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This Day in Health-Care History
Commentary Magazine, by Rick Richman

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Posted By:jpundit, 12/24/2013 5:50:58 PM

Lest we forget: exactly four years ago today, Senate Democrats rammed through what would later be called ObamaCare, on a purely partisan vote, ignoring warnings it would be a BFD (big future disaster). On Thursday, December 24, 2009, the New York Times reported on the week: The vote on Monday, in the dead of night, was 60 to 40. The vote on Tuesday, just after daybreak, was 60 to 39. And the vote on Wednesday afternoon, at a civil hour but after less-than-civil debate, was 60 to 39 again -- an immutable tally that showed Democrats unwavering in the march in the march to adopt a far-reaching overhaul of the health care in the

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The not-to-be-forgotten origin of the BFD.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Cat Ballou, 12/24/2013 6:43:25 PM     (No. 9667061)

Well, we´re finally learning what´s in it.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Momma Walton, 12/24/2013 8:20:20 PM     (No. 9667104)

The Dems own it!

This will be the important part of the next election!

America has a long memory!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: harper, 12/24/2013 8:34:09 PM     (No. 9667111)

I wonder if a dying media will be able to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat by successfully lying Obama´s way out of his "signature achievement" and somehow, against all odds, hang the blame on Republicans.

I assume they will use their hackneyed topics of racism, sexism and hurt feelings, as usual.

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