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Dem Senator: I'm Embarrassed to Go to Europe Because Some Americans Lack Health Insurance
The Weekly Standard ^ | August 17, 2013 | Daniel Halper

Posted on 08/17/2013 8:38:14 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Democratic senator Mary Landrieu says she's embarrassed to go to places in Europe like France and Spain because some Americans do not have health insurance. Landrieu, who is up for reelection in 2014, represents the state of Louisiana.

“People are scared when they’re sick, and they’re much stronger when they’re well,” Landrieu said at a Friday lunch, according to the American Press. “It’s embarrassing to me to go to places like France and Spain ... and their workers all manage to have health insurance that can’t be taken away.”

The report adds:

Landrieu said Louisiana has “more working people that are poor” than any other state. Of the 2 million people who file taxes in the state, she said, 70 percent have incomes lower than $50,000 a year. She said another 12 percent have an- nual incomes between $50,000 and $75,000.

“When people ask me what kind of health care people need, I think they need something they can afford,” Landrieu said.

Landrieu has doubled down on her support for Obamacare.

Republican governor Bobby Jindal, also of Louisiana is already blasting Landrieu for her comments. On Twitter, Jindal writes:

Gov. Bobby Jindal ✔ @BobbyJindal

Whoa! @marylandrieu agrees with Obama. She's "embarrassed" that America doesn't have socialized medicine like Europe! http://tinyurl.com/n6yohgh

1:20 PM - 17 Aug 2013

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Foreign Affairs; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Louisiana
KEYWORDS: abortion; bobbyjindal; deathpanels; democrats; europeanunion; france; jindal; landrieu; louisiana; marylandrieu; obamacare; spain; zerocare
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1 posted on 08/17/2013 8:38:14 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She still hasn’t read the bill, or seen any of the consequences.


2 posted on 08/17/2013 8:42:17 PM PDT by matt04
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That just makes us even Mary: I’m embarrassed you are a senator of my country.


3 posted on 08/17/2013 8:42:39 PM PDT by BJ1
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Is there anything keeping her from moving to one of those countries? I don’t think anyone will miss her.


4 posted on 08/17/2013 8:42:49 PM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Too bad she is not embarrassed to be in the US where the gov’t lies and disobeys the laws.


5 posted on 08/17/2013 8:43:38 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Wow! Even MOOshelle is proud of this country!

....for the first time in her life,anyway........

6 posted on 08/17/2013 8:43:40 PM PDT by massmike (At the heart of every Paul-bot argument is the fear that someone will keep them from their weed!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

France and Spain eh, Mary ???

Well Im not in the least embarassed to go...


7 posted on 08/17/2013 8:43:59 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He can go to H3ll! Now!!!!


8 posted on 08/17/2013 8:44:56 PM PDT by foundedonpurpose (It's time for a fundamental restoration, of our country's principles!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
feh...
9 posted on 08/17/2013 8:45:33 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

France and Spain’s health care can and will be invalidated when the Arabs take over; in fact, those Europeans allowed to survive will become slaves.

Then you probably won’t go there, right Senator, even though you would have voted with the French and the Spanish elites the entire time they paved the way for what is coming.


10 posted on 08/17/2013 8:46:42 PM PDT by Rembrandt (Part of the 51% who pay Federal taxes)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Is Landrieu aware that 200 million Americans are embarrassed by her?


11 posted on 08/17/2013 8:48:41 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
We witnessed an auto/motorcycle accident, in France. The person in the car was fine and the cycle guy was carried by bystanders to the sidewalk.

It took over 30 minutes for an ambulance to arrive. The guy was in obvious pain. They worked on him - for what seemed like eternity - right there on the sidewalk.

By the time we left, at least forty five minutes later, they still hadn't put the guy into the ambulance. We got a first hand look at socialized medicine.

12 posted on 08/17/2013 8:49:21 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"Democratic senator Mary Landrieu says she's embarrassed to go to places in Europe like France and Spain"

Yeah well they're probably embarrassed that you are even in their countries. How can they possibly explain the presence of such a dumb ass to their children?

