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Obama launches sales blitz for health reform
AFP on Yahoo ^ | 3/25/10 | Hieu Pham

Posted on 03/25/2010 12:29:04 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AFP) – US President Barack Obama Thursday launched a sales blitz for his historic health care reforms, as Democrats battled deep Republican anger to finish a set of fixes to the law.

Obama returned on Air Force One to Iowa, the cradle of his 2008 campaign, to proclaim he had made good on the political change he promised, by enacting reforms dreamed of by Democrats for generations, but never realized until now.

The president was also expected to take on Republicans as they seek to define the historic bill as a costly, big government power grab, in the run-up to mid-term elections in November in which Democrats fear heavy losses.

Obama was expecting a big crowd in the agricultural heartland state where he won the fabled nominating caucuses which ignited his presidential campaign and led him to eventual victory over his Democratic foe Hillary Clinton.

The health care legislation will extend medical coverage to an estimated 32 million Americans who currently lack it and bans insurance company abuses as well as mandating that all US citizens buy insurance or face fines.

Back in Washington, the fierce partisan schism which prevailed through the bitter year of politicking it took to pass the bill, deepened, as Republicans threw new blocking maneuvers to slow the health-care end game.

The opposition party forced a new House of Representatives vote on a package of fixes ..

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The Senate was expected to complete its part around 2:00 pm (1800 GMT), sending the package to the House for approval before it can head to the president's desk to be signed into law.

"If they finish their work later today as planned, the House will take up the improvements bill with technical corrections this evening," said Democratic House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


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1 posted on 03/25/2010 12:29:04 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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sending the package

..

??

more like sealing the fate of a nation


2 posted on 03/25/2010 12:29:42 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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as Rep. Dingell said. it’s about ‘control’.

.. and a lot of propaganda.


3 posted on 03/25/2010 12:30:38 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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To: NormsRevenge
The opposition party forced a new House of Representatives vote on a package of fixes ..

Oh, poor babies.

4 posted on 03/25/2010 12:31:09 PM PDT by mlocher (USA is a sovereign nation)
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To: NormsRevenge

Keep talking BO/BS! You’ll be as successful as you were in Virgina, New Jersey and Massachusetts.


5 posted on 03/25/2010 12:31:51 PM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! www.FairTaxNation.com)
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Hi HO.. HI Ho.. It's off to IOwa I go!!

US President Barack Obama walks out of the Oval Office to board Marine One from the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC. Obama Thursday launched a sales blitz for his historic health care reforms, as Democrats battled deep Republican anger to finish a set of fixes to the law. (AFP/Jewel Samad)


6 posted on 03/25/2010 12:31:58 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Dear Mr. President:

Even you can’t make chicken salad out of chicken sh*t.


7 posted on 03/25/2010 12:32:27 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Something is definitely wrong when he has to continue to sell this package even after it has been passed and signed into law.

Methink it is, as someone on tv said, an effort to thwart tea partiers and others in their plan to clean house this November.


8 posted on 03/25/2010 12:32:34 PM PDT by fatnotlazy (Never forget!)
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To: NormsRevenge

A sales blitz for something that is mandatory is already law??


9 posted on 03/25/2010 12:33:28 PM PDT by GeronL (All politicians are POS. Some are just piled higher and smell worse.)
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To: NormsRevenge
I find our president to be a huge embarrassment.

He is so low class-his cheer leading so shallow and staged, everyone just gets sick of it; I get truly repulsed.

He does NOT KNOW HOW TO BE GRACIOUS. He to only know how to suck in applause from planned audiences and relish visibly the adoration.

It is scary, truly offensive and such a huge waste of our tax dollars.

But then, liberals don't care.

10 posted on 03/25/2010 12:34:01 PM PDT by Republic (Stop the horrific liberals in congress before they destroy our nation.)
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U.S. President Barack Obama makes remarks on health care reform at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, March 25, 2010. REUTERS/Jason Reed (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS HEALTH)


11 posted on 03/25/2010 12:34:06 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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To: NormsRevenge

He’s just a community organizer. All propaganda, all the time.


12 posted on 03/25/2010 12:34:18 PM PDT by kosciusko51
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To: NormsRevenge

People need to lampoon Obama over this. The one thing Obama can not stand is being made fun of. Nobody likes a poor winner and poor winners are easy to make fun of. He really is Urkel.


13 posted on 03/25/2010 12:34:29 PM PDT by Sarah-bot (The bloom is off the fart blossum)
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To: GeronL

I know.. Internal November numbers must be really bad..


