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Barack Obama threatens to withdraw support from wavering Democrats
London Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | March 15, 2010 | Alex Spillius

Posted on 03/15/2010 1:12:56 PM PDT by Schnucki

The president will refuse to make fund-raising visits during November elections to any district whose representative has not backed the bill.

A one-night presidential appearance can bring in hundreds of thousands of dollars in funds which would otherwise take months to accumulate through cold-calling by campaign volunteers.

Mr Obama's threat came as the year-long debate over his signature domestic policy entered its final week.

Mr Obama is personally telephoning congressmen who are still on the fence this week, in between several personal appearances devoted toward swinging public opinion.

Yesterday he visited Strongsville, Ohio, home of cancer patient Natoma Canfield, who wrote to the president she gave up her health insurance after it rose to $8,500 (£5,600) a year. Mr Obama repeatedly has cited the letter he received from the self-employed cleaning worker to illustrate the urgency of reform.

Though Congress has already ignored several deadlines set by the president, March 21 is being treated by all sides the final target date, at which time all options would have been exhausted. The president has postponed an overseas trip by three days to see reform through.

Apart from arm-twisting by the White House, an advertising blitz that could cost £20 million by the end of the week, about the same level of a presidential campaign, has been aimed at about 40 undecided Democrats in the House of Representatives.

Most are conservatives who are worried that their support would cost them their seat in November, as the bill has become unpopular with a majority of Americans.

Others are anti-abortion advocates concerned that the proposals would not do enough to prevent government funding of abortions.

The US Chamber of Commerce has led a coalition of organisations opposed to reform, while pharmaceutical companies and Left-wing groups have joined forces to support reform and are urging

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Front Page News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 111th; bho44; bhofascism; bhotyranny; blackmail; democrats; obama; obamacare; socialisthealthcare
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Barack Obama has said he will not campaign for any Democratic congressmen who fails to support health care reform.

Wait ... is he trying to sabotage his health care plan?

1 posted on 03/15/2010 1:12:57 PM PDT by Schnucki
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To: Schnucki

“The president will refuse to make fund-raising visits during November elections to any district whose representative has not backed the bill.”

Hahahahaha...I wonder if they will make him put that in writing...hahahahaha...”DEAL”


2 posted on 03/15/2010 1:13:59 PM PDT by jessduntno ("our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin." - Sam Adams)
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To: Schnucki

Will they ask for this in writing?


3 posted on 03/15/2010 1:14:16 PM PDT by altura
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To: Schnucki

Wouldn’t that be a plus...for these morons?


4 posted on 03/15/2010 1:14:45 PM PDT by Osage Orange (A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity. - Sigmund Freud)
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To: jessduntno

Great minds, etc.


5 posted on 03/15/2010 1:14:50 PM PDT by altura
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To: Schnucki

They might actually thank him for not showing up...


6 posted on 03/15/2010 1:14:53 PM PDT by TSgt (RE-ELECT NOBODY - VOTE THEM ALL OUT!)
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To: Schnucki

Too bad his promises are worthless.


7 posted on 03/15/2010 1:14:53 PM PDT by Carley (Are you better off now than one year ago? HELL NO!!!!!)
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To: Schnucki

Obama is after the socialist holy grail. Health care.


8 posted on 03/15/2010 1:15:17 PM PDT by isthisnickcool (GIVE ME YOUR MONEY B***!! - President Obama)
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To: Schnucki

LOL. That’s what it looks like.


9 posted on 03/15/2010 1:15:21 PM PDT by Bahbah (Only dead fish go with the flow)
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To: Schnucki

Sort of like when he threatened to withdraw support for Donald Young?

Or is it more like this? “If you’a don’ta vota for me’a, my boys will be in touch. Understand?”

Doesn’t anyone care about Donald Young


10 posted on 03/15/2010 1:15:52 PM PDT by AdamBomb
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To: Schnucki

That would actually HELP those Democrats!


