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Sebelius: Time for 'Reeducation' on Obama Health Care Law
ABCNews.com The Note ^ | August 30, 2010 6:10 PM | Steven Portnoy

Posted on 08/30/2010 11:02:41 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg

ABC News' Steven Portnoy reports:

With a number of polls showing a sustained level of opposition to the Democrats’ health care reform efforts more than five months after passage, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said the Obama administration has “a lot of reeducation to do” heading into the midterms.

While some surveys – namely the Kaiser Family Foundation monthly tracking poll – have suggested an uptick in support for the reforms, most other surveys continue to show a steady level of opposition to the new law that remains higher than the favorable opinions of it.

“Unfortunately, there still is a great deal of confusion about what is in [the reform law] and what isn’t,” Sebelius told ABC News Radio in an interview Monday.

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.abcnews.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: kathleensebelius; obamacare; reeducation; sebelius
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Reeducation? Wow I always thought that term was used by Soccialist Regimes exclusively.

I guess my satire photoshop job of Obama as Big Brother ain't so much "satire" anymore:


1 posted on 08/30/2010 11:02:44 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg
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To: Mad Dawgg
"Re-education":


2 posted on 08/30/2010 11:05:52 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Stimulus. 0bamaCare. Cap and Tax. 9/11 Victory Mosque. TARP. Amnesty. Summer of Recovery.)
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To: Uncle Miltie

Grab your guns folks.
Re-education my ass.
F**k you Sebelius you bitch from hell !!


3 posted on 08/30/2010 11:08:08 PM PDT by Artemis Webb (Barbour 2012)
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To: Mad Dawgg

4 posted on 08/30/2010 11:09:30 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Stimulus. 0bamaCare. Cap and Tax. 9/11 Victory Mosque. TARP. Amnesty. Summer of Recovery.)
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To: Uncle Miltie

You would hope people in government would have some sense of history and understand that certain words come with inescapable connotations. Then you think...what if they do know.


5 posted on 08/30/2010 11:09:54 PM PDT by americanophile (November can't come fast enough....)
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To: Mad Dawgg
“Unfortunately, there still is a great deal of confusion about what is in [the reform law] and what isn’t,”

No worries, now that it's law, we have plenty of time to read it and find out what's in it!

6 posted on 08/30/2010 11:09:58 PM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: Mad Dawgg

7 posted on 08/30/2010 11:10:11 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Stimulus. 0bamaCare. Cap and Tax. 9/11 Victory Mosque. TARP. Amnesty. Summer of Recovery.)
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grimliar
8 posted on 08/30/2010 11:10:34 PM PDT by Nateman (If liberals are not screaming you are doing it wrong!)
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To: Mad Dawgg

Sorry Kathy. I think we’ll get all the “re-education” we’re going to need on April 15th, 2011.


9 posted on 08/30/2010 11:10:38 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Help fight government obesity! Throw the bums out in November!)
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To: Mad Dawgg
“a lot of reeducation to do” heading into the midterms.

Freudian slip? Is this why the Dems at the top of the heap seem so nonchalant about what might otherwise appear to be a midterm blowout?

10 posted on 08/30/2010 11:12:51 PM PDT by Mygirlsmom (He is not one of US.)
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To: Uncle Miltie

Is Sebelius plain STUPID, or does she mean internment camps for the politically incorrect? WHICH IS IT?


11 posted on 08/30/2010 11:16:58 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Stimulus. 0bamaCare. Cap and Tax. 9/11 Victory Mosque. TARP. Amnesty. Summer of Recovery.)
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To: Mad Dawgg

Wow. Great photoshop!


12 posted on 08/30/2010 11:17:29 PM PDT by ransomnote
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To: ransomnote
"Wow. Great photoshop!"

Thanks! I get a lot of hatemail about it so I figure it must be close to the mark... hahahah

13 posted on 08/30/2010 11:19:58 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the next one...)
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To: Mygirlsmom
That is the same thing I said when I saw the headline!

Freud would smile knowingly at such a headline!

14 posted on 08/30/2010 11:22:08 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the next one...)
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To: americanophile

Good Point!


15 posted on 08/30/2010 11:23:09 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the next one...)
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To: Mad Dawgg; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; rabscuttle385; mkjessup; ...
RE :”Unfortunately, there still is a great deal of confusion about what is in [the reform law] and what isn’t,” Sebelius told ABC News Radio in an interview Monday. With several vulnerable House Democrats touting their votes against the bill, and Republicans running on repeal, Sebelius said “misinformation given on a 24/7 basis” has led to the enduring opposition nearly six months after the lengthy debate ended in Congress. “So, we have a lot of reeducation to do,” Sebelius said....
As of Monday, one million seniors have received $250 rebate checks to help them fill the “donut hole” in Medicare’s prescription drug coverage. Sebelius says by the end of the year, as many as four million Part D participants may get checks. “Once people understand that [the rebate checks are] just one of the new features for Medicare beneficiaries, they become increasingly more enthusiastic,” Sebelius told ABC News

See that, those greedy seniors can be bought off for $250. And they got the full making work pay tax credit check bribe too?? Then they have nothing to complain about....But didnt Obama’s taxman Alan Simpson claim these greedy-geezers were bankrupting us by grubbing for our tax money?? But now this is OK to get their votes? I am so confused!

