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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-09-09 08:28 PM
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Sen. Bernie Sanders on HCR: This bill is chock full of good things.......
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Edited on Mon Nov-09-09 09:22 PM by FrenchieCat
When asked by Rachel Maddow if he would vote for it even if it doesn't contain a public option.

He didnt' say that what the House just passed was a giveaway to the Insurance Industry. :shrug:

Might he had been including this as a "good thing"? " Repeals the McCarran-Ferguson Act insurance antitrust exemption with respect to health insurance and medical malpractice insurance."
http://edlabor.house.gov/documents/111/pdf/publications...

So it appears, that no matter his preference for a different kind of bill, he doesn't agree that passing no bill is preferable.


So will the "real" "Pure as driven snow" Progressives (cause I just found out on GD that I am not one of them by about 10 DU posters, cause I dare not be in lockstep with them about the need of starting a new party), throw Saunders under the bus, where I've been thrown?
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  -Sen. Bernie Sanders on HCR: This bill is chock full of good things....... FrenchieCat  Nov-09-09 08:28 PM   #0 
  - ZOMG!!!!!!!!1111 I Voted With Dennis!!!!111  DarthDem   Nov-09-09 08:30 PM   #1 
  - scoot over - I'll be looking for Rep. Hinchey under that bus too. nt  Muttocracy   Nov-09-09 08:32 PM   #2 
  - Sanders is just another corporatist like Obama, Dean, Grayson and Weiner.  phleshdef   Nov-09-09 08:33 PM   #3 
  - You forgot the sarc tag  stevenleser   Nov-09-09 08:56 PM   #10 
  - Ah, I refuse to use them when its painfully obvious.  phleshdef   Nov-09-09 10:33 PM   #19 
     - You haven't seen the kinds of things Frenchie and I have dealt with here lately  stevenleser   Nov-10-09 12:01 AM   #22 
        - I wouldn't say I haven't seen it. This place has lost its frickin' mind.  phleshdef   Nov-10-09 08:51 AM   #28 
  - +1  JNelson6563   Nov-10-09 01:18 PM   #38 
  - It's okay. I've got coffee and pastries  sandnsea   Nov-09-09 08:33 PM   #4 
  - Somebody doesn't like Sanders..he's been Unrec'd!  Cha   Nov-09-09 08:38 PM   #5 
  - corporatist  Teaser   Nov-09-09 08:41 PM   #6 
  - I missed Rachel's show, but I'll hear what Bernie has to say on Friday  Sebastian Doyle   Nov-09-09 08:44 PM   #7 
  - catch the rerun later tonite at:  RepublicanElephant   Nov-09-09 08:46 PM   #8 
  - Good idea. That's what I'm going to do. We can trust Sanders to tell us straight about this.  patrice   Nov-09-09 09:19 PM   #14 
  - Good for him!  Undercurrent   Nov-09-09 08:54 PM   #9 
  - Maybe its your deoderant  Stinky The Clown   Nov-09-09 08:59 PM   #11 
  - what? That's smells good?  FrenchieCat   Nov-09-09 09:12 PM   #12 
  - I'm with Bernie. nt  rhett o rick   Nov-09-09 09:17 PM   #13 
  - Nice bus  demwing   Nov-09-09 09:24 PM   #15 
  - that's nice!  Rosa Luxemburg   Nov-10-09 06:13 AM   #25 
  - Where did he say that he would vote for the bill even if doesn't contain a public option?  brentspeak   Nov-09-09 09:28 PM   #16 
  - he did NOT say he would vote for a bill without a public option  Donnachaidh   Nov-09-09 10:46 PM   #20 
     - He has said this many times  spiritual_gunfighter   Nov-10-09 11:27 AM   #35 
  - When you find this new party let me know.  Life Long Dem   Nov-09-09 09:37 PM   #17 
  - What I find amusing.....  Clio the Leo   Nov-09-09 09:52 PM   #18 
  - Club for Stagnation.  Cha   Nov-10-09 12:10 AM   #23 
  - That's an awesome line.  Nicholas D Wolfwood   Nov-10-09 01:39 PM   #41 
  - Yeah!  Cha   Nov-10-09 12:10 AM   #24 
  - If you don't love Bernie, take a walk. He is the man. nt  Bonobo   Nov-09-09 11:07 PM   #21 
  - Sanders is the guy the DK cultists really should be worshipping.  Nicholas D Wolfwood   Nov-10-09 01:39 PM   #40 
  - He's DLC!  CTLawGuy   Nov-10-09 06:21 AM   #26 
  - "It woulkd be very hard for me to vote for a bill without a strong public option"  Armstead   Nov-10-09 08:21 AM   #27 
  - So, Weiner, Grayson, Howard Dean and Sanders....  OneGrassRoot   Nov-10-09 08:59 AM   #29 
  - It is beyond obvious that almost all the most progressive people in congress  Jennicut   Nov-10-09 10:33 AM   #30 
  - No, the way the bill will end up is WORSE. The road to Hell is paved with good intentions. eom  ShortnFiery   Nov-10-09 11:20 AM   #33 
     - Yes, and sometimes the good intention to take this back up at another time  Jennicut   Nov-10-09 11:35 AM   #36 
  - K&R  azmouse   Nov-10-09 11:18 AM   #31 
  - That many Insurance Companies will not have to abide by due to the Grandfather Clauses.  ShortnFiery   Nov-10-09 11:19 AM   #32 
  - That's my man. He may have his problems all around, but in the end he'll come through. Why?  vaberella   Nov-10-09 11:24 AM   #34 
  - I support Bernie, he's strategic nt  flamingdem   Nov-10-09 11:41 AM   #37 
  - Corporatist pig!  Nicholas D Wolfwood   Nov-10-09 01:36 PM   #39 
  - This is why Sanders is one of my favorite people in Congress  SpartanDem   Nov-10-09 01:44 PM   #42 
  - the cult of personality types here make the flawed assumption  optimator   Nov-10-09 03:13 PM   #43 
  - I see...  damonm   Nov-10-09 03:23 PM   #45 
  - Senator Sanders said the Dems should pass public-option through "reconciliation"  Kolesar   Nov-10-09 03:20 PM   #44 
  - I agree with him on voting for this bill  mvd   Nov-10-09 03:34 PM   #46 
 

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