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HopeOverFear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-23-09 12:14 PM
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BREAKING: Harry Reid says no healthcare vote in the Senate until after August
Edited on Thu Jul-23-09 12:16 PM by HopeOverFear
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-23-09 12:16 PM
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1. Someone, drop a piano on him! nt
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xultar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-23-09 12:19 PM
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10. +1
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Peacetrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-23-09 12:25 PM
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19. ..... could not have said it better... ding dongs
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Bill219 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-23-09 12:16 PM
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2. Friggin spineless Democratic Senators
I heard it on AP radio news earlier

Call the Senate offices and tell them they need to stay in session til it gets done

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Kittycat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-23-09 12:17 PM
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4. I wrote Durbin yesterday
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Jennicut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-23-09 12:19 PM
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9. I wish Durbin was the #1 guy in the Senate instead of Reid. Spineless Harry strikes again.
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masuki bance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-23-09 12:21 PM
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15. Durbin said the same thing, yesterday.
Dick Durbin says August health-care deadline not possible

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0709/25288.html#ix...
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Kittycat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-23-09 01:56 PM
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28. Which is exactly why I wrote him.
Edited on Thu Jul-23-09 01:56 PM by Kittycat
quoting him. I'm particularly peeved since I'm an IL Resident, and have a special needs child suffering under our no option employer health insurance plan.
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TankLV Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-23-09 06:05 PM
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39. You mean "dicky I-can't-apologize-fast-enough" durbin? THAT fucking DURBIN?!!!!
NO THANKS!!!

Durbin is just as bad if not WORSE!!!

we need a VERTEBRATE at least...
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Kittycat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-23-09 12:16 PM
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3. Then Harry shouldn't be going on vacation
If he can't get his job done.
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Sebastian Doyle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-23-09 12:32 PM
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21. No, Harry actually should go on vacation. Permanently.
It's time to remove that spineless coward and replace him with someone capable of leading the Senate.
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-23-09 04:38 PM
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33. May a piano fall from the sky!!!! nt
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Birthmark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-23-09 12:17 PM
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5. Grr. He's a tiger. Grr.
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kjackson227 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-23-09 12:17 PM
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6. Just heard this on Ed Schultz. Dems need to UNDERSTAND that this country is...
in BIG TROUBLE if this reform doesn't get done. What in the hell is wrong with them??????
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Bill219 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-23-09 12:19 PM
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11. B-A-U-C-U-S
too much money coming into the blue dog coffers over this

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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-23-09 12:21 PM
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14. Piano! Right out the window. Target: Mr. Moneybags!!! nt
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DrDan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-23-09 12:18 PM
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7. crap - they don't have the votes
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WeDidIt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-23-09 12:18 PM
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8. There will now be no healthcare reform
FUCKERS!
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Jennicut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-23-09 12:19 PM
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12. Oh, I think they will get it...looks like a vote will take place in Sept.
But they need to work through vacation, lazy bums.
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-23-09 12:20 PM
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13. Are they back in Sept? I thought they didn't come back until Dec. nt
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Jennicut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-23-09 12:24 PM
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18. Found this article... Reid says vote by Sept.
Edited on Thu Jul-23-09 12:26 PM by Jennicut
http://blogs.usatoday.com/onpolitics/2009/07/reid-says-...

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid confirmed today that the Senate will not take a vote on a massive health care overhaul proposal before lawmakers return home for the August recess -- meaning a key self-imposed deadline that Congress has been working toward for months will be missed.

"Working with Republicans, one of the things that they asked for...was more time," Reid said during a press conference. "I don't think it's unreasonable." Asked whether it wasn't Democrats who are also seeking more time to digest the complex legislation, Reid said: "Every Democrat wants comprehensive health care reform."

Reid's announcement is not particularly surprising given the drop off in momentum over health care in the past several days, despite President Obama's effort to gin up support for the measure. The Senate's No. 2 Democrat, Dick Durbin of Illinois, told The Hill newspaper this week that a pre-recess vote would not be likely.

Reid said the Senate will come back to the bill when lawmakers return in September. Reid said the Senate Finance Committee, which is seeking a bipartisan compromise on how to pay for the $1 trillion plus cost of health care, will release its version of overhaul bill before the August recess.
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kjackson227 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-23-09 12:38 PM
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24. Reid needs to grow a couple.
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-23-09 04:37 PM
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32. I think he's probably profitting, too. nt
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Sebastian Doyle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-23-09 05:54 PM
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36. In his case, it's probably more like "propheting"
Maybe he figures if he fucks over enough people, he'll eventually get to be the President (or "Prophet") of the LDS church, like Willard Romney's daddy was.

