Skip to comments.Obama Targets GOP in Last-Ditch Pitch for Health Care Bill
Posted on 03/08/2010 11:51:48 AM PST by antidemoncrat
President Obama, launching a last-ditch push to pass health care legislation in the next 10 days, left no doubt Monday that he was ready to roll over any opposition by taunting Republicans that they had 10 years to fix health care and didn't
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Hilarious that Jack Squat can talk mad crap about how the Repubs are this and that concerning his ObamaCare and yet, then ask for their help....NPD-ridden idiot.
The bill is a bad one. Since the Feds are unable to even protect our borders and deport illegal aliens, I certainly do not trust them with something as complex as our health care system.
Hey, 0bama, most Americans are very happy with their healthcare, which happens to be the best on the planet.
Keep the pressure up with faxes and calls especially to house members.
JackASS forgets the his own party has a majority in the House. This is so easy to throw back in his face.
What an arrogant, offensive SOB. There was nothing essentially “wrong” with health care that couldn’t have been handled with some adjustments to the existing way of doing business. But that’s precisely what Bambi doesn’t want, because it wouldn’t hand over absolute power to him.
Which Reps in particular, please?
To hear all those cheering people at these rallies, I am hard pressed to believe these things are not staged with SEIU members who are bussed in. That they can set up one of these town hall meetings on short notice and get only true believers strains credulity.
They didn't have to. When the GOP was in power, people had jobs and assoicated health benefits.
A naked Rahm Emmanuel can verbally assault as many members of Congress in the Congressional gym shower room as he wants, but it won’t change that fact that the public is overwhelmingly opposed to this bill.
I love my health care.
God bless the Republicans for their stand.
They are staged events.
The public is locked out of his speech tomorrow according to Rush Limbaugh.
Health-care shares drop on Obama speech
Nice way for him to “reach out” and be bipartisan. Trashing the other side, as always. Then we hear dolts like Rather say he is a “very nice person.” BS. He always struck me as snide.
Have a barf bag before reading Garrison Keillor’s latest column. He refers to 0 as a very kind and gracious man who looks better and better because his opponents are such crude louts. Kind and gracious leaders do not insult and bash their opposition and then say I am reaching across the aisle. What a joke this whole presidency is.
You got it...all union members who support Øbama!
All the jerk knows how to do is campaign...
Barack Obama got downright fiery today, in a speech on health care at Arcadia University in Pennsylvania, lambasting insurance companies for their ever-higher premiums. They will keep doing this for as long as they can get away with it, he said. How many more Americans have to lose their health insurance? . When is the right time for health insurance reform?
He also blasted Republicans for playing politics on the issue. Ill be honest with you, he said, voice rising to a fever pitch, I dont know how passing health care will play politically, but I do know its the right thing to do! Its right for our families, its right for our businesses, its right for the United States of America, and if you share that belief, I want you to stand with me and fight!
truly remarkable to watch him cracking-up at the thought that he just might not get what he wants
In his speech, Obama also revived his criticism of Washington political culture, something he promised during his 2008 campaign to change with more bipartisan outreach. He said much of Washington is obsessed with “the sport of politics,” and he argued that the short-term focus on elections is hindering his effort to bring about long-term reforms in fields such as health care.
The public is “not worried about the next election. We just had an election,” he said to cheers. “They’re worried about the next pay check or the next tuition payment that’s due. They’re thinking about retirement.”
The list, ping
**The White House: President Obama keeps minding his purple states with his travel this week to sell health care, starting with a morning visit today to the Philadelphia area, to be followed this Wednesday with a trip to one of the ultimate bellwether states, Missouri. Expect to continue hearing the president call for an “up or down vote” in the Senate for his plan, even though the real effort is in getting the votes in the House. The first deadline set by the White House is for that House vote to occur by next Thursday, when Obama leaves for an extended overseas trip.
Not to nitpick but haven’t the Dems had control of Congress for a couple of the last 10? Couldn’t they have written a bill then?
The great uniter....wait til he brings up immigration. Can’t wait for that divisive issue.
Sounds like he got all wee-weed up.
