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johncoby2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-29-09 09:13 PM
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Republican Congressman falls into public option trap at town hall
 
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Republican Congressman Pete Olson (R-TX) tells the town hall about a mother who was turned away by the free market doctors for her unborn child's heart defect. She was denied by the free market doctors but persisted and was able to find a specialized doctor and got a very delicate operation and a heart transplant 17 days after he was born. Olson then claims that the public option would have denied him the needed health care and he would have died! Now this kid will have a preexisting condition which the public option would HELP!!!!
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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-29-09 09:18 PM
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1. He froze like a fucking deer in headlights (Dubya) when the photographer spoke truth him
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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-29-09 09:45 PM
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2. I love the nutty right wing lady turning around "shhhhh!" crazy ol black hatin fools!
he did really good, didn't blow up at the idiot congresscritter, and said the facts! the congresscritter got very nervous - he knows he's out there selling a lemon from the insurance companies, and hoping the fools will buy it, so he can keep getting bigger savings into his family's wealth, securing their healthcare, travel, education, largess - FOR LIFE! stupid little fools, so dumb in refusing to hear the truth. hopefully some listened!
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TankLV Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-29-09 09:45 PM
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3. What STUPID WILLFULLY IGNORANT ASSHOLES these REPUKES are!!!
"SHHHH!"

"Don't try to use LOGIC on me - I know what I BELIEVE and I don't need no fucking TRUTH to INTRUDE on THAT!"

Just like arguing with a Dining Room Table...indeed...
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snake in the grass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-30-09 09:14 AM
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15. They're more like little children than tables.
Edited on Sun Aug-30-09 09:16 AM by snake in the grass
They'll argue for the right to play in a busy street, even when you warn them of the danger, and they should be treated as children, as far as I'm concerned. Let them whine, but let the adults make the decisions. We do not need them.

I also hate his anecdote about the woman searching desperately for a physician, who would treat her baby. I'm happy for her, but why should only she find someone? What about those who weren't lucky enough or lacked the resources to find a volunteer. He celebrates this as a victory, when, in truth, it is an indictment of our inferior system. The point is that no one should have to go through what this woman did.

Universal health care now!
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Puzzler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-29-09 09:48 PM
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4. He's clueless...
Edited on Sat Aug-29-09 09:48 PM by Puzzler
... he states an example of a broken private insurance system, and then blames the government! This is insanity. How can you even begin to debate with people like this?

It's kinda like me trying to make a case against public transit by complaining (and describing) all of the bad taxi trips I'd taken!
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bjobotts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-30-09 01:22 AM
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10. "The gov. would have set up a board to deny care"?? Priv. ins. set up the board to deny care idiot
She found a doc willing to get it done...ins had nothing to do with finding the doc...the mom did....and she could have done the same thing if she was covered under a public option...all the ins does is pay the bill...so how did he get that a public option would not have paid the bill.

The "go to hell" look these naysayers gave the camera man was so condescending when he made a perfect point that not even the congressman could give a reply to and then some idiot says "the gov would have set up a board to deny care" ...which he pulled right out of his ass and the congressman says "there ya go" knowing full well this guy was full of crap.

It does no good speaking the truth to these opinionated goobers because they won't accept anything that doesn't fit into that already formed opinion.

Good on that cameraman and a few others who dared to speak the truth and not stand for that propaganda...shame on all the rest who are so willing to believe in lies.
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Douglas Carpenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-30-09 10:39 AM
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16. hey, you would have never found that one good taxi if there had been public transport
:crazy: :silly:
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billionbucks Donating Member (94 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-29-09 10:50 PM
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5. Redneck
Edited on Sat Aug-29-09 10:51 PM by billionbucks
I love the mullet on that red headed nitwit who turns around. "SHHHH!" Oh please hun, can't you think of a real response or is your brain too wracked on trying to figure out "single or double wide?" They have no CLUE how gov health plans WILL help.
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Puzzler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-29-09 11:10 PM
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6. Yes... and the sushers don't even seem to realize...
Edited on Sat Aug-29-09 11:10 PM by Puzzler
... that Olson just (accidentally) made a great case against private insurance.
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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-29-09 11:38 PM
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7. Yes, get rid of insurance death panels and GIVE ME GOV'T Public Option! n/t
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seattle_blue Donating Member (299 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-30-09 01:16 AM
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8. SHHHH!!!
When they are hear kook language they are all ears, but when you insert a little truth and logic they want to shhhhh! you out.. SOOOOOO LAME.
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progressoid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-30-09 01:45 AM
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11. Yep - don't interupt with your liberal logic and stuff.
The look on that lady's face was priceless.

Welcome to DU seattle_blue!
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Douglas Carpenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-30-09 01:19 AM
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9. This is a film that should go viral!! kick and recommended!! let's kick to the front page!!
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Darkhawk32 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-30-09 03:44 AM
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12. OMG, I hate those stupid fucks.
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ScottLand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-30-09 07:11 AM
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13. As Cenk would say, "oopsy-doopsy".
Someone presented him with facts when he didn't really have a good grasp of his OWN presentation.
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nradisic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-30-09 07:41 AM
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14. Cognitive dissonance....
They are so freaking stupid...
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barbtries Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-30-09 11:21 AM
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17. kudos to the guy talking sense and reality.
and what's the opposite of kudos? raspberries to a congressman who goes out and tells lies to his constituents!
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johncoby2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-30-09 08:00 PM
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18. Oh.BTW This is TOM DELAY'S old district!!!!
They are a bunch of frickin idiots.
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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-31-09 06:46 AM
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19. So glad I left Texas
So glad indeed.
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zeos3 Donating Member (912 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-31-09 08:35 PM
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20. KICK!!!
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democracy1st Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-01-09 12:18 AM
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21. kick
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ElsewheresDaughter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-01-09 06:31 AM
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22. Just goes to show ya what a fucked up politician will do to......
make sure the insurance companies don't have any competition. How fucked up can you get.

The story he told makes the case AGAINST private insurance companies, not for them. The woman had to search all over for a doctor because PRIVATE INSURANCE COMPANIES TURNED HER DOWN.


Pete Olsen is representative of why the GOP has been, thankfully, deep 6ed.


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