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AP: GOP fears backlash over health care stance
AP via Boston.com ^

Posted on 04/01/2010 10:33:36 PM PDT by Chet 99

GOP fears backlash over health care stance

April 1, 2010

WASHINGTON — Top Republicans are starting to worry about their health care rallying cry “Repeal the bill.’’ It just might singe GOP candidates in November’s elections, they fear, if voters begin to see benefits from the new law.

Democrats, hoping the GOP is indeed positioning itself too far to the right for the elections, are taking note of every Republican who pledges to fight for repeal. Such a pledge might work well in conservative-dominated Republican primaries, they say, but it could backfire in the fall if more moderate voters turn out.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bias; healthcare; mediabias; msm; rinos4obamacare; rinos4romneycare; romney; romneycare
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1 posted on 04/01/2010 10:33:36 PM PDT by Chet 99
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To: Chet 99

Either the Republicans are retarded cowards, or this AP story is a complete fabrication.


2 posted on 04/01/2010 10:34:38 PM PDT by fr_freak
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To: Chet 99

How many times are we going to post this story???


3 posted on 04/01/2010 10:34:44 PM PDT by Anti-Hillary (Yo Barry, IF FOR 20 YEARS YOU STAY IN THE PEW, IT'S BECAUSE YOU SHARE THE VIEW!!!!!)
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To: Chet 99

Either the AP is deliberately trying to mislead, or the GOP “leaders” in question are imbeciles.


4 posted on 04/01/2010 10:35:11 PM PDT by sourcery (Government should be as powerless as possible, while still able to protect individual rights)
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To: Chet 99
HAAAAAAAAAAA

they better fear backlash against RINOs who fear backlash!

5 posted on 04/01/2010 10:35:33 PM PDT by genetic homophobe
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To: Chet 99

What a bunch of bullshit, psywar, political propaganda.


6 posted on 04/01/2010 10:37:37 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (The FASCIST knows his window of opportunity is now only 8 months. Watch him like a hawk.)
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To: Chet 99
. . . they fear, if voters begin to see benefits from the new law.

Not likely, since the "benefits" are not suppose to begin showing up till 2014 while the tax increases begin immediately. I suspect that the huge increases in health care costs to those already paying huge costs will have the exact opposite effect that the AP is hoping for.

7 posted on 04/01/2010 10:39:25 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Papa of two new Army Brats! Congrats to my Soldier son and his wife.)
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To: Chet 99

That’s their problem. They can go run and hide from the communists if that’s what they want to do. We the People will handle this.


8 posted on 04/01/2010 10:39:55 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Help! I've been Alinskyed by the Obamanoids and I can't get up!)
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To: Chet 99

They had better fear getting through the primaries if they aren’t opposing Fascism.


9 posted on 04/01/2010 10:40:24 PM PDT by rbbeachkid
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To: Chet 99

What a compound AP pantload!!!


10 posted on 04/01/2010 10:46:16 PM PDT by SierraWasp ("Contempt of Congress" used to be a minor crime. Now it's a badge of honor!!!)
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To: Chet 99

This is the media trying to scare the RINOs, nothing more.

Any Republicans afraid that opposing Obamacare will hurt them at the polls, I have two words for you:

Scott Brown.

If the issue was a winner in Kennedyville, it will be a winner almost anywhere. Now, nut up and fight those commies! You, too, Snowe and Collins. Show some fight!


11 posted on 04/01/2010 10:46:45 PM PDT by OrangeHoof ("Barack Obama" is Swahili for "Bend over suckahs".)
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To: Chet 99

Either the GOP’s claims about how badly this health care bill was going to screw the country were lies, or they should be doing everything they can to see that it is repealed.

And the thing is, they weren’t lies. I’m just afraid that too many GOP politicians think that they were.


12 posted on 04/01/2010 10:48:21 PM PDT by jdege
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To: Chet 99

April Fool!


13 posted on 04/01/2010 10:51:14 PM PDT by rfp1234
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To: Chet 99

Does AP know Arlen Specter is no longer a “Republican”?


14 posted on 04/01/2010 10:53:08 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man
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To: SierraWasp
"What a compound AP pantload!!!"

Two things come to mind. Obama canceled his tour to Indonesia to go on the health care stump again. Why? He signed into law. And now he his talking about drilling for oil. Why do you suppose that is? He is looking at the polls and doesn't like what he sees. Too late for that. The Emperor has no clothes.