There are 5 “fixes” to healthcare:
1. Enforce the border
2. Interstate competition
3. Tort reform
4. Encourage private sector job growth, they help cover costs as a perk package
5. Prevention programs (e.g. make kids have gym class)
Obama acknowledged the heavy political lift involved trying to gain passage of a bill that a majority of Americans do not like or even necessarily understand. But, he said, he will push to pass reform regardless of the political consequences.
Opponents of reform are also pulling out the heavy artillery. A conservative group called the American Future Fund launched a TV ad campaign in the districts of 18 Democratic House members, reportedly at a cost of $900,000. All 18 members voted for reform last November; 11 represent districts won by Republican presidential nominee John McCain in 2008. As the November midterm elections draw nearer, those are among the most endangered Democrats.
After Obamas speech Monday, Republican leaders fired back. House minority leader John Boehner (R) of Ohio called the presidents pitch heavy on snake oil, light on reality.
Republicans are not the issue. Its the Democratic caucus he needs to bring on board
Tea party supporter Jennifer Stefano demonstrates before the arrival of President Barack Obama at Arcadia University in Glenside, Pa. Monday, March 8, 2010. (AP Photo/Mark Stehle)
Tea party supporters demonstrate before the arrival of President Barack Obama at Arcadia University in Glenside, Pa. Monday, March 8, 2010. (AP Photo/Mark Stehle)
Mike Fitzpatrick, right, Pa. 8th congressional district candidate, speaks to Tea Party protesters outside Arcadia University before the arrival of President Barack Obama in Glenside, Pa. Monday, March 8, 2010. (AP Photo/Mark Stehle)
Tea party supporter Patrick Sparr and his daughter Avery, 3, demonstrate before the arrival of President Barack Obama at Arcadia University in Glenside, Pa. Monday, March 8, 2010. (AP Photo/Mark Stehle)
He should be scolding his own party leaders for failing to deliver the votes. The Democrats controlled the House and had a filibuster-proof supermajority in the Senate and still couldn’t get it done. That’s a huge legislative FAIL by any measure.
If zero gets his wish, he will be so sorry. There really is an intense amount of well justified hate now out there against this disgusting Marxist.
He’s asking for the Republicans help, actually begging, because he needs to win something.....anything. Once he looses this one, his Presidency is finished and he knows it. He’s lost the trust of the people and other leaders of the world. After one year, he’s a lame duck President just full filling his one and only term.
I heard some excerpts from this arrogant pr*ck this afternoon. Disgusting.
Wrong, wrong, and wrong! I would also add lie, lie, and lie!
You can bet your *ss I'm thinking about the next election!
Sounds like he got all wee-weed up.
This pos might need a straight jacket.
Since the Feds are unable to even protect our borders and deport illegal aliens, I certainly do not trust them with something as complex as our health care system.
At this point, I don’t trust them to do just about anything right including taking out the trash. Progressives need to go. I know it could be a long battle but just look at how long they salavated to get control of the WH, our education system and on and on. They have to go and the train they rode in on! A bunch of idiots following the king of idiots, 0.
Obama is packing these speeches with supporters. The public is not invited! There is suppose to be another one tomorrow and the public is LOCKED OUT!
“Which Reps in particular, please?”
From a previous post on FR by FrdmLvr:
Call these representatives and tell them to vote NO on 0bamacare and that the later amendments won’t undo the harm! Ask them: “What’s the rush?” It won’t be implemented for years anyway.
