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      the reason why the admin delayed implementation was in hopes that removing a part of obamacare that opponents disliked would make said opponents stop opposing obamacare in full.

      which is idiotic IMO because said opponents are implacably opposed to universal or even expanded access to health care or health insurance in its entirety, and cannot be assuaged by partial concessions. if obama gives an inch, they'll take it and then demand more. there's no political point to conceding anything to them, they're not persuadable.

      but i believe that obama does this because his very temperment and political worldview is predicated upon conceding contested elements of policy in the (misguided) expectation that said concessions will inspire opponents to make concessions of their own, and compromise legislation will theoretically move forward, buoyed by the (long-extinct) spirit of pragmatic bipartisanship.

      i reject the idea that there is any legitimate reason to delay any aspect of obamacare,. the whole discussion of this delay is entirely political in nature, and rooted in flawed readings of the political field, his political opponents, and the electorate, IMO.

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