And if that's the case, then the sacred Holy hands of Elohim, our Heavenly Father will keep those pianos from dropping on his head :evilfrown:
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-24-09 09:04 AM
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45. Can we hope for a big, heavy harp then? nt
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WeDidIt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-23-09 12:37 PM
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23. This kills the public option
thus the healthcare reform will be nothing more than a giveaway to and welfare for the insurance companies.
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City Lights Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-23-09 12:23 PM
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16. Useless imbeciles.
:nuke:
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NYC_SKP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-23-09 12:23 PM
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17. Make no mistake. Plenty of Dems and Repubs just want this to languish and die.
And let the motherfuckers try.

At their peril.

The President has spoken and I think he's serious.

This should be good.

:popcorn:

.
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flpoljunkie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-23-09 12:30 PM
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20. Something definitely smells! Baucus was supposed to have his bill out of committee by July 4th!
It's apparently not just the Republicans who are trying the 'kill' health care reform.
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Bill219 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-23-09 12:34 PM
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22. As long as the money keeps flowing
There will be no vote...why would they put a stop to it

I wonder if there will be more fundraisers and celebrations by the Blue Dogs at Ruth's Chris Steak House?

These idiots are shameless
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Jennicut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-23-09 12:39 PM
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25. Dems are pissed at Baucus for delaying the vote too.
Edited on Thu Jul-23-09 12:39 PM by Jennicut
There is another post on here talking about that. http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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Bleacher Creature Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-23-09 01:04 PM
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26. Harry Reid is a Really Impressive Person.
Ask any orthopedic surgeon and they will tell you that it is not possible to walk normally without a spine. Yet, Reid seems to have full mobility without anything resembing a spine in his body.
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Bill219 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-23-09 01:10 PM
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27. Ed Schultz is reporting no mention of "Public Option"...
In President Obama's opening remarks today or for the next townhall meeting
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quantass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-23-09 02:04 PM
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29. And once again Reid comes thru for America -- Repubz and corporate America rejoin AGAIN!
Now begins the $250 million negative campaigning onslaught until the end of the year.
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ellie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-23-09 02:52 PM
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30. I don't know
this may give President Obama the bully pulpit to talk about it through the month of August, rallying the citizenry to call their congresspersons and insist they vote for it. It's that "careful what you wish for." What, does Congress think we are going to forget about it?
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Phx_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-23-09 04:13 PM
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31. Thank God Congress is getting their vacation! I was really scared
they might have to forgo it. Now I can sleep tonight.

:scared:
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AzDar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-23-09 05:36 PM
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34. Harry is a DISGRACE.
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4lbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-23-09 05:45 PM
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35. Someone should ask Harry Reid if he's ok with 430,000 people facing bankruptcy or death
because they lose their health coverage in August, and can't get good health care.

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Sebastian Doyle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-23-09 05:56 PM
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37. Harry's OK with all of them dropping dead
Because then he can baptize them into Elohim's Celestial Kingdom on the planet Kolob.
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vaberella Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-23-09 05:57 PM
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38. I give everyone on DU the authority to descend upon Harry Reid like a swarm of hungry rats. n/t
Edited on Thu Jul-23-09 06:15 PM by vaberella
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HopeOverFear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-23-09 06:14 PM
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40. lol
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PopSixSquish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-23-09 06:16 PM
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41. According to Politico (Yes, I Know but I Found this Hilarious)
Rahm was headed to the Hill earlier to meet with Speaker Pelosi and House Dems. However, he'd already called Harry multiple times before getting there.

Now I know that many folks here don't like Rahm but I got tickled by the thought of meek and mild Harry on the recieving end of a Rahm tirade complete with newly made up swear words...

Yeah Harry you suck...
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vaberella Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-23-09 06:17 PM
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42. I always picture Rahm, when pissed, carrying a good old trusty baseball bat to get things done.
The good old fashion way.
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Undercurrent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-23-09 06:39 PM
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43. Harry is a
Edited on Thu Jul-23-09 06:40 PM by Undercurrent
spineless, mush mouthed, worm.



*spelling edit*
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Colobo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-23-09 09:16 PM
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44. The biggest enemies Obama has today are Democrats like Harry Reid.
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