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Obama to pressure Perry on health care during Texas visit
Politico44 A Living Diary of the Obama Presidency ^ | 11/5/13 | JENNIFER EPSTEIN

Posted on 11/06/2013 10:03:37 AM PST by ColdOne

President Barack Obama plans to call on Texas Gov. Rick Perry – one of the most prominent Obamacare foes in the country - to follow the lead of a handful of other Republican governors and agree to the expansion of Medicaid in the state as he visits Dallas on Wednesday.

"This isn’t a political issue. This is about making sure people where they live have access to good quality, affordable health care," White House deputy senior adviser for communications and strategy David Simas said Tuesday as he previewed the president's trip.

Obama will ask Perry and the Republican majority in the Texas Legislature to join with fellow Republicans in Arizona, Ohio and Michigan to expand Medicaid. Texas leaders, Simas said, should "put politics aside and not deny people health care out of ideology or politics."

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1 posted on 11/06/2013 10:03:37 AM PST by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne

I hope Gov. Perry tells Obama (Mr. 39%) to F.O. on national TV.


2 posted on 11/06/2013 10:07:01 AM PST by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: ColdOne

Obama should not be allowed in Texas.


3 posted on 11/06/2013 10:07:55 AM PST by Gabrial (The nightmare will continue as long as the nightmare is in the Whitehouse.)
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To: ColdOne

“...put politics aside and not deny people health care out of ideology or politics”

Correct reply to the Marxist: “Obamacare denies people health care, and it’s passage into law was ALL about ideology and politics.”


4 posted on 11/06/2013 10:09:12 AM PST by BlueStateRightist
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To: Cowboy Bob

I do hope that Perry has the presence of mind to say “FU” both to Obama and to the horse he rode in on.

Unlike the Federal Government states can’t just print more money when they run out. I shudder to think about all the States that are going to be wiped out by “expanded” Medicaid within a few years.


5 posted on 11/06/2013 10:09:47 AM PST by Junk Silver
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To: ColdOne

RIck, DON’T drink the koolaid 0’s bringing you. He could get a leopard to hand over its spots and he may try to promise you money from “his” (the taxpayer’s) stash to get you to pledge allegiance to him and Allah. I would cancel the meeting before he tries to con you into turning the state blue.


6 posted on 11/06/2013 10:10:26 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: ColdOne

Mr. Obama to see you sir.

Tell him I’m busy


8 posted on 11/06/2013 10:12:13 AM PST by Ray76
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To: ColdOne

So, like, Perry is gonna find a horse head in his bed? ‘Cause that’s the only way Obama has any chance of getting something here.


9 posted on 11/06/2013 10:12:32 AM PST by cuban leaf
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To: ColdOne
Texas leaders, Simas said, should "put politics aside and not deny people health care out of ideology or politics."

So in other words, do as we say and not as we do.

10 posted on 11/06/2013 10:12:49 AM PST by DoodleDawg
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To: ColdOne

Gov. Perry tells Obama (Mr. 39%) to F.O. on national TV. While at Perry’s favorite rifle range.


11 posted on 11/06/2013 10:12:59 AM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: ColdOne

Yeh I’m sure Rick will jump right into line for the Kenyan. :-)


12 posted on 11/06/2013 10:13:35 AM 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: ColdOne

this guy’s so full of it.

access to good quality affordable healthcare! what a joke.


13 posted on 11/06/2013 10:13:42 AM PST by ealgeone (obama, border)
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To: ColdOne

Is he coming to campaign for Abortion Barbie?


14 posted on 11/06/2013 10:13:57 AM PST by nascarnation
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To: ColdOne; tx_eggman

They will greet the plane waving palm fronds and shouting “Save Us” in Austin.


15 posted on 11/06/2013 10:15:14 AM PST by SpinnerWebb (In 2012 you will awaken from your HOPEnosis and have no recollection of this... "Constitution")
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To: ColdOne; All
"Obama to pressure Perry
on health care
during Texas visit"


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16 posted on 11/06/2013 10:17:17 AM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: ColdOne

“Obama to pressure Perry”

“Here’s your hat, my jug-eared, pencil-necked amigo. Adios, what’s your hurry? Don’t come again soon. See ya, wouldn’t want to be ya. Huevos rancheros!”


