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Dem Rep. Jumps Out of Chair, Explodes at GOP’ers During Obamacare Hearing
Mediaite ^ | 10/29/13 | http://www.mediaite.com/tv/dem-rep-jumps-out-of-chair-explodes-at-gopers-during-obamacare-hearing/

Posted on 10/29/2013 1:55:05 PM PDT by Nachum

Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-NJ) rose from his seat on Tuesday during a congressional hearing into the Affordable Care Act’s problematic roll-out. He accused his Republican colleagues in the House of dishonestly seeking to identify the problems with the ACA because they would prefer to see it repealed entirely.

Pascrell began by insisting that, even though Democrats opposed Medicare Part D in the Bush Era, they worked to make sure that the program was a success.

He became animated as he said that Democrats put aside their opposition to Bush in order to make a policy objective work for the good of the American public. “And how many of you stood up to do that,” Pascrell said exploding out of his chair. “None. Zero.”

“What are you going to do about the approximately 17 million children with preexisting conditions who can no longer be denied health insurance coverage,” Pascrell asked his Republican colleagues. “We want to go back and want to say you are no longer covered any longer. Are you going to tell the parents of those kids?”

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Getting a little hot for you Rep. Pascrell?
1 posted on 10/29/2013 1:55:05 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

The great socialist revolution is slipping away and he knows it.


2 posted on 10/29/2013 1:56:49 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Nachum

Pressure’s getting to them. Pascrell wants some GOPe cover for what is now obviously an unmitigated disaster.


3 posted on 10/29/2013 1:57:11 PM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Is John's moustache long enough YET?)
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To: Nachum
He accused his Republican colleagues in the House of dishonestly seeking to identify the problems with the ACA because they would prefer to see it repealed entirely.

So? Your job was to make a bill that matched its promises. That way people could vote on its supposed merits. This way, people who are in principle against gov. healthcare AND people who are against poorly run programs that make their own lives more miserable get to unite.

It's called politics.
4 posted on 10/29/2013 1:57:47 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There's no salvation in politics.)
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To: Nachum

No, Sparky. We’ll let you tell the parents why you promised them something reality couldn’t deliver.


5 posted on 10/29/2013 1:57:59 PM PDT by william clark (Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: Nachum

Whacko Bird!
The RATS seem a little more unhinged than usual..means they’re feeling the heat, good!


6 posted on 10/29/2013 1:58:24 PM PDT by rainee (Her)
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To: Nachum

The only good commie is one that’s.....


7 posted on 10/29/2013 1:58:36 PM PDT by Titus-Maximus (Light from Light)
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To: Nachum

Pallone exploded last week too. NJ sends some real head-cases to the House.

Obviously Pascrell did not like the 12 ton block of fail he was just fed.


8 posted on 10/29/2013 1:58:48 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Nachum
Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-NJ) rose from his seat on Tuesday during a congressional hearing into the Affordable Care Act

Sounds like he's still in the "denial phase" re: the death of Obamacare.

9 posted on 10/29/2013 1:59:40 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing -- Socrates)
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To: Nachum

The Rats weren’t against Medicare Part D. They just didn’t want Bush to get credit for it. But we conservatives gave him credit for it, which is one of the reasons his approvals tanked so badly.


10 posted on 10/29/2013 1:59:45 PM PDT by RatRipper (The political left are utterly evil and corrupt)
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To: Nachum

I don’t think the GOPe will totally dismantle Obamacare if they have power.

The Steve Schmidt type political consultants have told them they would lose women or moderates or some demographic if they did that.

So they will modify it to Romneycare or some “kinder, gentler” version as an ex-RINO president might have put it.

But the disaster of Obamacare is a political threat to the Democrats and they are feeling heat.


11 posted on 10/29/2013 2:00:13 PM PDT by Nextrush (BALANCED BUDGET NOW AND PRESIDENT SARAH PALIN)
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To: Nachum

The system will not work.

Mathematically, it will not work without draconian thievery from the producers of this nation.

You may deny the truth, but you cannot deny the consequences of the truth.

To give something unearned to one, you must take something earned from another.

Would you work as hard to get the uninsured jobs? If they had jobs, they would be happy, fulfilled, and productive. They would cease to be a parasite on society.

