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    Pelosi Sells Out

    I said before the whole Health Care Reform fiasco was nothing more than a dog and pony show that would never happen because the deep pockets of the health care industry would use their lobbyists to buy off any politician that would try to vote it in...... Check this out.

    EXCLUSIVE: UnitedHealth Lobbyist Announces Pelosi Fundraiser As She Begins Backing Off Pub Option
    by: David Sirota
    Fri Sep 11, 2009 at 17:47

    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for the first time yesterday suggested she may be backing off her support of the public option. According to CNN, Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid "said they would support any provision that increases competition and accessibility for health insurance - whether or not it is the public option favored by most Democrats." When "asked if inclusion of a public option was a non-negotiable demand - as her previous statements had indicated Pelosi ruled out any non-negotiable positions," according to CNN. This was also corroborated by the Associated Press, and by Pelosi's own words, as quoted in those stories.
    This announcement came just hours before Steve Elmendorf, a registered UnitedHealth lobbyist and the head of UnitedHealth's lobbying firm Elmendorf Strategies, blasted this email invitation throughout Washington, D.C. I just happened to get my hands on a copy of the invitation from a source - check out this OpenLeft exclusive:


    From: Steve Elmendorf [mailto:steve@elmendorfstrategies.com]
    Sent: Friday, September 11, 2009 8:31 AM
    Subject: event with Speaker Pelosi at my home
    You are cordially invited to a reception with

    Speaker of the House
    Nancy Pelosi

    Thursday, September 24, 2009
    6:30pm ~ 8:00pm

    At the home of
    Steve Elmendorf
    2301 Connecticut Avenue, NW
    Apt. 7B
    Washington, D.C.

    $5,000 PAC
    $2,400 Individual

    To RSVP or for additional information please contact
    Carmela Clendening at (202) 485-3508 or clendening@dccc.org

    Steve Elmendorf
    ELMENDORF STRATEGIES
    GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS SOLUTIONS
    900 7th Street NW Suite 750 Washington DC 20001
    (202) 737-1655

    Again, Elmendorf is a registered lobbyist for UnitedHealth, and his firm's website brags about its work for UnitedHealth on its website (Elmendorf was also a chief of staff for Democratic Minority Leader Dick Gephardt).

    The sequencing here is important: Pelosi makes her announcement and then just hours later, the fundraising invitation goes out. Coincidental? I'm guessing no - these things rarely ever are.

    I wrote a book a few years ago called Hostile Takeover whose premise was that corruption and legalized bribery has become so widespread that nobody in Washington even tries to hide it. This is about as good an example of that truism as I've ever seen.

    David Sirota :: EXCLUSIVE: UnitedHealth Lobbyist Announces Pelosi Fundraiser As She Begins Backing Off Pub Option

    I rest my case
    How can you have any pudding if you don't eat your meat?

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    Congress people are cowards by nature. They have their staff collect information on public opinion polls. If the polls don't sway their way, they have town hall meetings (what a joke) and try to enlist the MSM to go along with their little propaganda campaigns. If that doesn't work, F it, take the bribes from the opposing lobbyists and use the money for re-election. Don't forget to have your "silver shovel " ceremonies along the way. Make sure you bring along that giant cardboard check and that fake plastic smile, for the photo op.
    "Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."
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    Quote Originally Posted by whec720 View Post
    Congress people are cowards by nature. They have their staff collect information on public opinion polls. If the polls don't sway their way, they have town hall meetings (what a joke) and try to enlist the MSM to go along with their little propaganda campaigns. If that doesn't work, F it, take the bribes from the opposing lobbyists and use the money for re-election. Don't forget to have your "silver shovel " ceremonies along the way. Make sure you bring along that giant cardboard check and that fake plastic smile, for the photo op.
    Really.... While we lowly Repub and Dem voters foam at the mouth at each other, the legislators take the money and run .... for re-election and win. Our votes are meaningless and nobody gives a care. Divide and conquer is a very old strategy and I've never seen Repubs and Dems so venomously divided
    as we've become in the last decade or so. Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain.....continue to bicker among yourselves.
    How can you have any pudding if you don't eat your meat?

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    Nancy should have probably started selling her soul to lobbyist long ago because her time may be limited.













    Oh I forgot, she represent the heart of socialism. My Bad.
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    You mean...? You mean Queen Pelosi is a...a CAPITALIST?!!!!
































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    Quote Originally Posted by bb View Post
    Nancy should have probably started selling her soul to lobbyist long ago because her time may be limited.













    Oh I forgot, she represent the heart of socialism. My Bad.
    Really!.... As soon as we're done in Iraq and Afghanistan we can invade Canada, Australia, New Zealand and all of Europe and liberate those people from their Godless, heathen, socialist medical plans.
    How can you have any pudding if you don't eat your meat?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ozone drone View Post
    Really!.... As soon as we're done in Iraq and Afghanistan we can invade Canada, Australia, New Zealand and all of Europe and liberate those people from their Godless, heathen, socialist medical plans.
    Good Idea. Start with England and Canada. We'll throw in California and Massachusetts for good measure.
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