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  •  They never learn, do they (3+ / 0-)
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    auapplemac, DeadHead, Kentucky Kid

    Dems' Achilles heel has for decades been their political incompetence, with horrible messaging, poor coordination and little to no pushback of RW attacks. Now we're seeing it with the ACA, which while an improvement on the status quo was incompetently constructed by Obama & Dems, and now apparently incompetently implemented and rolled out. There is simply no excuse. You get no points for being smarter and nicer in politics. Results are all that matter.

    "Reagan's dead, and he was a lousy president" -- Keith Olbermann 4/22/09

    by kovie on Mon Oct 21, 2013 at 05:36:55 PM PDT

    •  Given the structure of our government, I think (2+ / 0-)
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      KJB Oregon, madronagal

      Obama got all that he was going to get. There was no way that a Medicare for All program would have passed.

      Not only due to costs, but also due to the political realities of the time.

      It’s the Supreme Court, stupid! Followed by: It's always the Supreme Court! Progressives will win only when we convince a majority that they, too, are Progressive.

      by auapplemac on Mon Oct 21, 2013 at 05:45:35 PM PDT

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      •  Even if one accepts that premise (and I don't) (2+ / 0-)
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        falconer520, Kentucky Kid

        it's hard to argue that he managed the writing and passing of the ACA well. It took way too long, involved way too much infighting in the party, and gave the GOP way too much political ammo to use against Dems in 2010. It was not his finest effort, especially compared to how he ran his campaign. Day and night.

        But even if one doesn't accept that (and I'm guessing you don't), there's no excuse for this, 3 years in. This should not have been bungled this way.

        "Reagan's dead, and he was a lousy president" -- Keith Olbermann 4/22/09

        by kovie on Mon Oct 21, 2013 at 06:01:11 PM PDT

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        •  I do whole fully agree with your last statement. (0+ / 0-)

          It’s the Supreme Court, stupid! Followed by: It's always the Supreme Court! Progressives will win only when we convince a majority that they, too, are Progressive.

          by auapplemac on Tue Oct 22, 2013 at 01:11:09 AM PDT

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