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115. Howard Dean expressed as much on KO tonight
We better get a public option
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  -Eighty Fucking Five Percent. EIGHTY FIVE. What the living fuck are you waiting for????? Stinky The Clown  Jun-22-09 08:48 AM   #0 
  - abused spouse syndrome is hard to shake.....n/t  annabanana   Jun-22-09 08:51 AM   #1 
  - More like bought and paid for syndrome.  myrna minx   Jun-22-09 08:53 AM   #5 
  - But what I don't understand is that without the voters, campaign contributions matter little.  Liberal_Stalwart71   Jun-22-09 09:09 AM   #11 
  - Alas, I understand why you're perplexed, but I think you might be naive  RufusTFirefly   Jun-22-09 09:33 AM   #16 
  - I'm not naive at all. I'm a political scientist. My question was more rhetorical tongue-in-cheek  Liberal_Stalwart71   Jun-22-09 11:09 AM   #35 
  - Exactly. It's the "Al Gore invented the internet" technique and it works all too well...  leeroysphitz   Jun-22-09 11:11 AM   #37 
  - A conversion with my brother in the year 2000...  ieoeja   Jun-22-09 01:43 PM   #68 
     - that's just amazing because I had almost the exact same  newspeak   Jun-22-09 05:39 PM   #107 
  - A woo-woo elf?????  AlbertCat   Jun-22-09 03:42 PM   #96 
  - They are cynical and assume that we citizens have short term memories and attention spans.  myrna minx   Jun-22-09 09:45 AM   #17 
  - It's amazing how much shock and surprise there is on DU that this isn't working out...  newtothegame   Jun-22-09 03:18 PM   #89 
  - I'd almost suggest you post this as an OP, but I wouldn't wish the ensuing abuse on anyone.  chimpymustgo   Jun-22-09 03:42 PM   #95 
     - I'm glad there are like-minded people on here that see this for what it is. And yeah, I will post.  newtothegame   Jun-22-09 03:48 PM   #97 
  - Actually, they KNOW citizens have short term memories  Grinchie   Jun-22-09 04:00 PM   #98 
  - Propoganda. They can spin anything and they do.  Cass   Jun-22-09 12:12 PM   #43 
  - They get more contributions from corporations than from individuals...  liberation   Jun-22-09 01:22 PM   #58 
  - Elections can be bought with enough money. nt  Psychic Consortium   Jun-22-09 07:43 PM   #116 
  - wrong.  tomp   Jun-23-09 06:11 AM   #133 
  - This is why public financing of campaigns has become necessary.  Celtic Merlin   Jun-22-09 12:56 PM   #53 
     - Good ideas all. BUT.................  destes   Jun-23-09 04:14 AM   #130 
        - If we eliminate the corporate influence from all of the OTHER sources, I bet that  Celtic Merlin   Jun-24-09 12:18 AM   #144 
  - Steamroll their fuckin' asses..enough is plenty!  N.Y. to Paris   Jun-22-09 01:41 PM   #66 
  - INSURANCE COMPANIES ARE IN THE NUMBERS RACKET  HowHasItComeToThis   Jun-23-09 12:03 AM   #125 
  - There is no intelligent excuse. One must conclude that a majority of D's in Washington....  Political Heretic   Jun-22-09 08:52 AM   #2 
  - but the exposure of the dems is front and center.  tomp   Jun-23-09 06:15 AM   #134 
  - They empty the Treasury by funding 'wars' and refusing to tax the wealthiest/corporations  SammyWinstonJack   Jun-23-09 08:43 AM   #138 
  - But, but, but Max Baucus, the insurance companies and big pharma  myrna minx   Jun-22-09 08:52 AM   #3 
  - But 85% of Harry Reid's balls are missing.  Ian David   Jun-22-09 08:53 AM   #4 
  - Don't need to have balls to have moral fortitude. nt  Captain Hilts   Jun-22-09 08:55 AM   #8 
     - Exactly, Feinstein and Pelosi don't have balls... but they sure can give Reid a run for his gonads..  liberation   Jun-22-09 01:24 PM   #60 
  - Careful! We made need more police!!!  KansDem   Jun-22-09 08:53 AM   #6 