11 posted on 03/15/2010 1:16:11 PM PDT by MissyMack66
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To: Schnucki

****he will not campaign for any Democratic****

Dagnabbit! There goes the GOP’s best hope for victory!!!!!

He’s crazy like a fox!


12 posted on 03/15/2010 1:16:15 PM PDT by sodpoodle (Despair - Man's surrender. Laughter - God's redemption.)
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To: Schnucki; onyx
The president will refuse to make fund-raising visits during November elections to any district whose representative has not backed the bill.

LOL!
Well, that's one way he can help the dems.........

13 posted on 03/15/2010 1:16:33 PM PDT by Fiddlstix (Warning! This Is A Subliminal Tagline! Read it at your own risk!(Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: Schnucki

Well well, that gives these guys a great reason to not vote for this bill. This azzwipe Obozo sure has a high opinion of himself.

Are you sure this isn’t satire?


14 posted on 03/15/2010 1:16:43 PM PDT by dforest
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To: Schnucki

And Senator Coakley can tell you how important his support means. So can Governor Corzine and Governor Deeds.


15 posted on 03/15/2010 1:16:52 PM PDT by Repealthe17thAmendment (Is this field required?)
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To: altura
My first thought too

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16 posted on 03/15/2010 1:17:12 PM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: Schnucki

I imagine quite a few of them are breathing a sigh of relief -

“wow, you mean I won’t have to make up an excuse to keep you from ‘helping’ me?”


17 posted on 03/15/2010 1:17:45 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: isthisnickcool

National Healthcare! At LAST!
18 posted on 03/15/2010 1:18:54 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: Schnucki

Considering his track record with Coakley, Corzine, Deeds, etc...sounds like this bill might fail after all.


19 posted on 03/15/2010 1:20:19 PM PDT by RockinRight (Obama Logic: Global Warming causes blizzards, and deficit spending balances budgets.)
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To: Schnucki

Shouldn’t he guarantee he will show and campaign for you if you vote against the bill? That would make some sense.


20 posted on 03/15/2010 1:23:03 PM PDT by equalitybeforethelaw
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To: MrB

I keep telling people the reason all of these Dems are resigning is that they don’t want to be associated with Obama because they know they’re going to lose re-election. Obama not campaigning for them is a net positive.


21 posted on 03/15/2010 1:24:01 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (Integrity, Honesty, Character, & Loyalty still matter)
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To: Schnucki

Once again we need a UK paper to give us the truth ...


22 posted on 03/15/2010 1:24:35 PM PDT by DontTreadOnMe2009 (So stop treading on me already!)
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To: Osage Orange
If Barry really wanted to wield the hammer, wouldn't he promise the recalcitrant representatives that he would be showing up in their districts to campaign for them this November, and the only way to prevent that would be to vote for ObamaCare? ;-)
23 posted on 03/15/2010 1:24:57 PM PDT by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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To: Fiddlstix

He’s such an arrogant punk.


24 posted on 03/15/2010 1:26:08 PM PDT by onyx (BE A MONTHLY DONOR - I AM)
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To: MrB

Brer Obama and the Briar Patch!


25 posted on 03/15/2010 1:27:38 PM PDT by milagro
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To: Milton Miteybad

That’s my take.........


26 posted on 03/15/2010 1:31:32 PM PDT by Osage Orange (A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity. - Sigmund Freud)
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To: Schnucki

Republicans should do to waivering Democrats like they did for Lieberman, offer that they won’t run strong Republican candidates and if the wavering Democrat doesn’t win his own primary, Republicans will support him as an Independent.


27 posted on 03/15/2010 1:33:35 PM PDT by fso301
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To: Schnucki

In the Scott Brown election Barney Frank said, “why, a vote for Scott Brown means the END of the Obama Agenda” or something like that.

And people listened!


