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    •  Blame the true obstructionist . (0+ / 0-)

      This diary should focus on the truth. The President stated if they have the votes he is for the public option. take off the blinders, we don't have the votes, stop trying to blame the president and blame the ones who is not voting for it. Enough of the misleading facts.

      •  Don't have the votes? (5+ / 0-)

        We don't know whether we have the votes or not until we put it to a vote.

        We are asking that the procedural nonsense stop and put the public option to a roll-call up-or-down vote.  One stops the procedural nonsense by forcing a vote through reconciliation.

        If the Democratic Caucus with 59 members doesn't have the votes, we need to know who those 10 Senators unwilling to vote are.  So their constituents can hold them accountable.

        The president says one day that it is up to Congress and his press secretary says the next that we don't have the votes.  Well we are working the phones.  Which votes don't we have yet?

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        by TarheelDem on Wed Feb 24, 2010 at 05:26:01 AM PST

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      •  If he can't corral (2+ / 0-)
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        51 votes out of 60 Dem senators for a provision that 60% of the public support (as do 80% of Dem voters), and which he claims he supports, then either he is not fit for the job, or he never really wanted the PO in the first place. Evidently, it's the latter, which means that he was fibbing all along, going back to 2007, about supporting the PO.

        One line HCR: Allow Medicare Buy-In for all. Pass it via the reconciliation process.

        by NeuvoLiberal on Wed Feb 24, 2010 at 05:57:24 AM PST

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      •  That's leadership (1+ / 0-)
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        give up before you try.

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        by bogmanoc on Wed Feb 24, 2010 at 07:54:59 AM PST

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