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    Pelosi says House cannot pass Senate's health-care bill without changes

    It looks like Brown being elected is scaring the hell out of house democrats.


    Pelosi says House cannot pass Senate's health-care bill without changes
    By Shailagh Murray and Paul Kane
    Washington Post Staff Writer
    Thursday, January 21, 2010; 12:05 PM

    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that the Senate will have to amend its version of a health-care reform bill before her chamber can pass it.

    "I don't think it's possible to pass the Senate bill in the House," Pelosi told reporters after a morning meeting with her caucus. "I don't see the votes for it at this time."

    Pelosi has been struggling for days to sell the Senate legislation to reluctant Democrats in order to get a health-care bill to the president's desk quickly. But moderates in her caucus have raised doubts about forging ahead without bipartisan support -- a challenge as the midterm election approaches -- while liberals rejected the Senate bill as not going far enough.

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    Re: Pelosi says House cannot pass Senate's health-care bill without changes

    I heard a Democrat say the Senate bill couldn't get a 100 votes in the House.

    I'm actually starting to believe this thing is D-E-A-D.

    Hallalujah.

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    Re: Pelosi says House cannot pass Senate's health-care bill without changes

    I agree, after Massachusetts, a Dem would have to be suicidal to vociferously support the existing bills. I suspect that this will soon extend to even a discussion of future or proposed bills.
    Quod scripsi, scripsi

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    Re: Pelosi says House cannot pass Senate's health-care bill without changes

    Pelosi says House cannot pass Senate's health-care bill without changes
    Sounds like the far left still hasn't got the word.

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    Re: Pelosi says House cannot pass Senate's health-care bill without changes

    Quote Originally Posted by Diogenes View Post
    Sounds like the far left still hasn't got the word.
    Good.

    I want them to believe that their problem is that they're too moderate and they need to move farther left.

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    Re: Pelosi says House cannot pass Senate's health-care bill without changes

    Actually, its probably not a bad thing. That bill was pretty much a giveaway for corporations and did nothing to do anything to slow down increases in healthcare cost over time. It basically would have accomplished nothing and simply made corporations richer.

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    Re: Pelosi says House cannot pass Senate's health-care bill without changes

    Did you hear Howard Dean last night?

    He actually told Chris Matthews that the reason Scott Brown won is that the voters were trying to send a message that the healthcare bill did not go far enough in ensuring a public option.

    Matthews lost it, saying (paraphrasing), "So you are saying that the Mass voters did not vote for a candidate who wholely supported the bill they wanted for a candidate that said he would kill the healthcare bill altogether?"

    Matthews tore Dean apart for what he called the biggest spin he's heard in a long time.

    Good lord, I can't believe I'm giving "chill down my leg" Matthews kudos here. LOL

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