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Posted on Mar 15, 2010
White House / Pete Souza

President Obama flew to Rep. Dennis Kucinich’s neck of the woods Monday to rally support for his health care reform package. Kucinich, who has said he would oppose the bill, flew with the president. House Majority Whip James Clyburn said Sunday that Obama didn’t yet have enough votes in his chamber.

AP via Google:

STRONGSVILLE, Ohio — President Barack Obama is trying to put the political fight of his presidency in personal terms—the story of an uninsured woman battling cancer.

Obama on Monday brought his closing campaign for a massive health care bill to northeast Ohio, specifically because of Natoma Canfield.

Northeast Ohio is home to two Democrats who voted against the bill last November, Dennis Kucinich and John Boccieri, and one who voted for the bill but is undecided, Betty Sutton. Kucinich accompanied Obama on Air Force One.

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By rico, suave, March 17, 2010 at 8:08 am Link to this comment

Well, looks like Dennis the Menace got to drive Air Force One after all.

What a whore.

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By cynthia hall, March 16, 2010 at 4:31 am Link to this comment
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Dont be bamboozled by the corporate puppets Dennis. Stand strong and tell them to get real about health care for all americans. SAY NO

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By rico, suave, March 15, 2010 at 4:54 pm Link to this comment

Obama: “So, Dennis. How do you like my jet?”

Dennis: “Oooh, Mr President, this is Soooo Coool!!”

Obama: “So, can I count on you to roll over on the health care bill?”

Dennis: “Shit yeah! Are you serious? I’d do anything for a ride in your jet.”

Obama: “Thanks. Later.”
(Obama nods to the secret service agent who hustles Dennis to the back of the plane.)

Dennis (over his shoulder): “Hey, ask the pilot if I can drive…”

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By P. T., March 15, 2010 at 10:57 am Link to this comment

Obama’s solution to the skyrocketing price of private health insurance is to force people to buy it.  That’ll work.  wink

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