24% Say Democrats Should Pass Health Care Reform Without GOP Votes

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    If Democrats agree on a health care reform bill that is opposed by all Republicans in Congress, 24% of voters nationwide say the Democrats should pass that bill.

    But a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 58% believe the Democrats should change the bill to win support from "a reasonable number of Republicans." Nineteen percent (19%) are not sure what congressional Democrats should do.

    Republican voters overwhelmingly think the bill should be changed, and so do 62% of those not affiliated with either major political party.

    However, Democrats are more conflicted. Forty-one percent (41%) of those in the president’s party believe their legislators should pass the bill without any GOP votes, while 34% disagree and think the legislation should be changed to attract Republican support.

    Most liberal voters (52%) say that Democrats should pass the legislation without the Republicans. Most moderates (55%) disagree.

    In its question, Rasmussen Reports did not quantify what constitutes "a reasonable number" of Republican votes.

    24% Say Democrats Should Pass Health Care Reform Without GOP Votes - Rasmussen Reports™
     
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    liberal or moderate by what standard? self identified?

    of coure they should pass it without the repubs.. if the repubs were interested, they'd have paticipated instead of playing let's disrupt the town hall games.
     
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    I keep asking this and can't seem to get an answer. What is Obama waiting for? He doesn't need republican support. Could it be a few dems won't support it?
     
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    no. it's that he has this warped idea that he can play nice with schoolyard bullies and be "bi-partisan". I used to think so, too.

    i think it's time he dissuades himself of that fallacy.
     
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    \The repubs are the bullies? :lol: :eusa_hand:

    Those wimps?
     
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    see what you're talking about is what really irritates me about Obama. He thinks he can unite the country and that is just not going to happen.
     
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    i think it's a wonderful quality that he thinks he can do it after 8 years of divisiveness. And I was hopeful... but like i said, you can't play nice with people who don't want to play nice and who want you to "fail".

    At that point, you have to find your gonads and do what needs to be done. IMO.

    I think he's starting to come to that realization. At least I hope he is.
     
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    most schoolyard bullies are. That's why, when you hit them in the face, they run away crying....
     
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    yeah see if Hillary had won, you would have your health care bill by now.
     
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    might be. but then again, i've underestimated Obama before, so we'll see.
     
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