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  •  speaking of "wrong" (0+ / 0-)
    your memory is wrong.

    Obama dealt away any chance of single payer to make a back room deal to pass RomneyCare. That was early in the game.

    can you deal away something that really hasn't any chance of coming to pass?  we couldn't even get a public option; what on earth makes you think the votes for single payer were ever there?

    now, every health care advocate should have been demanding it anyway, but to say obama threw away something that wasn't on the table is just silly.

    Then he and the Senate Democrats sat on their thumbs while the town halls of 2009 helped give birth to the Tea Party.
    they were still wrangling details of the bill, and why do you blame dems and not the GOP for such delay?
    Progressives urged Obama and the Senate Democrats to use reconciliation to pass this which would have avoided the town hall debacle but Obama and the Senate Democrats refused.

    if by "refused," you mean "the votes weren't there," then sure. they "refused."  but there were never 50 votes to pass a public option via reconciliation and if you think the entirety of obamacare meets the requirements for using reconciliation, i've got a bridge to sell you.
    Until, months later, they finally wised up and passed it using reconciliation.
    i don't know what you mean by "it," but the ONLY things passed via reconciliation were removal of the cornhusker kickback and the modifications to the student loan program.

    Please don't dominate the rap, Jack, if you got nothin' new to say - Grateful Dead

    by Cedwyn on Mon Sep 09, 2013 at 08:22:03 PM PDT

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