Skip to comments.Howard Dean: Health bill hangs Dem incumbents and Obama out to dry in elections
Posted on 03/04/2010 2:28:15 PM PST by Sub-Driver
Howard Dean: Health bill hangs Dem incumbents and Obama out to dry in elections By Michael O'Brien - 03/04/10 11:22 AM ET
Passing the healthcare proposals before Congress will "hang out to dry" every Democratic incumbent running for reelection this fall, Howard Dean said Thursday.
Dean, a physician by training who's a former chairman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), said that Democrats in Congress -- and President Barack Obama -- would do themselves more harm than good by passing the current healthcare bill.
"The plan, as it comes from the Senate, hangs out every Democrat who's running for office to dry -- including the president, in 2012, because it makes him defend a plan that isn't in effect essentially yet," Dean said during an appearance on the liberal Bill Press Radio Show.
Dean, who has clashed publicly with the White House over the healthcare proposals favored by the administration, said that by passing the bills under consideration, Democrats would essentially be conceding defeat to Republicans.
"It's easy to campaign on repealing something if no one knows what the something is," Dean said. "And fundamentally people don't understand what the president's healthcare plan is."
"And if it passes next week and get's signed into law the week after, we're not going to be able to explain it to people over the din of Fox News and the Republicans," the former Democratic party chairman added.
Dean said that the only solution to correct the bill was to offer a buy-in to Medicare for consumers, which had once been proposed in the Senate, but was ditched by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) as unable to win enough votes to pass.
"The president needs a win here," Dean said.
Wow, Howard Dean is right.....OMG....ARMAGEDDON....PING!!!
Eh? Dean must be under medication. He certainly is an embarrassment.
“The president needs a win here,” Dean said.
Gee Howard, is that what this is about? Really?
He may get it passed, but even then it won’t be a win.
OK, so what made Dean tell the truth?
what do you mean, Dean....what do you mean???????
Even Howard Dean gets it. But Barry the Arrogant won’t listen (thankfully). Damn the American people! Full legacy ahead!
An Obama win will hurt the Democrat Party for years and years to come. Many of us will work endlessly to elect people who do listen to the people. Many of us will not forget how the backroom deals and payoffs went down......
Obama will even cheat the people who worked hard their entire life in this country for his sacred WIN.
Many of us will not forget how the backroom deals and payoffs went down......
Note: See Louisiana Purchase...
Howard Dean speaking truth to power. I’m speechless.
Even Howard Dean gets it. But Barry the Arrogant wont listen (thankfully). Damn the American people! Full legacy ahead!
Well stated. It is really an excellent example of the suicidal fanaticism of the power-mad extreme left. Maybe from this, some liberals will learn that elections do have consequences.
Nothing, NOTHING must let the first black president fail.
And as I have said from day 1 ... The only thing that can save Obama’s presidency is if Republicans take back control of congress and save his community organizing butt, just like they saved Clintons.
If only all of us non-Democrats and working taxpayers were not so stupid, they might be able to get through to us. But if this passes and they are all doomed come election days, it is again all our fault due to our utter ignorance.
(is that what he said? paraphrasing...)
These assholes think this is a football game.
Yeah...it's not like you guys don't control the print media, almost all of the television media, schools from Kindergarden through college, Hollywood, etc...and he worried about Fox News? ...what a wuss.
That is nothing copared to how much a win will hurt the country for all time.
That is nothing compared to how much a win will hurt the country for all time.
I just sent this to all my democratic congresscritters.....
Please join me fellow FReepers
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