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27inCali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 06:30 PM
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Good news keeps flowing in
1. Mayo Clinic endorses the Public Option

2. Obama's poll numbers tick upwards, People say they will blame Repugs if there is no reform.

3. Reid says he WILL NOT HESITATE to use reconciliation.

4. Jay says Public Option is picking up steam in Finance Committee.

5. Teddy's seat is about to be filled to put us back at 60. (Please Please Please make it Mike! That would be such sweet justice!)

6. Comedians put out an absolutely hilarious ad attacking the Insurance Companies (people sooo underestimate the power of comedy to persuade).

7. Our conservative enemies are totally off script: O'Reilly supports Public Option and Beck says he would have voted for Hillary and thinks McCain would have been worse than Obama (WTF?) While Roy Blunt tells bald face racist jokes.

We have the momentum now, and it's time to stop infighting and whining and take it on home baby.

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dugaresa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 06:33 PM
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1. what comedian ad?
can you share a link?
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 06:35 PM
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4. Here ya go:
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Critters2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 06:36 PM
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7. It's brilliant! nt
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 06:37 PM
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9. Fabulous indeed
Deserves its own thread.
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intheflow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 06:41 PM
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11. Been posted at least four time already.
Check the Greatest Page.
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tavalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 06:50 PM
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15. Most excellent
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csziggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 07:11 PM
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22. "If my kid falls off his bike and breaks his leg"
"If my kid falls off his bike and breaks his leg, he should have to pay that money out of pocket, out of his allowance" Faison
"How else is he going to learn not to fall off that bike" Wilde

:rofl:

True story - When I was a kid, I had a bike accident on the way to school. Mom got pissed because she got called from work but I did not seem to be seriously hurt so she took me to school. My arm ached a lot and I whined about it for weeks. Finally Mom got tired of hearing me complain and took me to the doctor. I guess we did not have insurance because she told me if there was nothing wrong with my arm I'd have to pay for the visit out of my allowance. At a quarter a week, it would have taken forever to pay.

The doctor checked my arm, took X-rays, and then lectured my Mom - I had a non-displaced fracture that was starting to move out of place. According to the doctor, as a RN Mom should have known that there was something wrong - just because I could move my fingers did NOT mean it was not broken.

I was a smug little shit for a while after that! :evilgrin:
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louis-t Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 03:14 PM
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43. 1965. My brother broke his arm.
I remember standing at the admissions desk, the nurse gets on the phone and says "They don't have insurance. Will you still take them." I thought my Mom was going to leap over the counter and grab the nurse by the neck.
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moonbatmax Donating Member (290 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 03:53 PM
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47. Well, that's why they're gonna make as all buy private insurance!
Can't have all these uninsured FREELOADERS
hogging the best health care in the world, now, can we?

:sarcasm: <- If you need to see this, you probably need two: -> :sarcasm:
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louis-t Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 05:54 PM
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59. two's better 'n one
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dugaresa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 07:18 PM
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23. thanks! that was great!
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Union Yes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 08:59 PM
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25. Beautimous!
:patriot:
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Doctor_J Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 10:20 PM
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26. Heh. Who knew Jon Hamm was one of us?
He plays a Repug on TV.

Olivia Wilde...mmmmm

Excellent ad.
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drmeow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 11:42 PM
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29. I like this one, too
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dmr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 05:04 AM
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33. Water Pistol Treatment rofl n/t
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Grassy Knoll Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 01:00 PM
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38. I liked that one much better, Thanks drmeow.
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byronius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 05:03 PM
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54. That was great.
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wroberts189 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 12:52 AM
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30. HOLY FCK!!!! OMG !! thx
Edited on Wed Sep-23-09 12:54 AM by wroberts189
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Cali_Democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 01:54 PM
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42. Cool. nt
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mrbarber Donating Member (884 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 03:39 PM
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45. Oh God.
That was freaking hilarious.
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lapfog_1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 06:35 PM
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6. here ya go
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 07:06 PM
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21. I hope KO or Rachel show the entire video
tonight
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liberalhistorian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 06:34 PM
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2. I hope you're right. And I hope
the public option is picking up steam, because that corporatist whore Baucus's bill would be worse than no bill, frankly. Much worse.

