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  •  Another issue to consider is this, (8+ / 0-)

    Scott Walker turned down the money offered by the fed to help create the exchanges. I'd be willing to bet that most of the other governors listed did the same. What they are hoping for is failure in the system and that they can later point to it ans say" See! Private sector did it better and this doesn't work!"
    Nevermind the little facts of coverage. Who has health care and who does not. Another is that the states would actually have to do the work to get things set up and running, and being stupid and lazy the republicans didn't think they'd have to do the actual work cause Roberts and the SC would over turn it. Nevermind that traitor Roberts, Romney will will the election and then we won't have to worry about it. Whoops.
    So now like children who went out to play instead of doing their chores and homework are now back at school trying to use the dog ate my homework excuse. Typical.

    •  Imagine what this country would be like ... (8+ / 0-)

      If they put even half as much energy into doing the right thing as they put into doing the wrong thing.

      "The fears of one class of men are not the measure of the rights of another." ~ George Bancroft (1800-1891)

      by JBL55 on Fri Nov 16, 2012 at 11:00:07 AM PST

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      •  I can hope. And I do. (4+ / 0-)

        But until Limbaugh strokes out mid rant we are stuck with people who are me first and fuck everyone else. Its what they have been taught. They mouth the words for God and country and so on, but in reality it is always me first and fuck my buddy. It is sad, but that's the way I see it. It's not going to take a couple of election cycles, its going to take generations and fortunately for us the kids coming up really do believe for the most part that who you are is far more important than race, religion, gender and sexual identity. Having a planet that is clean is important. All of the things that I hold as core values seem to be reflected by the kids that I coach. So yes I have hope, I just want to be able to hand off a country and planet that is not FUBAR'd to hell and gone.

        •  I take great hope in our youth, too. (2+ / 0-)
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          I think, though, that there were many who took hope in the youth -- my peeps -- of the sixties and seventies, and look what happened: materialism came roaring back with the kind of vengeance I could not have imagined possible back in the day.

          The good news, though, is the empirical data supporting this:

          fortunately for us the kids coming up really do believe for the most part that who you are is far more important than race, religion, gender and sexual identity. Having a planet that is clean is important.

          "The fears of one class of men are not the measure of the rights of another." ~ George Bancroft (1800-1891)

          by JBL55 on Fri Nov 16, 2012 at 11:31:14 AM PST

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        •  Is it horrible to say "I can hope and I do" (0+ / 0-)
          But until Limbaugh strokes out mid rant
    •  Yup they're trying to gum the works (1+ / 0-)
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      Some old plan - screw things up and then blame government.
      This is fleshed out a little more by Steve Benen.

      http://maddowblog.msnbc.com/...

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