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McCain Nudges Obama Toward His Party’s Health Plans (RINOcare rising from the ashes of Obamacare?)
The New York Times ^ | 2010-01-25 | Joseph Berger

Posted on 01/24/2010 2:13:52 PM PST by rabscuttle385

In the wake of a political setback for national health care legislation, Senator John McCain, the losing candidate in the last presidential election, advised his victorious 2008 adversary on Sunday that the way to get meaningful changes passed is to “start from the beginning” by meeting with Republicans.

Mr. McCain, a Republican from Arizona, said on the CBS news program “Face the Nation” that President Obama should sit down with Republican leaders and begin adopting some of their ideas for improving the nation’s health care system such as overhauling medical malpractice lawsuits, allowing residents of one state to buy health insurance from a company in another state, and granting tax credits for people who purchase health insurance on their own.

The Democrats last week lost a Senate seat in Massachusetts that had given them the 60 votes needed to block a Republican filibuster of a health care bill that appeared on the verge of passage by both houses. Mr. McCain was asked what would Republicans do in response.

“We’d be willing to sit down and start over from the beginning with genuine negotiations,” he replied. “There are things we can agree on.”

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“We’d be willing to sit down and start over from the beginning with genuine negotiations,” he replied. “There are things we can agree on.”

FU JM!

J.D. HAYWORTH '10

1 posted on 01/24/2010 2:13:53 PM PST by rabscuttle385
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To: rabscuttle385

jd jd jd jd jd jd jd jd jd jd ...


2 posted on 01/24/2010 2:14:27 PM PST by gibtx2 (keep up the good work I am out of work but post 20 a month to this out of WF Check)
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To: rabscuttle385

Good god almighty..........JM has got to go!


3 posted on 01/24/2010 2:15:22 PM PST by svcw (Ellie and Mark come out come out where ever you are.....)
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To: rabscuttle385

Juan McCain is a POS. Trying to save Obama. The stooge who took a dive for Soros to had the prize to the Kenyan.


4 posted on 01/24/2010 2:16:04 PM PST by Frantzie (TV - sending Americans towards Islamic serfdom - Cancel TV service NOW)
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To: rabscuttle385

How many of us would like to give McCain a real hard nudge?


5 posted on 01/24/2010 2:16:12 PM PST by Califreak (Silence is golden. Duct tape is silver.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Sarah, bail on this RINO now!


6 posted on 01/24/2010 2:17:41 PM PST by FrdmLvr ("The people will believe what the media tells them they believe." Orwell)
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To: rabscuttle385

Would McCain please go away? I know it’s not permitted to pray for someone’s demise, but I really hope that maybe God would incapacitate him for awhile...


7 posted on 01/24/2010 2:17:43 PM PST by livius
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To: lmarie373; Abundy; missanne; Victoria Delsoul; 50mm; stockpirate; Eaker; ducdriver; ChrisInAR; ...

8 posted on 01/24/2010 2:17:47 PM PST by rabscuttle385 (Purge the RINOs! * http://restoretheconstitution.ning.com/)
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To: rabscuttle385

John McCain reaching across the aisle means only one thing. We the people are due for another screwing.

Please retire this feeble old fart.


9 posted on 01/24/2010 2:17:51 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Join the TEA Party Rebellion!! May God and TEA save the Republic!!)
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To: Califreak

How about a million of little ones all the way from DC to Sedona?


10 posted on 01/24/2010 2:19:54 PM PST by mazda77 (Rubio for US Senate - West FL22nd - Dockery for Gov. - JD Hayworth - US Senate)
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To: rabscuttle385

I take it JM does not understand that the evil backers of Obamacare will take anything at this point, and once it is law, change it from there to exactly what they want.
It will be easy for Obama to do.


11 posted on 01/24/2010 2:19:57 PM PST by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - Read it and weep)
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To: rabscuttle385
"...and begin adopting some of their ideas for improving the nation’s health care system such as overhauling medical malpractice lawsuits, allowing residents of one state to buy health insurance from a company in another state, and granting tax credits for people who purchase health insurance on their own."

