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jefferson_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-09-10 09:59 AM
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The pressure is working! Blanche Lincoln rethinks position on health bill (AP)
Moderate Dem rethinks position on health bill

By ERICA WERNER

The Associated Press
Tuesday, March 9, 2010; 10:39 AM

WASHINGTON -- A moderate Democrat who had vowed to oppose any effort by party leaders to push a health care bill through the Senate with a simple majority vote is rethinking her position.

Sen. Blanche Lincoln said Tuesday that she wants to see what is in the companion bill before deciding.

Democratic leaders are looking at a two-step approach in which the House approves a Senate-passed bill from last year, despite House Democrats' opposition to several of its provisions. Both houses then would follow by approving a companion measure to make changes in that first bill.

Weeks ago, Lincoln had said she opposed that approach. One of the more endangered incumbents, the Arkansas Democrat recently drew a primary challenge from Lt. Gov. Bill Halter in state's May 18 primary.

http://abcnews.go.com/Business/wireStory?id=10050544
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Jennicut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-09-10 10:01 AM
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1. Lincoln will lose her election either way, the only chance she has is to beg
Edited on Tue Mar-09-10 10:01 AM by Jennicut
for Dem voters to turnout for her in the primary and why would they? But at least she is thinking about changing her mind. A total tool, that one.
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Bitwit1234 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-09-10 10:09 AM
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5. You are correct. And what this shows
is people WANT Health Care Reform. And that ought to knock the wind out of the republicans sails. Shouldn't it.
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ShortnFiery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-09-10 10:01 AM
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2. She's still going to lose her seat. Obama is making this a condition for his continued support.
Wow! They get tough only when it benefits large corporations like the Insurance Cartel and Big Pharma.
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HughMoran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-09-10 10:02 AM
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3. Whaaa? Reality setting in there?
Fucking triagulators like Blanche suck.
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NJmaverick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-09-10 10:07 AM
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4. K & R
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Clio the Leo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-09-10 10:15 AM
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6. Congratulations on getting a clue Blanche! NT
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-09-10 10:23 AM
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7. Gee. What could possibly be the motivation?
:eyes:
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Capt. America Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-09-10 10:26 AM
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8. Even if she wins the primary, she'll lose against the Rethug because why wouldn't the people
of Arkansas choose a real Repug over a fake one?
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Dr.Phool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-09-10 10:43 AM
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9. Couple of days late. Couple of dollars short.
Senator Lincoln, please report to the personnel office. Your retirement papers are ready for your signature.
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ChicagoSuz219 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-09-10 11:48 AM
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10. She seriously has nothing to lose...might as well. n/t
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Donnachaidh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-09-10 12:00 PM
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11. anyone stupid enough to vote for this woman because she changes her vote on ONE issue
deserves her and all the other jackbooted corporo-crats.
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4_TN_TITANS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-09-10 12:49 PM
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12. Too late...
It's plain as day where her loyalties lie.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-09-10 06:09 PM
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13. Blanche Blanche Blanche..what
a difference a week and a primary challenger makes.
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denimgirly Donating Member (929 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-09-10 07:05 PM
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14. Of Course she is going to say this -- She MUST be Democratic now that she is being Primary'd
If she gets re-elected she will be back to giving the people the finger....until then she will have to go populist and pretend to be for the people. It's all politics.
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AlinPA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-09-10 09:15 PM
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15. HCR won't come to a vote by May 18, so she can promise anything. nt
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