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Kathy Dahlkemper: I Wouldn't Have Voted for Obamacare If I'd Known About HHS Rule
The Weekly Standard ^ | February 7, 2012 | JOHN MCCORMACK

Posted on 02/08/2012 3:49:52 AM PST by RobinMasters

Former Democratic congresswoman Kathy Dahlkemper, a Catholic from Erie, Pennsylvania, cast a crucial vote in favor of Obamacare in 2010. She lost her seat that November in part because of her controversial support of Obamacare.

But Dahlkemper said recently that she would have never voted for the health care bill had she known that the Department of Health and Human Services would require all private insurers, including Catholic charities and hospitals, to provide free coverage of contraception, sterilization procedures, and the "week-after" pill "ella" that can induce early abortions.

"I would have never voted for the final version of the bill if I expected the Obama Administration to force Catholic hospitals and Catholic Colleges and Universities to pay for contraception,” Dahlkemper said in a press release sent out by Democrats for Life in November.

"We worked hard to prevent abortion funding in health care and to include clear conscience protections for those with moral objections to abortion and contraceptive devices that cause abortion. I trust that the President will honor the commitment he made to those of us who supported final passage."

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1 posted on 02/08/2012 3:49:57 AM PST by RobinMasters
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To: RobinMasters

I guess it’s like Nancy Pelosi said, “Democrats have to pass the bill, so people can find out they are represented by Morons.” (I may have edited her quote slightly for clarity.)


2 posted on 02/08/2012 3:53:14 AM PST by NavVet ("You Lie!")
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To: RobinMasters

What? You mean that you didn’t read the bill, Kathy?


3 posted on 02/08/2012 3:53:50 AM PST by Flintlock (Photo ID for ALL VOTING. Let our dead rest in peace.)
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To: RobinMasters

What? You mean that you didn’t read the bill, Kathy?


4 posted on 02/08/2012 3:54:28 AM PST by Flintlock (Photo ID for ALL VOTING. Let our dead rest in peace.)
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To: RobinMasters

Uh huh... riiiight!

LLS


5 posted on 02/08/2012 3:55:40 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (Hey repubic elite scumbags... jam mitt up your collective arses!)
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To: Flintlock

Really; she should be wearing sackcloth and ashes, and begging God’s forgiveness in her role murdering children.

As people age and they realize they’re going to be meeting God, I guess a lot of them start having regrets...


6 posted on 02/08/2012 3:56:17 AM PST by kearnyirish2
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To: RobinMasters

This woman gave a keynote speech at an event that I attended in Washington just after the passage of Obamacare.

Based upon the content of her speech and the manner in which she presented it, I can tell you without any fear of contradiction that she knew *exactly* what she was voting for and did so freely.

She is lying.


7 posted on 02/08/2012 3:56:42 AM PST by turfmann
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To: Flintlock

The bill grants the Secretary of HHS broad rule making authority and Sebelius predictably abused it. What did she expect?


8 posted on 02/08/2012 3:56:52 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Ceterum autem censeo, Obama delenda est.)
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To: RobinMasters
I'm going to call Judas Stupak today and ask him how he spent his 30 pieces of silver.
9 posted on 02/08/2012 3:57:53 AM PST by tobyhill
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To: RobinMasters

Goodness, didn’t she read the bill?


10 posted on 02/08/2012 3:58:17 AM PST by Christie at the beach
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To: RobinMasters

She’s a liar.


11 posted on 02/08/2012 3:59:06 AM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: RobinMasters

Woman’s an idiot! It’;s communist socialized medicine you twit! And the ONLY reason you wouldn’t have stopped it was RU-486????????? You’re a lib el stupido you skank!


12 posted on 02/08/2012 4:00:34 AM PST by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: Timber Rattler
She’s a liar.

Of course she is...she is a politician.

13 posted on 02/08/2012 4:01:08 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: RobinMasters
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14 posted on 02/08/2012 4:01:08 AM PST by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: tobyhill

Funny, that’s who I thought of as well. These people are traitors to our country.


15 posted on 02/08/2012 4:02:00 AM PST by marygam ((Hurry November 2012, we might not make it))
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To: RobinMasters

“You Lie!!”


16 posted on 02/08/2012 4:03:47 AM PST by meyer (We will not sit down and shut up.)
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To: Flintlock

The real frightening thing about Obamacare, is that it was not in the bill, the head of HHS made the decision herself after the bill passed.


17 posted on 02/08/2012 4:07:18 AM PST by mware (By all that you hold dear on this good earth, I bid you stand, Men of the West)
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To: RobinMasters
... in a press release sent out by Democrats for Life ...