16 posted on 08/30/2010 11:25:01 PM PDT by sickoflibs ("It's not the taxes, the redistribution is the federal spending=tax delayed")
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Sebelius says by the end of the year, as many as four million Part D participants may get checks.

May get checks....if they vote for and contribute to Dems?

17 posted on 08/30/2010 11:35:35 PM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Lt. Col. Ralph Peters: Obama is the dog who caught the fire truck!)
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To: americanophile

I was just thinking the same thing. Obama’s staffer saying proudly that Obama was ‘ready to rule’.
Michelle’s quote: “Barack will never allow you to go back to your lives as usual, uninvolved, uninformed.”
And now re-education. Is it that they just can’t hide it?


18 posted on 08/30/2010 11:38:15 PM PDT by ransomnote
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<>But didnt Obama’s taxman Alan Simpson claim these greedy-geezers were bankrupting us by grubbing for our tax money??

That Simpson is a loose cannon. Obama needs a more predicable RINO on the team.

19 posted on 08/30/2010 11:39:14 PM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Lt. Col. Ralph Peters: Obama is the dog who caught the fire truck!)
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To: Mad Dawgg

Re-education = spending tax dollars for commercials to tell us how great it is.

They can’t educate us on it, since they voted on it without reading it.


20 posted on 08/30/2010 11:55:10 PM PDT by drierice (Fact: Last year's 'stimulus' cost more than six years of the Iraq war.)
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To: Mad Dawgg

... But, we have to pass the bill to find out what’s in it ...
Now they want to make chicken salad out of chicken sh*t!


21 posted on 08/30/2010 11:55:21 PM PDT by Tagurit (Are your pigs fed, watered and ready to fly?)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas
RE :”That Simpson is a loose cannon. Obama needs a more predicable RINO on the team.

Yep, liberals on MSNBC now calling for his firing. They want no cuts in SS benefits and an increase in upper cap on those over 120K or so to pay for it. And they actually claim there is a SS trust fund, not kidding. They know they need everyone getting something at retirement, even THE RICH, to keep it from being rightly called welfare.

Simpson is likely to cut some stuff they like. But now more than ever he will defend Obama with their attacks.

22 posted on 08/31/2010 12:02:08 AM PDT by sickoflibs ("It's not the taxes, the redistribution is the federal spending=tax delayed")
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To: Uncle Miltie

Will we be going to the country for re-education as they did in Cambodia?


23 posted on 08/31/2010 12:08:36 AM PDT by jospehm20
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To: Mad Dawgg

aka Indoctrination.


24 posted on 08/31/2010 12:17:32 AM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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Reeducation? Wow I always thought that term was used by Soccialist Regimes exclusively.

Reeducation - Taking advantage of the poor, the weak and ignorant. Shameful!

25 posted on 08/31/2010 12:41:43 AM PDT by AnneM62
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To: Mad Dawgg

How about some 4+ hr prime time exempting orations from the dear leader? That should do it!


26 posted on 08/31/2010 1:12:52 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Jeremiah 50:31 Behold, I am against you, O you most proud, said the Lord God of hosts.)
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To: Mad Dawgg

Time to report to camp, comrades!


27 posted on 08/31/2010 1:36:03 AM PDT by lmr (God punishes Conservatives by making them argue with fools.)
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To: Mad Dawgg

Time to report to camp, comrades!


28 posted on 08/31/2010 1:36:11 AM PDT by lmr (God punishes Conservatives by making them argue with fools.)
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To: Artemis Webb

Come on Artemis Webb,
Don’t beat around the bush.
Tell us how you really feel.


29 posted on 08/31/2010 2:35:45 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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Reeducation? Wow I always thought that term was used by Soccialist Regimes exclusively.

What kind of regime do you think your fellow citizens elected in November 2008?

30 posted on 08/31/2010 2:49:23 AM PDT by cynwoody
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To: Mad Dawgg

Good grief. Her job as DHHS head is to run NIH etc. and not be campaigning and shilling for Obama and the RAT party.

I hope all the biomedical researchers appreciate just want attention she is giving (NOT) to health related research.


31 posted on 08/31/2010 3:42:54 AM PDT by rod1
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To: Mad Dawgg
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said the Obama administration has “a lot of reeducation to do” heading into the midterms.

November is coming, honey. Can't get here fast enough for most of us. All of you Obama-ites are in for a massive "reeducation" come November!

