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CHIMO Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 10:12 PM
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Mulroney supports Obama's health-care fight
There's a Conservative prime minister who has launched a stirring defence of universal health care, and lauded U.S. President Barack Obama in his bare-knuckle political battle to extend benefits to all Americans.

But it's not the current one.

Brian Mulroney used a speech to 700 Conservative supporters in Montreal to wade where Prime Minister Stephen Harper has steadfastly refused to venture: the bitter U.S. debate over health reform.

The former prime minister drew parallels between Obama's uphill fight to reform health care to his own struggles as prime minister, which may have cost him popularity but benefited the country.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/montreal/story/2009/09/17/mulr...

Not sure about what Mulroney is supporting here?

Maybe he should tell us too.
Last Updated: Thursday, September 17, 2009 | 9:51 PM ET
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BolivarianHero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 01:58 PM
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1. Mulroney is way behind the times...
Like many people, he fails to grasp that the party is completely run by neocons and theocons...It's no more his party than it is Joe Clark's, David Orchard's, or John Diefenbaker's...
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Spazito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 06:02 PM
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2. I despise Mulroney as I do Harper but I must say...
Mulroney has very good political 'antennae' whereas Harper has none. This speech by Mulroney was a two-fer, imo. He showcased the fact that, unlike Harper, he will NOT be silent on praising our universal health care system making Harper looking like the 'privateer' that he is. The second thing he did was mention, with praise, other leaders from the NDP and the Liberals while never mentioning Harper at all. Double whammy to Harper.

There is NO peace treaty between the Mulroneyites and the neocons, the war is still on.
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