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Frist: Don't repeal health care bill (Put a lid on it has-been RINOs)
cnn ^ | 1/18/2011 | Ed Hornick

Posted on 01/18/2011 3:39:10 PM PST by tobyhill

A top Republican has come out against efforts by his party to repeal President Obama's health care reform bill currently underway in the House.

Former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tennessee, said at a press conference Tuesday at the Bipartisan Policy Center - an organization he chairs with former Democratic Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, among others - that the law should stand, according to The Huffington Post.

"It is not the bill that [Republicans] would have written," he said. "It is not the bill that I would have drafted. But it is the law of the land and it is the platform, the fundamental platform, upon which all future efforts to make that system better, for that patient, for that family, will be based."

He added: "[The bill] has many strong elements," Frist added later. "And those elements, whatever happens, need to be preserved, need to be cuddled, need to be snuggled, need to be promoted and need to be implemented. But how do you do it? How do you do a lot of what is in this law?"

(Excerpt) Read more at politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: billfrist; frist; healthcare; obamacare; rino
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1 posted on 01/18/2011 3:39:14 PM PST by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

Go away Bill. NO GOVERNMENT RUN HEALTHCARE PERIOD!!


2 posted on 01/18/2011 3:41:00 PM PST by DarthVader (That which supports Barack Hussein Obama must be sterilized and there are NO exceptions!)
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To: tobyhill

And this guy is an M.D. too. How sad and pathetic.


3 posted on 01/18/2011 3:41:11 PM PST by library user (Just because you're homeless doesn't mean you're lazy.)
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To: tobyhill
Wow, how embarrassing! I know Frist did a Fellowship in Britain but thought he was aware of the folly of trying to implement their style of Healthcare here. So sad.
4 posted on 01/18/2011 3:42:21 PM PST by originalbuckeye
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To: tobyhill
A top Republican

Top? NOT! Notice how the next paragraph refers to him as FORMER majority leader. Nice bias there, CNN.

5 posted on 01/18/2011 3:42:48 PM PST by library user (Just because you're homeless doesn't mean you're lazy.)
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To: tobyhill

“cuddled” and “snuggled”?

Are you kidding me?


6 posted on 01/18/2011 3:42:53 PM PST by ConjunctionJunction
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To: tobyhill

Hey Bill: have yourself a GIANT cup of STFU.

Seriously, folks, if this jackball wants to keep it the law of the land then HE should run for Senate again and vote that way.

What the hell happens to Republican old men—except for Cheney, they all seem to act like their testicles have been snipped off.


7 posted on 01/18/2011 3:43:05 PM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: tobyhill
This reccomendation should serve to put America on notice. There is no difference in politicians they run as a member of the Party that has more control at the time and place. Tom Daschle is as big a crook as comes in my opinion and now
Bill Frist has sold his soul. Government is a sham on the people.
8 posted on 01/18/2011 3:43:18 PM PST by RocketRoland
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To: tobyhill

He must be the only physician in the country who thinks this way. Probably because he’s retired on a cushy federal pension and benefits package that he didn’t contribute a dime towards.


9 posted on 01/18/2011 3:44:15 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Please donate to FreeRepublic, sanity in a world gone mad!)
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To: tobyhill

CNN is working overtime to find opponents to Repeal.

Finding someone with an (R) behind their name to oppose it probably rates triple-time pay.


10 posted on 01/18/2011 3:44:23 PM PST by digger48
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To: tobyhill
Bipartisan Policy Center ... Tom Daschle
LOL ... what a feckin' joke.
11 posted on 01/18/2011 3:44:33 PM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: tobyhill

What a POS a doctor no less

It’s not “The law of the land” dipstick. That’s something called The Constitution, ever heard of it? I guess not if you want this crap legislation to stand.

WE have seen the enemy . and it is us. Just unreal.


12 posted on 01/18/2011 3:44:51 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat (The Rodney King Riots: Courtesy of ABC, CBS, NBC & CNN)
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To: tobyhill

The mentality of a GOP leader. This is why I have little hope for the GOP. I pray the Tea Party Republicans can lead the GOP but I think they will always be sabotaged by the elite blue-blood New World Order crowd.

Any Republican that advocates keeing Obamacare in ANY form should be thrown out on his rear and fast.


13 posted on 01/18/2011 3:45:23 PM PST by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (We be Fooked.)
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To: tobyhill

Did Obama promise to make him Surgeon General or something?


