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    Re: White House appears ready to drop 'public option'

    the president is not compromising

    he's in full fast retreat cuz he got his ass kicked

    he surrendered on end of life counseling thursday

    and, tho it's been known for months, his own white house formally conceded public option, his CENTERPIECE, today

    (durbin signaled it a week ago)

    (baucus many times in the last 2 months)

    (bluedogs rather unambiguously)

    (kent conrad with every word)

    (ms mccaskill in hillsboro)

    (mr daschle in the middle of june)

    blah blah blah

    the point---the prez is pulling back on all fronts

    outta necessity

    my reason for posting---on fns (fox news sunday) kent conrad (a HUGE player in all this, baucus' deputy, accurately put) indicated another major presidential retreat

    on the friday before the senate went on recess, baucus (obviously pressured by the white house) announced a deadline date, sept 15---if the Ubiquitous Six could not reach agreement by 9-15, the gatekeeper said, then dems would be forced to go the schumer route---cram this thing thru on parliamentary procedure (contingency), bypassing filibuster and requiring only 51 votes

    schumer was pure bluff, contingency strips legislation of authority, has to be re-upped periodically and denudes law of legitimacy as it's perceived politically as bully tactics

    the news---conrad today, when pressed by fox's chris wallace (son of 60 minutes mike) about timelines, completely backed down

    what about the sept 15, deadline, pressed mike's boy

    we'll be ready when we're ready, answered conrad, it's more important to get this right than fast

    another nod to reality

    did the brits "compromise" at dunkirk?

    LOL!

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    White House appears ready to drop 'public option'

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    By PHILIP ELLIOTT, Associated Press Writer Philip Elliott, Associated Press Writer
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    WASHINGTON – Bowing to Republican pressure and an uneasy public, President Barack Obama's administration signaled Sunday it is ready to abandon the idea of giving Americans the option of government-run insurance as part of a new health care system.

    Facing mounting opposition to the overhaul, administration officials left open the chance for a compromise with Republicans that would include health insurance cooperatives instead of a government-run plan. Such a concession probably would enrage Obama's liberal supporters but could deliver a much-needed victory on a top domestic priority opposed by GOP lawmakers.
    Officials from both political parties reached across the aisle in an effort to find compromises on proposals they left behind when they returned to their districts for an August recess. Obama had wanted the government to run a health insurance organization to help cover the nation's almost 50 million uninsured, but didn't include it as one of his core principles of reform.
    Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said that government alternative to private health insurance is "not the essential element" of the administration's health care overhaul. The White House would be open to co-ops, she said, a sign that Democrats want a compromise so they can declare a victory.
    Praise God!!! I hope these guys understand you can't take liberty from the public.

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    Re: White House appears ready to drop 'public option'

    did the brits "compromise" at dunkirk?

    LOL!
    What?


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    Re: White House appears ready to drop 'public option'

    Thread already exists American


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    Re: White House appears ready to drop 'public option'

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    What?
    Search "Britain, Dunkirk"
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    Re: White House appears ready to drop 'public option'

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    White House appears ready to drop 'public option' - Yahoo! News


    If these healthcare terrorist attacking town halls are nothing more then fringe insurance lobbyist that mean nothing, why are Obama and the Dems backing down?
    There should be some sort of national holiday now, part 1 killed now on to the rest.

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    Re: White House appears ready to drop 'public option'

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    There should be some sort of national holiday now, part 1 killed now on to the rest.

    No holiday. A battle won, not a war.

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    Re: White House appears ready to drop 'public option'

    Quote Originally Posted by celticlord View Post
    No holiday. A battle won, not a war.
    Ohh I know, but I think a small victory dance is in order.
    If for nothing else but to raise moral of the "troops" even further.
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    Re: White House appears ready to drop 'public option'

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Search "Britain, Dunkirk"
    A battle ... really?

    I'm not even going to ask why it is relevant.


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    Re: White House appears ready to drop 'public option'

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Ohh I know, but I think a small victory dance is in order.
    If for nothing else but to raise moral of the "troops" even further.
    See, that's what I like about Republicans: they know when they're at war. If Democrats had that same understanding health care reform would have passed months ago.

    Well, okay, that's not true because so many democrats were in the pockets of Big Health anyway, but a guy can fantasize.

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