December 16th, 2009
03:43 PM ET
6 months ago

Landrieu to support health care reform bill

Washington (CNN) – Barring any major changes stemming from the awaited Congressional Budget Office score, longtime Democratic holdout Sen. Mary Landrieu told reporters Wednesday she had decided to vote for the health care reform bill


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  1. WIlly Brown

    Every woman has a price $$$

    December 16, 2009 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  2. Henry Miller, Libertarian

    I guess that proves Landrieu is an honest politician–once bought with a $300 million bribe, she stays bought.

    December 16, 2009 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  3. Republicans are the American Taliban

    Aren't the Republicans supposed to be the Pro Life party? Not if you are sick or uninsured I guess....

    December 16, 2009 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  4. hereslauphinatcha

    Come on Dems...united. Get the Public Option deal in there too. Make the Obama haters, GOP'S, TeaPee Beggars, and Rephartigans the party of no.

    December 16, 2009 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  5. Cindy

    Muchos Gracias Senator Landrieu! Let's vote!

    December 16, 2009 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  6. Glennis

    Well, looks like they got OUR money's worth. Crooks and criminals.

    December 16, 2009 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  7. Ready for 2012

    I hope the voters in your district vote you out of office whenever you come up for re-election.

    December 16, 2009 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  8. john in texas

    Chicago politics at its finest!!! Bribes and power grabs!! Who wins besides the Dems with all that newly printed money to toss around.

    Power corrupts...absolute power corrupts absolutely!!!

    December 16, 2009 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  9. jean2009

    Watered down yes...but take it anyway.

    We will remember these turncoats that couldn't get a decent bill passed...and yes we will work to defeat every Repug who worked hard to defeat any civil effort at reform.
    Thank you very much!

    December 16, 2009 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  10. Sea.gem

    it's a trash bill...they call it budget neutral then vote hundreds of billions of funding after the fact just like the House Bill...total scam for the liberal class...can't wait till these pro-public option see the hit it puts on their iwn pocketbook...bunch of lemmings.

    December 16, 2009 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  11. DLG

    To Beverly in NC–have you seen any recent polls concerning the 2010 election? Guess not, if you believe the GOP will get beat. Anyone who votes for this bill will be kicked out of office. 56% of Americans are not OPPOSED to it!! Do the math!

    December 16, 2009 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  12. Sniffit

    "Since when did the needs of the few out weigh the needs of the many ? Especially the needs of the many that are working and strive to maintain their self sufficiency."

    That happened on the day that America was convinced by Reagan and his Repblican party to believe that if we'd all just do whatever we can to help the small percentage of us who are rich get even richer, they'd for some reason deny human nature and not seek to consolidate and hoarde all their wealth and power....including the additional wealth and power afforded them through tax cuts, etc...and by their benevolence and good nature, we'd all magically benefit by them acquiring more wealth and power. That's the day when the "needs" of the few started outweighing the needs of the many.

    As for self-sufficiency...perhaps had that economic model been remotely related to reality, average middle-class salaries would have at least matched inflation, not lagged behind it, the past 3 decades...but, unfortunately, reality and human nature being what they are, the rich kept what we gave them. Imagine that. There is no economic gravity: what goes up, does NOT come down.

    December 16, 2009 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  13. a health economist

    As long as I keep seeing people make ignorant remarks about socialism (Riskster, I'm talking to you) I'm going to keep making comments like this one...

    All forms of insurance function on socialistic principals because they work from transfers of wealth. To eliminate socialism would elimante all forms of insurance and we would then have to bare the full costs of what we are insuring against.

    Police stations, fire stations, the military, and roads all function on socialistic principals, not capitalistic principals. And I guarantee you we all want it to stay that way.

    December 16, 2009 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  14. Enough! Reconcilliation NOW.

    According to statistics released today by the Center for Disease Control & Prevention 20% of Americans (that's about 60 million people) lost their health insurance in 2008! So, yes we'll take Ms. Landrieu's vote to get health insurance reform passed.

    December 16, 2009 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  15. Don

    Anyone who argues or acknowledges her ignorance (of just about everything) only validates that she even makes an argument… then on the other hand she is the “future” of the Republican party… :-)

    December 16, 2009 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  16. Sniffit

    Hilarious. GOp gameplan:

    1. Conduct massive fear-mongering misinformation campaign regarding the portions of the reform bill that would actually be effective.

    2. Get fellow self-centered congresspeople from both parties to fight until those provisions are removed.

    3. Claim what is left is ineffective garbage, because it is, but ignore that it's yor own fault, instead pointing fingers at the Dems.

    4. Profit?

    Newsflash: Taking the Dems down with you is not a positive in your column. You still both went down in flames...and now the rest of us are lined up to join you. Just remember to thank your GOP congress people in 2019 or so when you can't even get a flu shot or a physical.

    December 16, 2009 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  17. joec

    Ben Nelson of Nebraska please dont vote for this government power grab. I was one of many Republicans that voted for you before but if you vote for this bill your time as Senator from Nebraska will be done come next election!!

    December 16, 2009 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  18. Vets4Obama

    I see we still have some retards that don't like Socialist programs, yet those same little morons refuse to give up their medicare, social security, military, police departments, highways and fire departments.

    Stop listening to the fatally retarded (aka republicans). Pass the bill, to include a single payer system and a 55 medicare enrollment via the Reconciliation process. The little domestic terrorists (aka republicans) can go ahead and not like it. The little dirt bags have screwed up our country for FAR too long, time for us to stop listening to their moronic failed policies.

    December 16, 2009 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  19. www.circleparkforum.com

    Jane Hamsher at Firedoglake has a much better title for the Senate's bs bill: LieberCare.

    New title for this CNN Political Ticker article:

    Now that the Dems have succeeded in killing health care reform, Landrieu to support LieberCare

    December 16, 2009 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  20. Dar

    How can she now look at her self in the mirror now that she has been bought, no differant than a common HOOKER, pay me and you get what you want, And the sad thing is Odumbo is the pimp paying her!

    We have to get these people out of office, this is not right.

    If the money keeps going to the dems state's we wont have anything for health care reform. Look at Illinois, look what Odumbo keeps doing for them. Sad, very sad.

    December 16, 2009 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  21. Carnell From The Motor City!

    Senator Mary Landrieu D-Louisiana Is A Greedy, Pathetic Opportunist Who's Trying To Sell Her Vote For The Highest Bid. Since Louisiana Is Nothing More Than A Cess Pool For Political Corruption Anyway, Nothing Should Surprise Anybody.

    December 16, 2009 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  22. File under "Sarcasm"

    Where's the story here? Dirty Harry bought her vote three weeks ago with a $3 million pork package. I guess the best thing you can say is that she's not a cheap ..........

    December 16, 2009 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  23. Dwayne

    If you don't want socialism; get rid of medicare and social security or be quiet.

    December 16, 2009 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  24. Enough! Reconcilliation NOW.

    @ john in texas December 16th, 2009 4:03 pm ET
    "The plan covers 30 million folk who do not have heath insurance as of now" "No really, explain how the common taxpayer wins!!???"

    Who WINS???!!!! I would think the 30 million more Americans who will now have access to affordable health insurance WIN, john in texas!! By the way, just because someone doesn't have health insurance DOESN'T MEAN THEY AREN'T TAXPAYERS JUST LIKE YOU!!!!!!! GOD you people really don't give a crap about your fellow Americans at all, do you???

    December 16, 2009 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  25. joec

    Hey Sniffit why dont you work a little harder and quit whining and maybe buy your own health insurance and not depend on the tax payers to do it for you.

    December 16, 2009 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
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