  - Unfortunatly the  Autumn   Jun-22-09 08:54 AM   #7 
  - I agree STC! What ARE they waiting for?  snappyturtle   Jun-22-09 09:05 AM   #9 
  - Jesse Ventura for President in 2012!  sasquuatch55   Jun-22-09 01:46 PM   #70 
     - I voted for him! He was great until he couldn't handle the press. nt  snappyturtle   Jun-22-09 02:23 PM   #79 
        - Actually it's a fair bet that the rest of the population could  nolabels   Jun-23-09 12:37 AM   #126 
           - I think many could vote for him too especially because he at least doesn't  snappyturtle   Jun-23-09 08:50 AM   #139 
  - Our Elected Representatives Need To Understand That The Votes That Re-Elect Them Come........  global1   Jun-22-09 09:09 AM   #10 
  - The corruption has no clothes. nt.  endarkenment   Jun-22-09 09:11 AM   #12 
  - the 85% are not funneling millions into the congresscritters' pockets  NRaleighLiberal   Jun-22-09 09:13 AM   #13 
  - ...and so ends our merry tale.  RUMMYisFROSTED   Jun-22-09 09:20 AM   #14 
  - What? Are you suggesting that some sort of corporate entities have control of the process?  The Doctor.   Jun-22-09 09:48 AM   #20 
     - Im shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on in here!  Ikonoklast   Jun-22-09 05:47 PM   #109 
     - Next thing you know, you'll be telling me we aren't all getting ponies.  The Doctor.   Jun-23-09 09:36 PM   #141 
     - Yeah, that is a shocker.  SammyWinstonJack   Jun-23-09 08:54 AM   #140 
  - That sums it up! k/r nt  FourScore   Jun-22-09 09:27 AM   #15 
  - We need to make sure we get the reform we want.  ColbertWatcher   Jun-22-09 09:46 AM   #18 
  - But, see 100 percent of corporate insurance companies who  Kalyke   Jun-22-09 09:47 AM   #19 
  - Insurance companies pay their congress critters well, I guess. nt  valerief   Jun-22-09 09:54 AM   #21 
  - Public Option is officially dead  Party Person   Jun-22-09 10:00 AM   #22 
  - Look to see if your member of the Senate & Congress is bought and paid for by the insurance industry  myrna minx   Jun-22-09 10:01 AM   #23 
  - According to the NYT/CBS poll, 72% want single payer!!!!  OmmmSweetOmmm   Jun-22-09 10:03 AM   #24 
  - Just called my Congressman's office. He said they are getting LOTS of calls OPPOSING  beac   Jun-22-09 10:26 AM   #25 
  - If they go by those "calls" only, they are completely out of touch  mtnester   Jun-22-09 10:43 AM   #30 
  - Who's your Rep? What about your Senators?  Liberal_Stalwart71   Jun-22-09 11:10 AM   #36 
  - I'm in Virginia. By "congresspeople" I meant Senators and Congressmen (should have been clearer on  beac   Jun-22-09 11:30 AM   #39 
     - Mark Warner is a DLC Democrat. It doesn't surprise me at all about his response.  Liberal_Stalwart71   Jun-22-09 12:03 PM   #42 
        - I agree with you about Babs. She has some totally inexplicable votes in her record  Stinky The Clown   Jun-22-09 07:32 PM   #111 
  - I'm beginning to seriously doubt this because...  Pacifist Patriot   Jun-22-09 01:02 PM   #54 
  - Interesting. The intern I spoke to actually told me to get more pro-public people to call, so  beac   Jun-22-09 01:12 PM   #55 
     - Yes, I called her on it.  Pacifist Patriot   Jun-22-09 01:43 PM   #69 
        - I think it's acutally kind of lucky she DID comment, so you found out about the lying.  beac   Jun-22-09 01:58 PM   #73 
  - It depends what their definition of "public option" is... I want "single payer" or "universal"  liberation   Jun-22-09 01:26 PM   #61 
     - Agreed. Insurance company (scum) can't be allowed to cherry-pick the healthy and force anyone with  beac   Jun-22-09 02:01 PM   #75 
