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GOP Chief Steele Dares Democrats to Pass Health Overhaul On Their Own

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by Revmitchell, Aug 21, 2009.

  1. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member
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    Feb 18, 2006
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    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele on Thursday dared Democrats to try a one-party push to overhaul the nation's health care system.

    Steele told reporters that he thinks if Democratic senators think they have the votes, they should try a tactic that would allow them to get around a bill-killing filibuster without the 60 votes usually needed. Steele said he didn't think Democrats would do it because of potential voter backlash.

    "Get it to the floor. Up or down, baby," Steele said at a news conference at the state GOP headquarters. "Put it on the table. And if you don't think you've got enough votes to get to 60, you've got the nuclear option. You've got 51.".....

    .........."You want it done? Pass the bill," Steele said. "But they know it's poisonous and they know the American people will not tolerate it. They're scrambling now and they're beginning to turn on each other because they've got a big problem, a political one, and they can't solve it.".......

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  2. OldRegular

    OldRegular Well-Known Member

    Nov 21, 2004
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    The democrats need a few Republican votes to share the blame. Unless a few spineless RINO's capitulate the dems will have to go it alone.