14 posted on 01/18/2011 3:45:36 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: tobyhill

Frist in 3/10:
“From a strictly political standpoint, Republicans played it pretty well,” he said, adding that they will probably campaign on a repeal of reform in 2010.”

Must have got a great deal.


15 posted on 01/18/2011 3:45:44 PM PST by Marty62 (Marty 60)
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To: tobyhill

Didn’t Bill Frist inherit HCA (a health care insurance company) from his father? If so, no wonder he wants to see 0bamacare remain in place.


16 posted on 01/18/2011 3:46:47 PM PST by NRG1973
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To: tobyhill

The Dems are picking us off for media fodder, a full court press with the kitchen sink media assault. Republicans can’t balance a beer on their belly let alone handle an Obama front with all battalions coming at them on every issue at once, while we dithered off a week and agreed to hold hands with marxists at the SOU address. What a colorful start. Hang on.


17 posted on 01/18/2011 3:48:21 PM PST by RitaOK
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To: tobyhill

Another member of the political elite speaks.


18 posted on 01/18/2011 3:48:31 PM PST by headstamp 2 ("My Boss is a Jewish Carpenter")
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To: tobyhill

Who has Frist’s address so that we can write to him?


19 posted on 01/18/2011 3:49:11 PM PST by kitkat ( Obama: Hype and Chains.)
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To: tobyhill

Reason number 347 why I will not return to the once great USA.
I spent all of my first 55 years in Tennessee, which I considered to be the best state in the union, despite it being Al Goreon’s home state.

Now it has two filthy RINOS for senators, in other words, stealth Marxist.
America is doomed.


20 posted on 01/18/2011 3:49:17 PM PST by AlexW
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To: tobyhill

The only good thing frist ever did was save patraeus’ life. Otherwise, worthless rino.


21 posted on 01/18/2011 3:49:51 PM PST by steel_resolve (Boycott Made In China Garbage)
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To: tobyhill

SNuggled???Cuddled???? Are you freaking kidding me???? I have lost total respect for Frist. Now we know why the Republicans lost their way (and the election) of 2006.


22 posted on 01/18/2011 3:50:06 PM PST by t2buckeye
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To: tobyhill

Hanging out with Tiny Tom is apparently a mind blowing experience. Welcome to the logic free zone of ‘rats.


23 posted on 01/18/2011 3:50:29 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: tobyhill
........an organization he chairs with former Democratic Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle

Enough said right there.

24 posted on 01/18/2011 3:50:42 PM PST by The Cajun
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To: library user
And this guy is an M.D. too. How sad and pathetic.

I wonder how much of a kickback Frist got to spit on the Hippocratic Oath. Et tu, Billy?

25 posted on 01/18/2011 3:53:16 PM PST by abbyg55
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To: t2buckeye
SNuggled???Cuddled???? Are you freaking kidding me????

my first thought when I read those words was that the "Frist is gay or at least bi" rumors I read on Hillbuzz must be true. Hillbuzz tied Frist's trists with Obama to his love for Obamacare.

26 posted on 01/18/2011 3:54:02 PM PST by ghost of nixon
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To: NRG1973
...” began his career as an heir and major stockholder to the for-profit hospital chain of Hospital Corporation of America.”*

*Wikipedia

27 posted on 01/18/2011 3:54:18 PM PST by Bronzy (We Remembered In November.)
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To: tobyhill

You don’t build on a foundation of horse manure.


28 posted on 01/18/2011 3:54:30 PM PST by Carley (IDEOLOGY TRUMPS FACTS IN THE LEFT'S QUEST FOR POWER)
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To: tobyhill

I never did like Frist.


29 posted on 01/18/2011 3:55:07 PM PST by lonestar
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To: tobyhill

Frist needs to go home and STFU.


30 posted on 01/18/2011 3:59:11 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: All
The MSM favored the Rats over the RINOs back in those days but now they are drudging up the old RINOs pretending they now have it right.
31 posted on 01/18/2011 3:59:56 PM PST by tobyhill
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To: kitkat

“Who has Frist’s address so that we can write to him?”

Not much use, as he is a FORMER senator.
I guess it was RINO Corker that replaced him.


32 posted on 01/18/2011 4:01:45 PM PST by AlexW
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To: tobyhill

Is this satire? He has to be kidding.


33 posted on 01/18/2011 4:02:35 PM PST by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......? Embrace a ruler today.)
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To: Earthdweller

It’s not satire, it’s the RINO parade doing every interview they can to make themselves feel relevant.