13 posted on 08/17/2013 8:49:28 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Mary, I understand just how you feel. Why just the other day, I was apologizing to a friend from Italy that the people of Louisiana had elected you to the Senate of the United States. I was so embarrassed, I could not help myself


14 posted on 08/17/2013 8:49:34 PM PDT by Tupelo (There are no Republicans or Democrats in Washington. Just Millionaires)
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To: matt04
She still hasn’t read the bill, or seen any of the consequences.

Hey Mary...check out the "Liverpool Pathway" to see how the death panels work in UK...thousands euthanized every year

And for those still walking...this guy was refused treatment for a broken arm because he had been smoking


15 posted on 08/17/2013 8:49:45 PM PDT by spokeshave
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I hope the republicans can find a good candidate to run against her. It’s past time her ass got booted.

My guess is she’ll be making a run to the right until election day. Then she’ll go back to being the liberal clown that she is.


16 posted on 08/17/2013 8:51:54 PM PDT by boycott
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“A neglected section of downtown New Orleans where the government is trying to spur development through tax credits and a new streetcar line includes an undeveloped chunk of land that has long been owned by Mayor Mitch Landrieu and his eight siblings, including U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La.”

Read more: Landrieu family property in zone targeted for investment

17 posted on 08/17/2013 8:52:51 PM PDT by Brandonmark (OWCM is The new American Minority! 11.06.12 - Day of Infamy!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Some of those mono-ethnic nations such as Sweden and Norway do a decent, honest enough job with socialized health care. But America has too many ethnic and political divisions so 0-care is going to turn into rip-off city. FUBAR with affirmative action hack bureaucrats, liberals too, lording over a white majority that basically wants nothing to do with this 0-crap and prefers private insurance and HMOs to provide and insure

Mary Landrieu is too retarded to realize this and even if she did she would say nothing because it would not get her re-elected.


18 posted on 08/17/2013 8:54:14 PM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: Tennessee Nana
France ---FRANCE?? LOL! When we were traveling in Spain and France in the early 1960's, they would pretend not to understand English. But say something derogatory in English and they would get plumb huffy. Also, the French in some parts despise the Germans.

I don't speak French, but tried my college German on them when they wouldn't recognize English. It really angered some of the French.

Landrieu is a French name. She should just retire and move to France.

vaudine

19 posted on 08/17/2013 8:56:11 PM PDT by vaudine
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m embarrassed to go to Europe because of politicians like you.


20 posted on 08/17/2013 8:59:05 PM PDT by Kozak ("Send them back your fierce defiance! Stamp upon the cursed alliance! To arms, to arms.....")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Those thousands of American soldiers buried in Normandy
and other parts of France and Europe each had a $10K life
insurance policy but no health care insurance. I don’t give
two dead flies what Euros think of us Yanks. But like all
FReepers I am embarrassed about the libturds who run our
nation today.


21 posted on 08/17/2013 9:00:04 PM PDT by Sivad (NorCal red turf)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And socialism will ensure they remain poor. And sick.


22 posted on 08/17/2013 9:02:07 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: massmike

“Wow! Even MOOshelle is proud of this country!”
_____________________________________________________
Mooshelle is proud ONLY when she and her brood, including the dog, has a staff of many waiting on them hand a foot, costing us peons millions.
Even the stupid dog gets a mega-million buck helicopter to take him on vacation.
If, and when, she ever gets back to normal life, she will again hate America.


23 posted on 08/17/2013 9:03:57 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: BJ1

> That just makes us even Mary: I’m embarrassed you are a senator of my country.

Another grandstander trying to get the attention of the king. What an idiotic thing for her to say...


24 posted on 08/17/2013 9:04:38 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I hope her opponent is ready to beat her over the head with this.


25 posted on 08/17/2013 9:04:46 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Simple answer: STAY HOME!

(And may BHO learn from your example!)


26 posted on 08/17/2013 9:08:18 PM PDT by lightman (Prosecute the heresies; pity the heretics.)
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To: Jane Long
They worked on him - for what seemed like eternity - right there on the sidewalk. By the time we left, at least forty five minutes later, they still hadn't put the guy into the ambulance.