15 posted on 04/01/2010 10:57:00 PM PDT by blackbart.223 (I live in Northern Nevada. Reid doesn't represent me.)
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To: Chet 99

bump


16 posted on 04/01/2010 10:58:19 PM PDT by lowbridge (Rep. Dingell: "Its taken a long time.....to control the people.")
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To: SoldierDad

One thing that happens right away is kids up to age 26 being able to stay on their parents’ insurance. Also the ban on refusing to cover infants with pre-existing conditions.

Entitlement programs are extremely hard to kill because the people who gain from their services fight tooth and nail to defend them while the same level of passion doesn’t exist among those who primarily just pay for them.

That, and since unless we can impeach Obama, he’ll never sign a repeal. So that puts 2013 as the earliest date.


17 posted on 04/01/2010 10:59:53 PM PDT by OldGuard1
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To: fr_freak
Either the Republicans are retarded cowards, or this AP story is a complete fabrication.

Yes, the AP fabricated the story in the hopes of frightening many of the coward-at-heart Republicans. ...You know, the kind of Republicans who STILL - - in 2010 - - run like scared bunny rabbits from the dying "mainstream" Democrat newsrooms. Look how quickly that coward Corker folded.

18 posted on 04/01/2010 11:02:50 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: OldGuard1
"Entitlement programs are extremely hard to kill because the people who gain from their services fight tooth and nail to defend them while the same level of passion doesn’t exist among those who primarily just pay for them."

Be that as it may there is just no money to pay for this crap anymore. Reality always wins out in the long term.

19 posted on 04/01/2010 11:05:02 PM PDT by blackbart.223 (I live in Northern Nevada. Reid doesn't represent me.)
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To: Chet 99

Paging Lindsey Graham and Juan McCain. Any repub who fears the backlash of healthcare repeal is a pussy.


20 posted on 04/01/2010 11:09:17 PM PDT by double_down
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To: FlingWingFlyer
We the People will handle this.

Not to mention the courts. Obama vs. Waterloo. The commerce clause can only be stretched so far before it breaks. Too bad it has to wait until someone can show the bill has caused them harm before it can be tried.

You'd think the states could make a case that this violates the 10th ammendment quite clearly. Both the people and the states require the protection from an over-reaching federal government that the 10th should provide.

Not that the feds have ever respected such a limitation, but perhaps the time has come when it will get's it's hand slapped. It's time governors throughout the country stand up for their state's sovereignty before it's lost for good or there'll no longer be any need for them and their legislatures.

As the Beach Boys sang, so shall we:"Everybody's Gone Serfing, Serfing USA".

21 posted on 04/01/2010 11:09:23 PM PDT by budwiesest (It's that girl from Alaska, again.)
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To: Anti-Hillary
How many times are we going to post this story???

Until everyone has seen it. Not everyone can sit at home reading thousands of posts on Free Republic 24 hours a day.

This thread is certainly more important than football scores, home recipes, or the latest fad diet.

22 posted on 04/01/2010 11:10:47 PM PDT by Cobra64
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To: Chet 99

The polls, the polls, where are the polls?

Most people who want to see Obamacare gone would be happy to have the bill gutted.


23 posted on 04/01/2010 11:13:24 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: fr_freak
I'd like to know who these "Top Republicans" are.

They should be blacklisted for this year's mid terms.

24 posted on 04/01/2010 11:16:16 PM PDT by Cobra64
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To: Chet 99

AP - BS. See the Mason Dixon poll last Friday in FL. Floridians HATE Obamacare.

32% Floridans of all ages support it.
25% seniors support it.

The HOUSE controll by the GOP in Jan 2011 needs to DEFUND it. People hate it.


25 posted on 04/01/2010 11:17:13 PM PDT by Frantzie (McCain=Obama's friend. McCain called AMERICANS against amnesty - "racists")
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To: OldGuard1

Entitlement entanglements can be taken care of with minimal political squealing through grandfathering. There hasn’t been much in the way of entitlements actually doled out yet — not even a mandate that insurance must cover all children (this was one of the Pelosi crowd oopses). Then the GOP can offer an alternative to the entitlement as an optional choice to the grandfathered. When the grandfathered realize they are looking at two tiers of medical care quality and they get the short end of the stick, they will be motivated to switch.


26 posted on 04/01/2010 11:17:32 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: fr_freak

They are the former.


27 posted on 04/01/2010 11:19:48 PM PDT by ConservativeMind (Hypocrisy: "Animal rightists" who eat meat & pen up pets while accusing hog farmers of cruelty.)
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To: fr_freak
Either the Republicans are retarded cowards, or this AP story is a complete fabrication.

