Obama wonders: Why no tort reform when R's ruled?

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  1. Ragnar
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    Republican answer: "We needed 60 votes in the Senate, too, Mr. President" (yeah, I LOLed)

    From the good folks at Hot Air and their "Obamateurism of the Day" files...

    Hot Air Blog Archive Obamateurism of the Day

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWgOIaRCqkE]YouTube - Obama wonders why Republicans didn't pass "malpractice reform"[/ame]

    More at HA link.

    :lol:

    Note: I strongly considered putting this in the Humor thread but I'm not sure of the rules there. Anyone know if something can be "too political" even when it's a joke? Meh, better safe than "moved" I guess.
     
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    For a smart guy, he one dumb fuck. Just sayin'.
     
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    Because the Democrats would have filibustered it.
     
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    Yes, that was the response that they needed 60 votes. Because the GOP won't sneak through major legislation using a slimy loophole like reconcialiation to achieve their unpopular goals. Only Democrats do that.
     
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    I'm wondering if we'd be in this same situation if they ever did have a supermajority. I'm glad you all have faith, because personally I think both parties have done a pretty good job at proving they have no ability to govern or actually do anything.
     
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    Oh that is funny.

    It was a fair question though, and, while the R's were quick on their feet on that one for a change, if they are really honest they weren't all that concerned about tort reform just as they weren't concerned about a whole lot of things they should have been concerned about when they were in the majority.

    That's what got their tushes booted out of the majority in 2006.

    If the GOP regains the majority in November, they'll do fine for a couple of years. They'll be going toe to toe with the most liberal President ever to sit in the Oval Office and that will help them look good.

    If they are successful in electing a Republican President in 2012 and return to their complacent and arrogant ways they demonstrated during most of President Bush's term of office, however, I think they will be thrown out again and will be done as a major political party.
     
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    The GoP would never have been able to do it, Trial Lawyers are a huge special interest contributor to Democrats, there was no way in hell they would have allowed the GoP to have tort reform.

    And Barry knows this.

    Just another example of what a disingenious fuckhead he truely is.
     
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    Exactly. Lawyers / Law Firms: Long-Term Contribution Trends | OpenSecrets The Dems will not vote for tort reform because they are in the attorneys' pockets.

    Spot on again.
     
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    See, I think the USA actually needs some publicaly funded option, I think the system in Australia is light years ahead of the USA. But President Obama should have kept it simple, propose a voluntary public insurance option one can opt into, then went to the Republicans and said you give me that I will give you tort reform (which would reduce the cost of malpractice insurance a large cost in health care delivery, it can be done from the White House, Clinton signed onto Welfare reform despite his party hating the idea) and we both want no pre-existing condition rejections, and a cross state insurance market. We can agree there.

    He could have struck a deal if he had not farmed the entire thing out to Democratic party hacks in the Congress.

    If he had practiced an art known as leadership.
     
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    Um why not the entire clip when he spanks GOPs ass and points out that tort reform would save couple billions of dollars a year in a multi trillion industry? Yeah, thats the ticket. Lets save 3 billion and fuck all.
     
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