The money from producers could then be used to help the truly needy.


12 posted on 10/29/2013 2:00:17 PM PDT by LachlanMinnesota
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To: Nachum

Did this deviant (that’s what every Democrat is) speak out of turn? Was he reprimanded as being out of order? IF not, why not?


13 posted on 10/29/2013 2:01:04 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Nachum
Apples and Oranges, Congressman. Bush reached out to Democrats and worked in a bipartisan fashion on Medicare Part D. Democrats railroaded Obamacare and push aside any and all input from Republicans.

Obamacare is a colossal train wreck that Democrats OWN. Deal with it as millions will now turn on Democrats for the destruction and misery they have now wrought.

14 posted on 10/29/2013 2:01:09 PM PDT by Obadiah (I Like Ted.)
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To: Nachum

>>even though Democrats opposed Medicare Part D in the Bush Era, they worked to make sure that the program was a success

Of course they did. They opposed it because Bush did it. They made it work because its a freakin’ entitlement program and they never saw a giant way to steal from today’s workers that they didn’t like!


15 posted on 10/29/2013 2:01:23 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: william clark
We’ll let you tell the parents why you promised them something reality couldn’t deliver.

Whoops, there it is!

16 posted on 10/29/2013 2:01:36 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Nachum

Liars don’t like it when their big lie blows up in their faces and they’ll be exposed to the people they’ve been lying to.


17 posted on 10/29/2013 2:01:39 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Obadiah

Maybe this DIM fool is touchy because of eating crap sandwiches.


18 posted on 10/29/2013 2:02:58 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Nachum

19 posted on 10/29/2013 2:02:59 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Nachum

We reward people based on need. We penalize people based on productivity and success.

In time, people will spend their efforts on ways to become needy, so as to not be penalized and to receive unearned rewards.

Producers will quit.

I expect no man to live for me, and I will live for no other man. Neither I, nor he, will be slaves to each other.


20 posted on 10/29/2013 2:03:50 PM PDT by LachlanMinnesota
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To: Nachum
“What are you going to do about the approximately 17 million children with preexisting conditions who can no longer be denied health insurance coverage,” Pascrell asked his Republican colleagues. “We want to go back and want to say you are no longer covered any longer. Are you going to tell the parents of those kids?”

HAHAHAHAHAHA!! These guys are scared witless about the prospect of going home and facing thousands and thousands of their constituents whose health insurance has suddenly become grossly unaffordable due to the "Affordable Care Act". Sweet!!

21 posted on 10/29/2013 2:04:48 PM PDT by pgkdan
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To: Nachum

Methinks the NJ boys are having a contest to see who can be the biggest thug in the room..


22 posted on 10/29/2013 2:05:10 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: Nachum

Didn't know the old fart had that much energy.

I have never seen so many ancient old folks on the Democrat side unless it was in a Nursing Home. They had to read every word they said.

BTW, what a bunch of phony outrage by Pascrell.

23 posted on 10/29/2013 2:06:10 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Nextrush
But the disaster of Obamacare is a political threat to the Democrats and they are feeling heat.

People who have lost health coverage because of obamneycare: 1,500,000

People who have coverage because of obamneycare: 50,000? 10,000? Hundreds?

Yields: GOP controlled Senate in 2014. Ted Cruz, President in 2016

24 posted on 10/29/2013 2:07:49 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: Nachum

He should be committed to an insane asylum by congressional hearing order.


25 posted on 10/29/2013 2:08:26 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: F15Eagle
He looks a lot like Tea Partier Kerry Bentivolio.

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26 posted on 10/29/2013 2:08:41 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: LachlanMinnesota

“Social Justice”= “We’re telling you to do what we say Jesus said and having the government make sure you do it”


27 posted on 10/29/2013 2:08:53 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: LachlanMinnesota

