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  •  I was against the ACA too. I wanted a goddamn (0+ / 0-)

    Public Option. And the ACA does nothing to contain costs. It was a huge sellout.  It's better than nothing, but it utterly sucks compared to the alternatives that were discarded by the administration.

    Gentlemen, you can't fight in here! This is the War Room!

    by bigtimecynic on Fri Apr 05, 2013 at 06:40:05 AM PDT

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    •  I wanted Medicare for all. What's your point? (1+ / 0-)
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      Lynch opposed the ACA which narrowly passed the House. It might have failed. Had it failed, Obama was not getting reelected. I know the GOP had a clown car of candidates in 2012 but not passing HCR would have been fatal for the reelection hopes of BHO. When it mattered for our side, Lynch was a worthless cock-blocking Blue Dog. If you make the Senate special a choice between a fake Democrat and a Republican — even in Massachusetts — the fake Democrat almost always loses. Ask Shannon O'Brien.

      •  He also flat-out lied (3+ / 0-)
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        about his reasons for voting no. He now says he voted no because it had no public option - a very valid complaint - but he was booed off the stage at a healthcare rally on Boston Common in September 2009 because he was the only Massachusetts Democrat who didn't support the public option. That alone cost him the chance to run, with union backing, in the special election won by Scott Brown.

        Republicans...think the American standard of living is a fine thing--so long as it doesn't spread to all the people. And they admire the Government of the United States so much that they would like to buy it. Harry S. Truman

        by fenway49 on Fri Apr 05, 2013 at 07:20:24 AM PDT

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        •  thanks for that note on public option (1+ / 0-)
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          I was stunned when I read that he said that he opposed ACA because it had no public option because I was sure he had been one of that extreme minority of Dems who had actually opposed the public option when we desparately needed to buck up that!

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