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January 24th, 2010
09:00 PM ET

Political Roundtable

The Massachusetts Senate race and its impact on the health care reform
bill, and the Supreme Court ruling on corporate campaign contributions.

Our panel of guests tackled those topics today in our political roundtable.

Fredricka Whitfield was joined by CNN deputy political editor Paul Steinhauser, Boston Globe Washington bureau chief Christopher Rowland, and Nathan Gonzales, political editor for the Rothenberg Political Report.

Filed under: Fredricka Whitfield
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  1. karen benzer

    People, People: Everybody take a deep breath!
    Most of our problems can be attributed to our lack of economic and political power.
    As Americans, we can change our economy, and our government. This may not be easy, but try to imagine the US as any other country. Most, if not all countries are unable have radical changes. Oh, you may point to RSA or other countries that have had radical changes in the last generation, but the US can improve.
    This is a very trying time, but to call Obama a socialist is laughable!
    He is a compromiser like all politicians.

    Beware of pontificators like Beck. He Works for Rupert Murdoch (a foreign-born US citizen).
    We as Americans need to realize that our government is an elective body.
    The electorate has been pulled so far to the right, that the middle looks left by many.

    Remember this: It is rich against poor!
    The class war is over and the rich won.
    It may be very hard for the average American to become middle class without rebuilding the building blocks of our economy. That is why there has to be some equity imposed on the rich and the super-rich. There is too much concentration of wealth, and that has to change. Even that socialist TR knew that.

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    diamond dog

    my sentiments exactly!

    January 24, 2010 at 10:25 pm |
  2. Angeles

    All Five Republican GOP Justices voted to give Corporations our individual Civil Rights.

    All Four Democrat Justices voted No for corporations to have our individual Civil Rights.

    Those Corporations are mostly if not all Foreigned owned by foreign corporations and Foreign governments through Bank loans, investments made, takeovers, and mergers.

    And now the Republican GOP sold our individual Civil Rights to the highest bidder.

    Pat yourselves on your backs Republicans.

    Can any of you hear the rumble of the Founding Fathers rolling in their graves?

    January 25, 2010 at 1:10 pm |
  3. Julia Reagan

    I am dieing of heart failure. I have been waiting 16 months for social security disability I will never see. I have decided my government wants me to die, so I quit taking all the medicine I can not afford, and will go quietly. A statistic of the uninsured.

    January 26, 2010 at 10:04 am |
  4. Donald Ainsworth

    I don't think it is a lesson for Democrats but a lesson for all incumbents, Republican & Democrats. After 42 yrs. of a Democratic senator I think the people of Mass. decided it was time to change & give someone new a chance. I think people are fed up & finally deciding it is a time for out with the old & in with the new, a House and Senate Cleaning! Don from Wapakoneta, Ohio

    January 26, 2010 at 10:15 am |