This is not uncommon in emergency field stabilization work. In April I was right next to a scene where a truck hit a motorcyclist at a rural intersection. At least five ambulances (from different jurisdictions) showed up and the paramedics worked on the guy for over an hour before leaving for a hospital.

27 posted on 08/17/2013 9:10:32 PM PDT by steve86 (Some things aren't really true but you wouldn't be half surprised if they were.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She’s embarrassed to go to Europe. Well, la tee da.


28 posted on 08/17/2013 9:10:34 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (When you vote for evil because you can't see evil, you ARE evil.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Democratic senator Mary Landrieu says she's embarrassed [as an American]. . .

"Hey! That's my line." Diane Feinstein, Democrat government employee.

29 posted on 08/17/2013 9:11:49 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: spokeshave

I was just telling my mom how fortunate we are in the U.S. of A. and that Obamacare hasn’t taken its full toll yet.

She was in the ER and had a full suite of tests done, some twice. A week later she had some procedure done within 24 hours of the doctor wanting it. (24 hours pre-procedure food thing was the delay). She did have to travel an hour to a different clinic as the one nearby wasn’t available for a few days.

She will hopefully have another procedure done next week if the doctors think it will work. I can’t imagine waiting months like they do in England, Canada, etc. Of course my mom probably wouldn’t even be looked at over there. Or here if Obamacare kicks in fully. She’s 95.


30 posted on 08/17/2013 9:12:42 PM PDT by 21twelve ("We've got the guns, and we got the numbers" adapted and revised from Jim M.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

People in LA do not know that Landrieu is a liberal, and she has lots of support among Republicans too.


31 posted on 08/17/2013 9:13:27 PM PDT by Theodore R. (The grand pooh-bahs have spoken: "It's Jebbie's turn!")
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To: 21twelve

ObamaCare is Logan’s Run HealthCare


32 posted on 08/17/2013 9:17:09 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: 21twelve

If I ever lose a family member to Obamacare....I’d do something that can’t be mentioned on the internet.


33 posted on 08/17/2013 9:17:30 PM PDT by Wanderer99
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To: Jane Long

Over the past year in Germany....a review of funding and quantity of hospitals has concluded. Basically...the system relied upon the state governments (all sixteen)...to fund the infrastructure of hospitals around the country for the past fifty-odd years. If you needed to repave your parking lot...you dipped into state money. If you needed a new boiler, you dipped into state money.

Folks really didn’t grasp that they were paying a monthly portion of their check for medical care, and a regular monthly tax portion for the medical infrastructure.

Well, the states have begged off and think it’s too expensive to continue this mess. So it’s up to hospitals to make enough...to cover infrastructure.

Naturally, they’ve all come to agree...there are way too many hospitals throughout the country. So the general plan right now...over the next five to eight years...is to take down around thirty to forty percent of all hospitals. The logic in doing this....pick out more remote areas, and increase the time of your pick-up to the local hospital from 15 minutes....to maybe 45 minutes.

So you can take a guess how people are freaking out in Germany when they learn their hospital got on the closure list. They aren’t happy, but they really can’t afford the real cost of medical care.


34 posted on 08/17/2013 9:25:43 PM PDT by pepsionice
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She’s embarrassed to go to France because not all Americans have health insurance? I’m not understanding her problem. I mean do French people care? It doesn’t make any sense.

Mary, they have better wine, dress better and are skinnier.


35 posted on 08/17/2013 9:30:47 PM PDT by mom.mom
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

REPEAL THE 17TH.

This is where we start.


36 posted on 08/17/2013 9:41:00 PM PDT by quantim (Victory is not relative, it is absolute.)
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That just makes us even Mary: I’m embarrassed you are a senator of my country.

I agree. I despise these libtards more every day.

37 posted on 08/17/2013 10:05:19 PM PDT by Mark17 (Yesterday I couldn't spell it. Today I are one, a creepy a$$ cracker)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hey Mary Landrieu, you’re an embarrassment to the US. Leave and don’t come back commie moron.


38 posted on 08/17/2013 10:19:15 PM PDT by Ray76 (Common sense immigration reform: Enforce Existing Law)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She should be embarrassed, embarrassed to nave a (D) next to her name.


