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Obama: No healthcare action until Brown is seated
The Hill ^

Posted on 01/20/2010 11:42:29 AM PST by Sub-Driver

Obama: No healthcare action until Brown is seated By Michael O'Brien - 01/20/10 02:22 PM ET

President Barack Obama said Wednesday that the Senate should halt any action on healthcare legislation until Senator-elect Scott Brown (R-Mass.) can be seated.

Obama told ABC News's George Stephanopoulos in an interview to air tonight that he doesn't want to move on health legislation, his top domestic priority, until Brown joins the Senate, which would give the GOP enough votes to sustain a filibuster.

"Here's one thing I know and I just want to make sure that this is off the table: The Senate certainly shouldn't try to jam anything through until Scott Brown is seated," the president said. "The people of Massachusetts spoke. He's got to be part of that process."

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Uh you better check that with Nancy and Harry....
1 posted on 01/20/2010 11:42:29 AM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Obozo just became Jimmah Cahtah II.


2 posted on 01/20/2010 11:45:19 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: Sub-Driver

Health care, it’s dead, Jim.


3 posted on 01/20/2010 11:45:29 AM PST by OldDeckHand
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To: Sub-Driver

What do you mean check with Nancy and Harry. The most sovereign Lord has spoken!


4 posted on 01/20/2010 11:45:46 AM PST by DariusBane (Even the Rocks shall cry out "Hobamma to the Highest")
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To: Sub-Driver

Any chance of that would have been too radioactive for too many Senators, so now Obama takes the magnanimous route. He was never so gracious or scrupulous before.


5 posted on 01/20/2010 11:46:01 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: Sub-Driver

Is he speaking out of turn? What will his handlers do?


6 posted on 01/20/2010 11:46:40 AM PST by Genoa (Luke 12:2)
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To: Sub-Driver

You’re right.

What the mouth does is not always what the anus does ... and visa versa!


7 posted on 01/20/2010 11:46:40 AM PST by K-oneTexas (I'm not a judge and there ain't enough of me to be a jury. (Zell Miller, A National Party No More))
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To: Sub-Driver

“Uh you better check that with Nancy and Harry....”

Separation of powers allows the house and senate to do things on their own schedule, Mabus cannot demand from them to not take a vote on this. Maybe Mabus is getting cold feet and just one year in his administration he is seeing his second term chances diminishing. It make me think, maybe Mabus doesn’t want to jump of the cliff after all.


8 posted on 01/20/2010 11:46:55 AM PST by GauchoUSA
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To: Sub-Driver
"Uh you better check that with Nancy and Harry...."

Do I have enough time to pop some corn?

9 posted on 01/20/2010 11:47:11 AM PST by libs_kma (If you RAM it down our throats in 2009, we're going to SHOVE it up your "donkey" in 2010!!!!!)
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To: Sub-Driver
Obama is going to face a serious primary challenge from the nutroots. Just copied this from DU:

I worked HARD for Obama. I donated money. I now consider him the worst President in modern U.S. history.

10 posted on 01/20/2010 11:47:35 AM PST by Callahan
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To: Sub-Driver

talk about your stealth veto!!! bammy can say that he acted in the interest of bipartisanship. i’d say without a “robust” public option he’s not interested in the bill and would have been forced to sign whatever bill nancy and harry come out with regardless.


11 posted on 01/20/2010 11:47:59 AM PST by lonster
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To: Sub-Driver
"Uh you better check that with Nancy and Harry.... "

I think he is getting out in front of this at the expense of nan & harry. These people have no moral center and will step on each other in a heartbeat to save their own sorry butt.
12 posted on 01/20/2010 11:48:29 AM PST by JoSixChip
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To: Sub-Driver
NO HCB UNLESS IN INCLUDES TORT REFORM,FRAUD CRACK DOWN,INTERSTATE SELLING,NO HEALTH CARE FOR ILLEGALS...and UNTIL THEY BALANCE THE BUDGET!!
13 posted on 01/20/2010 11:48:42 AM PST by Doogle (DID YOU FORGET...to send your FR donation?...YOU TOO LURKERS!)
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To: Sub-Driver

A thought: perhaps the top Dems believe the bill is dead (read: so damaged they don’t want it to pass), and are looking for a humane (read: face-saving) way to kill it (read: get it off their agenda). Facing a 41-vote filibuster, they may prep it for a vote, then declare it DOA & blame the Repubs for its demise.


14 posted on 01/20/2010 11:48:43 AM PST by ctdonath2 (Virtue is to be apologized for. Depravity commands respect. - Galt)
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To: Sub-Driver

Sounds like he is comfortable going back to blaming Republicans with the “party of no” argument.


