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  •  Bull. (7+ / 0-)

    Maybe not selling the bill cost 25 seats.  House Dems talking copious amounts of shit about it and then passing it anyways was the problem.  What could have been sold as a great start instead was framed as "nobody likes it".  

    The ACA will save millions of lives and is a great building block for future improvements.  The blue dogs were the ones decimated - they bite the bullet and passed it while the progressive wing mhined and moaned that it wasn't enough for them - like that would have passed the Senate.  

    But I forgot - Obama's arm twisting and/or Jedi mind tricks could have really convinced them if he wanted to.  

    •  "Dems talking copious amounts of shit about it" (8+ / 0-)

      BINGO!!!

      The single biggest failure of that Congress was a whole lot of individual Congressional Democrats themselves trashing their own legislative efforts.  They vocally trash all their own bills and then vote for them, and then act surprised the public rebelled.

      Remember the Ryan Plan?  Neither do I.  It's not been in the news or on voters' minds for a long time.  That's because Republicans have discipline no matter how stupid and evil their ideas, and they manage to shut up in criticism of stuff they own, thus getting everyone to forget what they just did.

      44, male, Indian-American, married and proud father of a girl and 2 boys, Democrat, VA-10

      by DCCyclone on Fri Mar 09, 2012 at 04:19:46 PM PST

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      •  happy birthday Cyclone! (2+ / 0-)
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        19, D, new CA-18 (home) new CA-13 (college). Economic liberal, social libertarian, fiscal conservative. Put your age and CD here :) -.5.38, -3.23 Check out my blog at politicohen.com

        by jncca on Fri Mar 09, 2012 at 07:11:14 PM PST

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