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Study shows health care bill may have cost Democrats the House
WaPo ^ | 3/9/12 | Aaron Blake

Posted on 03/09/2012 3:37:51 PM PST by ColdOne

A top Democrat acknowledged Thursday that President Obama’s health care bill hurt his party in 2010. And a new study suggests it cost the Democrats something pretty specific: their House majority.

“It was clearly a liability in the last election in terms of the public’s fear,” House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said Thursday during a briefing with reporters.

The study, by five professors from institutions across the country, looks at the health care bill alongside other contentious votes in the 111th Congress and determines that, more so than the stimulus or the cap-and-trade energy bill, it cost Democrats seats. In fact, they lost almost exactly the number of seats that decided the majority.

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1 posted on 03/09/2012 3:37:53 PM PST by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne

File this one under “duh”.

AND, his constant disregard of the Constitution is gonna cost the rats the Senate this time, and probably the Presidency.

FUBO!


2 posted on 03/09/2012 3:40:40 PM PST by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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To: ColdOne

No, duh!


3 posted on 03/09/2012 3:41:48 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: ColdOne

Obamacare will also cost my dirtbag Senator, Bill Nelson (Rat-FL) his seat in a few months.


4 posted on 03/09/2012 3:43:21 PM PST by Jacquerie (No court will save us from ourselves.)
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To: clee1
Remember the damage Mark Foley did us in 2006?

What do you think the damage will be simply because the only guy to ever read the ObamaKKKare bill flipped out and began sending pictures of his penis to women all over the country.

That was Tony Wiener ~ who claims total authorship of the bill.

We really do have to do that to the Dems, mostly because it's true!

5 posted on 03/09/2012 3:43:45 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: ColdOne

Well there’s that....

and Obama himself.

Americans wanted him stopped.

You can’t tell me that they’ve had a change of heart in the past 18 months.

Algae Boy gotta go!


6 posted on 03/09/2012 3:44:50 PM PST by digger48
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To: ColdOne

Well there’s that....

and Obama himself.

Americans wanted him stopped.

You can’t tell me that they’ve had a change of heart in the past 18 months.

Algae Boy gotta go!


7 posted on 03/09/2012 3:45:02 PM PST by digger48
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To: clee1

its funny because every ardent obama disciple pointed out that the rat-wingers in congress who voted for obummercare won re-election in 2010....


8 posted on 03/09/2012 3:45:19 PM PST by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: ColdOne

Cheers!

9 posted on 03/09/2012 3:46:09 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: ColdOne
House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md)

This is the same jackass who call us Un-American in an OpEd he wrote with Nancy Pelosi. We elephants have long memories. What a jerk.

10 posted on 03/09/2012 3:46:38 PM PST by BAW (We're ALL Breitbart now.)
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To: muawiyah

But the media was the one beating the Foley drum.

Weiner....old news. when was the last time Weiner or Corzine made the front page?

a pervert and a Madoff wannabe, and nobody but hardcore news junkies know or care about it.


11 posted on 03/09/2012 3:48:33 PM PST by digger48
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To: ColdOne
Good, maybe this time around it will cost them the Senate too.
12 posted on 03/09/2012 3:50:19 PM PST by lula ( Wonder what Breitbart was working on that the Obama Administration could not afford to go public)
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To: ColdOne

Hallelujah and Amen!


13 posted on 03/09/2012 3:50:37 PM PST by This I Wonder32460
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To: ColdOne

14 posted on 03/09/2012 3:52:05 PM PST by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: ColdOne

I sure hope we didn’t have to pay for this.


15 posted on 03/09/2012 3:52:39 PM PST by SouthTexas (You cannot bargain with the devil, shut the government down.)
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To: ColdOne

And I cannot believe people are voting for Romneycare in this primary. Even, the dems see it’s a losing policy and they are going to get punished for doing this (Praying the right person is elected to stop Obamacare/gut it/de fund it.


16 posted on 03/09/2012 3:53:19 PM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: digger48

Campaign video ~.......... ~ BTW, Willy Horton was safely in jail back when the Algore raked (greek name, how do you spell it) over the coals. He was old, cold news.


