Wednesday, September 2, 2009

"Pop Quiz: Who said these things????"

Bill Owens, Independent who will be on the DEM ballot; former DEM President Bill Clinton; and Dan Francis, former DEM Candidate who competed for the DEM ballot against Owens and others.

Question A: Who said this? "We need to pass a bill this year. Doing nothing is not only the worst thing we can do for the economy, it's the worst thing we can do for the country. It's also the worst thing we can do for the Democrats.''

Question B: Who said this? "We need to make sure that we, who hold the House by 80 seats, and Senate by a slim margin, and the White House pass health care reform this time around otherwise it will be just like 1994 and the GOP will get the voters to kick us out of office -- in short, this will be worse than 1994, if we do not pass health care at this time."

Question C: Who said this? "Do not support a public option. Some of the plans in Congress no longer include the idea of a public option. That stance is gaining some traction in the Senate. It changes every day - the various iterations. The bill I would vote for would have a couple of elements to it. It would cover the uninsured, eliminate the ability to exclude for a pre-existing condition, and focus on cost-reduction, but no public option."

Answer to A: Former President Bill Clinton, speaking at a dinner held by the Tennessee state Democratic Party in Nashville, August 30, 2009.

Answer to B: Dan Francis, speaking to the Democratic Party screening "convention" committee members at Blue Mountain Lake, August 10, 2009.

Answer to C: Bill Owens, speaking to a reporter Monday evening, August 10, 2009, and right after he was chosen as the DEM candidate in this upcoming race (his first interview as a candidate). The reporter was Jimmy Vielkind from [click here for story].

Who is right, and who is in line with the vast majority of the public on this issue? Who will be proven right in the end?

The choice is in the hands of the voters — and those DEMS in Congress — good luck on both counts.

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