32 posted on 08/31/2010 4:03:59 AM PDT by Thermalseeker (Stop the insanity - Flush Congress!)
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To: Mad Dawgg

Time for re-PEAL of the Obama Health Care Law.

(she got the re part right)


33 posted on 08/31/2010 4:18:03 AM PDT by liberalcide1
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To: Mad Dawgg

We, as citizens, should get very nervous when progressive, big-givernment people in positions of authority within the federal government start talking about “re-education”. Ask the citizens that Wilson and FDR gathered together during the World Wars in an effort to make sure they were “thinking right”.


34 posted on 08/31/2010 4:53:00 AM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry (If Pelosi were Pope abortion would be a sacrament.)
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To: Mad Dawgg

35 posted on 08/31/2010 4:59:56 AM PDT by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, retired Military, disabled & Seniors)
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To: Mad Dawgg

Why did Sebelius announce only that reeducation is needed? Why didn’t she begin the reeducation? She could have given us fallacy #1 followed by the truth, and so on.

My opinion is that will never happen because further discussion of the bill will only increase opposition to it.


36 posted on 08/31/2010 5:02:04 AM PDT by frposty (I'm a simpleton)
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They haven’t completed the camps..er..schools yet.


37 posted on 08/31/2010 5:03:40 AM PDT by sport
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To: Uncle Miltie

Lets just say that she is not stupid.


38 posted on 08/31/2010 5:06:03 AM PDT by sport
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To: Mygirlsmom

all of my gut tells me...

the mid-term blowout...

isn’t going to be...

all that we hoped for.

_______________________________________________________

Something evil this way comes.


39 posted on 08/31/2010 5:06:53 AM PDT by EBH (Our First Right...."it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it,")
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To: EBH

I agree. Arizona should be a clue.


40 posted on 08/31/2010 5:07:54 AM PDT by sport
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“Why didn’t she begin the reeducation?”

That’s what apparently she doesn’t get. Public support for health reform steadily declined the more people knew about the plan.

Does it have some goodies for selected interest groups? Sure. But for every person helped, there are multiple people who will be harmed by being forced to get a different health plan, pay higher premiums, pay higher medical bills due to taxes on pharma and medical devices. Indeed, even among the elderly, the number of people who will lose their Medicare Advantage plan or benefits will exceed the number who benefit from $250 checks for drug expenses.

Thus, any effort to “re-educate” the currently on-the-fence members of the public is going to inevitably flip more of them into opposing the bill than supporting the bill. And those who already are opposed are likely to be incensed to see even more taxpayer dollars wasted in trying to bamboozle the public.


41 posted on 08/31/2010 5:42:09 AM PDT by DrC
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To: Mad Dawgg

Maybe a bit of October surprise hype?
So when they pull off their vote fraud
with the help of ACORN (whatever it is now),
they can say the polls didn’t reflect the
re-enlightenment of the masses.


42 posted on 08/31/2010 6:22:43 AM PDT by Heart of Georgia
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

The good people of Arizona just sent him one.


43 posted on 08/31/2010 6:23:26 AM PDT by sport
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To: sport

yea, but don’t forget Alaska!


44 posted on 08/31/2010 6:36:36 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (When the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn (Pr.29:2))
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To: Artemis Webb
Grab your guns folks.

I replenished my ammo stock yesterday, but I'm thinking I may need to make another trip to the gun shop.

45 posted on 08/31/2010 7:52:43 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Remember in November. Clean the house on Nov. 2. / Progressive is a PC word for liberal democrat.)
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See that, those greedy seniors can be bought off for $250

$250 will buy a lot of cat food. With enough left for a can opener! See how well our Dear Leader provides!

46 posted on 08/31/2010 8:15:22 AM PDT by Mygirlsmom (He is not one of US.)
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To: Mad Dawgg

Maybe we should ask the survivors of Cambodia’s Killing Fields how they feel about the term “re-education.”


47 posted on 08/31/2010 8:33:18 AM PDT by Sharkfish
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To: DrC
"That’s what apparently she doesn’t get. Public support for health reform steadily declined the more people knew about the plan."

I think that the possibility of the Progressives being wrong hasn't entered their pointy little heads. It confuses them that all do not fall down and worship the decrees of "The Won"...

48 posted on 08/31/2010 10:54:41 AM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the next one...)
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To: Mad Dawgg
VERY poor choice of words.

I would have said something a little friendlier, like, "People who don't like this law ought to be in a Gulag or something."

49 posted on 08/31/2010 10:59:27 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("We beat the Soviet Union, then we became them." Lazamataz, 2005)
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To: Lazamataz
'I would have said something a little friendlier, like, "People who don't like this law ought to be in a Gulag or something."'

Laz, we can always count on you to put your finger on the heart of the matter and then tear it out with dripping sarcasm!

Thank you for being you!

50 posted on 08/31/2010 11:04:09 AM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the next one...)
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