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(D-CO) Bennet willing to sacrifice seat over health vote
Politico ^ | 11/22/2009 | Josh Gerstein

Posted on 11/22/2009 1:06:58 PM PST by markomalley

Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) said Sunday that he will vote for landmark health care reform legislation even if it means he will be defeated at the polls next November.

"If you get to the final point and you are a critical vote for health care reform, and every piece of evidence tells you, if you support that bill, you will lose your job, would you cast the vote and lose your job? " CNN's John King asked Bennet on the "State of the Union" program.

"Yes," said Bennet, a former Denver public schools chief who was appointed to the Senate by Colorado's governor when President Barack Obama tapped Ken Salazar to be interior secretary.

King warned Bennet that the video of his vow would be sequestered in the event he is voted out next year.

"All right. That tape will be held -- I hate to tell you that, but that tape will be held right now," the CNN host said.


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: 111th; bennet; bhohealthcare; colorado; michaelbennet; obamacare; suicidecommunists; suicidedemocrats
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To: rodguy911

I’ll send you an email.


61 posted on 11/22/2009 2:35:56 PM PST by Morgan in Denver (Democrats: the law of unintended consequences in action.)
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To: C19fan; LS

Five, Bennet, Burris, Gillebrand, Kaufman and the one who replaced Kenedy. Funny as hell if they lost all of them!!!


62 posted on 11/22/2009 2:37:55 PM PST by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: Morgan in Denver

thanks Buddy


63 posted on 11/22/2009 2:39:03 PM PST by rodguy911 (HOME OF THE FREE BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE--GO SARAHCUDA !!)
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To: Trteamer

Please elaborate why you think she deserves the label RINO.

Do you just like Ken Buck better or are there stances on issues that make her a closet democrat (after all, isn’t that what RINO means?)

Thanks in advance for the information.


64 posted on 11/22/2009 2:43:59 PM PST by keepitreal ( Don't tread on me.)
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To: markomalley

Then it is very clear that Bennet doesn’t represent his constituents if he votes against their desires. That is a fundamental keystone of our representative republic - you are there to represent those who elected you - not some socialistic moron who prefers to play golf instead of getting the country working again.


65 posted on 11/22/2009 2:45:47 PM PST by Godzilla (3-7-77)
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To: UriĀ’el-2012
Is she a conservative ?

Here's her stance on the issues. You decide:

http://janenortonforcolorado.com/issues

66 posted on 11/22/2009 2:47:12 PM PST by keepitreal ( Don't tread on me.)
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To: Red Steel

And that is my greatest worry.


67 posted on 11/22/2009 2:47:58 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (The Second Amendment. Don't MAKE me use it.)
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To: markomalley
Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) said Sunday that he will vote for landmark health care reform legislation even if it means he will be defeated at the polls next November.

"If you get to the final point and you are a critical vote for health care reform, and every piece of evidence tells you, if you support that bill, you will lose your job, would you cast the vote and lose your job? " CNN's John King asked Bennet on the "State of the Union" program. "Yes," said Bennet

Well, this has been my point since Obama won the election. He and the Democrat controlled House and Senate will pass healthcare no matter what, even if Obama's approval rate falls to 20%.

The Democrats have the votes they need to pass anything they want. The so called blue dogs lined up with the Democrat liberal leadership without blinking an eye, notwithstanding their claims that they are moderates and centrists. This debate should have been stopped yesterday, but they managed to get the 60 votes they needed with a little bit of dealing. All these Senate procedures are meaningless if the Democrats reliably have 60 votes, considering they only need 51 to pass the bill.

Of course the rats want to wrap up this monstrosity before the 2010 elections since some of them might be replaced by Republicans, changing their game plan to destroy the country. The Democrats are good at talking and the blue dogs make it sound like they might vote against it, but all they are doing is looking to be bought off for the highest amount possible, i.e Landrieu and the $100 million 'incentive' for her vote.

68 posted on 11/22/2009 2:52:47 PM PST by Victoria Delsoul
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To: keepitreal
Thanks

I see she believes in murdering innocent babies however.