17 posted on 11/06/2013 10:21:27 AM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Bender2; LUV W

Ping.


18 posted on 11/06/2013 10:23:47 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: ColdOne
"This isn’t a political issue. This is about making sure people where they live have access to good quality, affordable health care"

That's the crux of the issue - "where they live."

If TX stands firm, then the foolish states that didn't do the Medicaid expansion will see lots and lots of losers moving to live to cheek-by-jowl with them. TX wins, other states lose.

It's a great plan. I hope they stick with it to the end.

19 posted on 11/06/2013 10:28:40 AM PST by Gluteus Maximus
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To: ColdOne

Perry should tell SGT Shultz: Don’t F with Texas, Sissy-boy.


20 posted on 11/06/2013 10:30:05 AM PST by Feckless (I was trained by the US << This Tagline Censored by FR >> ain't that irOnic?)
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To: ColdOne

The federal subsidies for states that expand medicare are time limited. When the subsidies end, the states will have to pick up the added costs and raise taxes to do it.


21 posted on 11/06/2013 10:46:48 AM PST by Eva
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To: Feckless

Remember when Clinton was given a military jacket that was too small? Gov. Perry should give Obama a cowboy hat that’s way too large, since Obama is all hat and no cattle!

As for the quality health care, what a joke! People on Medicaid have worse outcomes than people with no insurance at all. Government programs always fail. They can’t even run the VA, what on earth makes people think the government can provide health care for 300 million people?


22 posted on 11/06/2013 10:47:06 AM PST by Pining_4_TX (All those who were appointed to eternal life believed. Acts 13:48)
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To: ColdOne

Perry will tell him to shove his owebamacare up his Mom-jeans a$$!


23 posted on 11/06/2013 10:49:19 AM PST by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: ColdOne
"This isn’t a political issue. This is about making sure people where they live have access to good quality, affordable health care,"

Ah yes, right out of Art I, Sec 8. Health care for all!
24 posted on 11/06/2013 10:51:56 AM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: Eva

Yes. Which is why the smart states did not participate.


25 posted on 11/06/2013 10:53:55 AM PST by Ray76
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To: ColdOne
Zero will just suggest to Texas Universities to do like WVU has, and require health insurance via ZeroCare... Academia will comply... thus enrolling all of the "young, healthies" required to make ZeroCare "look" like it's "working".

Coming soon to a state near you.

26 posted on 11/06/2013 10:55:59 AM PST by Rodamala
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To: Gluteus Maximus
If I understand correctly, the website is signing up Medicaid people to the tune of about 20,000 to one payer. Medicaid will be bursting at the seams in about 6 months and the states will eventually be stuck with the bill. If Perry weakens, Texas will be finished withing 3 years, of course along with all the other idiots that took the Medicare bribe.

This pile of money is too much for some pols that have needs now and figure they will be out of office 3-4 years from now anyway. The citizens are doomed either way.

27 posted on 11/06/2013 10:56:14 AM PST by chuckles
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To: ColdOne

All part of the Dems “Turn Texas Blue” strategy. Get the takers and minorities all riled-up against Perry.


28 posted on 11/06/2013 10:57:19 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: tumblindice

“Obama to pressure Perry”
That sounds like something the doctor tells you in the course of a certain exam; “Okay, your going to feel a little pressure”.
Is that what Obummer has in mind with our governor?


29 posted on 11/06/2013 11:02:37 AM PST by 9422WMR (: " Tolerance is the virtue of a man who has no convictions".)
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To: Army Air Corps

I think the moron in chief is barking up the wrong tree here!


30 posted on 11/06/2013 11:06:57 AM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos! Thank you David, Michael, Chris Txradioguy, JJ, CMS, & ALL of you heroes!)
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To: LUV W

I see additional refining capacity, ease of environmental laws and keystone in Texas’ future.

Then the sellout.


31 posted on 11/06/2013 11:30:30 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz ("Senator Cruz basically made the Democrats fight for a whole bunch of things that they already had.")
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To: ColdOne

He has a lot of nerve setting foot in Dallas.


