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"Blue Dog" Taylor rejects Obama plan
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Taylor rejects Obama plan

The Associated Press

U.S. Rep. Gene Taylor wanted to talk about shipbuilding and other issues before taking up health care at a town hall meeting.

But the crowd did not want to wait.

About 700 people showed up for the Monday night meeting in Moss Point and chanted "health care" when the south Mississippi Democrat began discussing other topics.

Taylor made it clear that he's "not going to vote for" health care reform being pushed by Democratic President Barack Obama.

The health care plan has become a contentious issue across the nation amid calls for creating a government-run option to compete with private insurance companies. Proposals for nonprofit cooperative ventures have emerged as an alternative.

Taylor, a member of the conservative Blue Dog Democrats, has said he's concerned about the cost of the plan.

"I would hope that everyone in this room knows by now that I am not going to vote for the health care plan," Taylor said, eliciting a standing ovation.

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  -"Blue Dog" Taylor rejects Obama plan jefferson_dem  Aug-19-09 06:44 AM   #0 
  - Another Blue Dog....  dennis4868   Aug-19-09 07:03 AM   #1 
  - The key words are "south Mississippi Democrat" -- I saw one of his town halls on C-SPAN  Zen Democrat   Aug-19-09 07:24 AM   #4 
     - "because democracy connotes mob rule"  ieoeja   Aug-19-09 09:51 AM   #8 
  - I hope Big Ed verbally slaps this fool around soon. nt  polichick   Aug-19-09 07:06 AM   #2 
  - Standing Ovation for Keeping Profits Growing for Corporations that screw You...wtf?  quantass   Aug-19-09 07:20 AM   #3 
  - The brainwashing is effective against pea-brained morons  Moochy   Aug-19-09 09:09 AM   #6 
  - Gee, what a fucking shock  PVnRT   Aug-19-09 08:35 AM   #5 
  - blue  dsamuels0078   Aug-19-09 09:24 AM   #7 
  - He doesn't have to. He fools Teh Stupids as a "Dem", who send him  CakeGrrl   Aug-19-09 02:51 PM   #18 
  - Did Taylor take the same approach to the war vote?  SoCalDem   Aug-19-09 11:36 AM   #9 
  - No- "centrist" DEMS think that spending BILLIONS overseas is "patriotic"  Dr Fate   Aug-19-09 11:59 AM   #13 
  - This isn't surprising.  WI_DEM   Aug-19-09 11:44 AM   #10 
  - Rec'd~ Get these so called "blue dogs" out there  Cha   Aug-19-09 11:48 AM   #11 
  - Another "My Way or the Highway" conservative from the DLC/Lieberman/Bauccus wing.  Dr Fate   Aug-19-09 11:56 AM   #12 
  - Who cares. He's in the House. We've got the votes in the House.  Phx_Dem   Aug-19-09 12:01 PM   #14 
  - and replaced with a repub? How would that help anything.  onenote   Aug-19-09 02:46 PM   #17 
     - No! Primaried by a Democrat, of course.  Phx_Dem   Aug-19-09 08:32 PM   #22 
        - You really think you'll get someone more liberal than in that district?  SpartanDem   Aug-19-09 08:38 PM   #23 
           - I don't know his district, but if he's so conservative and won't vote with his  Phx_Dem   Aug-19-09 09:20 PM   #24 
  - Fine, then south Mississippi can keep their current insurance rates while the rest of us  smoochpooch   Aug-19-09 01:40 PM   #15 
  - Trade off!  PM Martin   Aug-19-09 01:57 PM   #16 
  - southern Mississippi democrat is code for "just another republican shithole"  ncteechur   Aug-19-09 05:03 PM   #19 
  - Fuck you asshole!  OwnedByFerrets   Aug-19-09 05:12 PM   #20 
  - Wonder where is re-election campaign funds a gonna come from?  BlueIdaho   Aug-19-09 05:15 PM   #21 
  - stop calling them conservatives. they aren't. they are corporatists.  mopinko   Aug-19-09 09:27 PM   #25 
  - that's a southern "Democrat" for you  CTLawGuy   Aug-19-09 09:45 PM   #26 
 

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