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PretzelWarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 06:39 PM
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I love this guy's boiling down of the issue. Why can't Dems GOVERN?!
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mitchell-bard/baucus-deba...

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But no, to Baucus, 60 + 256 + 365 = He has to get on his knees and kiss Republican butt. Sorry, Senator, you get an F in math.


The Democrats won overwhelmingly last November. Now they have to govern. Especially after the way Republicans played them for fools on the stimulus legislation, Democrats don't have to kowtow to Republicans. They need to get in a room and come up with health care legislation that the 59 Democratic senators (after Ted Kennedy's passing) -- or 51 of them if they go the reconciliation route --and 218 House members can get behind (and that the president will sign) and get it done. If Republicans want to filibuster, vote no, complain, spew lies, hold rallies, go on talk shows, call Obama a socialist, and throw temper tantrums, let them. I am not saying the Democrats shouldn't fight the public relations battle and shoot down the lies slopped to the public by health care reform opponents, I'm just saying they should do it while passing legislation on their own.


To the Democrats I say: Forget Baucus's bill. Don't give the Republicans another victory (one which represents a defeat for the American people). Pass meaningful health care reform, even if not a single Republican votes for it.


60 + 256 + 365. The math is so easy. If only the Democrats could figure it out. I'm happy to email them a link to the election returns every day if it will help.


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bluethruandthru Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 06:54 PM
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1. Can we send a copy of Bard's column to every
Democrat in the House and Senate ..and to the White House? It's time someone reminded their timid little souls that we won the last election big time. America knows what it wants...but our elected officials are too beholden to insurance companies to give it to us.
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pnwmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 07:06 PM
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2. Why? Because of the Senate's filibuster rules. n/t
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PretzelWarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 07:09 PM
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3. let 'em filibuster. get them on record.
then say screw you people. this needs to get done. and go nuclear on their asses. just the threat of doing so could scare a few moderates into realizing once the Rubicon is crossed, their irrelevance will be complete.
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