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  •  he never even tried. (14+ / 0-)

    it is one thing to say, "I don't have the support, so I won't even try." it is something else completely different, to go out there, twist arms, push, talk to the people, and use the bully pulpit.
    Have you noticed that the few times he did that, he did very, very well? but when he sits inside the Bloatway, he makes really bad negotiating moves?

    What we call god is merely a living creature with superior technology & understanding. If their fragile egos demand prayer, they lose that superiority.

    by agnostic on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 01:56:52 PM PST

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    •  No one tried because it was more than obvious (2+ / 0-)
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      It was dead in the water from the get go.  There was absolutely no way single payer was going to pass both because of who was in congress and because there are millions of Americans who are terrified to lose their employer sponsored health insurance.  

      The bully pulpit was not going to make single payer feasible  no matter how much people here think it would have.  That is why none of the Democratic candidates proposed it in their platform.  

      Just because you wanted him to push for it doesn't mean because he didn't he capitulated.  

      •  no one could have ever passed a minimum wage (11+ / 0-)

        no one could ever pass social security
        no one could ever pass the EPA
        no one could ever pass Clean Water or Clean Air
        no one could ever pass strategic arms limitations with the soviets
        no one could ever

        yeah. you are right. it is better never to try, never for reach for the unreachable, never to work hard to improve a situation, in the face of incredible odds and opposition.

        Let's just all fucking give up now, and make it easier. I hope you are never in charge of a research, health  or science program, anything that requires vision, creativity, fortitude, or concerted effort, diligently and constantly  applied - because it might be too hard. We wouldn't want you to strain yourself, would we?

        what a crock of mnsdflkjsdfm & &@W)(***) as well as (nsdfijslkdfj) mumble.

        What we call god is merely a living creature with superior technology & understanding. If their fragile egos demand prayer, they lose that superiority.

        by agnostic on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 02:27:16 PM PST

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