These are all good ideas. They are conservative ideas that will most definitely save money. If this is indeed what John McCain wants Obama to move towards, that's good. On the other hand, there's no way he would adopt any of those, so it's really a moot point.
12 posted on 01/24/2010 2:20:04 PM PST by flintsilver7 (Honest reporting hasn't caught on in the United States.)
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To: rabscuttle385

If he can keep it alive so we can continue to use it against the donks then that would be to our advantage. We just want toamke sure it does not get passed. But, I will accept the idea of Insurance exchanges so long as it does not come with anything else.


13 posted on 01/24/2010 2:20:09 PM PST by bilhosty (Don' t tax people tax newsprint)
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To: FrdmLvr

RINOcare could push Sarah and lots of conservative democrats, republicans, and libertarians into a winning TEA PARTY.


14 posted on 01/24/2010 2:20:35 PM PST by Solitar ("My aim is not to pass laws, but to repeal them." -- Barry Goldwater)
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To: rabscuttle385

Tons of Pubs are making bipartisan noises. This is all a ploy. It gives them the change to talk the talk without having to walk the walk, because there’s no way in hell the Dims are going to do anything at all in a bipartisan fashion.

When the Dims continue to do their closed-door thing, the Pubs will shrug their shoulders and say “We tried. We aren’t the bad guys, they are. We offered to work with them and they still tried to govern in secret. Tsk, tsk, tsk.”


15 posted on 01/24/2010 2:21:24 PM PST by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Made from The Right Stuff)
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To: rabscuttle385

Unbelievable. There is nothing more oblivious than a DC politician.


16 posted on 01/24/2010 2:23:31 PM PST by Jagdgewehr (Okay, California....Massachusetts did it....what about you?)
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To: rabscuttle385

I want McCain to go away and take his wife and daughter with him.....


17 posted on 01/24/2010 2:24:21 PM PST by Kimmers (Be the kind of person when your feet hit the floor each morning the devil says, Oh crap, she's awake)
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To: rabscuttle385

McCain,time to go home!


18 posted on 01/24/2010 2:25:04 PM PST by mdittmar (May God watch over those who serve,and have served,to keep us free (http://teapartypatriots.org)
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To: rabscuttle385
Mr. McCain, a Republican from Arizona, said on the CBS news program “Face the Nation” that President Obama should sit down with Republican leaders and begin adopting some of their ideas for improving the nation’s health care system...

Once again, the backstabbing RINO Juan takes advantage of his seemingly unlimited access to the Sunday morning shows. And those shows will not pass up a chance to let Juan come in and undermine the Republican party.

Business as usual. As J. D. said, "It's time for him to come home".

19 posted on 01/24/2010 2:25:28 PM PST by Will88
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To: rabscuttle385

"Let's help Obama again by screwing Americans, like him."

"A political party cannot be all things to all people.
It must represent certain fundamental beliefs
 which must not be compromised to political expediency
or simply to swell its numbers."

--  President Ronald Reagan


"We don't intend to turn the Republican Party
 over to the traitors in the battle just ended.
We will have no more of those candidates who are pledged
 to the same goals as our opposition and who seek our support.
Turning the Party over to the so-called moderates
wouldn’t make any sense at all.""

--  President Ronald Reagan


20 posted on 01/24/2010 2:25:39 PM PST by Diogenesis ("Those who go below the surface do so at their peril" - Oscar Wilde)
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To: rabscuttle385

McCain will be the useful idiot on the Republican side once the Democrats come up with an Obamacare reconciliation bill to ram through congress. If Republicans listen to the public and resist this insane, unflagging Democrat health care assault, the Democrats will do themselves in. I suppose McCain doesn’t want that to happen.


21 posted on 01/24/2010 2:25:52 PM PST by dr_who
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To: livius
I know it’s not permitted to pray for someone’s demise, but I really hope that maybe God would incapacitate him for awhile...

Try praying for his retirement...

22 posted on 01/24/2010 2:26:28 PM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance on Parade)
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To: rabscuttle385

Well, I’m in two minds about this. What McCain proposes is actually what is needed. Tort reform, loosening of state regulation of health care that limits access to insurance, and (maybe) tax credits for having health insurance.

I’m less sure about that last one. Better to just cut taxes, and let people decide what they want to spend it on.

Where he goes wrong, of course, is offering, once again, to “reach across the aisle” and work with obama, pelosi, and reid, on such a project.

