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  •  Very well stated, unfortunately. (0+ / 0-)

    The way the Democrats-including our President, handled the healthcare law debate following its passage was nothing short of political negligence. I could never understand why the Dems allowed themselves to be put on the defensive by the GOP about 30 mil Americans no longer being denied healthcare insurance due to a pre-existing condition through no fault of their own or the fact that parents can now keep their kids on their insurance policies until age 26, etc. due to the ACA (aka Obamacare).

     Yet all the Democrats did was "sit there" like bumps on a log- acting ashamed while allowing numerous right wing lies to continually go challenged such as those about "death panels" and the like.  As a result, the Dem. base was so demoralized that many (Dem) votes did not go to the polls in 2010-hardly an excuse for not voting, but nonetheless, understandable. What's so sad is that this was so easily preventable. So its easy to see how we got here, as you said.

    If Not Us, Who,..... If Not Now, When?

    by VirginiaBlue on Tue Aug 20, 2013 at 03:27:39 PM PDT

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