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Quote of the Day: McCaskill on Obamacare: “It’ll be Popular 10 Years From Now”

March 19th, 2010 by mopns · No Comments

This quote from the Claire Bear sounds like she really doesn’t care if she’s reelected in a couple of years. No matter how moderate Claire tries to appear, tying herself so closely to Obama by supporting this healthcare disaster, will most likely spell the end of her senate career.


“The first risk [of a health care defeat] is that he loses the reelect. I think the risk to Congress is that his approval rating goes so low, he does not have enough heft to lift other important things we want to work on. … So this is a gut check. He’s got so much to lose by continuing to push for something that’s not going to be immediately popular. It’s not going to be popular by November; it’s not going to be popular by November of 2012. It’ll be popular 10 years from now.” Read more…


AP: Taxing the rich to pay for health care


Only 20% Say Most in Congress Will Understand Health Care Plan Before They Vote On It

56% Oppose Medicare Cuts in Health Care Proposal



Tags: Healthcare · Senator McCaskill

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  • 1 wayne // Mar 19, 2010 at 7:47 am

    See ya Claire. I guess you don’t want to listen to your people that elected you. Bye Bye.

  • 2 Gretchen // Mar 19, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    What was that line from the “Wizard of Oz” from Auntie Em when she was talking about Gooch who was taking away Toto? It was something like “because I’m a Christian woman I can’t tell you what I really think about you?”

    That about wraps it up for me. Claire is the Wicked Witch for MO. I hope she get sprinkled with water and melts in 2012.

  • 3 Jane // Mar 19, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    Claire doesn’t appear to care that we’ll boot her out in 2012 (she already told us as much). She clearly doesn’t need the job. It will be interesting to learn why Claire has sold her country down the river for this abomination of a bill. Why Claire?

  • 4 JRJohnson // Mar 19, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    Claire McCaskill is a lying devious individual who has no integrity and no credibility, just like Obama, Biden, Peosi, Clinton and Reid. Only idiots belong to the Democratic Party.

  • 5 Bulletinman // Mar 19, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    Die Democrat Die

  • 6 dealwithit // Mar 20, 2010 at 5:02 pm

    Oh, deal with it. The 1st step is always the hardest. I’m old enough to remember when Medicare came along and the Republicans acted like we poured scalding water on them. Today it is an American Icon. The elderly love it and woe to anyone who touches it. That said, this is the bravest Congress, the bravest President in our history. They have literally put their jobs on the line to assure millions of Americans have health care. Is this bill perfect? Hardly. But it is a 1st step in a long overdue direction. Literally people die because of a lack of care in our country. The nay-sayers can go suck an egg. The insurance industry, get ready. We will do to you what YOU have done to millions of Americans. We are going to cut you off at the knees and watch you wither—eventually. How many millions have you killed, (canceled), for profit? Your party is over. I hope.

    As for Claire— she is right. After this passes woe will be to anyone who touches it. In two years she will be a hero. Wait until the masses USE the plan before you bad mouth it. THEN see if it’s popular or not.

    Perfection would be a public single payer plan. Period. We will get there some day. And these discussions and the Republican opposition will be unheard of. The Republicans will deny they ever opposed Universal Care and distance themselves from those who did oppose it.

    The Democrats are right on this and the Republicans are wrong. Spin it how ever you want, ultimately all the scare talk will be muted with service to all people in the form of health care.

  • 7 Matthew // Mar 22, 2010 at 6:21 pm

    Hey “Dealwithit” – nicely worded post. But my main concern with your harsh stance is that it doesn’t seem to do anything to logically explain or construct a wise argument to those you seem to hope to stun into silence with your “suck it” mentality. Aren’t we all Americans here? Don’t we all hope for the best in our nation? We all have good reasons for believing what we do – naturally there are those who haven’t thought very deeply about why they do, but there are many who have. I’m concerned that if we don’t find a way to bridge between the various intellectual standpoints (although it may be too late for that), we’ll tear this nation apart once again. History does have a habit of repeating itself, and just because we think we’re “modern” doesn’t mean we’re any less prone to the enacting of terrible actions.

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