(Thanks to GailA for posting the following). Obamacare call list: Courtsey of TN Eagle Forum: PLEASE CALL! DC OFFICE LOCAL OFFICE State District Harry Mitchell (202) 225-2190 (480) 946-2411 AZ 5th District Gabrielle Giffords (202) 225-2542 (520) 881-3588 AZ 8th District Ann Kirkpatrick (202) 225-2315 (928) 226-6914 AZ 1st District Jerry McNerney (202) 225-1947 925-833-0643 CA 11th District John Salazar 202-225-4761 970-245-7107 CO 3rd District Jim Himes (202) 225-5541 (866) 453-0028 CT 4th District Alan Grayson (202) 225-2176 (407) 841-1757 FL 8th District Bill Foster (202) 225-2976 630-406-1114 IL 14th District Baron Hill 202 225 5315 812 288 3999 IN 9th District Mark Schauer (202) 225-6276 (517) 780-9075 MI 7th District Gary Peters (202) 225-5802 (248) 273-4227 MI 9th District Dina Titus (202) 225-3252 702-256-DINA (3462) NV 3rd District Carol Shea-Porter (202) 225-5456 (603) 743-4813 NH 1st District Tim Bishop (202) 225-3826 (631) 696-6500 NY 1st District John Hall (202) 225-5441 (845) 225-3641 x49371 NY 19th District Bill Owens (202) 225-4611 (315) 782-3150 NY 23rd District Mike Arcuri (202)225-3665 (315)793-8146 NY 24th District Dan Maffei (202) 225-3701 (315) 423-5657 NY 25th District Earl Pomeroy (202) 225-2611 (701) 224-0355 ND At-Large District Steven Driehaus (202) 225-2216 (513) 684-2723 OH 1st District Mary Jo Kilroy (202) 225-2015 (614) 294-2196 OH 15th District Zach Space (202) 225-6265 (330) 364-4300 OH 18th District Kathy Dahlkemper (202) 225-5406 (814) 456-2038 PA 3rd District Patrick Murphy (202) 225-4276 (215) 826-1963 PA 8th District Christopher Carney (202) 225-3731 (570) 585-9988 PA 10th District Paul Kanjorski (202) 225-6511 (570) 825-2200 PA 11th District John Spratt (202) 225-5501 (803)327-1114 SC 5th District Tom Perriello (202) 225-4711 (276) 656-2291 VA 5th District Alan Mollohan (202) 225-4172 (304) 623-4422 WVA 1st District Nick Rahall (202) 225-3452 (304) 252-5000 WVA 3rd District Steve Kagen (202) 225-5665 (920) 437-1954 WI 8th District Bart Gordon (202) 225-4231 TN Bart Stupak (202) 225 4735 MI
What he and the press are doing is working. Every liberal in my family thinks it’s the republicans who are hold up the health care bill.
By the way, this isn’t about health care. It’s about getting everyone insurance. You think it’s tough getting in to see a doctor today, wait until the goverment takes over.
I have insurance but my drug bill is 2 to 3 hundred per month in co-pays. So, since I’m a veteran, I thought I’d go out to the VA and get the prescriptions filled there. First of all, they don’t have the one drug I need most. Second, I have to have a VA doctor write the prescription. They won’t accept them from my cardiologist. So I have to make an appointment with a VA doctor. I was told that will take 2 or 3 months. Yeah, government run healthcare!
Maybe he’ll publicly blow a gasket in one of these upcoming rallies. That will really kill Obamacare.
I am sure like the libs in my family that they look objectively and with great depth at every issue../sarc The ones in my family are on heavy anti-depressants, always having marriage and job issues, your basic whining waste of space PITAes
Hey, you can’t blame poor Barry, he wants to pass it before he and Wookie go on vacation. They can’t have much fun with health care hanging over their heads. They want to go to Australia and celebrate and have nothing to worry about. PIGS, USERS, they make me sick. 2012 can’t come soon enough.
Ol’ Blue Lips is more repetitive than a Fisher-Price See and Say. I believe he’s approaching a level of madness unseen since Van Gogh took his final breath.
HEADS UP ST. LOUIS FREEPERS
Business News - Local News
Monday, March 8, 2010, 9:41am CST
Obama to push health care in St. Louis
St. Louis Business Journal
President Barack Obama plans to continue his push for healthcare reform in a speech Wednesday at St. Charles High School.
The address is scheduled for 3:50 p.m. and is invitation-only, according to the White House.
Obama will then travel to the Renaissance Grand hotel in downtown St. Louis for a 6 p.m. fundraiser for U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo.
Neal Boyd, the 2008 winner of Americas Got Talent and a Missouri native, will perform at McCaskills event.
This will be Obamas third trip to St. Louis as president.
“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.” ~~ President Ronald Reagan
OBAMANOMICSTRICKLE DOWN DESTRUCTION of the economy
Bambi doesnt keep his promises...so buyer beware!
SET THEIR LOCAL AND DC LINES ON FIRE!
PLEASE ASK THEM TO REPEAL THE BIG NEW FEES in TRICARE for Life, the retired Military over 65 secondary health ins. which they passed in a DOD bill. They promised our Military these benefits, and our Military have earned them.
