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March 05, 2010

Howard Dean: Health Bill Hangs Dem Incumbents and Obama Out to Dry in Elections

Howard Dean: Health bill hangs Dem incumbents and Obama out to dry in elections

The Hill

Passing the healthcare proposals before Congress will “hang out to dry” every Democratic incumbent running for reelection this fall, Howard Dean said Thursday.
Dean, a physician by training who’s a former chairman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), said that Democrats in Congress — and President Barack Obama — would do themselves more harm than good by passing the current healthcare bill.
“The plan, as it comes from the Senate, hangs out every Democrat who’s running for office to dry — including the president, in 2012, because it makes him defend a plan that isn’t in effect essentially yet,” Dean said during an appearance on the liberal Bill Press Radio Show.
Dean, who has clashed publicly with the White House over the healthcare proposals favored by the administration, said that by passing the bills under consideration, Democrats would essentially be conceding defeat to Republicans.
“It’s easy to campaign on repealing something if no one knows what the something is,” Dean said. “And fundamentally people don’t understand what the president’s healthcare plan is.”
“And if it passes next week and get’s signed into law the week after, we’re not going to be able to explain it to people over the din of Fox News and the Republicans,” the former Democratic party chairman added.
Dean said that the only solution to correct the bill was to offer a buy-in to Medicare for consumers, which had once been proposed in the Senate, but was ditched by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) as unable to win enough votes to pass.
"The president needs a win here," Dean said.


Wild Thing's comment.......

Political suicide is the price of admission to the Cult of Obama.

This obamacare is eally an excellent example of the suicidal fanaticism of the power-mad extreme left. Maybe from this, some liberals will learn that elections do have consequences.

“The president needs a win here,” Dean said.

Gee Howard, is that what this is about? Really? He may get it passed, but even then it won’t be a win.

Posted by Wild Thing at March 5, 2010 05:48 AM


I hope Howard Dean is right. What I really hope is that the health care bill fails somewhere in Congress.

Posted by: TomR at March 5, 2010 11:36 AM

Lets hope it fails. If not it will drag us down to the level of cuba and beyond. With a half black Castro running the big top.

Posted by: Mark at March 5, 2010 04:37 PM

Tom, me too, I hope it fails big time. Total failure and they they even see they have to stop the whole thing asap. No more discussion, nothing, a dead in the water kind of thing. I would love that.

Posted by: Wild Thing at March 5, 2010 07:27 PM

Mark, it makes my stomach feel so sick and my heart so heavy. I wish they were more afraid of " we the people" but so many are not. We have not shown outrage like we can and that alone should tell them to stop this insanity.

Posted by: Wild Thing at March 5, 2010 07:29 PM