No, Juan. Health care is a dead issue as long as this Communist is in the White House and those two jihadists are running congress. Obamacare must have a stake driven through its heart. Why in hell do you want to take a good idea like tort reform and mix it up with his thousand page Communist mess?

Go back to your room and shut up.


23 posted on 01/24/2010 2:28:31 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: rabscuttle385

Just when it looks like America might win one, McCain comes along with aisle crossing nonsense. The old fart is nauseating and relentless, and he has found a way to be a pop star again. Go Hayworth!


24 posted on 01/24/2010 2:29:00 PM PST by pallis
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To: okie01

Retirement takes too long. How about a nice sock in the mouth...tomorrow?


25 posted on 01/24/2010 2:29:34 PM PST by livius
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To: rabscuttle385
...such as overhauling medical malpractice lawsuits, allowing residents of one state to buy health insurance from a company in another state, and granting tax credits for people who purchase health insurance on their own.

I have no problem with those ideas. Particularly the first two.

“We’d be willing to sit down and start over from the beginning with genuine negotiations,” he replied. “There are things we can agree on.”

That statement reveals that McCain is just brain-dead.

26 posted on 01/24/2010 2:31:11 PM PST by TigersEye (It's the Marxism, stupid!)
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To: rabscuttle385
Is there anyone in Washington DC who has an IQ above 5?

PROOF RomneyCARE is a Disaster (and Romney and McCain are utterly clueless)

“Mr. Romney's subsidized coverage is meanwhile doing what entitlements do: crowding
out private insurers, compounding the cost explosion, walking the state toward rationing.
So long as the former governor clings to these central points of his health plan, he's on
the wrong side of free-market policy and public opinion.

This isn't going away for Mr. Romney either, which is why he'd do better by writing off
his own plan as a mistake that Democrats have made worse, and replacing it with a
proposal that deregulates and reforms the private market to lower insurance costs
(thereby achieving greater coverage).”


“Health Care Speechwriter for Edwards, Obama & Clinton Now Without Health Insurance”
I'm a critic because what Washington is talking about doing
has made health insurance unaffordable in Massachusetts.



“Small businesses bridle at health insurance hikes (Romneycare strangles Mass. businesses)
some really bad news from Blue Cross-Blue Shield: His company’s health insurance rates are going up 47 percent in January.”


“ Rationing medicine has already begun
… government-
run health care has introduced rationing and waiting lists and cost the lives of the people under its provisions.”


“DEATH PANELS OPEN FOR BUSINESS IN MASSACHUSETTS”


“President Obama's newly confirmed regulatory czar defended the
possibility of removing organs from terminally ill patients without their permission.”


“You can’t reap these savings without limiting patients’ choices in some way," said Paul Levy, CEO of Beth Israel Deaconess.”


“State plan may place limits on patients’ hospital options( Mass. RomneyCare )”


"Romney Visits Nebraska, Talks Health Care [where he defends Romneycare] “


"Paying the Health Tax in Massachusetts [Romneycare]
Massachusetts requires every resident to have health insurance, and this
year, without informing us directly, the state had changed the rules in a way that made
our bare-bones policy no longer acceptable. Unless we ponied up for a pricier policy we
neither need nor want—or enrolled in a government-sponsored insurance plan—we
would have to pay $1,000 each year to the state.
How did we become outlaws? “


"National Health Preview - The Massachusetts debacle, coming soon to your neighborhood."
It was only a matter of time.
They're trying to manage the huge costs of the subsidized middle-class insurance program that is gradually swallowing the state budget.
The program provides low- or no-cost coverage to about 165,000 residents, or three-fifths of the newly insured, and is budgeted at $880 million for 2010, a 7.3% single-year increase that is likely to be optimistic.
The state's overall costs on health programs have increased by 42% (!) since 2006."


A Very Sick Health Plan; Bay State’s ‘Grand Experiment’ Fails [RomneyCare]
"Initiated on Mr. Romney’s gubernatorial watch in 2006, this “experiment” has fallen on hard times, and predictably so. “


Health care in Massachusetts: a warning for America [Romney brings Mass. to its knees]
The Bay State's mandatory insurance law is raising costs, limiting access, and lowering care.

