in their lives so the liberal elites must make them.


17 posted on 01/22/2010 2:03:57 PM PST by The Great RJ ("The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money." M. Thatcher)
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To: Rufus2007

The stupid American peasants are not smart enough to DESERVE the protections in the Constitution. They NEED King Obama and his Congressional jesters, Hairy and NannyGoat.


18 posted on 01/22/2010 2:04:11 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: Wpin

Okay Arlen.


19 posted on 01/22/2010 2:06:23 PM PST by hflynn (The One is really the Number Two)
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To: hflynn
Okay Arlen. Ouch, that one stung...got me.
20 posted on 01/22/2010 2:10:20 PM PST by Wpin (I do not regret my admiration for W)
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To: Pajama Blogger

Me too. I’m too dumb to get it...........HA
I think they don’t get it


21 posted on 01/22/2010 2:14:18 PM PST by JHENN22499
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To: Wpin

LOL. I recognized your sarcasm.


22 posted on 01/22/2010 2:16:33 PM PST by hflynn (The One is really the Number Two)
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To: Rufus2007

it’s just because the public hasn’t heard him properly

/chicago-way


23 posted on 01/22/2010 2:23:32 PM PST by sten
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To: Rufus2007
These fools think the problem is that we the public aren't hearing or understanding what they want to do. The fact is we hear them loud and clear, we don't want it. We don't want bureaucrats between us and our doctors. We don't want to pay even more for other peoples health care that don't want to pay for their own care. We don't want to pay more for less.

Anyone serious about reducing the cost of health care would start with tort reform. Many doctors have to carry liability insurance that exceeds $100,000 a year... Gee, I wonder where our money is going...

24 posted on 01/22/2010 2:29:08 PM PST by DB
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To: Rufus2007

Sad to watch a once reputable journalist for the WSJ go off the deep end for obama. I think he’s been olbermanized over at msnbc.


25 posted on 01/22/2010 2:29:22 PM PST by jersey117
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To: theDentist

We were told we could read the healthcare bill online - the final version not a work in progress - and that CSPAN would televise the congressional deliberations. None of that happened.

We know that congress has no intention of subjecting themselves to this monstrosity yet that’s not supposed to give us pause either?


26 posted on 01/22/2010 2:32:11 PM PST by Let's Roll (Stop paying ACORN to destroy America! Cut off their government funding!)
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To: Rufus2007

We’re just simple folk. Good thing we have politicos and talking heads to explain things for us.


27 posted on 01/22/2010 2:39:27 PM PST by GSWarrior
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To: Rufus2007
Lets see, 8% cut to Medicare, increased premiums, 15% cuts to nursing homes, cuts to in home nursing care for Medicare patients, (Mayo Clinic in AZ no longer accepting Medicare patients), NO COLA raise for those on SS, or retired Military for 2-3 years, and now a purposed CUT in SS payments.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2433867/posts

What is there not to understand about obamadeathcare and war on senior citizens?

Or the 111 new agencies and the IRS involvement? Not to mention all those brand new taxes or fees which is the same thing, just a new name for a tax.

28 posted on 01/22/2010 3:12:49 PM PST by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, disabled,seniors & retired Military)
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To: Rufus2007
Trust the elites, they knew everything about social security, public education, Medicare, Medicaid, welfare, Fannie Mae and Freddy Mac and they are all failed programs.
29 posted on 01/22/2010 4:03:03 PM PST by orinoco
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