Ain't no such critter.

If you oppose abortion, there is no place for you in the Democrat Party. They might find it convenient to pretend from time to time, but at the end of the day, they will always return to form.

18 posted on 02/08/2012 4:07:18 AM PST by Haiku Guy (The problem with Internet quotes is you never know if they are real -- Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Timber Rattler
I trust that the President will honor the commitment he made to those of us who supported final passage.”

.....between her and Bart Stupid they sold out for nothing but the word of a communist, who would say anything to get this past.

If she and the other dems who sold out had any honor they would do anything and everything they can to defeat Zero in the upcoming election.

19 posted on 02/08/2012 4:07:18 AM PST by Recon Dad (Gas & Petroleum Junkie)
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To: RobinMasters
I may have edited her quote slightly for clarity

Barely, at all. In fact, it's a nearly perfect translation.

20 posted on 02/08/2012 4:09:41 AM PST by stevem
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To: RobinMasters

Either a liar or a fool.


21 posted on 02/08/2012 4:10:17 AM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: RobinMasters
But Dahlkemper said recently that she would have never voted for the health care bill had she known that the Department of Health and Human Services would require all private insurers, including Catholic charities and hospitals, to provide free coverage of contraception, sterilization procedures, and the "week-after" pill "ella" that can induce early abortions.

Earth to Kathy: What did you think the endgame was here? Anybody who just took a casual glimpse at our Dear Reader's past associations and his totalitarian mindset saw this coming. Why do you think HHS was granted such sweeping power? When you give so much power to some appointed official who really doesn't have to answer to the voters, this is the abuse you get.

22 posted on 02/08/2012 4:11:02 AM PST by YankeeReb
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

I believe it is possible for this fool to be both. Hey, kathy, don’t you read and think about bills before you vote for them? You should have your pay docked, you irresponsible putz. Resign immediately on the grounds of incompetence.


23 posted on 02/08/2012 4:16:07 AM PST by hal ogen (1st Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Recon Dad

Betcha she was one of the many pieces of $hit who stood and roared when the bill was signed. She was obviously promised by obama and pelosi that they would provide several million $$$$’s to protect her and her House seat in the election. Tootle-do, toots. Perhaps you can get a job with TSA molesting 10 year olds in airports or an entry level job frying wings in the White House kitchen.


24 posted on 02/08/2012 4:25:49 AM PST by jmax
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To: hal ogen

She proves the point that “democrat Catholic” is an oxymoron. Don’t judge Catholics by uninformed “do gooders” like this person. CS Lewis said it best, “I would rather be ruled by robber barons than by omnipotent moral busybodies”.


25 posted on 02/08/2012 4:28:01 AM PST by Machavelli (True God)
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To: RobinMasters

When it is 2000 plus pages and no one reads it, and you have to pass it to see what’s in it, and you are a democrat, votes have consequences. Thanks a bunch.


26 posted on 02/08/2012 4:35:27 AM PST by wita
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To: RobinMasters
Kathy Dahlkempe
We worked hard to prevent abortion funding in health care and to include clear conscience protections for those with moral objections to abortion and contraceptive devices that cause abortion.
Well, Kathy. That's what YOU get for NOT reading page 1867, section XIII, paragraph 4, subsection 5B.2a, sub-subsection 666.

Oops, almost forgot Kathy, and you'll really love this part --- Per 'the Bill' you didn't read --- for complaining about 'The Bill' in public you are hereby required to report to the Soylent Green Factory Friday at Noon EST.

See ya, ta-ta, it's been a slice.

(any Bill that is more that 12 single sided pages should go right into the shredder. Because if you cant 'say it' in a dozen pages, it shouldn't be said in the first place.)

27 posted on 02/08/2012 4:36:56 AM PST by Condor51 (Yo Hoffa, so you want to 'take out conservatives'. Well okay Jr - I'm your Huckleberry)
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To: RobinMasters

Woulda, coulda, shoulda.

I call BS. Dahlkemper had a chance to step back when Pelosi yammered about passing the bill to see what`s in it... yet she readily voted “yes” anyway.


28 posted on 02/08/2012 4:37:35 AM PST by ScottinVA (GOP, meet Courage... Courage, meet GOP.)
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To: RobinMasters

Woulda, coulda, shoulda.

I call BS. Dahlkemper had a chance to step back when Pelosi yammered about passing the bill to see what`s in it... yet she readily voted “yes” anyway.


29 posted on 02/08/2012 4:39:08 AM PST by ScottinVA (GOP, meet Courage... Courage, meet GOP.)
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To: Recon Dad

If she and the other dems who sold out had any honor they would do anything and everything they can to defeat Zero in the upcoming election.