14 posted on 03/25/2010 12:34:48 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Because really, most presidents go on a big sales pitch tour after they pass major legislation. You know, building support BEFORE you ram something through is so old fashioned. It’s so much more post-partison to enact it and then say “your stuck with it, so you might as well like it”.


15 posted on 03/25/2010 12:34:54 PM PDT by pepsi_junkie (Who is John Galt?)
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To: fatnotlazy

How about a press conference where a (non-supplicant, if such a thing exists) press might ask him why he wasn’t willing to try and sell it before midnight engineering it through Congress?


16 posted on 03/25/2010 12:35:20 PM PDT by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: NormsRevenge

That picture looks like an ugly tentacle of the government coming down on ya. Deserves a caption like... ???


17 posted on 03/25/2010 12:35:48 PM PDT by BigFinn
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To: NormsRevenge

So this is the “launch” of the sales blitz. We ignore the last year and the rejection by the people of the bill they passed.

No thank you.

This “sales blitz” is a necro thread. Know what I mean, my droogs?


18 posted on 03/25/2010 12:35:51 PM PDT by Woebama (Never, never, never quit)
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To: Sarah-bot

Perhaps you can suggest a skit for Saturday Night Live.


19 posted on 03/25/2010 12:36:35 PM PDT by fatnotlazy (Never forget!)
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To: Sarah-bot
It is so embarrassing to have a president of our nation using our tax dollars to fly around in Air Force One in an attempt to relish the applause of screened and well planned audiences.

It is phony and it shows.

It is wasteful and THAT SHOWS.

It is low class and so very, very creepy.

Liberals really like to live at the bottom for reasons only they understand (but I think it is because they melt in daylight).

20 posted on 03/25/2010 12:36:50 PM PDT by Republic (Stop the horrific liberals in congress before they destroy our nation.)
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To: Sarah-bot
I'm your candy man...stop me when I'm passing by.....

Obama...so cute....trying to sell something...people already bought.....he he...who's gonna tell him?

Uh...Mr. President...you just signed the bill....uh what are you doing? Israel..uh jobs....economy.... HELLO...?

21 posted on 03/25/2010 12:36:57 PM PDT by Texas4ever (God is in control!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Why does a sales blitz need to be done? Waste of time.


22 posted on 03/25/2010 12:37:02 PM PDT by txmissy
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To: fatnotlazy

I can’t but it would be funny.


23 posted on 03/25/2010 12:37:26 PM PDT by Sarah-bot (The bloom is off the fart blossum)
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To: NormsRevenge

Why does a sales blitz need to be done? Waste of time.


24 posted on 03/25/2010 12:38:22 PM PDT by txmissy
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To: txmissy
waste of time.. ahhhh.. you mean like the mainstream media?


25 posted on 03/25/2010 12:38:45 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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To: NormsRevenge

I wonder how many millions more of our money he’s going to spend on this dog of a bill that so few of us want?

After the “blitz”, he’ll need another vacation, possibly in Europe, to recover. I’m sure his entourage will be substantial. More money down the drain.


26 posted on 03/25/2010 12:39:54 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: NormsRevenge

But one of the first things millions of Americans will “see” is an effective 40 percent tax hike on the over-the-counter medicines – from an antihistamine such as Claritin for allergies, pain relief medicine such as Tylenol or Excedrin, Pedialyte to prevent their kids from becoming dehydrated when they are sick, and even prenatal vitamins if they are expecting another one.


27 posted on 03/25/2010 12:41:32 PM PDT by Freddd (CNN is down to Three Hundred Thousand viewers. But they worked for it.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Yep - exactly.


28 posted on 03/25/2010 12:41:55 PM PDT by txmissy
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To: NormsRevenge

You know you’ve bought a lemon when the
salesman has to keep selling you after
you’ve bought it.


29 posted on 03/25/2010 12:43:55 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: GeronL

30 posted on 03/25/2010 12:44:03 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Remember in November.)
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To: Texas4ever

LMAO! You have it exactly right. Those living in fantasy land still haven’t figured out that even their shills in the media can’t distract us. The “grapevine” is alive and well. Nothing they can do will shift the national conversation.


31 posted on 03/25/2010 12:45:43 PM PDT by southernsunshine
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To: NormsRevenge

Too bad we can’t do to Obama what the Aztec citizens did to Montezuma.

