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checks-n-balances Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-23-09 01:41 PM
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14. Yay! Give 'em hell, Barack!
Here's a real gem that I heard someone else ask, so feel free to use it:

If our health care system is "the best in the world," then why isn't the rest of the world copying ours?

That'll leave 'em speechless for sure!
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  -Obama: "If private insurers provide the best quality healthcare as they say they do, then how Lex  Jun-23-09 12:03 PM   #0 
  - Makes sense  Bluzmann57   Jun-23-09 12:04 PM   #1 
  - He's doing a really good job on health care in this presser.  Phoebe Loosinhouse   Jun-23-09 12:05 PM   #2 
  - I love that man. He's so wonderful at calling the bluffs and the bullshit.  Rabrrrrrr   Jun-23-09 12:06 PM   #3 
  - Much stronger rhetoric today  Oregone   Jun-23-09 12:06 PM   #4 
  - He is KO'ing the insurance industry today  tridim   Jun-23-09 12:06 PM   #5 
  - can't watch. quick post but do you think he's let the insurance co's & Repubs spew talking points  KittyWampus   Jun-23-09 12:24 PM   #8 
  - Indeed it has been his MO  Puzzler   Jun-23-09 07:29 PM   #36 
  - True political rope-a-dope. Obama's been WAITING for the right time to nail them  johnfunk   Jun-23-09 12:34 PM   #10 
     - Yup. He really set up the insurance companies didn't he. If we  JimWis   Jun-23-09 02:12 PM   #19 
  - Either way they're not going to be 'run out of business', they just want ever-more money...  bridgit   Jun-23-09 12:18 PM   #6 
  - Well, for one thing they aren't providing health care, the doctors and  Cleita   Jun-23-09 12:21 PM   #7 
  - The "CEO" of the public plan will only make $200K a year -vs- 20 Mill  RobertSeattle   Jun-23-09 12:32 PM   #9 
  - It's not a hard job  Canuckistanian   Jun-23-09 02:07 PM   #18 
     - **NO** CEO has a "hard job", ever  Occulus   Jun-23-09 04:41 PM   #24 
  - All right!!! I was hoping he'd say something like that!  SemiCharmedQuark   Jun-23-09 12:35 PM   #11 
  - That sounds better from Obama  Larkspur   Jun-23-09 12:40 PM   #12 
  - That was a beautiful moment!  Matariki   Jun-23-09 12:42 PM   #13 
  - And he repeated it a couple more times....  SeeHopeWin   Jun-23-09 05:55 PM   #27 
  - Yay! Give 'em hell, Barack!  checks-n-balances   Jun-23-09 01:41 PM   #14 
  - Can you give me the source of that quote?  pnorman   Jun-23-09 01:45 PM   #15 
  - From his press conference this morning.  Lex   Jun-23-09 02:03 PM   #17 
     - Thanks.  pnorman   Jun-23-09 02:15 PM   #20 
     - This must be it:  pnorman   Jun-23-09 02:24 PM   #21 
        - I hope the full transcript comes out because  Lex   Jun-23-09 02:43 PM   #22 
     - "The president is making sense" (Paul Krugman)  pnorman   Jun-23-09 06:01 PM   #28 
        - Thanks for that!  Lex   Jun-23-09 06:34 PM   #30 
           - It was a "joint effort",  pnorman   Jun-23-09 07:20 PM   #32 
           - From "The Nation"  pnorman   Jun-24-09 08:33 AM   #46 
  - K&R for Obama.  bvar22   Jun-23-09 01:47 PM   #16 
  - Wow... That... Made... Sense...  ElboRuum   Jun-23-09 04:38 PM   #23 
  - THAT'S the man I voted for!  Odin2005   Jun-23-09 04:53 PM   #25 
  - I am SOOOOO PROUD of President Obama!!!  SeeHopeWin   Jun-23-09 05:54 PM   #26 
  - USDA Choice reply....  Hepburn   Jun-23-09 06:02 PM   #29 
  - Priceless  malaise   Jun-23-09 06:39 PM   #31 
  - he's absolutely right....but the lobbyists, who own both houses of congress, disagree.  spanone   Jun-23-09 07:22 PM   #33 
  - I particularly liked that smack-down.  Bluerthanblue   Jun-23-09 07:26 PM   #34 
  - The opposition has essentially been check-mated with this argument.  Puzzler   Jun-23-09 07:28 PM   #35 
  - DU  malletgirl02   Jun-23-09 07:31 PM   #37 
  - Obama said that? This is an actual quote? Wow. That is VERY encouraging.  leeroysphitz   Jun-23-09 08:00 PM   #38 
  - Post #28  Lex   Jun-23-09 08:06 PM   #39 
     - Wow. That's even better. However this turns out I'm so glad he came through.  leeroysphitz   Jun-23-09 08:40 PM   #40 
  - The response to that is simple and straightforward  DatManFromNawlins   Jun-23-09 09:29 PM   #41 
  - Tell that to those who have jobs and have NO health insurance coverage at all.  Lex   Jun-23-09 09:56 PM   #43 
  - Telling Graphic  Danascot   Jun-23-09 09:38 PM   #42 
  - How could the government put a company out of business? Lots of ways.  Fire_Medic_Dave   Jun-23-09 10:48 PM   #44 
  - Rhetorical. He was responding to a question.  Lex   Jun-23-09 11:50 PM   #45 
  - And they have had decades since crushing the last serious push for national health insurance  Overseas   Jun-24-09 08:55 AM   #47 

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