  - Maybe they are trying to figure out how to make it work.  NoSheep   Jun-22-09 10:31 AM   #26 
  - nah that couldn't be it.  mopinko   Jun-22-09 11:28 AM   #38 
     - It would take less time to implement "single payer" than it took us to invade Iraq....  liberation   Jun-22-09 01:29 PM   #62 
  - 100% proof that congress works for the other explanation imo  spanone   Jun-22-09 10:40 AM   #28 
  - i love you.  Soylent Brice   Jun-22-09 10:42 AM   #29 
  - Stinky, you have to be either dead or a desperate ELECTED Republican  mtnester   Jun-22-09 10:44 AM   #31 
  - It's that 72% for a public option that needs to be rubbed in their chicken-shit faces  HughMoran   Jun-22-09 10:46 AM   #32 
  - Wanting "reform" is too vague.  Orsino   Jun-22-09 11:06 AM   #33 
  - How is this for educated: We no longer feel like paying over twice as much for substandard healthcar  liberation   Jun-22-09 01:33 PM   #63 
     - Try getting simple facts like that through the MSM filter.  Orsino   Jun-22-09 01:59 PM   #74 
  - Simple. The gov't fears its rich donorsmore than the voting public.  dorkulon   Jun-22-09 11:08 AM   #34 
  - But... But... But.. George Will says that 70% of Americans LOVE their Health Care!!!!  Warren DeMontague   Jun-22-09 11:50 AM   #40 
  - Yeah, great solution, George.  dorkulon   Jun-22-09 12:43 PM   #50 
  - 85% have never been expensively sick  eridani   Jun-22-09 08:22 PM   #119 
  - You always ask the most relevant questions.  yellerpup   Jun-22-09 11:57 AM   #41 
  - You're right Stinky, there's no excuse  HamdenRice   Jun-22-09 12:17 PM   #44 
  - I used to be .....  Stinky The Clown   Jun-22-09 07:37 PM   #112 
  - These polls and the reaction of Congress just serve to underscore  NorthCarolina   Jun-22-09 12:21 PM   #45 
  - Like G.Carlin said, politicians don't suck, the American public SUCKS  Echo In Light   Jun-22-09 12:27 PM   #46 
  - Congress would rather have taxpayers pay for missiles, weapons, bombs, etc.  mnhtnbb   Jun-22-09 12:32 PM   #47 
  - Exactly, so shame on the public for their faith-based, wishful thinking...  Echo In Light   Jun-22-09 12:52 PM   #52 
  - "whistle ass shitbirds"!!!!  flvegan   Jun-22-09 12:33 PM   #48 
  - Whistle Ass Shitbirds  Stinky The Clown   Jun-22-09 07:39 PM   #113 
  - My email to my Congress Critter (not that it will do any good)  NorthCarolina   Jun-22-09 12:39 PM   #49 
  - The 15% who don't want reform are the morons who listen to Sean Hannity  steelmania75   Jun-22-09 12:47 PM   #51 
  - Included the 0.001% of the people who will be affected because  liberation   Jun-22-09 01:39 PM   #65 
  - We'll get heath care reform, but it will suck...  spin   Jun-22-09 01:18 PM   #56 
  - Our representatives aren't Representing. us.  LiberalAndProud   Jun-22-09 01:21 PM   #57 
  - Jesus. WTF is right.  vanbean   Jun-22-09 01:22 PM   #59 
  - Pass it without the Rushicans  malaise   Jun-22-09 01:36 PM   #64 
  - Right on... let them filibuster it...  liberation   Jun-22-09 01:42 PM   #67 
     - Do they have no clue how BAD a filibuster of providing healthcare  mtnester   Jun-22-09 02:35 PM   #84 
  - But they're too scared. Especially the conservadems.  Joanne98   Jun-22-09 01:48 PM   #71 
  - they're worried about their corporate donor masters  bread_and_roses   Jun-22-09 01:58 PM   #72 
  - Push polling.  hay rick   Jun-22-09 02:08 PM   #76 
  - Costs  Gary Kleppe   Jun-22-09 02:26 PM   #80 
     - costs vs.cost savings  hay rick   Jun-22-09 02:36 PM   #85 
  - If their friends all have health care...  uberblonde   Jun-22-09 02:10 PM   #77 
  - See it works like this...  Javaman   Jun-22-09 02:20 PM   #78 
  - Recommended. n/t  TBF   Jun-22-09 02:28 PM   #81 