15 posted on 01/20/2010 11:49:50 AM PST by dartuser ("Palin 2012 ... nothing else will do.")
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To: Sub-Driver

Those two have got to be seething - I’m sure they had some plot to shove something through before Brown could be seated.


16 posted on 01/20/2010 11:50:13 AM PST by GnuHere
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To: Callahan

hope you wiped your feet before coming back here,,,,,


17 posted on 01/20/2010 11:50:47 AM PST by Doogle (DID YOU FORGET...to send your FR donation?...YOU TOO LURKERS!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Either Zero has already secured Voinavich’s vote, or Snowe’s, or he realizes (shockingly) that he would lose the electorate on the pure partisan political move of ramming it through - and has no prayer doing so because the ship is being abandoned left and right by the Rats...


18 posted on 01/20/2010 11:51:37 AM PST by BallparkBoys (Republicans spend $100,000 getting women into clothes while Democrats spend $100,000 getting women o)
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To: Sub-Driver

Obama blinked.

If he triangulates his Left wing the way Clinton did, he could salvage his presidency.


19 posted on 01/20/2010 11:51:50 AM PST by Jeff Chandler (:: The government will do for health care what it did for real estate. ::)
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To: Sub-Driver

This is getting good. Obama is enormously damaged politically. Next thing we know, “someone” is going to “find” the birth certificate.


20 posted on 01/20/2010 11:52:22 AM PST by Genoa (Luke 12:2)
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To: lonster

Now he is considering Republicans views on health care. I am for passing health care reform but not Obamacare. EVERYONE should have access (notice not free) to health care. Insurance companies should not be free of antitrust laws.


21 posted on 01/20/2010 11:53:59 AM PST by Orange1998
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To: DariusBane

No way. Make no mistake.
Despite appearances, Obama is Pelosi’s poodle.


22 posted on 01/20/2010 11:54:09 AM PST by Lorianne
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To: Sub-Driver; All


23 posted on 01/20/2010 11:54:20 AM PST by backhoe (All Across America, the Lights are being relit again...)
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To: Sub-Driver

Obama just wants to be able to blame Brown for his failed health plan. That’s OK, Sen. Brown (R-Mass) will be happy to take credit for that.


24 posted on 01/20/2010 11:54:29 AM PST by SamAdams76 (I am 51 days away from outliving Jim Jones)
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To: Sub-Driver

Good for him that he said that, but I don’t believe a word of it. Pelosi has said otherwise ... and she’s got the whip and stillettos.


25 posted on 01/20/2010 11:55:21 AM PST by Lorianne
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To: Doogle

I have to admit I spend almost as much time reading DU as I do FR, perhaps for the same reason I enjoy horror movies.


26 posted on 01/20/2010 11:56:31 AM PST by Callahan
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To: Sub-Driver
"The Senate certainly shouldn't try to jam anything through until Scott Brown is seated," the president said. "The people of Massachusetts spoke. He's got to be part of that process."

Looks to me like Obama's waving the white flag of surrender. At least that's the appearance. I don't trust him any more than any other tin-pot dictator.

However, you've got to admit that this is a major (public) concession to the current political reality, on his part.

27 posted on 01/20/2010 11:56:37 AM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Check what he’s doing with his other hand. Nothing this a**hole Kenyan does is forthright or honest. He’s probably already making Brown and offer he can’t refuse, or threatening his family.


28 posted on 01/20/2010 11:56:46 AM PST by dumpthelibs (dumpthelibs)
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To: Sub-Driver
Look at the language he uses..."Slam anything through"..

Jobs, jobs, jobs....Give back money to the people...Let them choose the jobs to be by going shopping...

29 posted on 01/20/2010 11:56:46 AM PST by Sacajaweau (What)
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To: Sub-Driver
TRANSLATED:
I just realized that if Harry did something that stupid the million plus people who showed up to protest would be coming after me not him. Just throw a few trillion dollars at a RINO and buy the vote he needs.
30 posted on 01/20/2010 11:59:39 AM PST by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: Callahan

we’re going to install a mad cow foot bath just for you.


31 posted on 01/20/2010 11:59:45 AM PST by Doogle (DID YOU FORGET...to send your FR donation?...YOU TOO LURKERS!)
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To: 9YearLurker
He was never so gracious or scrupulous before.

Exactly. And the leftist rats were starting to realize that the people were getting disgusted by their sneaky, backroom shenanigans and arrogant attitudes. They may take a breather on the unscrupulous ways but never turn your backs on snakes less you get bitten on your @ss.

32 posted on 01/20/2010 11:59:47 AM PST by Bitsy
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To: Callahan

we’re going to install a mad cow foot bath just for you.


33 posted on 01/20/2010 11:59:53 AM PST by Doogle (DID YOU FORGET...to send your FR donation?...YOU TOO LURKERS!)
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To: Lorianne

Ha HA!