Sen Scott Browns number is 202-224-4543
Capitol Hill switchboard is 202-224-3121
Lots of local demwit phone numbers on this thread
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 Militarys secondary health ins. (DOD bill already passed, delayed but goes into effect 2011 NEEDS TO BE REPEALED!
OBAMAs 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.
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)
Obama: No reduced Medicare benefits in health care reform
Will healthcare reform mean cuts in Medicare for seniors?
Health Reforms Hidden Victims Young people and seniors would pay a high price for ObamaCare.
SOCIALIZED MED THREAD http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2466239/posts
MILITARY & Retired MILITARY
Veterans G.I. Bill benefits MIA
TRI CARE FOR LIFE This from a google search:
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 enrollees 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
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
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.
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.
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 cant believe that a co-pay increase like this was allowed to go forward, he added.
Obamacare call list: Courtsey of TN Eagle Forum: List now contains the new MAYBES culled from FR posts.
PLEASE CALL! DC OFFICE LOCAL OFFICE State District
Harry Mitchell (202) 225-2190 (480) 946-2411 AZ 5th District
Gabrielle Giffords (202) 225-2542 (520) 881-3588 AZ 8th District
Ann Kirkpatrick (202) 225-2315 (928) 226-6914 AZ 1st District
Jerry McNerney (202) 225-1947 925-833-0643 CA 11th District
John Salazar 202-225-4761 970-245-7107 CO 3rd District
Jim Himes (202) 225-5541 (866) 453-0028 CT 4th District
Alan Grayson (202) 225-2176 (407) 841-1757 FL 8th District
Bill Foster (202) 225-2976 630-406-1114 IL 14th District
Baron Hill 202 225 5315 812 288 3999 IN 9th District
Mark Schauer (202) 225-6276 (517) 780-9075 MI 7th District
Gary Peters (202) 225-5802 (248) 273-4227 MI 9th District
Dina Titus (202) 225-3252 702-256-DINA (3462) NV 3rd District
Carol Shea-Porter (202) 225-5456 (603) 743-4813 NH 1st District
Tim Bishop (202) 225-3826 (631) 696-6500 NY 1st District
John Hall (202) 225-5441 (845) 225-3641 x49371 NY 19th District
Bill Owens (202) 225-4611 (315) 782-3150 NY 23rd District
Mike Arcuri (202)225-3665 (315)793-8146 NY 24th District
Dan Maffei (202) 225-3701 (315) 423-5657 NY 25th District
Earl Pomeroy (202) 225-2611 (701) 224-0355 ND At-Large District
Steven Driehaus (202) 225-2216 (513) 684-2723 OH 1st District
Mary Jo Kilroy (202) 225-2015 (614) 294-2196 OH 15th District
Zach Space (202) 225-6265 (330) 364-4300 OH 18th District
Kathy Dahlkemper (202) 225-5406 (814) 456-2038 PA 3rd District
Patrick Murphy (202) 225-4276 (215) 826-1963 PA 8th District
Christopher Carney (202) 225-3731 (570) 585-9988 PA 10th District
Paul Kanjorski (202) 225-6511 (570) 825-2200 PA 11th District
John Spratt (202) 225-5501 (803)327-1114 SC 5th District
Tom Perriello (202) 225-4711 (276) 656-2291 VA 5th District
Alan Mollohan (202) 225-4172 (304) 623-4422 WVA 1st District
Nick Rahall (202) 225-3452 (304) 252-5000 WVA 3rd District
Steve Kagen (202) 225-5665 (920) 437-1954 WI 8th District
Bart Gordon (202) 225-4231 TN (MAYBE)
Bart Stupak (202) 225 4735 MI (MAYBE)
Brian Baird (202) 225-3536, Vancouver, (360) 695-6292. Olympia, (360) 352-9768, (MAYBE)
senator mark begich (202) 224-3004 toll free. (877) 501 - 6275 just became a MAYBE
John Tanner (202) 225-4714, Union City, (731) 885-7070, Jackson Phone: (731) 423-4848, Millington (901) 873-5690 TN (MAYBE)
Jason Altmire 202-225-2565, Aliquippa, 724-378-0928, Natrona Heights, 724-226-1304 (MAYBE)
He thinks he can get some Republican support?
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