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  •  Hindsight is 20/20, except you're forgetting about (1+ / 0-)
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    Kent Conrad, Ben Nelson, hillbilly what's her name, etc.
    The Senate Stall executed by the gop and abetted by these chicken shit Dem senators.

    We got a bill, a massive, complicated. difficult achievement, that was far from perfect.
    However, it created the structure for further reforms, ultimately a single payer system.
    It was not properly sold to the people. However, it's slowly gaining steam.
    Yes, they did make mistakes.
    "Failure of leadership?" That's a classic case of armchair quarterbacking.

    Obama-Reid-Pelosi should've pointed out
    "Pointed out?" They had to do a lot more than point something out. They had to fight, cajole, persuade, persevere over months to get this thing through.

    I agree with part of the tone of your diary. The Dems hopefully have learned that their in DC to do something for the people, and they have to fight the gop every step of the way.
    2009 and the election of 2010 should be the last lesson they need to understand that when they have the gop on the mat they need to make sure they stay there.

    You can't make this stuff up.

    by David54 on Wed Jul 18, 2012 at 11:19:03 AM PDT

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    •  As Krugman pointed out at the time... (1+ / 0-)
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      David54 was the Blue Dogs who most needed Obama to succeed, because they were the ones most in danger of losing their seats. By gumming up the works, they insured a  lower level of job creation and a less effective, less popular healthcare bill. And sure enough, they were the ones who ended up out on their asses in November 2010. Hillbilly whatsername (Blanche Lincoln) was Exhibit A for Blue Dogs Shoot Themselves In Their Own Asses.

      "The true strength of our nation comes not from the might of our arms or the scale of our wealth, but from the enduring power of our ideals." - Barack Obama

      by HeyMikey on Wed Jul 18, 2012 at 07:12:15 PM PDT

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