34 posted on 01/20/2010 12:00:59 PM PST by DariusBane (Even the Rocks shall cry out "Hobamma to the Highest")
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To: Sub-Driver

Obama was just treated for whiplash!


35 posted on 01/20/2010 12:01:40 PM PST by jesseam (Been there, done that)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
Obozo just became Jimmah Cahtah II.

More like Clinton in that respect. After Hillarycare was defeated and Republicans took over congress, Clinton saw the writing on the wall and tried harder to appear centrist and won reelection.

36 posted on 01/20/2010 12:01:43 PM PST by Graybeard58 ("Get lost, Mitt. You're the Eddie Haskell of the Republican party." (Finny))
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To: maggief; Liz; hoosiermama; SE Mom; STARWISE; Sub-Driver
"Here's one thing I know and I just want to make sure that this is off the table: The Senate certainly shouldn't try to jam anything through until Scott Brown is seated," the president said. "The people of Massachusetts spoke. He's got to be part of that process."

Don't let me over-think this thing. What the hell does he mean by "part of that PROCESS"?

NO TINKERING WITH THIS MONSTROSITY - KILL IT DEAD!

37 posted on 01/20/2010 12:01:43 PM PST by onyx
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To: Callahan
"Just copied this from DU:"

I worked HARD for Obama. I donated money. I now consider him the worst President in modern U.S. history.

By the nutroot's logic, Obama's only "the worst President in US history", because he hasn't gone left enough for them.

I'm sure that moonbat's peers are calling him a stealth Republican for uttering such a blasphemy against The One. He's probably already been banned from DU.

38 posted on 01/20/2010 12:02:20 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Callahan

two of them...*grins*


39 posted on 01/20/2010 12:02:20 PM PST by Doogle (DID YOU FORGET...to send your FR donation?...YOU TOO LURKERS!)
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To: K-oneTexas

“What the mouth does is not always what the anus does ... and visa versa!”

Who is what?


40 posted on 01/20/2010 12:03:00 PM PST by GauchoUSA
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To: Sub-Driver

.......”The Senate certainly shouldn’t try to jam anything through until Scott Brown is seated,” the president said.

Does this mean that after Brown is seated it is okay to ‘try to jam anything through’?


41 posted on 01/20/2010 12:03:24 PM PST by muglywump (Seven days without laughter makes one weak.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Folks, remember that this Kenyan Poseur is form the south side of Chicago - its a mis-direction play. He is highly probably right now discussing with the Pelosi bitch and the soon-to-former Senator, Harry Reid, how to cram this crap through.


42 posted on 01/20/2010 12:04:02 PM PST by MarkT
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To: onyx

KILL ... THE ... BILL !!


43 posted on 01/20/2010 12:04:15 PM PST by STARWISE (They (LIBS-STILL) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war- Richard Miniter)
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To: Sub-Driver

Folks, remember that this Kenyan Poseur is form the south side of Chicago - its a mis-direction play. He is highly probably right now discussing with the Pelosi bitch and the soon-to-former Senator, Harry Reid, how to cram this crap through.


44 posted on 01/20/2010 12:05:01 PM PST by MarkT
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To: Bitsy

Excellent advice. I agree with your take.


45 posted on 01/20/2010 12:05:29 PM PST by dforest (Who is the real Jim Thompson? I am.)
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To: Sub-Driver
It seems even the affirmative action president can make the right decision once a year :)

If they had tried to pull a fast one, blood may have run in the streets, seriously.

46 posted on 01/20/2010 12:05:46 PM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied, the economy died)
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To: Doogle

You should of just stopped at “No HCB” since adding icing to a turd doesn’t make it taste any better.

They need to scrap EVERYTHING they have done to this point and start over fresh with some of those ideas.


47 posted on 01/20/2010 12:08:22 PM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied, the economy died)
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To: Windflier

I actually don’t read this as a real concession at all. Notice he is saying that they should wait to “jam it through” until Brown is seated. They are still going to try and “jam it” via gimmicks after Brown is seated. This seems to me to be a very calculated response.


48 posted on 01/20/2010 12:08:43 PM PST by The Unknown Republican
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To: Sub-Driver

Hey 0bama you you punk...
How about some transparency and televising the health care proceedings on CSPAN?

Until then you are the same old BS artist and liar


49 posted on 01/20/2010 12:08:49 PM PST by dennisw (It all comes 'round again --Fairport)
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To: GauchoUSA

Flip a coin!

Pick a Day!

Parts is Parts!


50 posted on 01/20/2010 12:10:50 PM PST by K-oneTexas (I'm not a judge and there ain't enough of me to be a jury. (Zell Miller, A National Party No More))
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