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ProSense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 12:21 PM
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Baucus bill booed at Obama health rally (updated w/video)
Edited on Thu Sep-17-09 12:54 PM by ProSense

Baucus bill booed at Obama health rally

By Sam Youngman

President Obama's mention of Sen. Max Baucus's healthcare proposal drew boos Thursday at a healthcare rally at the University of Maryland.

By contrast, the left-leaning crowd cheered Obama when he endorseed a public health insurance option, which is considered a core provision for liberal lawmakers but is absent from Baucus's (D-Mont.) proposal.

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Obama did not endorse Baucus's bill at the rally. But he assailed critics of his broader goal, threatening those who mischaracterize his plans that he will "call them out."

"I've heard a lot of Republicans say they want to kill 'ObamaCare,'" Obama said. "Some even raise money off of it."

By the end of the rally, the president had brought the crowd firmly back to his side, leading them in the now-familiar chants of "Fired up, ready to go."

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Video: Crowd cheers public option...boos Baucus plan




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mdmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 12:24 PM
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1. I'm all for giving Obama a victory
I just wish it wasn't as lame as this bill..
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dionysus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 12:31 PM
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2. you don't for a minute think that going to be the final bill do you?
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jenmito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 12:42 PM
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4. Are you being fooled by the media that this WILL be the bill? THEY may think so/want it to be,
but the majority AND Obama obviously want a bill with a public option.
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emulatorloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 12:53 PM
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5. Baucus Bill is a joke, it will not move forward. Harkin committee has a bill too. . .
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Baltoman991 Donating Member (869 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 12:35 PM
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3. Yep
I was watching and I commented on that one right away. I think he kind of expected that reaction though. lol
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kenfrequed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 01:16 PM
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6. Yup
It is relieving to know that the public gets it.
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