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  •  I'm not sure, did he mean to say that (0+ / 0-)

    30 million people would be without insurance if the republicans had their way?

    Maybe he should clarify that both 30 million people, democrats, independents and republicans would be without insurance if republicans in congress had their way.

    Just checked the tape, he definitely said 30 million people would be without insurance if republicans have their way.

    Just how does one remove a tongue from a cheek?

    •  It would be 30 million, wouldn't it? (1+ / 0-)
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      cheminMD

      I've seen that figure elsewhere, although I can't find any links at the moment.  I believe that's right though.

      "When I was an alien, cultures weren't opinions" ~ Kurt Cobain, Territorial Pissings

      by Subterranean on Fri Aug 09, 2013 at 03:05:35 PM PDT

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      •  Sounds familiar (0+ / 0-)

        He should go on the Sunday shows and repeat that 30 million times.

        •  Well (1+ / 0-)
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          filby

          He can say it on the Sunday shows, he can repeat it until he is blue in the face, but....

          The Sunday shows will then cut to the Republicans.   And we'll get the exact same lie we've gotten for 3 years... "we don't want those people uninsured, we want them insured under THE REPUBLICAN HEALTHCARE PLAN."

          But then, when you ask what that is, you either get crickets, or you get that same vague response "the magic of the free market!" which answers nothing.  (How is "the free market" any different from the world before the ACA?  No answer from Republicans)

          So tired of seeing this play out over and over and over and over.

          •  The magic market (1+ / 0-)
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            cosmicvoop

            Has no medicaid, medicare, VA, or regulations on insurance companies.

            "And the President of the United States - would be seated right here. I would be here. And he would be here. I would turn - and there he’d be. I could pet ‘im." - Lewis Black

            by libdevil on Fri Aug 09, 2013 at 04:30:13 PM PDT

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          •  Just respond with: (2+ / 0-)
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            cosmicvoop, Asak

            "Obamacare IS the republican health care plan".  

            It's true.  If Bush had passed the same health care reform, dkos would be seething over the unprecedented corporate power grab, and rightly so.

            "When I was an alien, cultures weren't opinions" ~ Kurt Cobain, Territorial Pissings

            by Subterranean on Fri Aug 09, 2013 at 04:30:47 PM PDT

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