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  •  Think positively. (5+ / 0-)

    When push came to shove, ALL Dem senators voted for the ACA. That was a much more dangerous vote than voting to keep these popular programs. Many of the blue Dems were replaced by much more liberal ones. Plus, Obama is going out to sell his ideas, and Messina is asking us to be ready to help. Get your running shoes on. We have work to do.

    •  When push came to shove, the House passed (3+ / 0-)
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      COBALT1928, divineorder, George Hier

      a decent Public Option and Reid wouldn't even let it be brought to the floor.

      Happy thoughts don't fix shit.

      "the Agency continues to verify the non-diversion of declared material at these facilities and LOFs."

      by JesseCW on Tue Nov 20, 2012 at 06:14:58 PM PST

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      •  Reid doesn't bring anything to the floor (4+ / 0-)

        unless he knows he has the votes to pass it. I know this has been said just under a million times by now, but they didn't have the votes to pass a public option. As it was, they had to do some serious arm twisting to get the ACA passed in the Senate. Do you remember the sweet deals they were offering Ben Nelson and Blanche Lincoln? Thankfully, they'll both be gone after this session. History and reality are your friends.

    •  All Dems voted for the ACA... (2+ / 0-)
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      COBALT1928, HappyinNM

      After the blue dogs were allowed to chew it up.
      And that's what will be happening here.  Don't just think happy thoughts, write your Senators and Representatives  and let them know that they are treading on VERY thin ice here.  There's a reason it's called the third rail!  The trick is to get to them BEFORE it's a done deal.  That would be TODAY!

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