17 posted on 03/09/2012 3:55:15 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: ColdOne

and here’s I’ve been thinking it was their stand on Amish relations...


18 posted on 03/09/2012 3:57:36 PM PST by bigbob
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To: muawiyah

True...

But would Romney run such a campaign against a non-republican?


19 posted on 03/09/2012 4:00:41 PM PST by digger48
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To: ColdOne

Study shows health care bill may have cost Democrats the House
_____________________________________________________________________________________
Ya think???


20 posted on 03/09/2012 4:04:32 PM PST by no dems (No RINO-Rom, no Kook-Daddy and no "out of touch" Rev. Rick........Gingrich.... YES!!!)
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To: ColdOne
Study shows health care bill may have cost Democrats the House

An ill wind that doesn't blow someone some good...in this case, the American people.

21 posted on 03/09/2012 4:04:52 PM PST by GoldenPup
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To: Jacquerie

Obamacare will also cost my dirtbag Senator, Bill Nelson (Rat-FL) his seat in a few months.
____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Who is running against him?


22 posted on 03/09/2012 4:06:52 PM PST by no dems (No RINO-Rom, no Kook-Daddy and no "out of touch" Rev. Rick........Gingrich.... YES!!!)
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To: clee1

And wait till they see what 4.00 gas is going to do to them. Could be a wipe out. I know, but I can dream can’t I??


23 posted on 03/09/2012 4:08:40 PM PST by refermech
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To: digger48
Very good question ~ very astute ~ tremendous actually.

Newt would!

24 posted on 03/09/2012 4:11:14 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: ColdOne
Being an elected representative in a representative republic means you are supposed to do things that reflect the will of the people who elected you.

If you don't, you don't get elected next time around.

25 posted on 03/09/2012 4:21:47 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopaths.)
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To: ColdOne
Study shows health care bill may have cost Democrats the House

You don't say.


26 posted on 03/09/2012 4:34:05 PM PST by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: Jacquerie
"Obamacare will also cost my dirtbag Senator, Bill Nelson (Rat-FL) his seat in a few months."

Be sure Nelson's opponent drives one point home.

Because of their socialized medicine legislation, the Democrats passed no budget while they had the House, Senate, and Presidency.

Socialized medicine had not passed but because of it Republicans won a majority of House seats.

Then, since so many Democrats had lost their seats, Congress remained in LAME DUCK SESSION and passed socialized medicine with the votes of more than 70 Democrats who had been fired.

yitbos

27 posted on 03/09/2012 4:49:21 PM PST by bruinbirdman ("Those who control language control minds." -- Ayn Rand)
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To: ColdOne

They needed a study to realize this.


28 posted on 03/09/2012 5:20:10 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: ColdOne

I’ve been wondering why so many blacks voted for Obama. Hopefully the government will provide a $10 million dollar grant to someone to do a study on that.


29 posted on 03/09/2012 5:29:19 PM PST by JediJones (The Divided States of Obama's Declaration of Dependence: Death, Taxes and the Pursuit of Crappiness)
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To: bruinbirdman

Good reminder. Members headed out the door imposed obamacare and a homo military.

We slipped into an oligarchy with that law. There were no hearings, little floor debate, no time to read what they voted for. Only senior rats and staff had a clue as to what was in it. Oh, and as you said, no budget either. Such leadership.

I informed Nelson that with Obamacare, he voted to enslave me and my family and I would never forgive him. Good gosh how I despise all rats.


30 posted on 03/09/2012 5:40:11 PM PST by Jacquerie (No court will save us from ourselves.)
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To: Jacquerie
"There were no hearings, little floor debate, no time to read what they voted for."

Obammunist Care legislation gave all socialized medicine authority to the President. He will dole it out as a giant power grab with no recourse to a Congress whom he will veto.

He gets to write the law (regulations) as he sees fit.

yitbos

31 posted on 03/09/2012 8:32:49 PM PST by bruinbirdman ("Those who control language control minds." -- Ayn Rand)
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To: ColdOne

Heu Steney it is also going to be the same in the next election because WE have not forgot.We are coming for the Senate and WH next.


32 posted on 03/09/2012 9:06:33 PM PST by chris_bdba
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