39 posted on 08/17/2013 10:22:10 PM PDT by South40
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The free medical care welfare cases get in this country is superior to the socialist health care of european countries.


40 posted on 08/17/2013 10:24:33 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: spokeshave

Thank you for posting this photo—the first time I saw it, my skin crawled-—THIS is what we have to look forward to.


41 posted on 08/17/2013 10:26:24 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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Yes Mary, and well you should be because you know, nobody here in the u.S. has any health insurance.

No sir, we did not even know what it was until the mighty French invented it, with the help of Spain, just about the time obammy got elected and told all us hick Americans what insurance was.

Yep, you should be SO embarrassed you should go home, sell everything you have and use all of your money to buy insurance policies for the homeless just to prove how horrid and backward the mean-sprinted Republicans really are.

Why, you could even tell any passing drunk all about the time two times you personally witnessed a gang of Republicans dressed in business suits throwing cat food at a 82 year old grandmother (in a wheelchair) and threatening to put her in a van and drive over to a cliff just outside of town and push her right off that cliff!

And, and, and... you saw some of those TEA Party people spitting on little black children!!

The stupid that rolls off a typical lib is beyond comprehension.

42 posted on 08/17/2013 10:28:29 PM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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sen landreiu is such a pin-headed nitwit that I believe she should be embarassed to go out in public anywhere. Please, Louisiana voters, elect someone less ignorant and corrupt than this clown senator.


43 posted on 08/17/2013 10:39:41 PM PDT by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp)
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To: Enterprise

“Yeah well they’re probably embarrassed that you are even in their countries. How can they possibly explain the presence of such a dumb ass to their children? “

They are embarassed? I am embarraed that she went! .She is the personnification of “the stupid American!”


44 posted on 08/17/2013 10:48:13 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: Enterprise

“Yeah well they’re probably embarrassed that you are even in their countries. How can they possibly explain the presence of such a dumb ass to their children? “

They are embarassed? I am embarraed that she went! .She is the personnification of “the stupid American!”


45 posted on 08/17/2013 10:48:15 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That’s OK Senator, you are a walking embarrassment for America, so don’t worry about what people in Europe think.


46 posted on 08/17/2013 10:58:16 PM PDT by G Larry (Let his days be few; and let another take his office. Psalms 109:8)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So resign Senator and go back to Louisiana!!!


47 posted on 08/17/2013 10:59:58 PM PDT by tallyhoe
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

To quote SNL Headline News and Chevy “Mary you ignorant slut”

You tried to sell Louisiana cheap with the La purchase ACA then you still voted for it after the bribe was taken out.

About the only thing you have done was to get a little better share of off shore oil and gas money. I bet that really cost us. I wonder what the Mary share was?

You whole family has made a very fine living off the backs of working people since “moon” was around.

In other words Mary mary you are a blood sucking parasite on the working man and woman of louisiana and the nation.

Time for you to be put out to pasture were you and your grifter family can really rake it in. I know your drug of choice is power but enough is enough.

I think the people of Louisiana have had enough of your family. Who by the way are no different than the outlaw Jefferson clan or the Markie mark Moreal thieves. You just haven’t been caught. Oh one other thing your boy Vitter isn’t much better and neither is wonder boy Pyush Jindal.

Lets not forget all those oil and gas leases the Noe and Long families still live high on the hog after all these years. You know stealing from all us “working” poor you worry about!

You are all grifters. NWO whores one and all!

I’m embarrassed to know Louisiana still elects you Senator.

Then again the 17th amendment never passed so you really aren’t a “senator”.

F all 100 of the pretenders!


48 posted on 08/18/2013 2:47:45 AM PDT by Southern by Grace (kickbacks, bribes, maifia payoffs is how the D's get R' done!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So she’s feeling guilty about squandering American taxpayer money on lavish trips to socialist countries? What a gal!


49 posted on 08/18/2013 3:46:41 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (liberty amendments.............. get to work!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No one has ever believed that she was in the same league as Einstein, Feynman, Friedman or von Hayek.


50 posted on 08/18/2013 3:56:35 AM PDT by monocle
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