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Kennedy’s Death Spurs Calls to Pass Health Legislation
The Wall Street Journal ^ | August 26, 2009 | By Jake Sherman

Posted on 08/26/2009 8:37:14 AM PDT by MaestroLC

Edited on 08/26/2009 8:39:27 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

The death of Sen. Edward Kennedy quickly became a rallying cry for Congress to pass health care overhaul legislation.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office sent an email to reporters at around 2:30 a.m. today, just hours after his death, calling for the passage of health care overhaul. “Ted Kennedy’s dream of quality health care for all Americans will be made real this year because of his leadership and his inspiration,” the statement read.


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Byrd wants health bill renamed for Kennedy

(quote) "In his honor and as a tribute to his commitment to his ideals, let us stop the shouting and name calling and have a civilized debate on health care reform which I hope, when legislation has been signed into law, will bear his name for his commitment to insuring the health of every American," Byrd said.

1 posted on 08/26/2009 8:37:15 AM PDT by MaestroLC
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To: MaestroLC

Dem’s don’t even allow the body to get cold before they want political advantage.


2 posted on 08/26/2009 8:38:29 AM PDT by edcoil (If I had 1 cent for every dollar the government saved, Bill Gates and I would be friends.)
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To: MaestroLC

Democrats: Always standing on somebody’s corpse.


3 posted on 08/26/2009 8:38:29 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Health Care Reform has met the DEATH Panel.)
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To: MaestroLC

Nice try..................Go F yourself D C !!


4 posted on 08/26/2009 8:38:37 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Pray for, and support our troops(heroes) !! And vote out the RINO's!!)
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To: MaestroLC

Pelosi was faster off the mark in calling for this than I expected. She did it while the body was still warm.


5 posted on 08/26/2009 8:38:56 AM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: MaestroLC

Nobody wants deathcare.


6 posted on 08/26/2009 8:39:06 AM PDT by taxtruth
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I propose we name the Obamanation Health Care Bill for Messr. Kennedy. My offerings:

Bridge to Health Care.
Swimming In Health.
Life Preserver Bill.

Or my FAVORITE:

S enior
P rotection
L ife
A ssurance
S upplemental
H ealth

S.P.L.A.S.H. for short.


7 posted on 08/26/2009 8:39:42 AM PDT by Lazamataz (It's Claire Wolfe Time.)
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To: MaestroLC

That didn’t take long.

Can only hope that the health care bill dies as well.


8 posted on 08/26/2009 8:39:47 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Nice try..................Go F yourself D C !!
.......
Bares repeating!!!!


9 posted on 08/26/2009 8:39:57 AM PDT by Marty62 (former Marty60)
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To: MaestroLC

Health care is dead. May it rest in hell with Splash.


10 posted on 08/26/2009 8:39:59 AM PDT by mojitojoe (Socialism is just the last “feel good” step on the path to Communism and its slavery. Lenin)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Oh what a huge surprise that the libs would use his death to urge passing of this anti-American bill. I’m shocked, just shocked!


11 posted on 08/26/2009 8:40:09 AM PDT by Catsrus
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To: MaestroLC

Gee, didn’t see this coming. What a bunch of political vultures.


12 posted on 08/26/2009 8:40:21 AM PDT by Hatheos
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To: MaestroLC

arrgh! I’m stuck at the airport and all the TV’s are on CNN. You can’t believe how many times CNN has talked about how important passing this health bill was to Kennedy. Do airports in red-states play FoxNews, are is it CNN everywhere?


13 posted on 08/26/2009 8:40:30 AM PDT by MNDude (The Republican Congress Economy--1995-2007)
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To: GreyFriar

Yeah, I was pretty impressed, too. Of course, we all knew it was coming.

But what makes them think Kennedy was popular with anybody except the brain-dead voters of MA and the DC political circuit? That’s not enough to get them very far.


14 posted on 08/26/2009 8:40:34 AM PDT by livius
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To: MaestroLC

MSNBC question of the day. Is his departing generating enough wind to get the sunken Public plan health reform sailing again.

Pelosi says ‘YES’. But she is NUTS God bless her (since she will be the end of Obama.)


15 posted on 08/26/2009 8:40:36 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Socialist Conservatives: "'Big government is free because tax cuts pay for it'")
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To: MaestroLC

Not feeling the motivation.


16 posted on 08/26/2009 8:40:48 AM PDT by Gene Eric
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He needs to add, “Except for Americans traped in cars, and under water”!
17 posted on 08/26/2009 8:40:49 AM PDT by Kansas58
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To: MaestroLC

Morbid Ghouls.


18 posted on 08/26/2009 8:40:55 AM PDT by reagandemocrat (Zippy got lost on Marxist's Vineyard)
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To: MaestroLC

Only if it will bring back Mary Jo. The Orca can stay dead.


19 posted on 08/26/2009 8:41:03 AM PDT by DogBarkTree (Support Sarah. http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/sarahpalin?ref=nf)
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To: MaestroLC

Oh here we go..............stop before I wretch.


20 posted on 08/26/2009 8:41:12 AM PDT by RightOnline
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