  - You're right. Maybe he wants a public demand, if not a public  Cal33   Jun-22-09 02:31 PM   #82 
  - Absolutely the NUMBER ONE issue! Until it's resolved....  GreenTea   Jun-22-09 02:32 PM   #83 
  - universal health INSURANCE is NOT the goal!  inna   Jun-22-09 02:46 PM   #86 
  - Of course there's a huge majority in favor of a change  notesdev   Jun-22-09 02:51 PM   #87 
  - Stinky, exactly! Let's get the job done.  midnight   Jun-22-09 02:51 PM   #88 
  - not trying to be a dick  BigD_95   Jun-22-09 03:27 PM   #90 
  - A lot of us feel the same. nt  wroberts189   Jun-22-09 05:28 PM   #103 
  - I'm with ya...I will never vote again or volunteer...or drive the hundreds I did to the polls !!!  RagAss   Jun-22-09 05:33 PM   #105 
  - We are a focus group with no money  nadinbrzezinski   Jun-22-09 03:29 PM   #91 
  - The Senate Problem  colsohlibgal   Jun-22-09 03:30 PM   #92 
  - The Senate by it's nature is further separated from the people than the House and thus  Uncle Joe   Jun-22-09 03:34 PM   #93 
  - My Wife's Idea - Single Payer Coverage for Registerd Democrats Only  paparush   Jun-22-09 03:40 PM   #94 
  - K&R  Seldona   Jun-22-09 04:09 PM   #99 
  - Great Rant! K & R!  earth mom   Jun-22-09 04:37 PM   #100 
  - Chris Matthews on MSNBC just put the odds for Passage of ANY Health Care Reform at only 48% nt  NorthCarolina   Jun-22-09 04:56 PM   #101 
  - knr  wroberts189   Jun-22-09 05:27 PM   #102 
  - They are Bought and Sold !!!...Healthcare is circling the shit bowl !  RagAss   Jun-22-09 05:30 PM   #104 
  - ??? You Want Change ??? !!! Anti-Incumbent !!!  MSC2007   Jun-22-09 05:37 PM   #106 
  - It doesn't help when the idiot repukes are out  humbled_opinion   Jun-22-09 05:41 PM   #108 
  - Health Care for all NOW!.  sarcasmo   Jun-22-09 06:35 PM   #110 
  - In other words, if MEDICARE is "socialism" . . . . Americans are saying, "Bring it on" -- !!!!!!!!!  defendandprotect   Jun-22-09 07:40 PM   #114 
  - Howard Dean expressed as much on KO tonight  proud patriot   Jun-22-09 07:42 PM   #115 
  - Looks like our corrupt congress may have some tense moments ahead.....  Psychic Consortium   Jun-22-09 07:45 PM   #117 
  - As for me, I'm waiting for the Rapture.  Kablooie   Jun-22-09 07:55 PM   #118 
  - Can I have your car? .  Agony   Jun-22-09 10:33 PM   #122 
     - Lord, won't you buy me a Mercedes Benz?  Kablooie   Jun-23-09 03:19 AM   #129 
  - Clearly the Republicans have lost the War on Sanity.  GeorgeGist   Jun-22-09 09:50 PM   #120 
  - Thanks for enabling me to send another e-mail to my Congress_republican_robot  MrMickeysMom   Jun-22-09 10:22 PM   #121 
  - Congress wants the CEOs to get more big bonuses  farmboxer   Jun-22-09 11:14 PM   #123 
  - Some reporter should ask that question at the next news conference....  BrklynLiberal   Jun-22-09 11:53 PM   #124 
  - We fork over $350/mo for premiums and the uncovered stuff  AllyCat   Jun-23-09 12:59 AM   #127 
  - Kick!  LaPera   Jun-23-09 02:15 AM   #128 
  - Sen Reid is doing his wimp impression and Sen Baucus taking advantage of it.  w4rma   Jun-23-09 04:38 AM   #131 
  - Congress only polls the lobbiest  liberal N proud   Jun-23-09 05:49 AM   #132 
  - I'm waiting for more profanity  no name no slogan   Jun-23-09 08:03 AM   #135 
  - North Carolinians: Call Kay Hagan  Alcibiades   Jun-23-09 08:36 AM   #136 
  - It's not about Democrats or Republicans, and it is definitely  man4allcats   Jun-23-09 08:41 AM   #137 
  - You, sir, are a potty mouth. Where is that bar of Ivory soap when I need it?  themoreuknow   Jun-23-09 09:59 PM   #142 
  - We are waitin for the american hating party  workinclasszero   Jun-23-09 10:12 PM   #143 

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