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    Grassley Reverses Course: No Death Panels in Bill

    So Grassley pulls a Palin and shoves his foot in his mouth..... well, SURPRISE, SURPRISE, SURPRISE (*say like Gomer Pyle). He's done the damage and is now happy to say: opps. That said, he goes on and has the ball to blame the internet. So much for the great party of personal responsibility.

    Grassley Reverses Course: No Death Panels In Bill

    "I was responding to a question at my town hall meetings," he told host Bob Schieffer. "I let my constituents set the agenda. A person that asked me that question was reading from language that they got off of the internet. It scared my constituents. And the specific language I used was language that the president had used at Portsmouth. And I thought that if he used the language, then if I responded exactly the same way, that I had an opposite concern about not using end-of-life counseling for saving money, then I was answering and relieving the fears that my constituents had."
    That has got to be the stupidest response I have ever read.
    It's time for a revolution in our country. Not a revolution forged with guns and bombs but a revolution forged of compassion and altruism. A revolution that extends a hand to those who don't have and who cannot. A revolution that makes Health Care available to all those in the US.

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    Re: Grassley Reverses Course: No Death Panels in Bill

    Quote Originally Posted by formerroadie View Post
    So Grassley pulls a Palin and shoves his foot in his mouth..... well, SURPRISE, SURPRISE, SURPRISE (*say like Gomer Pyle). He's done the damage and is now happy to say: opps. That said, he goes on and has the ball to blame the internet. So much for the great party of personal responsibility.

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    That has got to be the stupidest response I have ever read.
    Grassley has negotiated in bad faith this entire time, and after it became obvious the Democrats decided to cut him out of the loop. His Democratic partners on the Senate Finance Committee have bent over backwards to get his support on their version of the bill...and he repaid them by making a moronic claim of "death panels" and saying that he wouldn't vote for the bill - even if he liked it - unless most other Republicans voted for it as well.

    This looks like a half-assed attempt at damage control. Grassley has been cut out of the loop and now he's trying to get back in the game, so he can continue stalling, stonewalling, and watering down the bill without even voting for it himself.
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    Re: Grassley Reverses Course: No Death Panels in Bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Grassley has negotiated in bad faith this entire time, and after it became obvious the Democrats decided to cut him out of the loop. His Democratic partners on the Senate Finance Committee have bent over backwards to get his support on their version of the bill...and he repaid them by making a moronic claim of "death panels" and saying that he wouldn't vote for the bill - even if he liked it - unless most other Republicans voted for it as well.

    This looks like a half-assed attempt at damage control. Grassley has been cut out of the loop and now he's trying to get back in the game, so he can continue stalling, stonewalling, and watering down the bill without even voting for it himself.
    Exactly. I think he's also sealed his fate in his own state as well. If they re-elect them, I will be shocked.
    It's time for a revolution in our country. Not a revolution forged with guns and bombs but a revolution forged of compassion and altruism. A revolution that extends a hand to those who don't have and who cannot. A revolution that makes Health Care available to all those in the US.

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    Re: Grassley Reverses Course: No Death Panels in Bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Grassley has negotiated in bad faith this entire time, and after it became obvious the Democrats decided to cut him out of the loop. His Democratic partners on the Senate Finance Committee have bent over backwards to get his support on their version of the bill...and he repaid them by making a moronic claim of "death panels" and saying that he wouldn't vote for the bill - even if he liked it - unless most other Republicans voted for it as well.

    This looks like a half-assed attempt at damage control. Grassley has been cut out of the loop and now he's trying to get back in the game, so he can continue stalling, stonewalling, and watering down the bill without even voting for it himself.

    Yes it's a suckers game to negotiate with the GOP. They have no interest in helping out with health care reform. They see a chance to score political points by defeating Obama and that's their motivation.

    On the other hand Obama has no heart for this fight. If he can't smile his way through it...he'll just give up and go with some meaningless band-aid bill.

    Just another example of how badly we are outnumbered in Congress by right wing hacks (99% of the GOP) combining forces with big money/corporate influenced bad Democrats.

    It's going to be a long hard job to primary these bad Dems and get them voting in the interests of middle class Americans.

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    Re: Grassley Reverses Course: No Death Panels in Bill

    Quote Originally Posted by formerroadie View Post
    So Grassley pulls a Palin and shoves his foot in his mouth..... well, SURPRISE, SURPRISE, SURPRISE (*say like Gomer Pyle). He's done the damage and is now happy to say: opps. That said, he goes on and has the ball to blame the internet. So much for the great party of personal responsibility.

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    That has got to be the stupidest response I have ever read.
    I don't even understand what the hell he is talking about.

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    Re: Grassley Reverses Course: No Death Panels in Bill

    Quote Originally Posted by formerroadie View Post
    Exactly. I think he's also sealed his fate in his own state as well. If they re-elect them, I will be shocked.
    Are you kidding? The only way that man won't see another Senate term is if he dies first. He's entrenched just like all the lifers in Congress.

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    Re: Grassley Reverses Course: No Death Panels in Bill

    Of course there's no death panels in the bill. They dumped that section.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Grassley Reverses Course: No Death Panels in Bill

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Of course there's no death panels in the bill. They dumped that section.
    Nothing like giving into the idiots, eh? Gotta love when morons lying about **** causes our congresspeople to edit a bill.
    It's time for a revolution in our country. Not a revolution forged with guns and bombs but a revolution forged of compassion and altruism. A revolution that extends a hand to those who don't have and who cannot. A revolution that makes Health Care available to all those in the US.

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    Re: Grassley Reverses Course: No Death Panels in Bill

    Quote Originally Posted by formerroadie View Post
    Nothing like giving into the idiots, eh? Gotta love when morons lying about **** causes our congresspeople to edit a bill.
    The idiots are the folks that insisted that the bill only insured end of life counseling and totally ignored what it said.

    But, hey, keep saying that that many Americans are stupid. I'm sure it will win your party plenty of votes next years.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Grassley Reverses Course: No Death Panels in Bill

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    The idiots are the folks that insisted that the bill only insured end of life counseling and totally ignored what it said.

    But, hey, keep saying that that many Americans are stupid. I'm sure it will win your party plenty of votes next years.
    HAHAHA. I read it just fine. It's the right that were making things up, but you know trying to teach a kitchen table new tricks just doesn't work.
    It's time for a revolution in our country. Not a revolution forged with guns and bombs but a revolution forged of compassion and altruism. A revolution that extends a hand to those who don't have and who cannot. A revolution that makes Health Care available to all those in the US.

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