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  •  It was "never there" because there are (0+ / 0-)

    right wing assholes on our side of the aisle in both houses who were blocking it.

    That's just the fact.

    We had the numbers, and we didn't have the votes.

    We weren't close on Single Payer.  We were really close on a Public Option (a much different beast) and in fact we passed one in the House.  

    The President, however, had already traded it away while bargaining with the Hospital lobby over the summer.

    The argument you're making is generally known as "Panglossian".  You're arguing that the fact that the PPACA passed by only a few votes is proof enough that it was the best of all possible bills.

    That does not logically follow.  That these were all the votes we got does not mean that these were all the votes we could have gotten.

    "Furthermore, if you think this would be the very very last cut ever if we let it happen, you are a very confused little rabbit." cai

    by JesseCW on Thu Jan 10, 2013 at 12:09:34 AM PST

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