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ProSense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-23-09 02:23 PM
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Grassley: GOP will take ‘blame’ if we don’t pass health care.

Grassley: GOP will take ‘blame’ if we don’t pass health care.

Many conservatives are viewing the health care debate as a personal political battle against Obama, claiming health care reform could be the president’s “Waterloo” and advising that GOP members of Congress “resist the temptation” to work with Democrats and instead “go for the kill.” Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) is offering the opposite advice. “If we don’t do something on health-care reform,” Grassley said, “the voters are more apt to blame Republicans than Democrats.” Grassley also expressed his disagreement with the Republican Party of Iowa, which called health care reform an “experiment Iowa cannot afford.” “I would suggest there have been some Republicans who haven’t been looking at the polls,” Grassley said in a weekly conference call with Iowa reporters, in which he announced he would continue to seek a bipartisan bill:

He referred to a poll showing voters would assign blame 30 percent to the health industry, 22 to Republicans, 11 percent to Democrats and only 4 percent to Obama.

“So it seems to me that we have a responsibility to the Republican Party not to be seen as destroying or at least not talking about things that people believe are wrong with the present health-care system,
” Grassley said.

Yesterday, Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) announced he was taking himself out of bipartisan group of Finance Committee members drafting the health care bill. Left in the group are Sens. Max Baucus (D-MT), Jeff Bingaman (D-NM), Kent Conrad (D-ND), Olympia Snowe (R-ME), Mike Enzi (R-WY), and Grassley.




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AspenRose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-23-09 02:27 PM
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1. The Party of NO!
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zbdent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-23-09 02:36 PM
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2. time for the Repugniconvicts to pass yet another symbolic, but ineffectual, piece of legislation ...
like the "Save Terri" bill ...

Then they would claim victory ... surely, they'll get the Blue Weasels to sign on ...
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rurallib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-23-09 02:39 PM
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3.  hope DU will help us take Grassley out next year.
I am so sick of him as our senator.
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-23-09 02:44 PM
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4. He has that right
The obstructionist party
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-23-09 02:45 PM
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5. Not totally fair: Senate Dems should as well.
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depakid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-23-09 03:43 PM
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7. With 60 votes in the Senate and an overwhelmingmajority in the house
There's no escaping the fact that Democrats control their own destinies.
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ProSense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-23-09 03:38 PM
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6. Inhofe: If GOP Can ‘Stall’ Or ‘Block’ Health Care Reform, It Will Be ‘A Huge Gain’ For The 2010
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Arkana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-23-09 03:54 PM
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8. Hey look Grassley has a brain.
Too bad he's the same prick who said that people would just have to work for the government if they wanted the same healthcare that government officials get.
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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-23-09 03:57 PM
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9. The party of McKinley and the Robber Barron's.
they haven't even come to grips with the 20th century, how does anyone expect them to deal with 21st century issues?

Well, they are eager to go to war at the drop of a hat.
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