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  •  If a national public option was implemented (1+ / 0-)
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    it would be no different than having a Post Office alongside private carriers.

    The only people who complain about that are the lobbyists who work for the private carriers.

    If we're not going to try to change our country and make it more just unless we can avoid pissing off the Tea Party, we're simply not going to try to change our country and make it more just.

    Fear is your only God.

    by JesseCW on Sun Jan 22, 2012 at 09:51:10 AM PST

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    •  So no change is better (0+ / 0-)

      than gradual change.

      This kind of stuff really frustrates me; so according to you, unless the right suddenly magically disappears, or becomes reasonable, change shouldn't happen.  Unless you plan to force it on the country somehow.

      I don't see the talk from perfectionist progressives as any more realistic than the nonsense spewed by Paulbots.  Both make assumptions that everyone will behave in a certain way, that we all just somehow need to fall in line.

      This is not real; life doesn't work that way.  The GOP has taken over this country for the past 30 years.  They have taken over the media and the message.  We have whole generations that have been brainwashed, and it's going to take a helluva lot longer than four years to change all of that.

      To think that one president is just going to walk into the room and wave a magic wand is pure fantasy.  And to denigrate any change whatsoever is cynical, at best.  Sure, fine, criticize, demand more.  There is nothing wrong with that.  But these comments like yours that imply a big "fuck you" to any progress that you deem insufficient is not helping change in any way.

      I really have to wonder what your motivations are.  The state-by-state strategy will work.  And it will actually deliver a program that works better in the long run, because each state will be like a little laboratory trying out new ideas.  When we are ready to implement a national model, and that will happen, we might just have the best solution in the world.

      "Mediocrity cannot know excellence." -- Sherlock Holmes

      by La Gitane on Sun Jan 22, 2012 at 11:29:00 AM PST

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