It's still April 1 if you haven't noticed. You are right this article is BS.
28 posted on 04/01/2010 11:20:24 PM PDT by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough!)
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To: OldGuard1

Obozo touted this bill as a way to bring health care costs down - that was the benefit alluded to here. This bill (now law) will increase costs - and by a lot. Thus, the “benefits” of this bill will not be realized for years and years to come. The pre-existing conditions part is not all inclusive from what I’ve read in the bill. Covering of children up to age 26 only applies to those who do not already have health care coverage of their own - and I don’t recall reading anything about this section being retroactive - in other words, do my children who have already been bumped off now regain coverage under my insurance? I’m guessing my employer will have something to say about this. Since no one in Congress has yet to read the complete bill (law) I’m not holding my breath on what is going to occur.


29 posted on 04/01/2010 11:20:51 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Papa of two new Army Brats! Congrats to my Soldier son and his wife.)
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To: Cobra64

Good answer.

As for the point of this AP article- it is liberal media disinformation and strategy.


30 posted on 04/01/2010 11:20:58 PM PDT by citizencon
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To: HiTech RedNeck
"Most people who want to see Obamacare gone would be happy to have the bill gutted."

I want to see it gone with no replacement offered by anyone Republican or Democrat. The Feds have no business here.

31 posted on 04/01/2010 11:22:35 PM PDT by blackbart.223 (I live in Northern Nevada. Reid doesn't represent me.)
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To: SierraWasp

Without a doubt, one of the most dishonest pieces of crap I’ve ever read.


32 posted on 04/01/2010 11:43:57 PM PDT by Hildy
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To: Chet 99

I accidentally stepped in some dogGOP this afternoon.

“GOP!” I exclaimed. This GOP will never come off my shoes!

Why, I thought, couldn’t this dog’s owner have pooper-scooped his dog’s GOP?


33 posted on 04/01/2010 11:44:44 PM PDT by Moe Tzadik
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To: OldGuard1

The age 26 thing is likely to backfire on them. Many parents are looking to finally getting their young adults OFF of the dole - out and independent. That is the goal. This works counter to many family plans and is likely to bite the Democraps in the butt.


34 posted on 04/01/2010 11:52:31 PM PDT by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: Chet 99
It just might singe GOP candidates in November’s elections, they fear, if voters begin to see benefits from the new law.

The "benefits" from this bill doesn't take effect until 2012...

35 posted on 04/01/2010 11:59:17 PM PDT by TheThinker (Communists: taking over the world one kooky doomsday scenerio at a time.)
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To: Chet 99

So instead of calling for repeal, the pubs already said that health care needs reform, they can say they will change the law to make it into something that is workable and not punitive to the people.


36 posted on 04/02/2010 12:11:56 AM PDT by Always Independent
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To: Chet 99
Yeah, the Voters don't care about 10% Unemployment being the norm under the rule of the Democrats, or $3 Gas under the rule of the Democrats, or the Two Trillion Dollar Yearly Deficits under the rule of the Democrats.

All the Voters really care about is getting a “free” Obama Colonscopy. Of course they don't realize that they get one of those every day under the rule of the Democrats.

37 posted on 04/02/2010 12:12:33 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Obamunism, the fatal cure for Bush Derangement Syndrome.)
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To: Chet 99; All
They should say the Republicans will stand up against Government bureaucrats and Insurance companies to prevent the outrageous intrusion of the government into the doctor -patient relationship.

Republicans should then focus on informing people of the bad parts of the bill such as the denial of care to the elderly and disabled, and the probable loss of their current arrangements for something they will like less.

The enrichment of the Insurance Companies by requiring people who do not need it or want it to buy it, allowing premiums to rise, and not requiring Insurance Companies to issue policies to children with pre-existing conditions (through typical inept bureaucratic snafu).

The invasion of privacy by the government. Some government bureaucrat determining what treatment you receive instead of the doctor. The job killing method of financing which also steals from our children and grandchildren.

Then they should say the Republicans will stand with the American people to improve access to good quality health care not just crappy insurance that most doctors will not take, and makes the health care available worse instead of better.

38 posted on 04/02/2010 12:50:16 AM PDT by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: Chet 99
GOP fears...

That's one of those phrases like "Muslims offended".

39 posted on 04/02/2010 1:07:57 AM PDT by Redcloak (What's your zombie plan?)
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To: Chet 99

AP is ass press, the official media of o’bum. GOP should assume just the opposite of what AP says.


