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ProSense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 02:33 PM
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"Baucus ‘worked hard to get that bipartisan support’ for a bill that has no bipartisan support."
Edited on Wed Sep-16-09 03:21 PM by ProSense
Baucus says he ‘worked hard to get that bipartisan support’ for a bill that has no bipartisan support.

Standing alone at a podium today to unveil his long-awaited health reform proposal, Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT) said he has an obligation to work as hard as he can to “try to get the most broad-based bill possible.” Baucus has held up the process for months as he tried to build bipartisan support for a bill. “I worked very hard to try to get that bipartisan support,” he said in his defense. But in the very next breath, Baucus stated, “No Republican has offered his or her support at this moment.” He reiterated his hope that Republicans will vote for his bill by the time a vote comes up:

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wtbymark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 02:37 PM
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1. Epic Fail hahahahaha
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truedelphi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 02:38 PM
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2. The expression "bipartisan support" is merely a cover story for
Edited on Wed Sep-16-09 02:39 PM by truedelphi
The DLC elements making good thier committment to the health industries.

When you want toahve real change, you simply pursue it. That is why, in the months before the Civil Rights Act was passed, LBJ didn't rush around making sure that the Civil Rights Act did not hurt any segregationists' feelings.

You either go for change or you don't . This "bipartisan nonsense is part of DLC Double Speak.
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 02:39 PM
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3. He just got owned, and he knows it.
I read someone stating that his voice was shaking up there today.

He got used like the tool he is, and the whole country got to see it play out over weeks and months.

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DefenseLawyer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 03:12 PM
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7. I would call him a willing participant
He didn't get "owned" except in the very literal sense that he is bought and paid for by the insurance industry. The whole canard about bipartisanship was just a way to try and justify the pro-insurance bill that he wanted all along.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 02:40 PM
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4. So that failed..now he should work hard to get his ass off the wall of
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AlinPA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 02:45 PM
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5. The insurance companies and republicans beat him like a rented mule. (credit Mike Lange,
Pittsburgh Penquins hockey announcer for "beat him like a rented mule".
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MidwestTransplant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 02:49 PM
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6. Does he get to keep his campaign cash after he is voted out of office?
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AlinPA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 09:07 PM
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12. Maybe not, but he'll keep the new ranch that he will get from his sponsors. nt
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quiet.american Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 03:44 PM
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8. Thanks for nothing, Baucus. "Hard work" my eye. nt
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DevonRex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 03:47 PM
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9. I don't like Baucus. But we should turn this to our favor. The pubs wouldn't
even vote for THIS bill, yet they say they wanted to be a part of hte process. LIARS.
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PA Democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 03:47 PM
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10. The only support that Baucus worked hard to get was that of his corporate
masters. What a disgusting tool.
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Yavin4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 03:47 PM
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11. "He's A Real Nowhere Man. Sitting in his Nowhere Land."
"Making all his nowhere plans for nobody."
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