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  •  Not hyperbolic. Just (as you say) contextual: (3+ / 0-)
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    Bozmo2, Mr Robert, Dave925

    1. I voted me some Obama, twice
    2. I don't love Obama
    3. I don't love Obamacare vs. single payer, not at all
    4. I nevertheless have defended Obamacare to the hilt as the policy that we have when health care reform was badly needed, particularly when addressing conservative audiences
    5. I have an I <3 Obamacare sticker on my car for that reason
    6. (And bringing in others' comments) I am a professional sociologist and a university faculty member
    7. I also do consulting and research work in which I write piles of code every day, and I work on big data projects involving multiple networked systems and infrastructures
    8. I am not one of the "greatest computational minds of our time," but I do go back a long way and I am not technologically naive by any stretch of the imagination; I am a paid developer working on serious computational problems—related to society and social research

    The fact that people are having trouble with these things is both sad and also illuminates our current social configuration and many of the policy issues that we face regarding labor, education, technology, and more.

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    "Liberty" is deaf, dumb, and useless without life itself.

    by nobody at all on Thu Nov 14, 2013 at 07:28:44 AM PST

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    •  You came to daily kos ... (4+ / 0-)

      ... this morning to be a witness. The reader will judge the credibility of your testimony.

      I would only add, in closing, that the reader might arrive at the conclusion that you professed a love for ObamaCare in the diary for the reason that it added a legitimacy and poignancy to your story, and it made you a sympathetic figure for now having to denounce it.  

      Rand Paul is to civil liberties as the Disney Channel is to subtle and nuanced acting.

      by Tortmaster on Thu Nov 14, 2013 at 07:47:30 AM PST

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      •  I can see that there's substance behind your name (2+ / 0-)
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        Mr Robert, samddobermann

        here on the site.

        I came here to post in the diary that I created about the ACA rollout. I posted it last night well after midnight my time and went to bed without participating.

        I didn't particularly expect to end up talking about me or defending me. And I'll stop now, because, as you say, I've now said enough about me.

        But the rollout is a train wreck, it turns out in the call and paper sides of things as well. And that's a damned shame, because the left needs the (D) party to get a success out of this one—and my sense now is that this is not going to look much better at year's end in the public view.

        More personally, I want the ACA to succeed. Very much so. It's the policy that we have, and has become married to the public's opinion of the American left at the moment.

        And I'm going to shift tactics to saying that the ACA rollout was badly mismanaged, but the ACA is still very important and needed, though single-payer would have been better.

        Previously I'd been saying (maybe others here are in the same boat) that the technical problems will soon be fixed, and in the meantime, just call the 800 number and be golden. I hope that if anyone did so after discussions with me, they had a better experience than I've had with it.

        -9.63, 0.00
        "Liberty" is deaf, dumb, and useless without life itself.

        by nobody at all on Thu Nov 14, 2013 at 08:13:17 AM PST

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