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ProSense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:09 AM
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Pelosi: "A public option will be in the bill that passes the House”

PELOSI GETS EMOTIONAL

From NBC’s Luke Russert

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), a lightning rod for conservatives herself, grew emotional today at her weekly press conference when fielding a question regarding the increasingly hostile political climate that seems to be engulfing the country these days.

Pelosi, visibly choked-up and teary-eyed, softly said, "The balance between freedom and safety is one that we have to carefully balance. … I have some concerns about some of the language being used, because I saw this myself in the late 70s in San Francisco; this kind of rhetoric was very frightening, and it created a climate where violence took place. I wish that we could all curb our enthusiasm in the statements that we make and understand that some of the ears that it's falling on are not as balanced as the person making the statement might assume."

She continued, "Again our country is based on people being able to say what they believe, but I also believe they must take responsibility for any incitement they may cause."

On the Baucus bill, when asked by NBC News whether the bill was futile, because, as Rep. Elliot Engel (D-NY) said yesterday, Democrats had "negotiated with ourselves," the speaker said, "We all hoped they would come up with something with Republican support."

Pelosi was emphatic that a health-reform bill that would pass the House would contain a public option.

"A public option will be in the bill that passes the House,” Pelosi said.

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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:18 AM
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1. With or without Republican support
Now if we can get the Senate on board.
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Kajsa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:20 AM
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2. Well stated, Speaker Pelosi,

"understand that some of the ears that it's falling on are not as balanced as the person making the statement might assume."

translation,

the batcrap crazy RWingnuts that hear this stuff
absorb it like sponges, believe it and regurgitate it
with venom and violence.
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ProSense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:49 AM
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3. Who has a problem with Pelosi stating that a public option will be in the bill? n/t
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SIMPLYB1980 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:51 AM
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4. Did someone un-rec this?
K&R
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TheCoxwain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:55 AM
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5. If only the Fucktards in the senate could follow suit...
If only .. the senate was not the bunch of obstructionists they are....


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musiclawyer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:58 AM
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6. I'm a former bay area guy and have had issues with Nancy
But I don't think she's dumb. She knows that no bill or a bill without meaningful public option is an express ticket to hell for the democratic party. The more I listen to Howard Dean, the more I think he has inside info that reconciliation will be the way it goes down. Now that Baucus has defecated his bill, everyone else can go to work and clean things up. Obama showing up eveywhere on the tv machine is just the start. We need to be demanding reconcilation, not even wasting time with other options thast conservadems can screw up. E-mail and call your critters now.
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grantcart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 12:08 PM
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7. good but will it be in the final reconciled bill Madam Speaker?
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ProSense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 03:19 PM
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8. The vote counts are on our side. n/t
Edited on Thu Sep-17-09 03:19 PM by ProSense
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