69 posted on 11/22/2009 2:59:53 PM PST by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: markomalley

bump


70 posted on 11/22/2009 3:08:13 PM PST by VOA
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To: UriĀ’el-2012

Ah, you paint with a very broad brush. She is not pro-abortion.

From her website:

•I am pro-life and believe abortion should be outlawed except in cases of rape, incest, or the life of the mother.
•I opposed all federal funding of abortion.

Ken Buck on abortion:

The other leading Senate contender, Weld County District Attorney Ken Buck, supports traditional marriage and opposes abortion except in cases where the mother’s life is in danger.

http://www.denverpost.com/politics/ci_13480455

So, in essence, both are pretty much the same. It’s not perfect, but it’s by far better than the outright pro-abortion stance of the dems.


71 posted on 11/22/2009 3:15:22 PM PST by keepitreal ( Don't tread on me.)
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To: edge10

In other words: To hell with what my constituents want.
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This seems to be happening all over the place with our ‘public servants’ (how laughable is that?) badgering and buffeting us and calling us terrorists and the like.

2010 is coming.


72 posted on 11/22/2009 3:19:45 PM PST by SeattleBruce (God, Family, Church, Country - Keep on Tea Partiers - party like it's 1773!)
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To: stylin19a

You must live on the big rock candy mountain or in one of the more popular parts of the land of Oz.


73 posted on 11/22/2009 3:24:37 PM PST by dr_who
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To: keepitreal
I hope Jane Norton blows him out of the water and he can go back to the rock he crawled out from underneath.

I hope we can do better than Norton.

74 posted on 11/22/2009 3:25:05 PM PST by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: Kenny

A traitor to our country! Call him what he is!
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Problem is, we have darn close to 60 traitors in the Senate, right now. We can only hope 1 or 2 heroic figures emerge from among them to aid in the resistance and stem the tide against the socialist onslaught.


75 posted on 11/22/2009 3:27:07 PM PST by SeattleBruce (God, Family, Church, Country - Keep on Tea Partiers - party like it's 1773!)
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To: PawtucketPatriot71

He also tells me Bennet is very unpopular. So yes, Bennet will vote for the 0bama-Pelosi-Ried Care bill as one final way to stick it to the people.
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Nice, huh?


76 posted on 11/22/2009 3:29:17 PM PST by SeattleBruce (God, Family, Church, Country - Keep on Tea Partiers - party like it's 1773!)
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To: Texas Eagle

Very good identification of God. We all should do that religiously. Enough of this, we all have the same God. NO, we don’t!

Our son’s middle name is Elijah and it means; Jehovah is God!


77 posted on 11/22/2009 3:29:27 PM PST by 4Godsoloved..Hegave (Never explain yourself, Your friends don't need it and your enemies won't believe it.)
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To: markomalley

We will help him with the second part of that plan - the part about being voted out of office.

This should be a good election cycle for the pubs in 2010. The governor is very unpopular and should loose handily unless the republicans totally screw it up. Bennett is little known and also quite vulnerable, particularly in an overall election hostile to the dems.

Hopefully we can find a better candidate to run for gov than Norton - another RINO retread. If we can get a good candidate for either race, it should generate some excitement this coming year. Hopefully we will find a good candidate for BOTH races....
There are some promising names on the horizon if the party does not choose to go with the same old same old.


78 posted on 11/22/2009 3:29:43 PM PST by Mom MD (Jesus is the Light of the world!)
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To: Achilles Heel

Bennett is on his way out anyway. There is little chance he could win a statewide election.


79 posted on 11/22/2009 3:31:10 PM PST by Mom MD (Jesus is the Light of the world!)
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To: Renegade

If it doesn’t go into effect in 2014 what happens to all the “TAX” money collected from now till them ??? Will we get a rebate ??
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That really is a dream!


80 posted on 11/22/2009 3:31:18 PM PST by SeattleBruce (God, Family, Church, Country - Keep on Tea Partiers - party like it's 1773!)
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