Pelosi: Election Won’t Stop Health Bill. “will have health care one way or another"

Discussion in 'Healthcare/Insurance/Govt Healthcare' started by PLYMCO_PILGRIM, Jan 19, 2010.

  1. PLYMCO_PILGRIM
    Offline

    PLYMCO_PILGRIM Gold Member

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2009
    Messages:
    17,416
    Thanks Received:
    2,855
    Trophy Points:
    183
    Location:
    America's Home Town
    Ratings:
    +2,863
    Pelosi: Mass. Election Won’t Stop Health Bill. “We will have health care one way or another.” - Democratic Underground

    With Democrats increasingly anxious about the special election in Massachusetts on Tuesday and what it will mean for their big health care legislation, the House speaker, Nancy Pelosi, told reporters in California Monday that the legislation would move forward not matter what.

    “Let’s remove all doubt,” Ms. Pelosi said. “We will have health care one way or another.”

    Ms. Pelosi acknowledged that the path forward could change if the Democrat in the Massachusetts race, Martha Coakley, loses.

    “Certainly the dynamic will change depending on what happens in Massachusetts,” Ms. Pelosi said. “Just the question of how we would proceed. But it doesn’t mean we won’t have a health care bill.”

    The speaker also slammed the Republican in the Massachusetts race, Scott Brown, and indeed all Congressional Republicans, for trying to block the legislation.

    “I heard the candidate in Massachusetts, the Republican candidate, say ‘Let’s go back to the drawing board,’” Ms. Pelosi said.

    She continued at length:

    The drawing board for the Republican party on health care is to tear it up and throw it away and shred it and never revisit it. This is the opportunity of a generation. If this opportunity is not realized, there won’t be health care for all Americans.

    There is no back to the drawing board. The Republicans in Congress have said we will kill health care reform. They weren’t for Social Security. They weren’t for Medicare. And they aren’t for health care for all Americans. They are the handmaidens of the insurance companies and the American people need to understand that. But rather than focus on them we’d rather focus on what is in our bill. We will have legislation that removes all doubt that health care is a right not a privilege, that we will no longer be operating on the playing field of the insurance companies but they will be on the playing field of the American people.
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  2. California Girl
    Offline

    California Girl BANNED

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2009
    Messages:
    50,337
    Thanks Received:
    8,960
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +8,965
    I wonder how the liberals on the board would view this scenario. Brown wins - clearly and resoundingly. However, lawsuits etc are launched to stop him taking his seat until the healthcare bill is passed.

    Would our liberal friends on this board call foul on their Administration or would they see that as acceptable?
     
  3. PLYMCO_PILGRIM
    Offline

    PLYMCO_PILGRIM Gold Member

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2009
    Messages:
    17,416
    Thanks Received:
    2,855
    Trophy Points:
    183
    Location:
    America's Home Town
    Ratings:
    +2,863
    I love pelosi's lie about how the republicans just want to stop reform.

    The truth is the republicans want reform too, just a compeletely different reform than Obama/Pelosi and the dems want. Why did big pharm and the health insurance companies have a fund raiser for Martha Coakley in DC last week anyway?

    Oh and for the nay sayers here is a link

    http://www.usmessageboard.com/healt...nce-republican-health-care-plans-exposed.html
     
  4. PLYMCO_PILGRIM
    Offline

    PLYMCO_PILGRIM Gold Member

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2009
    Messages:
    17,416
    Thanks Received:
    2,855
    Trophy Points:
    183
    Location:
    America's Home Town
    Ratings:
    +2,863
    Sounds like the 2000 election so if they did then they should now ;).
     
  5. Big Black Dog
    Offline

    Big Black Dog Gold Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2009
    Messages:
    22,909
    Thanks Received:
    5,107
    Trophy Points:
    260
    Ratings:
    +5,706
    Pelosi is either a "slow learner" or just plain arragant. I suspect both.
     
  6. PLYMCO_PILGRIM
    Offline

    PLYMCO_PILGRIM Gold Member

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2009
    Messages:
    17,416
    Thanks Received:
    2,855
    Trophy Points:
    183
    Location:
    America's Home Town
    Ratings:
    +2,863
    I think a lot of number 2 and a little of number one ;)
     
  7. BolshevikHunter
    Offline

    BolshevikHunter BANNED

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2009
    Messages:
    2,265
    Thanks Received:
    273
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Northern, CALIFORNIA
    Ratings:
    +273
    Nancy is very sick and mentally ill. She needs to be locked up and put in a straight jacket. Ugly too. ~BH
     
  8. Baruch Menachem
    Offline

    Baruch Menachem '

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2008
    Messages:
    14,204
    Thanks Received:
    3,235
    Trophy Points:
    185
    Ratings:
    +3,305
    She is whistling through the graveyard. She has only 3 votes margin in the house for a bill And how many of those will desert after this?

    All the congresscritters are getting an earful. And with the election today, more and more of them will start paying attention.
     
  9. Zoom-boing
    Offline

    Zoom-boing Gold Member

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2008
    Messages:
    25,062
    Thanks Received:
    7,260
    Trophy Points:
    260
    Location:
    East Japip
    Ratings:
    +10,122
    The Rs are doing their job. The majority of Americans do not want THIS 'reform'; they want real HC reform and the Rs are doing what they can to halt it --- as they should. The Ds are the party of no as they shot down everything that the Rs brought to the table while shutting them out of the processs and they are completely ignoring what the majority of Americans are saying. They like to claim that the people who are opposed to this are a minority of some 'fringe extremist' types. Give me a break.

    ETA: Brown's win speaks volumes about how the majority of Americans feel about this administration and their agenda.
     
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2010
  10. FactFinder
    Offline

    FactFinder VIP Member

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2009
    Messages:
    2,641
    Thanks Received:
    202
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Ratings:
    +237
    It is attitude's like Pelosi's that cost them today.
     

Share This Page