Ok, I’ll settle for the Mussolini method.


32 posted on 03/25/2010 12:46:03 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Obama's vision for America...Green shoots and skittles, where pancakes grow on fritter trees.)
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To: Sarah-bot

Narcissists hate being laughed at because they are all about controlling people to their will. If you mock him it means he’s not in control.
He has to continue to fly around the country trying to make his Crap Sandwich sound delicious.


33 posted on 03/25/2010 12:46:12 PM PDT by two23 (Ephesians 6:11 thru 13)
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To: NormsRevenge

This guy has to find an excuse to get on TV EVERY DAY.

It’s gotten to the point you have to watch TV w/ the MUTE button under your thumb.


34 posted on 03/25/2010 12:48:31 PM PDT by Vinnie (You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Jihads You)
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To: NormsRevenge
I suspect that the folks that support the Health Care bill will be the first ones to cry foul when they have to use it.
They don't realize that they have been sucked into a disaster.
35 posted on 03/25/2010 12:49:37 PM PDT by ANGGAPO (Leyte Gulf Beach Club)
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To: ANGGAPO

just got a note from FReeper who is 85 (uses VA) and thinks it is great. He may not live to see what a disaster this is.. for him & others in his age/stage


36 posted on 03/25/2010 12:50:35 PM PDT by DollyCali (Don't tell God how big your storm is...Tell the storm how big your God is!)
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To: NormsRevenge

A TERRORIST bent on Destroying AMERICA!


37 posted on 03/25/2010 12:52:42 PM PDT by True Republican Patriot (May GOD Continue to BLESS Our Great President George W. Bush!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Why does he need to sell it? It has already been signed into law. I wouldn’t be surprised if they are doing this to distract us from something else....say, immigration reform?


38 posted on 03/25/2010 12:55:09 PM PDT by camerongood210
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To: NormsRevenge

I think we should all now demand Ipod reform, it’s just not fair some people have Ipads some people have Ipod touches and Iphones while there are millions of people just getting by with a nano or a shuffle and some people have no Ipod at all they listen to the radio. I think that people with expensive Ipods should pay more for them and pay extra taxes on the Itunes then we can give everyone a FREE Ipod.


39 posted on 03/25/2010 12:55:47 PM PDT by edzo4 (You call us the 'Party Of No', I call us the resistance.)
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To: NormsRevenge

As Rush said this morning....the damn bill passed. Why is the Kenyan Catastrophe trying to sell it all over?


40 posted on 03/25/2010 12:56:28 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: NormsRevenge

FUBO! Go back to street hustling in Chicago!....You suck!


41 posted on 03/25/2010 12:57:34 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Sarah-bot

narcissists cannot stand to be made fun of...they cannot stand rejection. They also cannot stand to be ignored.


42 posted on 03/25/2010 1:00:00 PM PDT by QualityMan (1994 is right around the corner........)
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To: NormsRevenge

The article talks about Republican anger. That picture shows one angry black man.


43 posted on 03/25/2010 1:01:29 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: NormsRevenge
Selling something he already passed?

What's wrong with this picture?

44 posted on 03/25/2010 1:05:58 PM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star recipient!)
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To: NormsRevenge
Wow. This article really stinks of bias.

(Nothing new or surprising, just noting).

45 posted on 03/25/2010 1:08:21 PM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star recipient!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Obama didnt have to go to Iowa just to make this speech.

He just loves to ride in that Plane.

Everyone saluting him and stroking him, He probably sits in his chair in his private Air force One office whacking his tack, the whole trip.


46 posted on 03/25/2010 1:13:53 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: NormsRevenge

WOW, if Obama could just get out there on TV a little more maybe people would be convinced.


47 posted on 03/25/2010 1:17:11 PM PDT by pb929
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To: NormsRevenge

.... what’s to sell ,,, He’s forced it on us !!!


48 posted on 03/25/2010 1:34:13 PM PDT by lionheart 247365 (-:{ GLEN BECK is 0bama's TRANSPARENCY CZAR }:-)
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To: Venturer; All
He probably sits in his chair in his private Air force One office whacking his tack, the whole trip.

While watching videos of himself.

49 posted on 03/25/2010 2:35:38 PM PDT by Ten Beers Gone (1/20/13)
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To: DollyCali
Finally got around to your post. 85, Hell no, I ain't going to go. Cheers
50 posted on 04/18/2010 2:09:46 PM PDT by ANGGAPO (Leyte Gulf Beach Club)
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