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Coburn warns against majority-vote tactic in weekly Republican address
THE HILL ^ | 02/27/10 06:00 AM ET | Jordan Fabian

Posted on 02/27/2010 8:07:05 PM PST by onyx

Should Democrats use the budget reconciliation process to pass healthcare reform, it would fly in the face of public opinion, Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) said in the Republicans’ weekly address.

Coburn, a physician who attended this week’s bipartisan healthcare summit at the White House, repeated Republican calls to scrap the current healthcare proposals and start from scratch.

“Unfortunately, even before the summit took place the majority in Congress signaled its intent to reject our offers to work together,” he said. “Instead they want to use procedural tricks and backroom deals to ram through a new bill that combines the worst aspects of the bills the Senate and House passed last year.”

The White House and Democratic leaders in Congress have said that they will move forward with their existing reform proposals despite Republican calls to stop.

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


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 111th; bhohealthcare; coburn; gophealthcare; gopresponse; obama; politics; teaparty
DOCTOR Senator Tom Coburn and Representative Marsha Blackburn will both appear on FACE THE NATION tommorrow morning.
1 posted on 02/27/2010 8:07:05 PM PST by onyx
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To: onyx; Candor7; rodguy911; sheik yerbouty; 70th Division; MamaDearest; nutmeg; Clintonfatigued

This is an appropriate response to the arrogant Elitists in DC:

http://www.freerepublic.com/perl/pings

We owe our thanks to the Republicans that faced the enemies of America last week in the DeathCare summit.

We The People witnessed a national disgrace on the part of the President and his henchmen Pelosi, Reid, et al.


2 posted on 02/27/2010 8:18:35 PM PST by ExTexasRedhead (Clean the RAT/RINO Sewer in 2010 and 2012)
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To: onyx; nutmeg; MamaDearest; 70th Division; rodguy911

Oops, this is the video that I meant to post:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JVAhr4hZDJE


3 posted on 02/27/2010 8:20:42 PM PST by ExTexasRedhead (Clean the RAT/RINO Sewer in 2010 and 2012)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

I resented the hell out of Obama calling Senator Coburn and the other doctors in attendance by their first names. He owed it to them to address each of them by “Doctor” at a minimum.

Obama is a classless POS. Petulant punk, who never should have been elected.


4 posted on 02/27/2010 8:24:31 PM PST by onyx (BE A MONTHLY DONOR - I AM)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

BUMP that video!


5 posted on 02/27/2010 8:25:18 PM PST by onyx (BE A MONTHLY DONOR - I AM)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

Very, very good. That can’t be posted enough. Great video. Thanks.


6 posted on 02/27/2010 8:25:31 PM PST by RedMDer (Recycle Congress in 2010, 2012... Forward with Confidence! Forward!)
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To: onyx

If the ‘RATS go to the NUCLEAR OPTION, they will pay dearly for it in November. Bring it on ‘RATS!


7 posted on 02/27/2010 8:32:27 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer ("Suitcase Jake" RIP 02-24-10. You were one of a kind good buddy!)
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To: ExTexasRedhead; onyx

