September 8th, 2009
08:30 AM ET
9 years ago

Pulling the trigger?

Filed under: Health care • President Obama
soundoff (30 Responses)
  1. g ontario

    health care bill sould include free exercism for republicans

    September 8, 2009 09:01 am at 9:01 am |
  2. lovable liberal

    There is no compromise available that is worth having.

    September 8, 2009 09:02 am at 9:02 am |
  3. Chris M.

    A "trigger" is a scheme to AVOID voters in 2010. It's gutless and deceitful and also tries to blame insurance industry for a Congressional takeover. It's a disgusting thing to try to shift all the blame while they seize power against the wishes of voters. If they pull this stunt then I personally will be counting down the days till the 2010 mid-terms...

    Do they REALLY think that they can get away with it by pulling this "trick"?

    September 8, 2009 09:08 am at 9:08 am |
  4. Jean, Indiana

    Shame on CNN for the inappropriate headline. Perhaps you meant to say "Pulling the plug?"

    September 8, 2009 09:14 am at 9:14 am |
  5. James

    These part time anarchists have come out in force to protest the president "they" didn't vote for, and the existence of government in general. Only is government legitimate when they voted for the ones in charge. They call themselves patriots but they're nothing more than anarchists.

    September 8, 2009 09:16 am at 9:16 am |
  6. J.C. - Independent & Insured

    Trigger sounds like a term from the Midwest where guns are common.
    Having lived there for a while, I am not impressed by the trigger word. Yes, it's awfully beautiful God's country and you must visit Yellowstone but the difference between the rich and poor is just as significant as it is on the east and west coasts if not more.

    If a co-op were such a good program for everything and everybody, why did I see hard-to-endure poverty and hardship in the Midwest? The harsh weather in the Midwest isn't forgiving to the poor. Obviously, co-ops did not solve their problems.

    We can include co-ops in the exchange, but we "cannot afford to discriminate a Public Option".

    September 8, 2009 09:17 am at 9:17 am |
  7. Mike in LR

    If BO wants to get legislation passed he will have to compromise. The public run option is out. The people have spoken and the way it works in America the majority rules.

    September 8, 2009 09:23 am at 9:23 am |
  8. yuri

    If BHO squeezes the right trigger at the right time, he can aim and shoot down those unwanted ulterior motives of the hard-core GOP guys, who seem to be shooting from their hips at the notion of healthcare reform bill.

    September 8, 2009 09:30 am at 9:30 am |
  9. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    I think once the President gets specific about what he wants in the bill and comes out wth his own version, I believe most Americans will support his plan.

    September 8, 2009 09:34 am at 9:34 am |
  10. Sam Sixpack

    If this "reform" doesn't pass, however will BIG PHARMA get their greedy hooks on more of your money than ever – as was promised them?

    September 8, 2009 09:41 am at 9:41 am |
  11. Sam Sixpack

    BTW, your video doesn't work.

    September 8, 2009 09:41 am at 9:41 am |
  12. GI Joe

    The trigger is too late - it should have been pulled years ago when the Insurance Companies starting rising from $2 Billion to $12 Billion in just a few short years.

    Why are the republicans so protective of the Insurance Companies instead of protecting their constituents? Follow the money they receive from Ins. Companies.

    Vote them out next year - they are bought and paid for by Insurance Companies for PROFIT.

    September 8, 2009 09:42 am at 9:42 am |
  13. ran

    I say pull the trigger and give us single payer non-profit universal health care now. Why wait any longer. It is the right thing to do.

    Our health should not be for profit.

    People demand from your elected officials single payer non-profit universal health care now.

    September 8, 2009 09:47 am at 9:47 am |
  14. j

    Time to quit playing nice and just do whatever to "overide" all the crap by special interest groups and jam it thru Congress by whatever means.----- The Repubs would.

    September 8, 2009 09:51 am at 9:51 am |
  15. Jack Lowe

    He'll do what needs to be done to get our foot in the door.

    September 8, 2009 09:51 am at 9:51 am |
  16. demwit

    Legacy comes first..

    September 8, 2009 09:52 am at 9:52 am |
  17. Bedtime for Obonzo

    I want my free health care! Tax the rich - give it to me! Free cable TV, too.

    September 8, 2009 09:52 am at 9:52 am |
  18. awaitingliberalizationbyCNN

    He would only compromise if he was smart and lets face it he is not smart or he would not give such a stupid sounding speech to a bunch of idiots on Labor Day.

    September 8, 2009 09:55 am at 9:55 am |
  19. Carole

    I'd like the wingnuts, Rethugs with no sense of decency who for eight years did nothing but spend money on war like a college kid with a credit card, Drugster (aka Rush) and Beck to 'PULL MY FINGER!'.

    September 8, 2009 09:59 am at 9:59 am |
  20. R in Maine

    These people who think that they should prevent affordable health care as a means of attacking the president are a long way from being patriots or honorable citizens. The president should force the vote and win it however necessary. The press is maximizing the ugliness of political life in this country. They kept telling us that the election would be close, but then lost by nine million votes. They are scum and should be treated that way.

    September 8, 2009 10:00 am at 10:00 am |
  21. AstroTurf This

    Sixty percent of the American people are against this healthcare reform effort by Obama and the far-left. After witnessing months of lies and distortion from the LEFT I find it amazing anyone could believe a word they say. This is about socialism, power, and money. This is about the progressive liberal movement. This is a bill that will destroy our economy. I don't care if you call it a public option, co-op, call it whatever you is an attempt to takeover 1/6 of the economy. The American people know this and despite all the effort of the liberal media and the interest groups on the left spending hundreds of millions of dollars to deceive the public...Americans know what it is and are against it. We have to fight to save this country from the far left liberals and we will win. If the Democrats ram this through they will go down in history as the worst presidency (making Jimmy Carter actually look good) and it will be decades before they could even begin to win back trust of the American people. They will be known as the socialist party and that will be the end of it.

    September 8, 2009 10:01 am at 10:01 am |
  22. Vietnam Combat Veteran, Ohio

    Don't give up Mr. President!!!!! The majority of the People are behind you. Public option is a MUST! Don't let the IGNORANT republicans stand in the way. The party of NO? What losers! When we do pass health care bill, too bad we can't exclude all the republican voters, since none of them seem to need health care! But you can bet as soon as there is health care, the republican voters will be first in line!!! HYPOCRITS!!!!

    September 8, 2009 10:08 am at 10:08 am |
  23. Ryan, Council Bluffs

    Clinton's health care proposal was more popular than any of these currently floating around the legislature now. Forget compromise he just wants to pass something that says "Health Care Reform" on it. Then he can move on to pass something that says "Environment" on it. It makes no difference what is in it.

    September 8, 2009 10:20 am at 10:20 am |
  24. VON BISMARK -Vienna

    we will see if Obama has a spine.

    September 8, 2009 10:26 am at 10:26 am |
  25. Mississippi Mike

    I thought liberals were against guns and everything related to them. Is this a joke or are they actually using the phrase "pulling the trigger." Also, guns are used to kill things, is pullling the trigger on health care supposed to be the death blow to our wonderful health care system? Intended or not, it will be the death blow.

    September 8, 2009 10:27 am at 10:27 am |
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