40 posted on 04/02/2010 1:21:54 AM PDT by kp2hot
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To: FlingWingFlyer
Let the marxists keep trying to justify their nationalization of the medical insurance and student loan industry, it doesn't matter, because it will not stand, and all that is lacking is conservative leadership that has the guts to call that collection of socialist crook sex pervert baby killer trial lawyer trade unionist scum in the democrat party exactly what they are, and not let them hide behind "progressive" and "liberal".

"You are seeing today an all out attempt to marshal the forces of the opposition, using not merely the communists, or their fellow travelers-the deluded liberals, the eggheads, and some of my good friends in both the Democratic and Republican Parties who can become heros over night in the eyes of the left-wing press if they will just join with the jackal pack"

41 posted on 04/02/2010 1:25:31 AM PDT by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: Chet 99

It’s gotta be an April Fool’s article.

I don’t believe a word of this.


42 posted on 04/02/2010 1:27:31 AM PDT by AlanGreenSpam (Obama: The First 'American IDOL' President - sponsored by Chicago NeoCom Thugs)
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To: Chet 99

Once again the AP prints an “ wish this were true” story. Who are the Republicans who “fear a backlash”? Why aren’t they named?

The rage against both the substance and process of this bill is not abating, it is in fact growing. Dems who went home recently to “sell” the healthcare reform have instead gone into hiding.

Besides being a fabrication of the left, the story is even wrong on the substance of message of the Republicans. They are running on a “repeal and replace” message and not simply a repeal one.

Whenever the Left gets boxed in and is getting hammered by the truth they resort to the same tired old “unnamed sources” to provide relief and cover for themselves and ther hapless, hopeless followers.


43 posted on 04/02/2010 1:39:28 AM PDT by 101voodoo
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To: Chet 99

BULL SH*T


44 posted on 04/02/2010 1:58:59 AM PDT by mojitojoe (I don't care what you passed. you are irrelevant. I'll NEVER comply in any way. Read my lips, NEVER!)
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To: Chet 99

AP = AgitProp...agitation and propoganda


45 posted on 04/02/2010 2:18:39 AM PDT by wally-balls
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To: Chet 99
April Fools!
46 posted on 04/02/2010 2:21:44 AM PDT by counterpunch (The Emperor has no Cloture)
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To: fr_freak

AP is trying to stampede the RINOs, it appears to be working. When are they going to learn to quit listeing to the Brown SHirt Media.


47 posted on 04/02/2010 2:39:55 AM PDT by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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To: mojitojoe

New cuss word......
Years ago when I sometimes used unsavory language, I often used the expression “Bull S***.” As I grew up a bit and discovered it was not necessary to use such crude language, that expression became “BS.”

What did I really mean when I used those expressions?

I meant that something was ridiculous, or idiotic or a half truth or just stupid. It covered any number of negative formats. The dictionary defines it as: nonsense; especially: foolish insolent talk...

I have decided that I no longer will use either of those expressions in the future. When I have a need to express such feelings, I will use the word “Pelosi.”

Let me use it in a sentence. “That’s just a bunch of Pelosi.”

I encourage you to do the same. It is such a nasty sounding word, it really packs a punch, we are no longer being vulgar, and it clearly expresses our feelings. If enough of us use it, perhaps the word could be entered into the dictionary.

When on a ranch watch your step and don’t step in Pelosi. It will get on the bottom of your boot and won’t go away until the next election.

What a fitting and descriptive legacy for the Speaker of the House!

Pass it on to at least 10,000,000 people. Do not break this chain or you will get more Pelosi than you can shake a bull at.

P.S. Betcha when this new word reaches D.C., the PELOSI WILL HIT THE FAN


48 posted on 04/02/2010 2:41:48 AM PDT by Jimmy Valentine's brother (Victory or Death)
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To: Chet 99

Bravo Sierra!


49 posted on 04/02/2010 3:01:33 AM PDT by RU88
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To: Chet 99
The Associated Press is a tool for the damn Obama administration.

Anyone with a brain knows that EVERYONE'S taxes are going up over the next several years to pay for benefits that will help about 10-20 percent of society.

Now, that said, I DO NOT LIKE PAYING MORE DAMN TAXES FOR OBAMA'S DAMN SCHEMES.

Do you?

50 posted on 04/02/2010 3:18:56 AM PDT by Prole (Please pray for the families of Chris and Channon. May God always watch over them.)
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