32 posted on 11/06/2013 11:49:57 AM PST by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: ColdOne
Perry should close down airspace over Texas while Osama’s on his way. LOL. He might just do that.
33 posted on 11/06/2013 11:53:26 AM PST by McGruff (Obama lied. Period!)
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To: ColdOne

I’ll consider it....when you start telling the truth


34 posted on 11/06/2013 11:54:40 AM PST by Farnsworth (Now playing in America: "Stupid is the new normal")
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To: ColdOne

After all, Obama is such a friend to Texas. There are very few of us who will forget his refusal to provide disaster relief after the awful wildfires a couple of years ago.

And he and Perry are such good friends. /s/

I find it disturbing that Barry0 would make a trip to Texas in November. Especially this November. Just not a good idea, and I’ll be glad when the visit is over.


35 posted on 11/06/2013 12:09:20 PM PST by Jedidah
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To: TexasRepublic

Is it courage, or ignorance, or the Messiah complex?


36 posted on 11/06/2013 12:11:00 PM PST by Jedidah
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To: TexasRepublic

Yeah, especially in November.....


37 posted on 11/06/2013 12:12:10 PM PST by OB1kNOb (If govmt is stockpiling guns, ammo, food, & meds, don't you think it's a good idea to do the same?)
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To: Jedidah

Not to mention O siccing the EPA on us.


38 posted on 11/06/2013 12:14:21 PM PST by nanetteclaret (Unreconstructed "Elderly Kooky Type" Catholic Texan)
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To: ColdOne

I seem to recall a visit to Texas by a Democrat president in the month November that didn’t go so well. Hmmm ....


39 posted on 11/06/2013 12:36:06 PM PST by StormEye
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To: chuckles
It was inevitable, as the entire Tea Party has been saying for the last five years. You can't add 40 million poor people to the system without adding a single hospital, doctor, MRI machine as added infrastructure, and then turn around and expect that costs will go down.

Nobody who has ever run even a little micro-business like mine could have entertained such a notion.

No, you have to be an elite living in a suburban bubble or an idiot low-information voter living in the ghetto to ever have thought such a thing could work.

Add forty million new insured with ZERO infrastructure build-out. Increase demand but forget about increasing supply. Yeah, that's just gotta drive down costs.

And now they want to add another 20 million or so illegal immigrants to the roster.

Miserable, bottom-feeding Democract scumbag morons.

As if "health insurance" is the same thing as "healthcare." Hey, Rats, the latter is an actual service, the former is a payment and risk-allocation system for the latter. They're not the same.

What sort of fool could ever have even imagined that they were?

40 posted on 11/06/2013 12:42:24 PM PST by Gluteus Maximus
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To: ColdOne

Behind the scenes, Perry is probably being promised an island and a billion dollars to sell out.
Even is Perry is promised Valhalla, if he agrees, I doubt he will ever see a penny from these thugs.


41 posted on 11/06/2013 12:44:59 PM PST by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est. New US economy: Fascism on top, Socialism on the bottom.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
Get the takers and minorities all riled-up against Perry.

HA! Like he cares what the moochers think.

And if the slugs are getting the vapors over Ricky I wonder how they will act if Greg gets elected?

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42 posted on 11/06/2013 12:46:13 PM PST by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: Jedidah

hurl


43 posted on 11/06/2013 12:56:39 PM PST by txhurl ('The DOG ate my homework. That homework, too. ALL my homework. OK?' - POSHITUS)
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To: nascarnation

Is he coming to campaign for Abortion Barbie?”

Read an article today where she is stating she is 100% pro-life and fights for children everywhere. Wonder if she is going to claim that she really didn’t say she was in favor of abortion when she spent all those hours on the Senate floor. Maybe he was giving her lessons in how to claim she was misquoted or just misspoke. Won’t work in Texas Barbie.


44 posted on 11/06/2013 2:25:30 PM PST by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Grams A

The only reason she is “famous” and attracting Hollywood and National $$ is her crazed defense of abortion services which was glamorized by the MSM.

Sounds like the Botox and hair dye has creamed her brainwaves.


45 posted on 11/06/2013 2:29:23 PM PST by nascarnation
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To: ColdOne

Barry to put pressure....him ChicagoWay comin’ to Texas. I hope he gets his skinny butt handed to him.


46 posted on 11/06/2013 2:42:13 PM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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