Dear President Obama,
“We The People” have stated resolutely we reject your vision for our country.
You claim you have not heard us. “We The People” have asssembled across America resisting your efforts to subvert our constitution and undermine our liberty.
You claim you have not seen us.
Since you have not acknowledged our message, let us here present it once more for if, as President Wilson said, a leader’s ear must ring with the voices of the people, the time has come.
Our greatest treasure is freedom. The absence of restraints on our ability to think and act.
The corrollary of freedom is individual responsibility. We believe in the power of the individual.
A few years ago President Bush said, “History moves toward freedom because the desire for freedom is written in every human heart.”
Let us add that we will preserve it only as long as devotion to freedom is expressed in the heart of our actions.
When President Lincoln dedicated Gettysburg National Cemetery he declared,
“It is for us the living to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus so nobly advanced.”
That unfinished cause for which out soldiers willing go to battle and for which so many have given their lives is a free United States of America.
It has been nearly one hundred fifty years and the work President Lincoln spoke of is not finished.
In fact, that work will never be finished. Freedom is the capacity for self=determinaton.
It is not an entity but a condition, and conditions change. Freedom can expand, yet so can it contract.
You promised change when you took office, Mr. President, but subjugation is not change we wanted or will accept.
You have expanded government violated our constitution confounded laws seized private industry destroyed jobs perverted our economy curtailed free speech corrupted our currency weakened our national security and endangered our sovereignty.
By compromising our nation’s cultural, legal and economic institutions, you are ensuring that our children will never achieve the same qualtity of life as we enjoy today.
Through generational theft you are robbing the unborn of opportunity.
This not acceptable. Not in America. We did not become a strong nation through hope but rather through self-reliance.
No one better understands the relationship between individual achievement, dignity and strength than our armed forces.
Through every war our soldiers have held this nation’s destiny in their hands.
They have not failed us. They cherish freedom enough that they are willing to die for it.
Our duty to them and to ourselves is to treasure freedom enough to live up to it.
We accept the challenge, Mr. President.
That is why we are assembling across the land to deliver our message to you as often and in every way we can.
Dismiss us at your political peril. Our great nation is a Republic. We will not accept tyranny under any guise.
Your policy to redistribute the fruits of our labor is Statism and will not be tolerated.
By our honor, Mr. President, we vow forever to resist coercive government in America.
Patriots will not stand silent as you attempt to dismantle the greatest nation on earth.
“We The People” will defend our liberty, we will protect our beloved country and America’s exceptionalism will prevail.

God Bless the United States of America!

Sincerely,
We The People

_____________________

Thanks ExTexasRedhead

The punctuation might be a little off as I typed it myself.


8 posted on 02/27/2010 8:35:41 PM PST by RedMDer (Recycle Congress in 2010, 2012... Forward with Confidence! Forward!)
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To: RedMDer

The people may very well have to defend their freedom at the most basic level, with the most basic methods.

Read into that what you will.


9 posted on 02/27/2010 8:44:19 PM PST by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s, you weren't really there.)
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To: ChildOfThe60s

I agree.


10 posted on 02/27/2010 8:45:26 PM PST by RedMDer (Recycle Congress in 2010, 2012... Forward with Confidence! Forward!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

You betcha they’ll pay.

The question remains, “does Nancy wan’t to take her chances at remaining speaker, or throw them away by passing this monstrosity?”


11 posted on 02/27/2010 8:48:00 PM PST by onyx (BE A MONTHLY DONOR - I AM)
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To: onyx

bfl


12 posted on 02/27/2010 8:51:08 PM PST by Oshkalaboomboom
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To: ExTexasRedhead

A bump for tomorrow’s distribution to my mailing list!


13 posted on 02/27/2010 9:05:17 PM PST by Noob1999 (LOOSE LIPS, SINK SHIPS)
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To: onyx

I dont think they care.The crazies(leftist) have been after this gubmint takeover of healthcare since back in the sixties and further back to roosevelts days.This is as close as they have ever been and are not likely to ever have all three branches of gubmint again or at least in the foreseeable future so they figure what the hell,lets go for it.Remember they are leftist and its all about control over the people and nothing more.


14 posted on 02/27/2010 9:16:10 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

15 posted on 02/27/2010 9:19:12 PM PST by RedMDer (Recycle Congress in 2010, 2012... Forward with Confidence! Forward!)
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To: imahawk

You’re absolutely right, but if she had enough votes, the House would have already voted. FWIW, I think the House and Senate are trying to round-up the votes so they can ram it through.


16 posted on 02/27/2010 9:24:26 PM PST by onyx (BE A MONTHLY DONOR - I AM)
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To: onyx

Coburn should have called him Hussein in response. But there is something to be said for just letting Bambi look like an ass all on his own. Zero has no class.


17 posted on 02/27/2010 9:25:42 PM PST by Clump (the tree of liberty is withering like a stricken fig tree)
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To: Clump

Right. By saying nothing, a lot of people noticed.


18 posted on 02/27/2010 9:31:50 PM PST by onyx (BE A MONTHLY DONOR - I AM)
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To: onyx

That has been my thinking as well.If they had the votes this monster would have been reconciled already.Lets pray that more than a few rat congress critters really love the cushy gubmint job they are in and want to stay put and will vote against the bill.


