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    Obama tells Senate not to 'jam' through healthcare plan

    This is good news. I'm happy that, for one reason or another, Obama decided that he didn't want to play dirty on the healthcare bill.

    US President Barack Obama has warned Democrats not to "jam" healthcare reforms through the Senate after a Republican won a seat in Massachusetts.

    Mr Obama told ABC News any vote should wait until Scott Brown had taken up his seat, and lawmakers should seek to "coalesce" around parts they agreed on.

    Mr Brown will be Massachusetts' first Republican senator since 1972.

    His victory means the Republicans now have enough votes in the Senate to block the Democrats' healthcare plans.
    BBC News - Obama tells Senate not to 'jam' through healthcare plan

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    Re: Obama tells Senate not to 'jam' through healthcare plan

    Hahahaha - that's hilarious.

    Obama cautioning someone not to do something.
    A screaming comes across the sky.
    It has happened before, but there is nothing to compare it to now.
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    Re: Obama tells Senate not to 'jam' through healthcare plan

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    This is good news. I'm happy that, for one reason or another, Obama decided that he didn't want to play dirty on the healthcare bill.



    BBC News - Obama tells Senate not to 'jam' through healthcare plan
    Well... Just to be clear, he's encouraging the Democrats in congress not to try to pass the entire bill via some procedural manipulation.

    It will be interesting to see if the Republicans will be able to vote on the aspects of the health care bill that they already agreed were needed.

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    Re: Obama tells Senate not to 'jam' through healthcare plan

    What?

    Healthcare is the most important thing ever, and our Messiah is telling the Senate to put the brakes on?

    NO no no! The Senate should proceed ahead-flank, get this thing done, why, the November elections aren't that far off...


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    Re: Obama tells Senate not to 'jam' through healthcare plan

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    What?

    Healthcare is the most important thing ever, and our Messiah is telling the Senate to put the brakes on?

    NO no no! The Senate should proceed ahead-flank, get this thing done, why, the November elections aren't that far off...

    Brown's glorious and honorable victory skeered the doo-doo out of Obama.
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    Re: Obama tells Senate not to 'jam' through healthcare plan

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    Hahahaha - that's hilarious.

    Obama cautioning someone not to do something.
    Either he realizes that it would be political suicide to do something so blatantly unethical, or he actually has principles.

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    Re: Obama tells Senate not to 'jam' through healthcare plan

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    Either he realizes that it would be political suicide to do something so blatantly unethical, or he actually has principles.
    Most likely the former.
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    Re: Obama tells Senate not to 'jam' through healthcare plan

    Maybe now we'll get some modest reform with some actual improvements. Or nothing. Frankly, I prefer both of those to what had come so ominously close to passing.

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    Re: Obama tells Senate not to 'jam' through healthcare plan

    Quote Originally Posted by Strucky View Post
    Most likely the former.
    Most likely.

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    Re: Obama tells Senate not to 'jam' through healthcare plan

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    Either he realizes that it would be political suicide to do something so blatantly unethical, or he actually has principles.
    Taken that Obama is or was one of that much beloved breed, an American Lawyers, perhaps you may care to suggest an answer to your implied question.

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