“I quit when medicine was placed under State control some years ago,” said Dr. Hendricks. “Do you know what it takes to perform a brain operation? Do you know the kind of skill it demands, and the years of passionate, merciless, excruciating devotion that go to acquire that skill? That was what I could not place at the disposal of men whose sole qualification to rule me was their capacity to spout the fraudulent generalities that got them elected to the privilege of enforcing their wishes at the point of a gun. I would not let them dictate the purpose for which my years of study had been spent, or the conditions of my work, or my choice of patients, or the amount of my reward. I observed that in all the discussions that preceded the enslavement of medicine, men discussed everything—except the desires of the doctors. Men considered only the ‘welfare’ of the patients, with no thought for those who were to provide it. That a doctor should have any right, desire or choice in the matter, was regarded as irrelevant selfishness; his is not to choose, they said, but ‘to serve.’ That a man’s willing to work under compulsion is too dangerous a brute to entrust with a job in the stockyards—never occurred to those who proposed to help the sick by making life impossible for the healthy. I have often wondered at the smugness at which people assert their right to enslave me, to control my work, to force my will, to violate my conscience, to stifle my mind—yet what is it they expect to depend on, when they lie on an operating table under my hands? Their moral code has taught them to believe that it is safe to rely on the virtue of their victims. Well, that is the virtue I have withdrawn. Let them discover the kind of doctors that their system will now produce. Let them discover, in their operating rooms and hospital wards, that it is not safe to place their lives in the hands of a man whose life they have throttled. It is not safe, if he is the sort of man who resents it—and still less safe, if he is the sort who doesn’t.”

—Ayn Rand, *Atlas Shrugged*


28 posted on 10/29/2013 2:09:01 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Nachum

How is Medicare Part D a success? It was supposed to break even. Instead, it’s turned many (not all) seniors into pill-popping zombies, subsidized by your tax dollar.


29 posted on 10/29/2013 2:10:49 PM PDT by grania
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To: Nachum

17 million? where the heck did that come from ... and how is Øbama care going to fix that anyway?


30 posted on 10/29/2013 2:11:04 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (It's not the penalty, it's the lack of coverage on 1 Jan. Think about it.)
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To: pgkdan

“What are you going to do about the approximately 17 million children with preexisting conditions who can no longer be denied health insurance coverage”

They just make up their own ‘facts’ and do it with a straight face which tells me they have had a lot of practice lying.

Hey genius, they are already being denied unless they are under MEDICAID (taxpayer funded), you dumb*ss! Which is actually what you want us all under (except, of course, yourself who wants no part of this crap sandwich).


31 posted on 10/29/2013 2:11:08 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: kcvl

They’ve finally trapped themselves very, very publicly in their own lies.

Hence, the gigantic phony outrage by this clown.


32 posted on 10/29/2013 2:12:10 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Nachum
What are you going to do about the approximately 17 million children with preexisting conditions who can no longer be denied health insurance coverage

First, this number would mean that roughly 25% of all kids have a "pre-existing condition." Second, what does he think will happen to these kids when our economy implodes?

33 posted on 10/29/2013 2:13:00 PM PDT by RightOnTheBorder
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To: Nachum

“What are you going to do about the approximately 17 million children with preexisting conditions who can no longer be denied health insurance coverage,” Pascrell asked his Republican colleagues. “We want to go back and want to say you are no longer covered any longer. Are you going to tell the parents of those kids?”

This is why I think it will never be repealed. This plays on people’s emotions. None of us wants a kid to be sick.

Imagine if your a single mom of two struggling to make ends meet. Your kid gets sick. You’re gonna do what you have to for that kid. Some politician comes along and says honey, we’ll take care of you and your kids if you’ll support us.

Another politician comes along and says, honey, you made some bad choices. You need to assume responsibility for your actions. Get another job to help pay for your family.

Which argument wins in the court of public opinion?

You can’t beat Santa Clause. The single mom could care less who is paying for it. All she’s worried about is her kids get to a doctor.

That’s why once an “entitlement” is on the books, it never goes away. It only grows.


34 posted on 10/29/2013 2:13:02 PM PDT by ealgeone (obama, border)
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To: Nachum

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35 posted on 10/29/2013 2:13:11 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income & tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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To: Nachum

From the title I thought he had spontaneously combusted.


36 posted on 10/29/2013 2:14:34 PM PDT by pax_et_bonum (Never Forget the Seals of Extortion 17 - and God Bless Americad)
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To: Nachum

I keep hearing this argument about Medicare Part D, was it mandatory?


