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Obama admits health care overhaul may die on Hill
Associated Press ^ | Feb. 5, 2010 | ERICA WERNER

Posted on 02/05/2010 9:33:19 AM PST by Free ThinkerNY

WASHINGTON (AP) - After insisting for a year that failure was not an option, President Barack Obama is now acknowledging his health care overhaul may die in Congress.

His tone at a Democratic National Committee fundraiser Thursday night verged at times on defeatist. Even while saying he still wanted to get the job done, Obama bowed to new political realities. Democrats no longer command a filibuster-proof Senate majority, and voters and lawmakers are far more concerned with jobs and the economy than with enacting sweeping and expensive changes to the health system.

"I think it's very important for us to have a methodical, open process over the next several weeks, and then let's go ahead and make a decision," Obama said Thursday night.

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 111th; bho44; bhohealthcare; doa

1 posted on 02/05/2010 9:33:19 AM PST by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Sounds like they think they foun a trick to pass it.
2 posted on 02/05/2010 9:34:22 AM PST by mountainlion (concerned conservative.)
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To: mountainlion

I’ll pack their parachutes!


3 posted on 02/05/2010 9:35:38 AM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: Dr. Ursus

Aholes every one of them.


4 posted on 02/05/2010 9:37:32 AM PST by Col Frank Slade
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“his health care overhaul may die in Congress.”.....

R.I.P.!!!!


5 posted on 02/05/2010 9:38:14 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Abortion funding killed HCR.


6 posted on 02/05/2010 9:39:46 AM PST by reagandemocrat
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To: reagandemocrat

Never believe anything this lying POS says.


7 posted on 02/05/2010 9:40:45 AM PST by dumpthelibs (dumpthelibs)
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To: reagandemocrat
Abortion funding killed HCR.

I disagree. Backroom dealing, socialist a$$holes is what killed it.

8 posted on 02/05/2010 9:41:38 AM PST by lovecraft (Specialization is for insects.)
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To: dumpthelibs

Good advice.


9 posted on 02/05/2010 9:42:10 AM PST by reagandemocrat
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To: mountainlion

They did find a trick...they are just going to extend Medicare to everyone and call it a victory.


10 posted on 02/05/2010 9:43:06 AM PST by willyd (Reducing Taxes Reduces our Carbon Footprint)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
President Barack Obama is now acknowledging his health care overhaul may die in Congress.

ITERPRETATION

His takeover and control of the American people is failing faster than Bieden's hair-plugs.

11 posted on 02/05/2010 9:43:21 AM PST by Harley (Life is Tough, But It's a Lot Tougher When You're a Liberal. Stop Global Whining Now.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Didn’t the president say that his emphasis is, and has always been on ‘Jobs’? Whenever you see a pronouncement like that — especially one that is demonstrably false — you are seeing a big shift in the agenda.


12 posted on 02/05/2010 9:46:56 AM PST by Tallguy ("The sh- t's chess, it ain't checkers!" -- Alonzo (Denzel Washington) in "Training Day")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Notice the language!!!

He says we should continue the process then let congress vote- so it will be CONGRESS who gets all the blame- not him


13 posted on 02/05/2010 9:47:16 AM PST by Mr. K (This administration IS WEARING OUT MY CAPSLOCK KEY!)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
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14 posted on 02/05/2010 9:52:14 AM PST by frogjerk
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"Obama admits health care overhaul may die on Hill"

It's 'shovel ready' and he knows it.

15 posted on 02/05/2010 9:53:01 AM PST by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Obama bowed to new political realities.

Methinks he bows alot.

16 posted on 02/05/2010 9:54:18 AM PST by Starboard
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To: Free ThinkerNY

That was last night. This morning he’s probably insisting that it must be passed.


17 posted on 02/05/2010 10:08:05 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

But, but, but that’s not right! Speaker Pelosi said:

“You go through the gate. If the gate’s closed, you go over the fence. If the fence is too high, we’ll pole-vault in. If that doesn’t work, we’ll parachute in. But we’re going to get health care reform passed for the American people.”


18 posted on 02/05/2010 10:15:11 AM PST by BradtotheBone (Moderate Democrat - A politician whose voting record leans left and whose vote can be bought.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It will be the only good thing that happened with his term in office next to his last day in it.


19 posted on 02/05/2010 10:29:51 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: Free ThinkerNY

OBAMA THROWS HIS DEMOCRATS UNDER THE BUS!!!

“And it may be that ... if Congress decides we’re not going to do it, even after all the facts are laid out, all the options are clear, then the American people can make a judgment as to whether this Congress has done the right thing for them or not,” the president said. “And that’s how democracy works. There will be elections coming up and they’ll be able to make a determination and register their concerns one way or the other during election time.”


20 posted on 02/05/2010 10:37:54 AM PST by MarkAccord
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To: MarkAccord

Well I am not waiting till election time to let Congress know what I think about health care and the ruination of the economy etc etc etc.


21 posted on 02/05/2010 10:42:21 AM PST by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: Mr. K

Congress needs to take some of the blame. Congress is supposed to pass the laws, and the executive branch is supposed to administer and implement them.

Congress always gets away with blaming the presidents for crap that they do. Presidents are complicit when they do not veto crappy bills.

Both branches are bombing the ship of state, and they need to be stopped ASAP, before we sink to the bottom,


22 posted on 02/05/2010 10:51:52 AM PST by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"I think it's very important for us to have a methodical, open process over the next several weeks, and then let's go ahead and make a decision," Obama said Thursday night.

Obama is behind the times, everyone else already made their decisions several weeks ago.

23 posted on 02/05/2010 11:07:06 AM PST by RJL
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To: lovecraft
Add to that that we seniors found out he was cut and gutting our SS and Medicare...yeah I know they are ponzi schemes, but people were forced to pay into them by the gov't now the gov't needs to live up to their promises.

Especially the ones they made to the Military. The Tricare For Life NEW BIG FEES (NOT premiums)take effect in 2011

Obama's War on Seniors

Socialized Med Thread

24 posted on 02/05/2010 12:16:33 PM PST by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, disabled,seniors & retired Military)
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