28 posted on 03/15/2010 1:38:08 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: jessduntno

Quick! Spread the word about this announcement: maybe that will swing some of the Dems to a ‘No’ vote!


29 posted on 03/15/2010 1:39:33 PM PDT by alancarp (Calling all states: Reduce the cost of doing business and jobs will flock to your doors.)
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To: Schnucki

So, they get to tell their constituents that they voted against a bill that is deeply unpopular, and not only distance themselves from an arrogant president, but have that president do that job for them. What’s the downside?


30 posted on 03/15/2010 1:40:13 PM PDT by WinOne4TheGipper (Truthers to the Left of me, Birthers (pretending to be) to the Right of me!)
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To: Schnucki
The president will refuse to make fund-raising visits during November elections to any district whose representative has not backed the bill.

Good grief. If that doesn't convince people he is out of touch, nothing will. These dems should tell him they're willing to take their chances. Sheesh.

31 posted on 03/15/2010 1:43:59 PM PDT by jennyjenny
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To: Schnucki

That’s a THREAT?? To whom...the republican challenger??!!


32 posted on 03/15/2010 1:49:04 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: Schnucki; ExTexasRedhead

Defeat Obamacare call list: List now contains the new MAYBES culled from FR posts. Be sure to call KNOWN RINOS too.

KEEP THE CALLS UP! DC OFFICE LOCAL OFFICE

Code Red” - House Target List on Health Care

The National Republican Congressional Committee has published a target list on health care. In addition to continuing to contact the five Tennessee Democrat Congressmen, you can go http://www.votervoice.net/link/clickthrough/ext/94697.aspx to contact some of these targets. Much of the talk following Obama’s announcement has focused on how to defeat this second bill through reconciliation, but that is misleading because the first step to defeating Obamacare is not by concentrating on defeating the “fixer” bill but by defeating the Senate bill in the House when it goes to the floor for an up-or-down vote on Thursday, March 18th.

Rep. Lincoln Davis 202-225-6831 Columbia office: 931-490-8699
Rep. Jim Cooper 202-225-4311 Nashville office: 615-736-5295
Rep. Bart Gordon 202-225-4231 Murfreesboro office: 615-896-1986
John Tanner (202) 225-4714, Union City, (731) 885-7070, Jackson Phone: (731) 423-4848, Millington (901) 873-5690 TN (MAYBE)
Rep. Steve Cohen 202-225-3265 Memphis office: 901-544-4131
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
James Matheson Toll-Free Number 1 (877) 677-9743 (202) 225-3011Mike 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 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
Jason Altmire 202-225-2565, Aliquippa, 724-378-0928,
Natrona Heights, 724-226-1304 (MAYBE)

On the Bubble (Major developments from the “yes” and “no” columns in the House)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2467046/posts

Congressional Dems on Twitter
http://www.arrghpaine.com/congressional-dems-on-twitter

And here are toll-free numbers we can use to call any Senators or Reps.
At the first number below you must wait through a tape recording urging you to tell your Rep or Senator to vote “yes” for the health care bill. Just hang on and when the recording is over, you will get the Capitol operator. Just ask for your Rep or Senator’s office. Then you will either talk to an aid or have the chance to leave a message for him/her to vote NO on the health care bill.

When you use the second number and the Capitol operator comes on, just ask for your Rep or Senator’s office. Every time I use this number I get the Rep or Senator’s answer machine, so it may be set up that way all the time...to go to their answer machine. Either way you can leave a message to vote NO on the health care bill!

We need to use these toll free numbers that have been set up for the health care/ BO supporters and illegals to use! After all they are FREE!
1-800-828-0498 , 1-866-220-0044, 1-866-338-1015, 877-851-6437, 877-210-5351


33 posted on 03/15/2010 1:50:19 PM PDT by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, disabled,seniors & retired Military)
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To: Schnucki

“Just don’t throw me in that briar patch”

Could be a Dem in a GOP district is wanting that?


