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Obama Calls for 'Up or Down' Vote on Health (VIDEO)
The Wall Street Journal ^ | 03-03-10 | HENRY J. PULIZZI And LAURA MECKLER

Posted on 03/03/2010 3:13:45 PM PST by GOP_Lady

WASHINGTON—Looking to push the "long and wrenching debate" over health care into its final stages, President Barack Obama asked lawmakers to schedule a vote on overhaul legislation "in the next few weeks."

"No matter which approach you favor, I believe the United States Congress owes the American people a final vote on health-care reform," Mr. Obama said Wednesday in remarks at the White House. "We have debated this issue thoroughly, not just for a year, but for decades."

(Excerpt) Read more at online.wsj.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: health; healthcare; obama; obamacare

1 posted on 03/03/2010 3:13:45 PM PST by GOP_Lady
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To: 506Lake; AdvisorB; antivenom; angry elephant; Blonde; BornToBeAmerican; BroJoeK; ...


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2 posted on 03/03/2010 3:14:10 PM PST by GOP_Lady
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To: GOP_Lady

2 snaps down


3 posted on 03/03/2010 3:14:51 PM PST by RDTF
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To: RDTF

If we ever get a Republican president again with a GOP majority in the Senate and they filibuster a single nominee, then there should be only up or down votes. Republicans had better not be afraid to exercise that “constitutional option.”


4 posted on 03/03/2010 3:16:47 PM PST by TNCMAXQ
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To: GOP_Lady
Obama Calls for 'Up or Down' Vote on Health


5 posted on 03/03/2010 3:17:02 PM PST by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality.)
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To: GOP_Lady

Could we ask for an up or down vote on Obambi, socialistic health care and cramming it down our throats?
(What an a** hole!...)


6 posted on 03/03/2010 3:17:31 PM PST by matginzac
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To: GOP_Lady

I think he has been told know every which way.

He won’t listen.


7 posted on 03/03/2010 3:18:02 PM PST by Retired Greyhound
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To: GOP_Lady

If he actually had the votes, they’d be voting tomorrow.


8 posted on 03/03/2010 3:19:07 PM PST by EagleClaw
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To: GOP_Lady

Same shoe, different foot. McCain saw the error in blocking the filibuster and worked out a deal for the Supremes. The GOP was irate. Now, the GOP needs a Dem deal maker or their fili power is gone.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,156154,00.html


9 posted on 03/03/2010 3:19:48 PM PST by jilliane
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To: GOP_Lady

OK. After November we can have another ‘up or down’ vote to repeal it.


10 posted on 03/03/2010 3:19:51 PM PST by skeeter
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To: TNCMAXQ

Right..bet ya they(Repubs) forget all about this when they get into power..it seems that they get easily beat into submission and forget WHO put them there.


11 posted on 03/03/2010 3:22:49 PM PST by Paul46360
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To: EagleClaw

It is now our job as freepers to work hard, diligently and intelligently, to see that this bill is soundly defeated.
Telephone calls, letters, cards, protests, marches, donations,
interviews, whatever it takes. WE MUST DEFEAT THIS BILL!!
We must work on those most vulnerable in the U.S. House.


12 posted on 03/03/2010 3:27:42 PM PST by Mr. Wright ( in)
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To: EagleClaw

I’ve thinking exactly that for weeks. If the repubs can throw enough sand in the gears to run out the clock till Easter, we may dodge this bullet.

Dems don’t want to spend spring break listening outraged consitiutuents and it’s getting close to the time they have got to start their campaigns for Novemeber.


13 posted on 03/03/2010 3:28:11 PM PST by jazminerose
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To: GOP_Lady

Which one of his brilliant advisors suggested that, the day after the Post Office says they have to cut out Saturday delivery because of budget shortfalls, would be a good day for him to announce another government monopoly?


14 posted on 03/03/2010 3:30:28 PM PST by kempster
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To: GOP_Lady

http://www.eyeblast.tv/public/video.aspx?v=Xdnz8z6UkU


15 posted on 03/03/2010 3:32:22 PM PST by chicken head
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To: GOP_Lady

I hope that the dems force Obama to spend all of his slush fund on this project and, please guys, do not go cheaply. get at least one or two billion for your states and at least 2 to 3 million for your war chests.


16 posted on 03/03/2010 3:39:42 PM PST by HChampagne (I am not an AARP member and never will be.)
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To: GOP_Lady
Health Care Reform is a power grab and a tool to destroy liberty nothing more.

Whose right is health care? Do you think it's yours? Hint: Only if you're a communist.


17 posted on 03/03/2010 3:56:06 PM PST by TigersEye (It's the Marxism, stupid! ... And they call themselves Progressives.)
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To: GOP_Lady

According to Senate rules, the health care bill MUST have 60 votes. Simple majority is only for budget bills or to confirm judicial nominees. Those who say there are extenuating circumstances or this health bill is some kind of exception that only requires a simple majority are flat out wrong because there is no factual basis to make that claim. The bill needs 60 votes.

If the Democrats insist on voting on a health reform bill in the Senate and pass it with less than 60 votes then that is against Senate rules and the outcome is ILLEGITIMATE. Any Senate leaders who would drive such an illegitimate process are participating in an act of corruption.

Republicans need to go on the offensive and make sure the public understands this.


18 posted on 03/03/2010 3:57:10 PM PST by spinestein (The answer is 42.)
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To: GOP_Lady; All
My take on what Zero Mein Fuhrer is saying:


19 posted on 03/03/2010 3:57:25 PM PST by SloopJohnB (It it wasn't for Double Standards, the Left would have No Standards.)
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To: GOP_Lady

20 posted on 03/03/2010 4:00:50 PM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Recovering_Democrat

LMAO!


21 posted on 03/03/2010 4:15:06 PM PST by Sprite518
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