Bennet: No French-speaking Bolsheviks in health plan

Despite rumors to the contrary, French speaking Bolsheviks will NOT be determining what healthcare you receive, Sen. Michael BennetMichael BennetTim Kaine backs call to boost funding for Israeli missile defense Bacteria found ahead of Olympics underscores need for congressional action for new antibiotics Top GOP senator: Trump will have little effect on Senate races MORE (D-Colo.) guaranteed today.

"People think there's a bunch of Bolsheviks in Washington who won't be satisfied until health care is delivered by doctors who speak with a British or French accent," Bennet said at a town hall today, according to the Vail Daily. "It's just not true."

It's a colorful example, but it also illustrates that Democrats like Bennet realize how passionate some of their conservative constituents are about opposing Democratic healthcare reform.

But that doesn't mean the opposition is a majority. The crowd at Bennet's event "appeared to be split about 50-50 along partisan lines," according to at least one reporter's eyeball account.

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