34 posted on 03/15/2010 1:52:09 PM PDT by bestintxas
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To: Schnucki

Continuation of Chicago styled thuggery....and the lamestream media just lets this idiot get by with it each and every time.

The Jack Squat idiot is making a mockery of our Constitution, the office of POTUS and commander and chief, and of our nation....and as par, the majority of the lamestream media continues to allow such.


35 posted on 03/15/2010 1:54:09 PM PDT by cranked
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To: Schnucki

Healthcare fails and Obama becomes neutered.

now the have to vote no.


36 posted on 03/15/2010 1:55:32 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Schnucki

Does BO realize his “support” is the kiss of death?


37 posted on 03/15/2010 2:01:01 PM PDT by lonestar (Better Obama picks his nose than our pockets!)
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To: Schnucki

“A one-night presidential appearance can bring in hundreds of thousands of dollars...”

The track record says is costs RAT candidates 5-10 points on election day.


38 posted on 03/15/2010 2:01:59 PM PDT by rod1
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To: prairiebreeze

read later


39 posted on 03/15/2010 2:02:20 PM PDT by prairiebreeze (Prayers for the Ft. Hood families, victims and soldiers.)
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To: Schnucki

Wonderful news! Yep, he is really an intellectual - helping his political enemies:-)


40 posted on 03/15/2010 2:11:50 PM PDT by texteacher
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To: Schnucki

This gets funnier all the time. It reminds me os the Uncle Remus stories. Ol’Brer Rabbit, when stuck to the tar baby, pleaded with Ol’ Brer Fox not to throw him in the briar patch. Which was, of course, exactly what Brer Rabbit wanted to be throw. He could navigate through the briars because he was smaller than Brer Fox.

By the time the elections come round Onada will have made such a pariah of himself that demrats will welome any excuse not be seen with him.

This mean’s the dems do not have the votes and are probably not likely to get constitutionally correct votes.

That is not to say that we can back off the pressure. Got to keep the heel on Onada’s neck.


41 posted on 03/15/2010 2:12:06 PM PDT by dools007
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To: Schnucki

*O* Coatails are toxic!


42 posted on 03/15/2010 2:13:32 PM PDT by tiredoflaundry (I will not be silenced.)
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To: dools007

visual aid for the younguns

43 posted on 03/15/2010 2:17:32 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Tax the poor. Taxes will give them a stake in society)
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To: Schnucki

Hmmmm now there’s a threat....


44 posted on 03/15/2010 2:19:19 PM PDT by the long march
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To: Schnucki

Given that all the candidates that received his support so far have lost, what’s the problem?


45 posted on 03/15/2010 2:24:49 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: Schnucki

Given his status in the polls, that promise should boomerang on him and cause more Dems to vote against the bill!


46 posted on 03/15/2010 2:25:47 PM PDT by Gumdrop
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To: Schnucki

He should have threatened them WITH support if they voted NO.
What a putz.


47 posted on 03/15/2010 2:32:07 PM PDT by TET1968 (SI MINOR PLUS EST ERGO NIHIL SUNT OMNIA)
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To: Schnucki
Too bad the GOP never had this level of determination during tough fights.

Gotta give credit where credit is due...the dims KNOW how to Whip the vote.

Alas, I'm still betting they don't have the votes.

48 posted on 03/15/2010 2:32:42 PM PDT by Mariner
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To: indylindy
Barack Obama threatens to withdraw support from wavering Democrats

"Threatens?" "Reverse Midas Touch" Obama?

49 posted on 03/15/2010 2:36:30 PM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Pat Caddell: Democrats are drinking kool-aid in a political Jonestown)
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To: Schnucki
Oh dear, an unpopular Communist withdraws his support from me. Bummer - NOT!
50 posted on 03/15/2010 2:40:12 PM PDT by Chgogal (American Mugabe, get your arse out of my bank, my car, my doctor's office & my elec. utility.)
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