37 posted on 10/29/2013 2:14:46 PM PDT by yellowdoghunter (Welcome to Obamastan!)
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To: Nachum

There comes a point after a liberal democrat politician gets caught in enough lies that they are rendered ineffective so they than have to resort to in-your-face anger and innuendo. This is SO typical of how a whacked out liberal acts. Good try jackass democrat but displaying an ignorant rant won’t work either.


38 posted on 10/29/2013 2:15:28 PM PDT by drypowder
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To: Nachum

39 posted on 10/29/2013 2:15:37 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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40 posted on 10/29/2013 2:15:54 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: kcvl

Nobody dies in this country due to a lack of insurance.


41 posted on 10/29/2013 2:16:45 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

DO NOT get cocky. IF (when) Obamacare goes down they come back fighting like demons for Single Payer. We had better be ready.


42 posted on 10/29/2013 2:17:56 PM PDT by DManA
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To: Nachum

I wonder if he has the same passion concerning the REAL deaths of four Americans in Benghazi due to Democrat negligence.


43 posted on 10/29/2013 2:20:03 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Nachum
Pure theater for the low info types. Pascrell’s street act will work. Like a charm. Unless the Repubs start barking back. Good and loud. Or do they even want to? From what I've seen so far, they don't. In the lineup tomorrow, Kathleen “She-Wolf of the HSS” Sebelius. She's coming out swinging. If the Repubs let her get away with another “WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE!” moment, it's all over.
44 posted on 10/29/2013 2:22:06 PM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: Nachum
even though Democrats opposed Medicare Part D in the Bush Era, they worked to make sure that the program was a success.

LOL, yeah they wanted it bigger and without any income caps.

45 posted on 10/29/2013 2:22:13 PM PDT by Trailerpark Badass (There should be a whole lot more going on than throwing bleach, said one woman.)
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To: cripplecreek

“Nobody dies in this country due to a lack of insurance.”

Exactly!

Go check out the emergency rooms where many uninsured like to go instead of the doctor’s office, less wait time and no co-pay.

And don’t get me started about paying 50 cents - $1 for their prescriptions. You would think you asked them to fund your vacation instead of paying a tiny portion of their own medication!


46 posted on 10/29/2013 2:22:44 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: ealgeone

Made bad choices?? What if it wasn’t HER fault? What if she was married and her husband was killed or died suddenly through no fault of his own? Is THAT a “poor life choice”????

So this woman’s supposed to work two jobs?


47 posted on 10/29/2013 2:23:39 PM PDT by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: Nachum
Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-NJ) rose from his seat on Tuesday during a congressional hearing into the Affordable Care Act’s problematic roll-out. He accused his Republican colleagues in the House of dishonestly seeking to identify the problems with the ACA because they would prefer to see it repealed entirely.

Democrats like Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-NJ) are mindlessly defending Obamacare. Even today few have read the law, one documented example is Mark Warner, Democrat, Virginia. The Democrats know that the passage of the Affordable Care Act was contentious and characterized by coercion, bribes, threats, and promises to many Democrats. Few, if any, read or fully understood what was in the law. Now, as Pelosi, says it is opening like a flower so we can all see how the economy and health industry are being destroyed. President Obama himself has unilaterally delayed portions of the bill.

The Main Stream Media have their heads in the sand. Administration officials are tight lipped about its problems. Problems the administration has had three years to solve.

The MSM has failed to tally the damage to jobs, citizens, and the economy produced by an unworkable, unfair, and ineffective law. The MSM has failed to identify the scores of Democrats would like the law gone. The MSM are being exposed again as nothing but a Democrat propaganda machine.

Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-NJ) maybe should take a time out to read the law and connect the dots between its complexity, unfairness, and negative impact on health care for all of us. But that would entail the use of common sense instead of the blame game, character assassination, and name calling.

48 posted on 10/29/2013 2:23:50 PM PDT by olezip (Time obliterates the fictions of opinion and confirms the decisions of nature. ~ Cicero)
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To: Nachum

Is this “Monkey Court” guy?

Though he does have a point. They were all to eager to support George W’s massive expansion of the government.


49 posted on 10/29/2013 2:24:40 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: ealgeone

I explain it to my kids as

Easter Bunny vs The Dentist


50 posted on 10/29/2013 2:25:06 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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