Three years ago, Massachusetts adopted a plan requiring all residents to purchase health
insurance, with state subsidies for lower-income residents. But rather than creating a
utopia of high-quality affordable healthcare, the result has been the exact opposite –
skyrocketing costs, worsened access, and lower quality care."


"‘Severe’ doc shortage seen hiking wait time
“The shortage is getting more severe”"


“Health costs to rise again.( RomneyCare )
The state’s major health insurers plan to raise premiums by about 10 percent next year,
prompting many employers to reduce benefits and shift additional costs to workers.”


“Nation’s ill-advised to follow Mass. plan [Health plan a failure]
September 17, 2009 The canary is dead.
Massachusetts, the model for the ObamaCare universal insurance plan, is the canary in
the health care coal mine. Yesterday, its obit appeared on the front page of both The Wall
Street Journal and The Boston Globe-Democrat “


"Bay State Insurance Premiums Highest in Country - Boston Globe August 22, 2009
Massachusetts has the most expensive family health insurance premiums in the country,
according to a new analysis that highlights the state’s challenge in trying to rein in medical costs
40 percent higher than in 2003. Over the same period, premiums nationwide rose an average of 33 percent..."


"Massachusetts: the laboratory for ObamaCare“


"Massachusetts' Obama-like reforms increase health costs, wait times [RomneyCare]
Premiums are growing 21 to 46 percent faster than the national average"


"Mass. Pushes Rationing to Control Universal Healthcare Costs (RomneyCare)
A 10-member Massachusetts state healthcare advisory board unanimously recommended
that the state begin rationing healthcare to keep the state’s marquee universal health care program afloat financially.


"1,000 cancer patients 'refused treatment'"


"Massachusetts Universal Healthcare System Breaking Down Already
ERs in Massachusetts have not seen a downturn in visits. On the contrary, it seems that ER visits are actually on the upswing in the Bay State. In fact, in 2007 they were higher than the national average by 20 percent...”


"Hospital patients 'left in agony'"


"National Health Preview - The Massachusetts debacle, coming soon to your neighborhood.
In Massachusetts's latest crisis,
They're trying to manage the huge costs of the subsidized middle-class insurance program that is gradually swallowing the state budget.
The program provides low- or no-cost coverage to about 165,000 residents, or three-fifths of the newly insured, and is budgeted at $880 million for 2010, a 7.3% single-year increase that is likely to be optimistic.
The state's overall costs on health programs have increased by 42% (!) since 2006
Mr. Romney should have known better before signing on to this not-so-grand experiment, especially since the state's "free market" reforms that he boasts about have proven to be irrelevant when not fictional.
Only 21,000 people have used the "connector" that was supposed to link individuals to private insurers."


A Very Sick Health Plan; Bay State’s ‘Grand Experiment’ Fails [RomneyCare]
… fiscal troubles aplenty within Repubican Mitt Romney’s brainchild, Massachusetts’ “grand experiment” in “universal” health care."
"Initiated on Mr. Romney’s gubernatorial watch in 2006, this “experiment” has fallen on hard times, and predictably so.
Even though the Bay State commenced its program with a far smaller percentage of uninsured residents than exists nationwide,
“RomneyCare” is threatening to bankrupt the state.“


"Dem Congresswoman Admits Obama Health Care Plan Will Destroy Private Health Insurance Industry"

27 posted on 01/24/2010 2:31:15 PM PST by Diogenesis ("Those who go below the surface do so at their peril" - Oscar Wilde)
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To: svcw

Obamacare is toxic, and now McLame wants to contaminate his own party with this stinking pile of garbage.


28 posted on 01/24/2010 2:31:33 PM PST by Starboard
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To: Cicero
Amen to what you said.

Besides, wasn't it the Rats who promised transparency but then locked the Republicans out of closed door meeting wrt health care reform?

So once again, the GOP will be asked to "save the day" and get not one ounce of credit for it.

Have we not learned our lesson yet?

sw

29 posted on 01/24/2010 2:32:10 PM PST by spectre (Spectre's wife (11/02/10)
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To: rabscuttle385

>> “[...] some of their ideas for improving the nation’s health care system such as overhauling medical malpractice lawsuits, allowing residents of one state to buy health insurance from a company in another state, and granting tax credits for people who purchase health insurance on their own.”

