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Olbermann: Obama Could Face Primary Challenge

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Posted on Dec 17, 2009
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Keith Olbermann has had it with Liebermancare, and he says the president will lose the left and possibly face a primary challenger if he doesn’t kill the “heinous mandate” in the health reform bill.

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By jim crawford, December 19, 2009 at 6:14 pm Link to this comment

O, Keithie,
  You’re just Soooooo cute when you’re overbearing, supercilious, and arrogant.  I’m really surprised that the president doesn’t call you several times a week.  Perhaps he doesn’t know that you’re the genyoowhine ‘Murrow Incarnatus Resurrectus.’

  That said, Obama deserves all the pressure we can muster in favor of getting a public option back.

  Perhaps we also can find some way to repay the venomous and vindictive William F Buckley for being so thoughtful as to replace Lowell Weicker with Mrs Lieberman’s little boy, Coprophagous Joey.  What did she do to deserve him?

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By Bud, December 19, 2009 at 4:36 pm Link to this comment
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As a second generation democrat that encouraged my children to register,and vote democrat,I’m finding it hard to say this,but I will not vote for another democrat and I don’t care if Jesus Christ is running for office under their banner.We need a good,strong independent candidate such as Chuck Hagle.Primary the shit out of every democrat in 2010,and 2012.

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By MarthaA, December 18, 2009 at 6:40 pm Link to this comment

Kill the Bill; Back Street Populace have enough to worry about without worrying about going to jail because they can’t afford mandated individual health insurance, and if they manage to get insurance, still will not have enough health insurance to be able to afford to use it should they have need of surgery. Kill the now tyrannous bill.

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By JamesEdinger, December 18, 2009 at 5:27 pm Link to this comment
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Good going Keith, Thanks for helping us take back the whitehouse in 2012.

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By smug alert, December 18, 2009 at 3:49 pm Link to this comment
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Wow. Pompous much? Insurance cartels? Drama Queen much? We should call this bill Oby Care. Its not Obamacare anymore. Obama is coming across as somewhat sane.
Obeyman is a raver. Add up the costs Keith! They don’t compute. Making lots of deep voiced noise won’t change the numbers.
Give yourself worst in the world for today or maybe just dimmest.

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By Observer, December 18, 2009 at 3:03 pm Link to this comment
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It would be high time to hear more people,such as Keith,to add their voices with their >justifiable< criticism aimed at those lame-ass,good-for-nothing,
but ass-kissing Losers such as Lieberman.
Case in point and absolutely correct and encouraging has been Dylan Ratigan with yet another of those >lame-ass,good-for-nothing,ass-kissing Losers< like Wassermann-Schultz to let >them have have it< with
their >mumbo-jumbo BS-ass-talk< without real answers.

? Apologize to expose Incompetence - siding with the
enemy and backstabbing your own constituents ?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/12/18/dylan-ratigan-battles-deb_n_397375.html

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By Celia, December 18, 2009 at 2:21 pm Link to this comment
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I read “heinous mandate” and had to comment. Only when Americans get used to all contributing together can there be universal healthcare. With government subsidies for the poor I don’t see what the problem is for progressives. I know the present bill will likely benefit the insurance industry, I know it has lost all its teeth and progressive promise. However the bill has to pass for any progress to be possible in the future. Baby steps is the way your government works; you have checked and balanced away the potential for sweeping change.

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By MarthaA, December 18, 2009 at 8:21 am Link to this comment

Amazed, December 18 at 12:01 am,

“nor will I ever vote for Democrat ever again,”

What a statement.  Then you are going to vote Republican, or not vote, because there are only two institutionalized political parties, the Democratic Party and the Republican Party, any other political party only gets to sit in, like Bernie Sanders, who is forced to follow the Democratic Party agenda. It is time the United States have a Multi-Party Political System, but it will take a massive move of the people to that end if the United States ever changes from only TWO POLITICAL PARTIES and neither one representing the populace.

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By Thurgle, December 18, 2009 at 3:09 am Link to this comment
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Bravo Keith!  The Dems are racing for a cliff like
lemmings.  An individual mandate will be
opposed by the right as government oppression
and by the left as subservience to Big Insurance
and Big Pharma, with everyone in between
feeling the same way to one degree or another. 
Passing the bill will just be the signal for the
kind of massive resistance that brought down
catastrophic health insurance in the 1990s. 
And a bad result is all but guaranteed because
none of the goodies in the bill kick in for years
while the taxes and fees are frontloaded.  How
much do you want to bet that the Dems will be
forced to repeal what they pass within two
years if it is essentially the same bill going
through the Senate now?  They need to be
saved from themselves: strip out the mandate
as Olbermann says or go to reconciliation.
Otherwise the Congressional Dems are
condemning themselves to a repeat of the
Clinton fiasco (Obama will still probably be
reelected, but the Republicans will be in control
of one or both Houses).

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By Purple Girl, December 17, 2009 at 11:58 pm Link to this comment

Being a ‘Liberal’ refers to an ideology.
Being a ‘Progressive’ refers to methodology.

In a country that nearly half it’s citizenry is still under the influence of the Neo Con koolaid of 40 yrs, Liberals actually expect Obama to perform miracles? Single Payer would have been as miracleous as walking on water! Something, BTW, he never supported. Along with an immediate withdrawl from Af/pak.

Although I like to place the blame of the last few decades solely on the shoulders of the Neo Cons- I have to concede the Left has played the perfect foil for them. You help create a false image of our candidates as well. Only help solidfy misconceptions.
Worse you vote for Red Herrings there to merely steal votes away from those who could have been real contenders- Winner of the ‘00 Presidential Election, because he wasn’t Liberal enough. Big thanks for 8 yrs of W and Dick, Nadarites. Take a Bow.

I hate the Blue lap Dogs- nothing more than Corp Logos in Blue.

You didn’t get a “Liberal” Pres, You got a Progressive, who understands it’s root word.
so don’t vote for Obama in ‘12, vote for your Ralphy boy again, and Dick & Co will be back in Power once again.

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By Amazed, December 17, 2009 at 8:01 pm Link to this comment
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Keith,

Let me add for the general discussion…
that yes, I will not pay for forced insurance either,
nor will I pay the fine and,
even if it means jail,
nor will I ever vote for Democrat ever again,
if this party doesn’t deliver a real health bill.

Bravo, Keith, Bravo

(And if you reader, work for the health care insurance industry,
try and find a real life…)

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