Bart Stupak Retires...ObamaCare casualty...more to come

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  1. Trinity

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    Wow. Seems the deal made with Obama didn't work out too well for Stupak or the Democrat Party.

    Rep. Bart Stupak to retire, casualty of health care reform battle
    CSMonitor

    Casualty of ObamaCare

    Bart Stupak retires due to low levels of public support for health-care reform

    Wall Street Journal
     
  2. Industrialsize

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    "the political calculus of his district probably played a more important role in his decision today to retire."
     
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    part of the equation includes the damaging effect of that slimely deal made with Obama...in that political calculus. :rolleyes:
     
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    1 more down...many to go.
     
  5. houtx48

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    health care passed........deal with it
     
  6. houtx48

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    and it's never going away.
     
  7. conntom

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    HCR isn;t going away and it shouldn't.

    This particular bill is gone in several months or a couple years at most.
     
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    Do you think this CONNTOM is real or is he just the figment of some right wing pressure group?
     
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    This bill is NOT going away, and anyone who seriously thinks that there is a serious chance of this bill being repealed ever is seriously showing their serious misunderstanding of our governmental mechanics.
     
  10. houtx48

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    conndom is facequeens alter ego
     
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    Damn... they let that thing spawn? Oh, the humanity. :rolleyes:
     
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    Democrat wins Florida US House Race

    BOCA RATON, Fla. — Republican backlash over President Barack Obama's health care overhaul had little effect in the nation's first U.S. House race of 2010. Florida Democratic state Sen. Ted Deutch handily won Tuesday's special election to replace retiring Democratic U.S. Rep. Robert Wexler after his underdog GOP opponent attempted to make the contest a referendum on the massive health care bill.

    With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Deutch, an attorney, had 62 percent of the vote compared to 35 percent for Republican Ed Lynch. Lynch had hoped public disdain for the health care bill and low congressional approval ratings would help him upset Deutch, widely seen as the front-runner. He sought to do what Republican Scott Brown did in Massachusetts when he won the Senate seat held for nearly a half-century by Democrat Edward M. Kennedy.

    Lynch lambasted the health care overhaul as a government takeover and the gutting of Medicare, while Deutch told voters it would provide immediate relief. Lynch had also slammed Obama's stimulus bill as doing little to help the economy and called the president's timetable to withdraw troops from Iraq "moronic." Deutch said he would have voted for the health care overhaul and the stimulus bill and supports Obama's Iraq strategy.
    "I have never before felt the way that I feel at this moment," Deutch said to cheering supporters. "We've heard for months now that tonight is a referendum on health care. It’s a referendum on the [Obama] administration. It’s a referendum on the direction this country is going. Let me tell you something: What we learned today is that in Broward County and Palm Beach County Florida, the Democratic Party is alive and well."

     
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    Ha...isn't that sweet.
     
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    Oh good. Another cooky lefty in the poli forum.

    Helps with the balance.:rolleyes:
     
  16. conntom

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    Ha ha.


    Send me some more PM's about how you don;t like me....

    Yawn.


    I'm so not right wing but fiscally very conservative and I do not like big gov't.


    Socially I'm more liberal or at least middle of the road but label as you wish.


    It hurts me not. But what is apparent - people on the far left have leave no room for any disagreement with them. If you are not far left they will shout at you, call you names, insult your intelligence - tolerance is not in their vocabulary.

    It tells a lot of the far left that they can not stand anyone with a different viewpoint. It isn't very American.
     
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    Ummmm.... shall we tell him that Levi is not from America? :rolleyes:
     
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    Star, your side is always unbalanced:biggrin1:
     
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    Unfair and Unbalanced
     
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