I’m no McCain fan — but, I’m not sure I’d call those suggestions “RINOCare”. There is nothing in that list of suggestions that I would identify as “not conservative”. I agree with those ideas.

To the extent that obtaining these goals requires us to give on nationalized healthcare, then I would object.

SnakeDoc


30 posted on 01/24/2010 2:32:25 PM PST by SnakeDoctor (Life is tough; it's tougher if you're stupid. -- John Wayne)
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To: gibtx2

Just read on another thread that voters in Arizona are receiving robo calls from Scott Brown in support of McCain in upcoming primaries.

As much as I like that Brown won in MA, Brown is a moderate.

Compassionate conservatism = moderate republicans
Moderate republicans = rino


31 posted on 01/24/2010 2:33:09 PM PST by servantboy777
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To: Diogenesis

"And get this. Even after those campaign aides you lent me did their job of trashing her, she's still gonna campaign for me!"

32 posted on 01/24/2010 2:34:38 PM PST by Stultis (Democrats. Still devoted to the three S's: Slavery, Segregation and Socialism.)
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To: Cicero
Where he goes wrong, of course, is offering, once again, to “reach across the aisle” and work with obama, pelosi, and reid, on such a project.

You know damn good and well that, if McCain gets his way, the GOP will attain far less than what it's asking or what is needed.

At the same time, the Democrats will get a large portion of what they want. Which negates the value of the deal altogether.

McCain would trade the availability of health insurance across state lines for a public option -- which would make the former irrelevant.

Hey, Mitch! Get this man out of the mix.

33 posted on 01/24/2010 2:36:14 PM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance on Parade)
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To: rabscuttle385
"RINOcare rising from the ashes of Obamacare?"

Excellent way of putting it!

That bastard McCain is driving me nuts. RINO-Care and Amnesty for ILLEGAL immigrants?

There's a document he swore to uphold and defend against all enemies, foreign and domestic....


34 posted on 01/24/2010 2:36:26 PM PST by Cobra64
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To: Cicero
I’m less sure about that last one. Better to just cut taxes, and let people decide what they want to spend it on.

I agree with that. Tax credits are really just socialism-lite.

35 posted on 01/24/2010 2:37:44 PM PST by TigersEye (It's the Marxism, stupid!)
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To: rabscuttle385

How much money are you going to receive for reaching
across the Isle, John, little greenery in the pocket ,eh?


36 posted on 01/24/2010 2:37:50 PM PST by Bullfrogg (American by birth, Irish by heritage, and hellraiser by choice)
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To: FrdmLvr
Sarah, bail on this RINO now!

I agree.

Contact here:

http://sarahpalininformation.wordpress.com/sarah-palin-contact-information/

37 posted on 01/24/2010 2:39:43 PM PST by Cobra64
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To: rabscuttle385
Mr. McCain, a Republican from Arizona, said on the CBS news program “Face the Nation” that President Obama should sit down with Republican leaders and begin adopting some of their ideas for improving the nation’s health care system such as overhauling medical malpractice lawsuits, allowing residents of one state to buy health insurance from a company in another state, and granting tax credits for people who purchase health insurance on their own.

I see. So you're opposed to:

1. tort reform (medical malpractice)
2. cross-State purchasing of health insurance (like we do with life, property, auto)
3. allowing self-employed/self-insured people the same tax benefits as companies (deduction of insurance expenses)

I guess those offend you? Or is it that John McCain suggested this eminently sensible reforms?

38 posted on 01/24/2010 2:40:01 PM PST by PugetSoundSoldier (Indignation over the Sting of Truth is the defense of the indefensible)
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To: SnakeDoctor
There is nothing in that list of suggestions that I would identify as “not conservative”. I agree with those ideas.

But there's not one chance in a million that the Dims will pass a bill with only those ideas. Obamacare needs to die ASAP, and someone need to snatch that oxygen mask and tank from Juan McCain's hands.

39 posted on 01/24/2010 2:40:10 PM PST by Will88
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To: rabscuttle385
"Senator John McCain, the losing candidate in the last presidential election.."

I know the NYT used that wording to irritate 'conservatives' but actually I kinda like the sound of it. ha

40 posted on 01/24/2010 2:41:38 PM PST by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric cartman voice* 'I love you guys')
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To: rabscuttle385

Democrats have blocked every health reform bill offered by Republicans. What is there to negotiate? They want Universal health care, Republicans want real reform. Split the difference John? This is why the country is screwed up.