19 posted on 02/27/2010 9:35:31 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: onyx

THEY-DON’T-CARE.

Threaten to vote them out of office.

THEY-DON’T-CARE.


20 posted on 02/27/2010 9:36:10 PM PST by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: imahawk

The senate bill doesn’t have the public option that is so loved by the hard lefties in the house and the Stupek democrats aren’t happy with the abortion language, so the votes aren’t there yet. Then there’s also Murtha’s death and Wexler’s departure and one other democrat is gone and Cao has said he won’t cross the line again, so she’s short unless some one else changes their tiny mind. Reelection is utmost on the minds of all those people. You betcha they like their House seats.


21 posted on 02/27/2010 9:43:24 PM PST by onyx (BE A MONTHLY DONOR - I AM)
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To: onyx
Someone on an earlier thread posted the actual situation with reconciliation which was pretty interesting. Basically, because of a parliamentary move by the Republicans in the Senate the House MUST vote on the bill first and I don't think Pelosi has the votes or it would already be done. All of the other interviews, press conferences, etc., don't mean a single thing as the House MUST take action first. Everything else is irrelevant.
22 posted on 02/27/2010 9:59:16 PM PST by aegiscg47
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To: aegiscg47

Yes, that was Senator Jim DeMint!


23 posted on 02/27/2010 10:01:50 PM PST by onyx (BE A MONTHLY DONOR - I AM)
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To: onyx

“Majority rule tactic”?!?

Gee, odd how “The Hill” and the rest of the MSM never used that phrase to describe Senate G.O.P. attempts to confirm President Bush’s judicial appointments by a simple majority...


24 posted on 02/27/2010 10:45:45 PM PST by larlaw
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To: onyx

Mitch McConnel should tell the dumbocrats that if they use reconciliation to pass the health care bill, the next time Republicans control the Senate (quite possibly in 2011) we will end the filibuster once and for all...

IOW.....RECONCILIATION = DEATH OF THE FILIBUSTER!


25 posted on 02/27/2010 10:51:25 PM PST by rottndog (WOOF!!!)
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To: larlaw

LOL. It’s just a headline, but I see your point!!


26 posted on 02/27/2010 11:08:41 PM PST by onyx (BE A MONTHLY DONOR - I AM)
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To: rottndog

Oh yeah!


27 posted on 02/27/2010 11:09:37 PM PST by onyx (BE A MONTHLY DONOR - I AM)
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To: rottndog

Trouble is... the democrats will still have “their” president in the WH.


28 posted on 02/27/2010 11:11:07 PM PST by onyx (BE A MONTHLY DONOR - I AM)
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To: onyx

It’s the principle of the thing....there must be consequences.


29 posted on 02/27/2010 11:21:13 PM PST by rottndog (WOOF!!!)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

I have to say that, with the exception of John Boehner who’s about half brain-dead, the pubs did very well at that meeting. They did a fine job of contrasting their face of reasonable, calm, rational common sense against the rat’s mean-spirited, dishonest manipulations.

That string of anecdotes about this or that sick person they told just made them look ridiculous.


30 posted on 02/28/2010 3:26:29 AM PST by chilltherats (First, kill all the lawyers (now that they ARE the tyrants).......)
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To: Clump

Coburn was excellent at that meeting. I have to say Lamar Alexander opened quite well. Paul Ryan and Eric Cantor also stood out favorably. Kyl did quite well, too. They all did well, except for Boehner, who dithered and stammered. Please, Lord, if by some miracle we take back the House, please, please, please don’t let him become Speaker.


31 posted on 02/28/2010 3:30:14 AM PST by chilltherats (First, kill all the lawyers (now that they ARE the tyrants).......)
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To: onyx
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32 posted on 02/28/2010 3:36:41 AM PST by ComputerGuy
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To: onyx

MEDIA BIAS alert.

When the GOP wanted majority vote for judges, it was “nuclear option”. Now the Democrats want to use the budget-process reconciliation for a huge non-budget bill, its ‘majority rule’...

Puleeeze.