Who are you referring to when you talk about "Mike" for Kennedy's MA seat?
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 06:36 PM
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Dukakis
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 06:34 PM
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3. But we may have to fill Robert Byrd's seat. Maybe back to 59. n/t
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 06:42 PM
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12. I wish that Robert Byrd would retire on his own..and soon
A man like him, has to know how important that one vote is, and it has to bother him that he's too sick to even attend most days.

He's done his job, and then some.. He shouldn't have to die in office.

We need a mandatory retirement age in government/congress.. 80 would be my 2nd choice.

1st choice would be max of 20 years service, and max of 2 terms in either chamber.

make house seats 4 years & leave senate at 6

NO PENSION or benefits until you serve 20 CONSECUTIVE years..(2 house & 2 senate)

any break in "service" negates the pension..

but then I am just a meanie. :P
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 06:43 PM
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13. I could live happily without the old bigot. n/t
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PSzymeczek Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 05:46 PM
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55. Two House terms and 2 Senate terms
is only 16 years. Where do the other four years come from?
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PSzymeczek Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 05:49 PM
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56. Didn't see the part about
changing the length of a House term. But that would require a Constitutional amendment. I'd give that idea a snowball's chance in Phoenix.
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 05:53 PM
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58. actually , from a fiscal standpoint, it would be a great idea
2 year terms are very costly, and it means they never really legislate, since they are always planning their re-election, and raising money every second of every day.
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 05:52 PM
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57. "I" changed house term to 4..so they don;t have to raise money
Edited on Wed Sep-23-09 05:52 PM by SoCalDem
for the next term on the afternoon they get elected :)

4+4+6+6= 20
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RoyGBiv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 06:35 PM
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5. Make it Mike ...

If it's Mike, even if it is very temporary, a significant part of the regret I have felt over what happened in '88 would be lifted.

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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 06:36 PM
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8. I can't wait to see the faces on Rethugs when the
Health Care bill passes with a public option. I'll be popping champagne.

Don't forget Pelosi nixed an agreement with the blue dogs.
Winning has consequences - Go Dems!!
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loudsue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 02:44 AM
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32. I wish you were right about that. But we're going to be screwed if ANY health care bill
Edited on Wed Sep-23-09 02:48 AM by loudsue
passes, because the corporations have pulled out ALL the stops going after congress, putting ads on teevee in ADDITION to having control of all the news cycles. They are spending $150 MILLION A DAY just on LOBBYING, and that doesn't count all the ads, all the idiot neocons/church organizations they're paying to go out and hold up signs and make calls to talk shows, newspapers, and most of all congress.

This health care situation is a WAR against the little guy by the corporations and the republican party ( which includes the blue dogs who are republicans that infiltrated the Dem party with the help of RAHM EMMANUEL ) .

If we get any "health care" bill at all, it will be an insurance & pharmaceutical company "bail out" for the next 50 years, and the middle and lower classes will be absolutely SCREWED.
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polichick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 06:37 PM
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10. Very true - that's a great list! k&r
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Chemisse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 06:48 PM
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14. Finally some good news
Thanks for wrapping it up and handing it out like a bag of candy. :)
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lpbk2713 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 06:51 PM
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16. I love it.



The next time the RWingNuts meet in DC it will be to have a pity party. :rofl:





WAAAH!! No fair!!



Please pass the Kleenex. :rofl:


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nevergiveup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 06:51 PM
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17. The mood is changing.
I see it everywhere. The focus has been taken off the town hall screamers and is now on individuals who have been destroyed by our health care system. Obama's persistence along with a resurgence of progressive voices are paying off and we are going to get a descent bill. It will be far from perfect and it won't have everything we want but it will be a foot in a door that had been bolted and welded shut for decades.
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Beetwasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 06:58 PM
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18. Foot In The Door
Yup, you get it.
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TayTay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 07:00 PM
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19. Local news had a list of possible temps for Senate in MA tonight
one was sooooo intriguing: Prof Charles Ogletree. From his wikipedia entry:

Charles J. Ogletree (born December 31, 1952 in Merced, California) is Jesse Climenko Professor at Harvard Law School, the founder of the school's Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice, and the author of numerous books on legal topics.

