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  •  The word "Improvement" was brought up... (2+ / 0-)
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    decembersue, ER Doc the rally I attended last night in Fargo for Heidi Heitkamp and the other NoDak Democratic candidates when discussing the Affordable Care Act. Former President Bill Clinton gave the keynote. They never mentioned "Obamacare" by name but they did talk about improving it in ways to make it better.

    President Clinton outlined how the current act has already saved money and made a positive difference in many lives. They did that on purpose for the locals who are on the fence about the Affordable Care Act because the polling shows likely voters don't support it by name, but DO support the things that the Act does. The Republicans have done a good job of making "Obamacare" another dirty word like "liberal." It may seem like a CYA response but after living in this area for my entire life, I understand the reason.

    President Clinton admitted that the Affordable Care Act isn't perfect, but better to improve it rather than what Romney/Ryan wants and abolish it.

    What we are seeing in Washington DC and St. Paul is a radical Republican-Tea Party extremism threatening jobs and the economy with destruction in the name of political advantage. Rep Betty McCollum (D), MN-04

    by WobegonGal on Tue Oct 30, 2012 at 08:18:47 PM PDT

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    •  I'm in MN-06 myself (3+ / 0-)
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      slapshoe, ER Doc, Joe Bob

      and my assessment of the natives (I'm not from here originally) is that they get very attached to labels and identity crap. So he's probably playing it smart.

      What I haven't seen from Graves is the disrespect of the president that some blue dog folks engage in.  That's a good sign.

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