41 posted on 01/24/2010 2:42:30 PM PST by FTJM
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To: PugetSoundSoldier

I’m no fan of McCain, but it looks like he’s suggesting Obama-style bipartisanship here. In other words, agree with our point of view or go pound sand. As you point out, these are all conservative ideas. There’s no way any Democrat would actually do that, but it’s fun to try.


42 posted on 01/24/2010 2:43:21 PM PST by flintsilver7 (Honest reporting hasn't caught on in the United States.)
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To: rabscuttle385
Let's hope RINO-care is unpalatable enough to Dems that it can't be passed.

Why can't those idiots in the Stupid Party get behind the free-market based reforms that are out there? Bennett from Utah had some legislation a few years ago that was a start? There are lots of ideas from places like the Heritage Foundation that would be improvements, and would show that Republicans do want to make things better, and aren't just socialist lite.

43 posted on 01/24/2010 2:43:25 PM PST by Defiant (The absence of bias appears to be bias to those who are biased.)
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To: blueyon
I take it JM does not understand that the evil backers of Obamacare will take anything at this point, and once it is law, change it from there to exactly what they want. It will be easy for Obama to do.

Correct. Shred the 2,000 pages and start over with something like this (just a draft of some common sense points to consider):


44 posted on 01/24/2010 2:44:01 PM PST by Cobra64
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To: rabscuttle385
John McCain crippled the rights ability to get its message out and campaign effectively with his stupid "campaign finance reform" and as a result is directly responsible for the socialist majority in Congress and the muslim in the WH.

His "campaign finance reform" has put MILLIONS of people out of work and cost citizens billions of dollars in the stock market.

He wants to grant amnesty and citizenship to millions of illegal aliens, doesn't support enhanced interrogation methods necessary to protect the nation, and is a supporter of the KLA, a muzzie terrorist organization.

The most dangerous man in America.

45 posted on 01/24/2010 2:44:36 PM PST by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: rabscuttle385
This is the same thing Scott Brown has said. When conservatives elect RINO’s how can they be surprised? Look for Mc Cain Brown health care bill coming your way soon...
46 posted on 01/24/2010 2:45:49 PM PST by montanajoe
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To: Cobra64
There are things we can agree on

Well, this crazy SOB campaigned on taxing health benefits.

Of course the COM-SYMP Obama and his PR man Goebbels/Axelrod used it against him in the campaign, but they all now agree that its a GREAT IDEA!!.

47 posted on 01/24/2010 2:47:06 PM PST by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: rabscuttle385
ideas for improving the nation’s health care system such as overhauling medical malpractice lawsuits, allowing residents of one state to buy health insurance from a company in another state, and granting tax credits for people who purchase health insurance on their own.

I agree with all three of those old ideas. However the problem is the bill would not be limited to those 3 things and they would include all the socialistic stuff. So it would be better to do nothing now, win the house back and then pass those 3 things.

48 posted on 01/24/2010 2:49:38 PM PST by plain talk
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To: flintsilver7

Exactly. Hey, we can talk about these points, and make the Democrats say WHY they are opposed to them.

However, this is just another of the daily rabscuttle “hate McCain/hate Conservatives” threads. He just likes to only attack those in the GOP, never the Democrats. And McCain is his favorite whipping boy.

I’m not a big fan of McCain, but the man’s 100% correct on these points, and that the GOP should push this type of sensible, conservative health care reform.


49 posted on 01/24/2010 2:49:47 PM PST by PugetSoundSoldier (Indignation over the Sting of Truth is the defense of the indefensible)
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To: Starboard
Obamacare is toxic, and now McLame wants to contaminate his own party with this stinking pile of garbage.

I say good. Shake the tree and target what scurries out. The Party needs a good purge and this is a good way to do it because there are many Republicans wanting to jump on the healthcare band wagon so bad. They would love "to reach across the aisle, my friends" but have had their hands cuffed behind their back by fear of their constituents.
50 posted on 01/24/2010 2:50:04 PM PST by Bad Jack Bauer (Fat and Bald? I was BORN fat and bald, thank you very much!)
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