Ogletree was born to farm workers in central California. He earned his B.A. (1974, with distinction) and M.A. (1975) both in political science from Stanford University and his J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1978.



I would pay good, good money to hear Prof Ogletree deliver a speech on health care on the floor of the US Senate.

Harvard page on Prof Ogletree: http://www.law.harvard.edu/faculty/directory/index.html...

Teddy's former chief of staff is also a potential temp Senator. He would be a good choice for someone to continue the office work that is so threatened by leaving the seat vacant.
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ThatsMyBarack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 07:03 PM
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20. I LIKE posts of positivity!
:hi:
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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 07:41 PM
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24. They are SOOOO screwed.
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jimlup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 10:23 PM
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27. wish it were true but...
I think we are in a bit of trouble because we have not been able to maintain backbone. We may snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.

Thanks Blue Dogs :sarcasm:
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donheld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 10:54 PM
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28. k & R
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wroberts189 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 12:53 AM
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31. I love good news knr.
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kid a Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 12:48 PM
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34. K & R
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euphoria12leo Donating Member (511 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 12:51 PM
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35. Good News
I sure hope so. I still have some fight left in me. Re-energize for the next battle. What is the next battle BTW? Maybe 2010 to get rid of the Blue Dogs.


:applause: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:
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Kermitt Gribble Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 12:54 PM
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36. It was a good post until your last line
"We have the momentum now, and it's time to stop infighting and whining and take it on home baby". What you percieve as 'infighting and whining', is actually people doing their duty as citizens of a democracy. If you want to be a 23 percenter lemming, join the republican party.
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katkat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 12:55 PM
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37. Not Mike
Anybody but Dukakis. He really is as clueless as portrayed. We don't need an easy target for the wingnuts.
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 01:03 PM
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39. Reduced expectations keep flowing in.
LOL Sorry, Eeyore is a role model of mine.
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BREMPRO Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 01:22 PM
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40. its all good. Pukes are tripping over themselves.
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teh strawman meme Donating Member (11 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 01:23 PM
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41. I saw a older gentleman riding a bike in my area with a public option tee shirt
I wanted to ask him where he got it! Here's hoping...Anything less will be a huge disappointent to me.
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ddeclue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 03:26 PM
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44. Let me know when Obama gets around to endorsing the Public Option...
I want a line in the sand veto threat, not simply it might be a good idea if you guys in Congress thought about considering discussing a public option.
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wroberts189 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 03:46 PM
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46. Trust in the force ... he has endorsed it. Patience... he will do what is right.


Or you can beat me with a stick.

..well ok you cannot do that but you can yell at me all you want and I will say you were right and I was wrong.
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ddeclue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 03:53 PM
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48. I'd rather beat you with a stick.. I'm fresh out of "patience"
I am sick and tired of Democrats who won't do the damned job I elected them to do.

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wroberts189 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 04:06 PM
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49. The way I see it we have "half" a democracy left...


And if we do not get it you might as well. Perhaps it will knock the last bit of hope out of me and I will stand in your corner.


But I trust him ..and I do not always agree with him either. He has pissed me off a couple times. I do not like broken campaign promises.


You will get a strong public option. I have watched this since the beginning. The House will not pass a bill without it. The progressive and other caucuses have told him out right they will revolt without it.


Baucus ... he is just a pesky bug. Bill Maher tore his bill to shreds on his daily show. There is already 500+ amendments.

Its going to happen.
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MtUpWithWngsAsEgles Donating Member (86 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 04:43 PM
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51. You do know that...
other people voted for said democrat also. I mean you did not put them in office on your own.
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winyanstaz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 04:26 PM
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50. thanks...and the good news is good indeed :)
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JimWis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 04:54 PM
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52. Thanks for the good news list.
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pleah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 04:55 PM
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53. K& R
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paulkienitz Donating Member (313 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 06:08 PM
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60. "stop the infighting" doesn't mean taking pressure off public option wafflers...
and that includes the white house.
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MrModerate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 06:45 PM
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61. Stop the infighting and whining? Surely you jest . . .
No, seriously, it does seem as if a bit of change is in the air. Did anyone aroung here think this was going to be easy -- or that we were going to get it absolutely right (read "single payer") the first time?
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