34 posted on 01/18/2011 4:05:50 PM PST by tobyhill
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To: ConjunctionJunction

I noticed this too. Cuddled and snuggled? More like rebuked and repealed in my view.

WTF is the matter with this guy?


35 posted on 01/18/2011 4:05:50 PM PST by 2nd Bn, 11th Mar (Ask the American Indian what happens when you don’t control immigration)
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To: tobyhill

REPEAL OBAMACARE!
Tune: "Marion" ("Rejoice, O Pilgrim Throng")

Repeal Obamacare!
Repeal, reject, undo!
Declare it dead and pull the plug,
Before the bill comes due.
Repeal! Repeal!
Repeal Obamacare!

The bill Obama signed
Would take a year to read,
But Nancy rammed it down our throats,
And so did Harry Reid.
Repeal! Repeal!
Repeal Obamacare!

Now watch our health care costs
Rise high and higher still;
Obama spreads the wealth around
And makes us pay the bill.
Repeal! Repeal!
Repeal Obamacare!

Repeal, and do not fear
Obama's veto pen;
And when he sends back what we pass,
We'll pass it once again.
Repeal! Repeal!
Repeal Obamacare!

Repeal Obamacare!
Repeal, reject, undo!
And come November 2012,
Repeal Obama too!
Repeal! Repeal!
Repeal Obamacare!

36 posted on 01/18/2011 4:08:10 PM PST by Charles Henrickson (The wag tailoring the doggerel)
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To: tobyhill
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37 posted on 01/18/2011 4:12:21 PM PST by baddog 219
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To: tobyhill

Oh yeah, another “top” republican. He’s working out of a lobby shop isn’t he?


38 posted on 01/18/2011 4:13:37 PM PST by McGavin999 ("I was there when we had the numbers, but didn't have the principles"-Jim DeMint)
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To: DarthVader

Remember, his family owns a huge Medical firm. I am sure they will benefit from Bambi care


39 posted on 01/18/2011 4:14:16 PM PST by mortal19440
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To: AlexW

Thanks, Alex.


40 posted on 01/18/2011 4:18:12 PM PST by kitkat ( Obama: Hype and Chains.)
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To: mortal19440
Yep, thats right...Bill Frist inheritted HCA (a healthcare provider and insurer) from his father.
41 posted on 01/18/2011 4:20:09 PM PST by NRG1973
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To: DarthVader
GOP PRIMER
42 posted on 01/18/2011 4:27:11 PM PST by FrankR (The Evil Are Powerless If The Good Are Unafraid! - R. Reagan)
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To: tobyhill

It’s just hard to fathom how Frist could make sucn a vile and condescending statement. I hope the people of Tennessee will take action.


43 posted on 01/18/2011 4:37:25 PM PST by sand lake bar
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To: tobyhill
Frist was a good charitable doctor who went to Africa and did surgery pro bono for the natives. He should go back to this honorable practice, and remember (privately) the reason he is a "former" and "ex-" everything political.
44 posted on 01/18/2011 4:37:40 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
He must be the only physician in the country who thinks this way. Probably because he’s retired on a cushy federal pension and benefits package that he didn’t contribute a dime towards

His family owns and/or operates a whole slew of hospitals. He is immensely wealthy. Follow the money.

45 posted on 01/18/2011 4:39:38 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: tobyhill
Good lord, does this line in the narrative say it all?

"...an organization he chairs with former Democratic Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, among others - that the law should stand, according to The Huffington Post."

46 posted on 01/18/2011 4:49:54 PM PST by pfflier
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To: ConjunctionJunction

His a** needs to be cuddled and snuggled by the tip of my boot.


47 posted on 01/18/2011 4:57:16 PM PST by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: tobyhill

Gingrich, Frist, Lott...playing footsies with Tiny Tax Cheat Timmy Daschle.


48 posted on 01/18/2011 5:03:50 PM PST by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: Freedom_Is_Not_Free

“The mentality of a GOP leader.” You’ve got that right. What do they say, power corrupts? Our guys go down there to DC, and it’s not long... maybe 2 terms, and they’re suddenly reach-across-the-aisle RINOs. Only a few, Jesse Helms comes to mind, stay true to their conservative principles. An active Tea Party, though, will help keep our guys on the reservation.


49 posted on 01/18/2011 5:07:55 PM PST by Big E
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To: tobyhill

fukc him...his wants his family biz HCA to get the gravy from forced insurance

what a bitchboy


50 posted on 01/18/2011 5:09:48 PM PST by wardaddy ("Out Here" by Josh Thompson pretty much says it all to those who will never understand anyhow)
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