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  •  they think it's ok if the right people die... (1+ / 0-)
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    That's the status quo Republicans are fighting tooth and nail to return to: needless, premature, painful death for people who aren't lucky enough to have won in the health insurance lottery.
    And a lottery it is.

    I am continually perplexed at arguments citing (1) the fact that we don't have enough doctors to take on an additional 30,000 - 40,000 patients (so, if you didn't win the health care lottery, go fuck yourself) or (2) providing health care for those 30-40K formerly uninsured will just cost too much, nope, we just can't afford that! (so, if you didn't win the health care lottery, see #1 above.)

    Yes, we will have to be creative to solve those problems. Those of us who won the health care lottery years ago,  and have benefited ever since, may have to let a little bit of our advantage slip from our grasp for the better good. I hope I will be able to do that with a generous spirit.

    That picture shows a moment that could NOT have happened to Mitt RMoney. For one moment, I forgive Obama all the disappointments, all the crappy "bipartisanship" that has got Democrats nothing better than a political wedgie.

    Because, at his core, he is a deeply empathetic human being. And, today, he made a total stranger whole.

    "I think in America, the opposite of poverty is justice." Bryan Stevenson

    by gfre on Fri Jul 06, 2012 at 06:19:29 PM PDT

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