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Fri Sep 15, 2017, 11:58 AM

Senator says he nearly has the votes for ObamaCare repeal

Source: The Hill




BY PETER SULLIVAN - 09/15/17 10:45 AM EDT

Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) is predicting he will win enough votes to pass his last ditch ObamaCare repeal and replacement bill through the Senate, despite the long odds he seems to be facing.

I am pretty confident well get there on the Republican side, Cassidy told a group of reporters in his office on Friday. Were probably at 48-49 [votes] and talking to two or three more.

The problem for Senate Republicans when it comes to ObamaCare repeal has always been getting the final few votes to put them over the top. The repeal legislation that failed in July got 49 votes, but fell short because three senators bucked leadership and voted no.

There is an extremely short window to pass the bill before a procedural deadline of Sept. 30. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Friday announced his opposition, saying the bill kept too much of ObamaCare. Cassidy said that if the bill does not pass by Sept. 30, he would try again in the future.

Read more: http://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/350842-gop-senator-says-he-nearly-has-the-votes-for-obamacare-repeal

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Reply Senator says he nearly has the votes for ObamaCare repeal (Original post)
DonViejo Sep 2017 OP
Botany Sep 2017 #1
red dog 1 Sep 2017 #24
Botany Sep 2017 #30
red dog 1 Sep 2017 #32
Botany Sep 2017 #33
BlueIdaho Sep 2017 #2
Fullduplexxx Sep 2017 #3
dalton99a Sep 2017 #4
louis-t Sep 2017 #5
LenaBaby61 Sep 2017 #10
Phoenix61 Sep 2017 #6
mackdaddy Sep 2017 #7
red dog 1 Sep 2017 #25
yardwork Sep 2017 #34
lark Sep 2017 #8
red dog 1 Sep 2017 #27
rock Sep 2017 #9
Saviolo Sep 2017 #11
Judi Lynn Sep 2017 #20
red dog 1 Sep 2017 #28
maxsolomon Sep 2017 #12
LudwigPastorius Sep 2017 #13
CrispyQ Sep 2017 #14
BumRushDaShow Sep 2017 #15
CrispyQ Sep 2017 #16
BumRushDaShow Sep 2017 #23
bluestarone Sep 2017 #17
hibbing Sep 2017 #18
Stuart G Sep 2017 #22
Judi Lynn Sep 2017 #19
Stuart G Sep 2017 #21
karynnj Sep 2017 #31
Eliot Rosewater Sep 2017 #26
red dog 1 Sep 2017 #29

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 11:59 AM

1. What is the matter w/these people?

Heartless bastards.

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Response to Botany (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 07:31 PM

24. Good question!

In Orwellian terms, it's Animal Farm and the Pigs are in charge!

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Response to red dog 1 (Reply #24)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 11:12 PM

30. late night w/many beers

They know that the voting is rigged so they can do whatever they
want to do.

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Response to Botany (Reply #30)

Sat Sep 16, 2017, 02:58 PM

32. Exactly!

Speaking of rigged elections, here's an article from yesterday's Alternet:
"The GOP is Plowing Ahead with an Audacious Effort to Hijack the Vote and Rig Elections"
http://www.alternet.org/right-wing/republican-efforts-hijack-voting-and-rig-elections-seen-full-force-week

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Response to red dog 1 (Reply #32)

Sat Sep 16, 2017, 04:03 PM

33. Ever since they pushed through HAVA (help america vote act) the elections have ...

.... drifted "red" but the demographics have been building against the republicans.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 12:27 PM

2. So basically

He's no closer than they were the last time they tried this stunt...

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 12:28 PM

3. They nearly had it the last time it failed

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 12:35 PM

4. "I just don't care about the coverage numbers," Cassidy said.

'Nuf said

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 12:41 PM

5. Well, you're nearly an asshole, Senator.

Asshole.

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Response to louis-t (Reply #5)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 01:10 PM

10. Nearly?

No, he's a heartless, evil Grade-A asshole.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 12:54 PM

6. So those people in Texas and Florida who

lost everything now have the opportunity to lose their health insurance. Evil, nasty, little fuckers.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 12:54 PM

7. "Medicare for All" would ge a great "Repeal and Replace" bill.

I would consider that a "Win-Win".

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Response to mackdaddy (Reply #7)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 07:34 PM

25. That will never happen as long as the GOP controls both houses of Congress

But if the Dems can retake control of both the House and the Senate in November 2018.....

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Response to mackdaddy (Reply #7)

Sat Sep 16, 2017, 08:04 PM

34. That's not what the Republicans have it mind. No where close.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 12:55 PM

8. Proving beyond a shadow of a doubt that Cassidy is a total liar.

He knows this is their one and only opportunity because not one Dem will vote for his kill the poor and grandma too bill. After 9/30, they have no chance in hell of repealing Obamacare. If they do get this passed by 9/30, things get very interesting in a really bad way. Will enough poor Drumpf voters realize they are losing their healthcare and bail on Repugs to make a difference in the mid-terms when this won't take effect until 2020? With all the takeaways they are currently doing to Obamacare, they could be undercutting their own sneakiness and making people feel the pain earlier, like before the mid-terms. What horrible inhumans inhabit the far right.

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Response to lark (Reply #8)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 07:36 PM

27. + 1

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 01:01 PM

9. In plainer words

He does NOT have enough votes for a repeal.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 01:12 PM

11. Time to start calling your Senator again:

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Response to Saviolo (Reply #11)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 03:38 PM

20. Vicious, sadistic, unprincipled people, Republicans. Thanks for sharing these points. n/t

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Response to Saviolo (Reply #11)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 07:41 PM

28. Thanks for that

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 01:18 PM

12. They have to deliver

Or they'll have to answer for it a year from now.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 01:19 PM

13. Go ahead, Charlie Brown.


I just know that, this time, you're gonna kick that football.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 01:35 PM

14. Hasn't McCain said that he would vote to repeal, now? -nt

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Response to CrispyQ (Reply #14)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 01:58 PM

15. He could but then Ayn Rand Paul is opposed & if Collins/Murkowski still oppose, same outcome. nt

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #15)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 02:00 PM

16. So the no vote last time was all for show.

I recall how the media gave him most of the credit & Collins/Murkowski were hardly mentioned. He's as shallow as the rest of them.

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Response to CrispyQ (Reply #16)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 04:49 PM

23. That's how he normally rolls

although a bunch of them tend to do that (I remember when Arlen Specter used to do it too and would wait until "prime time" to cast his vote for the benefit of the CSPAN2-viewing audience). They will look around and see who else is voting the same way and if there is a chance for passage without them, then they will almost always "go rogue" (because it's meaningless).

That last vote was a unique one given the gravity of it, although the outcome still offered more bang for their buck, but also assured the expectation for them to party-line vote in all other cases to quickly regain GOP street cred.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 02:01 PM

17. ther fuckers are

inhuman

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 02:32 PM

18. Terrifying

They just don't stop, they want to kill people.


Peace

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Response to hibbing (Reply #18)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 04:49 PM

22. yes....that is what they want....

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 03:36 PM

19. Sociopaths like Sen. Cassidy should be shunned, not put in places of power.





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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 04:48 PM

21. So Rand Paul...and the two senators : Maine and Alaska...remember?

It still looses....is that correct??

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Response to Stuart G (Reply #21)

Sat Sep 16, 2017, 12:13 AM

31. I think Collins is a Co sponsor.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 07:36 PM

26. This is murder. But nobody is gonna do jack about it until we say that

I said this is murder.

Murder

M U R D E R

murder

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 07:44 PM

29. Cassidy is completely full of shit!

K&R

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