...and anyone with half a brain knows where that is going.


30 posted on 02/08/2012 4:40:51 AM PST by wita
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To: mware

But if the bill gives the HHS the power to make that decision, it’s effectively in the bill.


31 posted on 02/08/2012 4:43:02 AM PST by ngat
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To: RobinMasters

Kathy, really! Everybody on this board knew, and we didn’t have to read the bill. Stinging is in a scorpion’s nature. Tyranny is in Obama’s nature.


32 posted on 02/08/2012 4:49:23 AM PST by jimfree (In Nov 2012 my 11 y/o granddaughter will have more relevant executive experience than Barack Obama)
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To: Condor51

You are lenient, my limit was one page and it MUST be read. In addition,
you cannot be a sponsor of a bill unless it is read and both sides must
be presented by sponsors. No more one sided sponsorships. No add on
amendments unrelated to the legislation. IMHO there should also be a limit on the number of bills that can be considered in any particular year.


33 posted on 02/08/2012 4:52:46 AM PST by wita
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To: RobinMasters

awww..sniffsniffwhiiiiiiine....

What did you think it would do, moron?

You voted to give up any choices and let unkie Sam do it all.This is just the first of many pieces of crap decisions to come thanks to you.

Go scrub floors amd make sandwiches, you ignorant twit.

And thanks a lot from the rest of us.

Moron.


34 posted on 02/08/2012 4:55:10 AM PST by Adder (Da bro has GOT to go!)
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To: Adder

Revoke her pension


35 posted on 02/08/2012 5:06:11 AM PST by Surrounded_too
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To: RobinMasters

Lying sack of s%$#!


36 posted on 02/08/2012 5:10:30 AM PST by albie
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To: wita
I was thinking that it would be typed, or printed, the 'legal standard way' -- triple spaced. So notes can be written and/or lines edited when reading your first copy. Plus with a new Bill, 'I'm pretty sure', you first have to reference the old Bill (or Law) to be revised, so that takes up space first.

But one page works for me too. That's the length of my Village's Firearms Laws (It's single spaced).

37 posted on 02/08/2012 5:33:29 AM PST by Condor51 (Yo Hoffa, so you want to 'take out conservatives'. Well okay Jr - I'm your Huckleberry)
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To: albie

Give her a break, Maybe she didn’t know what would come of the Obamacare bill.

It’s hard to think straight when you have your head up Nancy Pelosi’s rectum.

Anyone want to take a bet on who this ex Representative CINO will vote for in November?


38 posted on 02/08/2012 5:34:22 AM PST by Venturer
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To: hal ogen

She’s not in Congress any longer, having lost in ‘10. The filing deadline is next week, but she hasn’t filed yet...possibly she is considering a run or wants to run for some other lower office.

So far as I know, her family owns what was a successful jewelry shop...the arena in Erie was named “Dahlkemper Arena” back in the 1980’s...apparently it’s not called that any longer.


39 posted on 02/08/2012 5:46:33 AM PST by scrabblehack
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To: RobinMasters

Guess you should have read it before voting for it, b**ch.


40 posted on 02/08/2012 5:46:58 AM PST by RightOnline
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

It’s possible she is both a liar and a fool. She’s a politician.

She’s probably planning on running for office again.


41 posted on 02/08/2012 5:50:53 AM PST by ladyjane
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To: RobinMasters

Guess you should have read it before voting for it, b**ch.


42 posted on 02/08/2012 6:05:12 AM PST by RightOnline
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To: RobinMasters

Either Kathy didn’t read the bill, meaning she’s a straight-down-the-line party hack who votes as she’s told, or she’s stupid. Regardless I’m glad she’s no longer in Congress.


43 posted on 02/08/2012 6:09:34 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: RobinMasters

A) Stupid
B) Naive
C) Liar
D) All of the above

Let’s have a poll


44 posted on 02/08/2012 6:12:31 AM PST by Mr. K (Were the Soviet-Era propogandists as gleefully willing as our Lame-stream Media?)
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To: RobinMasters

Thankfully this buffoon was voted out of office.


45 posted on 02/08/2012 6:34:58 AM PST by KC_Conspirator
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To: RobinMasters

No excuse. She should never vote for anything when she doesn’t know what she is imposing on those she represents....aka, The worst possible type of legislator. Is she making the “....I am an irresponsible idiot arguement??”

A few slightly more honest uberlib RATS knew exactly what was in it when they gleefully voted for it.


46 posted on 02/08/2012 6:35:51 AM PST by rod1
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

I would vote for both.


47 posted on 02/08/2012 7:58:57 AM PST by sport
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