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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: VR-21

I’ve often wished that conservatives had the same devotion to their cause as marxists do.
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I think we’ve been awoken.


81 posted on 11/22/2009 3:32:16 PM PST by SeattleBruce (God, Family, Church, Country - Keep on Tea Partiers - party like it's 1773!)
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To: MileHi

Who do you have in mind? Time is running short. I don’t see Buck being able to pull it off.


82 posted on 11/22/2009 3:34:14 PM PST by keepitreal ( Don't tread on me.)
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To: cruise_missile

Dont count out Hickenlooper. He is the dark horse on the D side, and could parlay his popularity in Denver proper to do some damage. I’m not sure he won’t challenge Ritter is a primary for the gov race this year, but could also have his eye on the senate.
He could potentially give us more trouble than Romanoff, although I don’t see a dem winning either the senate or gov this year unless something big happens between now and then to totally change the picture

(Or unless the pubs run a tired old RINO like Norton)


83 posted on 11/22/2009 3:35:33 PM PST by Mom MD (Jesus is the Light of the world!)
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To: AmishDude

I have an idea.

A simple idea which should destroy this thing once and for all.

SINGLE-PAYER LEGAL CARE

That’s it. Apply the principles of single payer to lawyers.

Rewrite the 2000 page bill by crossing out “doctors” and writing in “lawyers”.

Mandate the maximum amount lawyers can receive for their services.

See how they like it.
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Beautiful. Are you really Amish?


84 posted on 11/22/2009 3:36:15 PM PST by SeattleBruce (God, Family, Church, Country - Keep on Tea Partiers - party like it's 1773!)
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To: UriĀ’el-2012

More of a tired old RINO retread

We can do much better than Norton.


85 posted on 11/22/2009 3:37:12 PM PST by Mom MD (Jesus is the Light of the world!)
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To: C19fan

You have four appointed Senators: this clown, Gillebrand ,Burris, and the one who replaced Kennedy who could be the deciding factor in jamming this down our throats.
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Goes to show you why the governor’s races are important.


86 posted on 11/22/2009 3:37:27 PM PST by SeattleBruce (God, Family, Church, Country - Keep on Tea Partiers - party like it's 1773!)
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To: Mom MD
a tired old RINO retread
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87 posted on 11/22/2009 3:38:25 PM PST by SeattleBruce (God, Family, Church, Country - Keep on Tea Partiers - party like it's 1773!)
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To: C19fan

>> You have four appointed Senators <<

I’d say there are at least five, since Al Franken was “appointed” by ACORN!


88 posted on 11/22/2009 3:41:04 PM PST by Hawthorn
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To: keepitreal
Norton>•I am pro-life and believe abortion should be outlawed except in cases of rape, incest, or the life of the mother.

Ken Buck >opposes abortion except in cases where the mother’s life is in danger.

kir>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.

Not to those murdered.

And not to YHvH, the creator of the universe.

shalom b'SHEM Yah'shua HaMashiach
89 posted on 11/22/2009 3:54:49 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: samtheman

I can’t give you a definitive read on what King/CNN was saying to Bennet.
But here are my two takes:

1. By “sequester”, King may have been saying basically the same thing
as Rush says when he says “FLAG THE TAPE!!!”...in other words, that
is an audio clip that must be held onto for future replay.

OR

2. By “sequester”, King may have been giving Bennet “a wink and a
knod”...as in “We here at CNN will NOT release the audio/video
of your appearance today. Lest somebody like Limbaugh might play it
again and again and again when you and a sh-tload of your fellow
“bomb-belt” Democrats are looking for a job on the day after the first
Tuesday of November 2010.”

Which one of my parsings (or some other alternative) is correct...
I’ll leave that to the experts on the political “NewSpeak” that gushes
forth every second of the day from Washington, D.C.


90 posted on 11/22/2009 3:54:52 PM PST by VOA
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To: VOA

I fear that Kind was implying #2. Otherwise, he would have said something like “you know, this tape isn’t going anywhere. It will still be in our files come election day.”

But he didn’t say that. He used the weird (for this case) word “sequester”... which makes me think the worst.


91 posted on 11/22/2009 3:57:33 PM PST by samtheman
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To: Mom MD
More of a tired old RINO retread

We can do much better than Norton.

If my memory serves me,
I believe that Juan McShame blew into town and anointed her.

Guilt by association.

shalom b'SHEM Yah'shua HaMashiach
92 posted on 11/22/2009 3:58:01 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: SeattleBruce

Which is why the gop(they deserve lower case) in Mass. rolling over for the rule change is all the more infuriating. The Dems cheated to get to the point where they can hoodwink the US citizens with a bribe-laden bill forced through over the weekend.


93 posted on 11/22/2009 4:08:05 PM PST by JerseyDvl (Dedicated Palinista who is suffering from an extreme case of Baracknaphobia. Severe reaction to BS!)
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To: markomalley

This a-hole was appointed but preaches like he was anointed.


94 posted on 11/22/2009 4:20:00 PM PST by Psycho_Bunny (ALSO SPRACH ZEROTHUSTRA)
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To: markomalley

He’s talking s**t. Nothing matters to these jackals more than staying in office.


95 posted on 11/22/2009 4:22:21 PM PST by ScottinVA (The arrogance of this Congress is staggering. November 2010 can't get here quickly enough.)
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To: markomalley

Sounds good to me, the guy is a loser and it should help us to get rid of him next year when he will need more than the only one vote he got from Gov Ritter.


96 posted on 11/22/2009 4:23:58 PM PST by R0CK3T
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To: markomalley

“Bennet, a former Denver public schools chief “

that explains a lot!!!


97 posted on 11/22/2009 4:28:58 PM PST by dalereed
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To: markomalley

Bennet is toast. I’m plugging in the toaster right here in Colorado Springs. It is going to be so much fun to drive this idiot’s numbers below 40%.

In the polls, he’s behind everyone, including names nobody knows.


98 posted on 11/22/2009 4:31:13 PM PST by cookcounty ("O-bama, O-bama, Ya ba Ouna, Ya ba Ma !!")
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To: Clintonfatigued

Bennett is just pandering as he will soon have a tough primary fight. He wants to appear spunky.


99 posted on 11/22/2009 4:32:23 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: UriĀ’el-2012
"Is she a conservative ?

Yes, Norton is conservative, perhaps not conservative enough for uber purist Doug Bruce, in that she tends to be polite in communication (think Dana Perrino), but no RINO.

I was supporting Frazier before he backed out in favor of unseating Ed Perlmutter in CD-7.

100 posted on 11/22/2009 4:36:10 PM PST by cookcounty ("O-bama, O-bama, Ya ba Ouna, Ya ba Ma !!")
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