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Kadie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-21-10 01:43 PM
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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi carries the gavel used when Medicare passed - pics

WASHINGTON - MARCH 21: Speaker of the House Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) (C) carries the gavel that was used when Medicare was passed while marching with Rep. John Lewis (D-GA), Majority Leader Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD) (L), Rep. John Larson (D-CT), Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and other members of the Democratic Caucus from the Cannon House Office Building to the U.S. Captiol for the health care reform vote March 21, 2010 in Washington, DC. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) said he was confident that the Democrats have the necessary 216 votes to pass landmark health care reform legislation Sunday.


WASHINGTON - MARCH 21: Speaker of the House Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) (C) carries the gavel that was used when Medicare was passed while marching with Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) (2L), Majority Leader Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD) (L), Rep. John Larson (2R) (D-CT), Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and other members of the Democratic Caucus from the Cannon House Office Building to the U.S. Captiol for the health care reform vote March 21, 2010 in Washington, DC. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) said he was confident that the Democrats have the necessary 216 votes to pass landmark health care reform legislation today.


Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California holding the gavel used to pass Medicare Reform, walks across the street and into the U.S. Capitol after a House Democratic caucus as the House prepares to vote on health care reform in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Sunday, March 21, 2010. Walking with Speaker Pelosi are from left, Rep. Steny Hoyer, D-Md. , Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga. , and Rep. John Larson, D-Conn.


Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California holding the gavel used to pass Medicare Reform, laughs as she walks across the street and into the U.S. Capitol as the House prepares to vote on health care reform in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Sunday, March 21, 2010. Walking with Speaker Pelosi are from left, Rep. Steny Hoyer, D-Md. , Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga. , and Rep. John Larson, D-Conn.




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Dappleganger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-21-10 01:44 PM
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1. Amazing...I've been hoping these would be posted soon. nt
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lunatica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-21-10 01:46 PM
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2. Thanks for posting these!
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sneezepaddle Donating Member (83 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-21-10 01:47 PM
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3. Dear Nancy...that gavel would fit so nicely in a certain part of Boehner's body.
Edited on Sun Mar-21-10 01:48 PM by sneezepaddle
Surely some Aides could clean off all the orange after.
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PearliePoo2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-21-10 01:53 PM
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9. our sub-thread regarding that was deleted in the other post
:wtf:
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PearliePoo2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-21-10 01:48 PM
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4. Thanks for the great pics.
So cool that Hoyer is holding hands with Rep. John Lewis. Solidarity with his brother!
K&R
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Kadie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-21-10 06:13 PM
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23. Here is another picture. It is so awesome the way they are walking with Rep. Lewis.






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HughMoran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-21-10 01:49 PM
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5. Mess with this, teabaggers
:evilgrin:
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JBoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-21-10 01:57 PM
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10. Nearby baggers experience sudden "dryness of the mouth"
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leftstreet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-21-10 01:50 PM
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6. Wait. When Medicare originally passed, or when they started 'reforming' it?
:shrug:
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Scurrilous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-21-10 01:50 PM
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7. K & R
:thumbsup:
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Arkana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-21-10 01:51 PM
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8. It's Mjollnir!
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earth mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-21-10 02:01 PM
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11. What a fucking joke and a total insult to the people!
:puke:
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leftstreet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-21-10 02:02 PM
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12. I wonder is they'll use the same gavel when they abolish Medicare
:puke:
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Tejas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-21-10 02:27 PM
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17. or nail the coffin shut this November?
Hillary would've NEVER let the BS get this far, much less let it happen.
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-21-10 03:05 PM
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20. Disappointment turns to Disgust.
:(
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-21-10 02:02 PM
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13. dear nancy, please use this when talking with representative stupak, thanks spanone.
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Marr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-21-10 02:03 PM
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14. Yeah, well they're going to be hit over the head with that thing for years to come.
Edited on Sun Mar-21-10 02:06 PM by Marr
When all the effects of this bill kick in, there are going to be a lot of very pissed off people, and the anger will be refreshed each month when the insurance bill arrives. They've rescued one of the most despised industries from itself once again, and once again on the backs of regular people. Democrats are going to be paying for this sell-out at the polls for a very, very long time.
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karynnj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-21-10 02:14 PM
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15. How appropriate and wonderful
Edited on Sun Mar-21-10 02:19 PM by karynnj
Not to mention, I feel less nervous seeing that bottom photo. Nancy Pelosi looks so happy. This has to be an incredible moment for her. She really has done an amazing job if she gets this through. To be the Speaker who got this passed - in addition to being the first woman Speaker of the House is incredible.

No one has mentioned this, but it is a real milestone for women, that the person who has led the House to win (pray) this victory, Nancy Peolsi will be seen not just as the first woman Speaker, but as one of the great Speakers.
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gulfcoastliberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-21-10 02:18 PM
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16. Ironic... ...since this bill guts medicare - by half a trillion $$... sad that inconvenient facts
like this are ignored...
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berni_mccoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-21-10 02:40 PM
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18. Awesome and Appropriate. K&R!
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ipaint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-21-10 02:58 PM
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19. A real let them eat cake moment.
Using the medicare gavel to deny medicare for all. A bunch of very well taken care of millionaires no less.

Health Sector Campaign Contributions and Lobbying Totals, 1989-2009*

All Years-

Total Contributions- $944,969,972
To Current Members of Congress- $376,172,916
Total Spent on Lobbying- $3,590,912,402

2009 Only-

Total Contributions- $57,029,709
To Current Members of Congress- $40,515,330
Total Spent on Lobbying- $576,402,070


http://www.opensecrets.org/capital_eye/health.php
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-21-10 03:05 PM
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21. With great big toothy smiles.
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leftstreet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-21-10 03:08 PM
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22. 'Using the medicare gavel to deny medicare for all'
Nicely (sadly) said!

How happy they all look
:puke:
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glowing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-21-10 11:39 PM
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24. The woman has got style.. What a great spring suit with heals.
She knows how to make herself look great.
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