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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 04:01 PM
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Eric Cantor Praises Obama Medicare Nominee Marilyn Tavenner
Source: Huffington Post

Eric Cantor Praises Obama Medicare Nominee Marilyn Tavenner
By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR 11/29/11 03:47 PM ET

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's Medicare nominee Tuesday got unexpected support from one of Congress' Republican stars. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor told The Associated Press that Marilyn Tavenner is "eminently qualified" to run Medicare.

It may be too soon to contemplate a truce in the political wars over health care. With Tavenner, major players on both sides may be able to shift from confrontation to problem-solving.

The White House announced Tavenner's nomination last week to replace current Medicare chief Donald Berwick, who had run into a wall of opposition from Republicans and couldn't even get a hearing in the Senate. As head of Medicare and Medicaid, the former nurse would be responsible for programs that already provide coverage to 100 million Americans, as well as for putting in place the new health overhaul law to cover the uninsured.

Cantor said he met Tavenner years ago when he was a state legislator in Richmond, Va., and she was a senior executive for Hospital Corporation of America, a major hospital chain.



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truebrit71 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 04:02 PM
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1. Which immediately makes me suspicious of her....
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polichick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 04:03 PM
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2. Me too - my first thought: Has the president chosen a teabagger?
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madmax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 04:12 PM
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3. Oh yes.
Like Bill Clinton praising Newt on Newsmax, no less. But, there is a madness the the Big Dog's madness. He's been wrangling with them for years and he's good at it.
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FiveGoodMen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 04:49 PM
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4. The pukes like everything that Obama has done
(because it's what they wanted in the first place)

But it's unusual to have one come out and say so.
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 05:26 PM
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5. 'a hospital chain'. That tells me a lot right there. Nt
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freshwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 05:29 PM
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6. You nailed it.
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pmorlan1 Donating Member (763 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 05:37 PM
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7. Cause for worry?
If Cantor supports her... Yeah, you know.
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kath Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 06:14 PM
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8. Isn't it wonderful how our so-called "Democratic" president is so good at making the Repugs happy?
All that "reaching across the aisle" stuff?

"senior executive for Hospital Corporation of America' tells me all I need to know. Jeebus H. Christ on a Trailer Hitch.
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