33 posted on 02/28/2010 7:00:15 AM PST by WOSG (OPERATION RESTORE AMERICAN FREEDOM - NOVEMBER, 2010 - DO YOUR PART!)
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To: ComputerGuy

I love that!


34 posted on 02/28/2010 9:32:45 AM PST by onyx (BE A MONTHLY DONOR - I AM)
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To: WOSG

You’re right and they’re not calling it “nuclear option” on the news shows regularly, are they?


35 posted on 02/28/2010 9:33:35 AM PST by onyx (BE A MONTHLY DONOR - I AM)
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To: WOSG
-- When the GOP wanted majority vote for judges, it was "nuclear option". --

Trentt Lott coined that term.

36 posted on 02/28/2010 9:51:08 AM PST by Cboldt
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To: onyx

OBAMANOMICS—TRICKLE DOWN DESTRUCTION of the economy

SET THEIR LOCAL AND DC LINES ON FIRE!

Bambi doesn’t keep his promises...so buyer beware!
Sen Scott Brown’s number is 202-224-4543

Capitol Hill switchboard is 202-224-3121

Lots of local demwit phone numbers on this thread

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2408217/posts

Rename, repackage, rewrite it a tad smaller, and sell another pig in a poke. NO COLAs for granny, retired Military or retired fed employees. BIG NEW fees for Tricare for Life retired over 65 Military’s secondary health ins.
(DOD bill already passed, delayed but goes into effect 2011 NEEDS TO BE REPEALED!

OBAMA’s WAR ON SENIORS http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2433867/posts/

New Dem mantra: Woof, woof eat dog food granny....ala let them eat cake. http://www.lifenews.com/bio3058.html
Friday, February 19, 2010

Obama says slight fix will extend Social Security
http://townhall.com/news/us/2010/02/19/obama_says_slight_fix_will_extend_social_security

Health Care Rationing for Seniors Another Problem in New Obama Plan http://www.lifenews.com/bio3058.html
Medicare tax may apply to investment income (ObamaCare tax hike)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2460988/posts

SOCIALIZED MED THREAD http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2460358/posts

TRI CARE FOR LIFE This from a google search:

http://economicspolitics.blogspot.com/2009/05/tricare-for-life-is-obama-trying-to.html

This option would help reduce the costs of TFL, as well as costs for Medicare, by introducing minimum out-of pocket requirements for beneficiaries. Under this option, TFL would not cover any of the first $525 of an enrollee’s cost-sharing liabilities for calendar year 2011 and would limit coverage to 50 percent of the next $4,725 in Medicare cost sharing that the beneficiary incurred. (Because all further cost sharing would be covered by TFL, enrollees could not pay more than $2,888 in cost sharing in that year.) http://www.cbo.gov/ftpdocs/99xx/doc9925/12-18-HealthOptions.pdf

http://www.vawatchdog.org/09/hcva09/hcva110609-1.htm
Bill Would Restrict Veterans’ Health Care Options 11/06/09
Buyer and McKeon Offer Amendments to Protect Veterans and TRICARE Beneficiaries

Congress plans to block Tricare fee increases
http://www.armytimes.com/news/2009/10/military_tricarefees_blocked_100709w

http://www.navytimes.com/news/2009/10/military_tricarefees_blocked_100709w/

By Rick Maze - Staff writer, Oct 7, 2009

Tricare fee increases imposed last week by the Defense Department will be repealed by a provision of the compromise 2010 defense authorization bill unveiled Wednesday by House and Senate negotiators.
Snip The fee increases were announced on Sept. 30 and took effect on Oct. 1, but the defense bill, HR 2647, includes a provision barring any fee increases until the start of fiscal 2011.

Snip

Retired Army Maj. Gen. Bill Matz, president of the National Association for Uniformed Services, said the announcement of fee increases was shocking considering that the Obama administration promised earlier this year to hold off on any new fee Tricare fee increases until fiscal 2011.

“President Obama and DoD assured NAUS and the entire military family earlier this year that there would rightly be no increases in any Tricare fees” in fiscal 2010, Matz said. “We took them at their word, and I can’t believe that a co-pay increase like this was allowed to go forward,” he added.


37 posted on 02/28/2010 5:06:09 PM PST by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, disabled,seniors & retired Military)
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