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placton Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 05:12 PM
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Obama - No Position on Public Option to Senators
Edited on Sun Dec-06-09 05:15 PM by placton
"As President Obama finished his speech to the Democratic caucus in the Capitol's Mansfield Room on Sunday afternoon, Joe Lieberman made his way over to Harry Reid.

The independent who still caucuses with Democrats wanted to point something out to the Majority Leader: Obama didn't mention the public option.

Lieberman was beaming as he left the room and happy to re-point it out when HuffPost asked him what Obama had said about the public health insurance option, perhaps the most contentious issue still facing Democrats as they negotiate their way toward a final health care reform bill.

"Well, it was interesting to me -- of course everybody hears with their own ears -- that he didn't say anything about the public option," said Lieberman. "In other words, when he outlined how far we've come on the bill, he talked about the cost-containment provisions; he talked about the insurance market reforms; and he talked about enabling 30 million more people to get insurance. He said these are historic accomplishments, the most significant social legislation, or whatever you call it, in decades, so don't lose it."
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/12/06/obama-silent-o...


Joe's happy with Barack - how about you. Just another Obama speech it appears: sound and fury signifying nothing.

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kenny blankenship Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 05:13 PM
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1. check spelling in subject line
below the belt.
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ShortnFiery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 05:16 PM
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2. ...
:spray: :blush:
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placton Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 05:16 PM
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3. thanks for the catch and one unrecc already
is that you, Rahm? Better to supress the truth?
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ShortnFiery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 05:19 PM
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5. No diggs on you ...
We all make typos. FWIW, I recommended. :shrug:
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ShortnFiery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 05:18 PM
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4. I'm saddened that President Obama is NOT promoting "a robust Public Option."
More and more, I'm getting the impression that we elected "a CEO" instead of "a President." :(
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placton Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 05:21 PM
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6. I am past sad, past angry
now on to nausea - this all makes me sick
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 05:23 PM
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8. Me too
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GCP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 05:55 PM
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18. I've given up on him
What's the point any more.
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inna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 06:05 PM
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21. we elected a right-wing pro-corporatist, anti-worker president.


sorry, but that's a pure fact.
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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 05:23 PM
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7. This report strikes me as unreliable
Anonymous sources and rumors.

And it has a gossipy, tabloidish vibe to it.
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 05:25 PM
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9. Why elsee is HuffPo given the epithet of "Puffpiece"?
:puffpiece:
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Parker CA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 05:25 PM
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10. Perfectly said. +1
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cali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 05:28 PM
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11. I'll say what I said in the other thread with this excerpt
this may or may not be true, but it's a lousy piece and it from Huffypost. I'll wait until I see what my Senators say about this.
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shadesofgray Donating Member (350 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 05:28 PM
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12. So then Obama DOESN'T care about keeping insurance companies "honest."
Not that I ever thought he really did.
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rwheeler31 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 05:29 PM
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13. We know where the President stands and where Lieberman
stands. Our anger should be directed at Joe.
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pscot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 05:56 PM
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19. If you know where the President stands
you know more than I do. Trying to tease meaning out of what President Obama says is sort of like deciphering an oracle from the I-ching.
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 05:30 PM
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14. 'Lieberman was beaming as he left the room'
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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 05:35 PM
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15. Jim Beaming.
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bvar22 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 05:51 PM
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16. Smooth Talk.
Chump Change.
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 05:55 PM
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17. he's already made his position clear on the public option....spin spin spin
fuck lieberman
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Pirate Smile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 05:59 PM
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20. Standard Huff Post pushing divisive crap and people here spewing RW talking points.
Edited on Sun Dec-06-09 06:01 PM by Pirate Smile
Reminds me of this post by Nate Silver of 538.com - it really seems to fit the two different groups on DU - the cynical bitterness seems to be eating some people up and the demagoguery is in full swing:



http://www.fivethirtyeight.com/2009/02/two-progressivis...
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Kurt_and_Hunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 06:30 PM
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24. So you consider yourself credulous and prone to co-option?
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AzDar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 06:06 PM
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22. Beyond disappointing if true...
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jwirr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 06:16 PM
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23. Doesn't Obama see the public option as a cost containment factor?
Maybe Joe is forgetting that? However, if so Obama should have made it clearer.
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