How in the WORLD did they get Dennis Kucinich's vote??

United States
March 17, 2010 10:57am CST
Here are some statements made upon announcing his vote to the press: "My criticisms of the legislation has been well reported...I do not retract those criticisms--I incorporate them into this statement--they stand as legitimate and cautionary"....(this is not the bill I wanted to support)... "and when the President of the United States wants to have a conversation w. you--you take that seriously, an you listen to what he wants to say. ..(I appreciate the fact that you mention thsi) "you know i got an invitation to go on AIRFORCE ONE given my previous record in Not supporting the administration on many things I thought..the PROPER attire would include a parachute"
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@xfahctor (14128)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
17 Mar 10
What the hell did they say to him on that flight? My god....he was one of the few democrats I thought had any inegrity. Pfff...spineless sell out.
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• United States
17 Mar 10
i think this news took us all for a talespin
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• United States
17 Mar 10
http://www.cspan.org/Watch/Media/2010/03/17/Health/R/30733/Health%20Care%20Push%20Continues%20Behind%20Closed%20Doors.aspx (Kucinichs' statement to the press) (ff to 12:39 parachute statement lol)
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@anniepa (27251)
• United States
17 Mar 10
X, he DOES have integrity. He didn't deny what he'd said about the bill before or try to spin it into something it isn't. He's showing that he realizes he's one person out of 435 House Members with one vote and that he's not going to get 100% of what he wants but being hardheaded and stubborn isn't going to help the millions of people that need care now. I think it's fine to disagree with anyone but I don't think it's fair to question someone's integrity when it's not justified. Annie
• United States
17 Mar 10
Yes indeed...what did they promise or (threaten) to get his vote? I would love to know.
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• United States
17 Mar 10
yes. hi, ive been over in Facebook good seeing you :)
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• United States
17 Mar 10
"After careful discussions with President Obama, Speaker [Nancy] Pelosi, my wife Elizabeth and close friends, I have decided to cast a vote in favor of the legislation" That was his comment....did you notice that nowhere in there did he say...I listened to the people of Ohio who elected me. He does not mention the people of Ohio anywhere in there. You would think they would be at the TOP of his list when it came to decision making. after all he is suppost to be "their" voice.
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• United States
17 Mar 10
Anyone know what the percents are in his distict for this bill? Even if they are in favor of it....you would think he would talk about them in the decision making process.
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@hofferp (4737)
• United States
18 Mar 10
I think we watch future legislation to see what special favors the folks in Ohio get. Maybe they'll get a tax break on Cap and Trade? Or maybe the President promised this was only a transitional step toward what Kucinich wanted. That what he wants will be in place by 2013.
• United States
18 Mar 10
i pray to god its not that easy
@anniepa (27251)
• United States
17 Mar 10
I saw Rep. Kucinich's statement this morning and I really don't believe there's any more to it than what he said. I know some of the anti-Obama members here will believe there was something sinister involved - like maybe his life was threatened while on Air Force One - but I think Rep. Kucinich is simply doing what he thinks is right. He's done what everyone should do, in my opinion, and that's admit the bill isn't perfect but that it's an important start, a first step towards doing away with the status quo. He's fought the good fight and held out for what he really wanted for as long as he could so now he's showing a willingness to compromise. Basically, I think he's come to the conclusion that there were two choices - do nothing because the bill isn't perfect and wasn't 100% of what he and many others may have wanted or accept the 80% that even the Republicans admitted not so long ago was good with the promise to come back next year, and the next one and the one after that if necessary, until it is a really good bill. Annie
• United States
18 Mar 10
i stand with my opinion, this bill is going to bankrupt not Capital Hill but the average citizen and I just cannot gain much confidence in this bill. Its not I do not want people having healthcare, of course not, but at what cost. The states are saying every day now that they are out of money and now implementing this monumental bill---where is that gonna take us, I cannot even fathom, its not anything in the hands of the state itself but the federal government??
@Bearballew (1149)
• United States
21 Mar 10
He got to fly on that big shiny plane. it was fun.
@laglen (19779)
• United States
18 Mar 10
I found this very disturbing. He always struck me as somebody that stuck to his values. Whatever reason, I am sure it will come to light eventually, I hope he can still sleep at night.