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  •  So the lesson is, we can never actually propose (2+ / 0-)
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    anything that's actually good, because then the Republicans will try to poke holes in it?

    Single payer is what we all want. But simply getting any sort of commitment was a struggle.
    Yeah, it was a struggle to get commitment from the D's. Yes, the R's would scream bloody murder. Yes, the Dems would have to vigorously defend their (tremendously popular) position in the face of strong opposition instead of instantly assuming the fetal position.
    Because the ACA, bu its very existence as I said, has changed the terms of the debate.
    I don't know what this is supposed to mean, and I definitely don't see how locking everyone into buying private insurance is the logical step to single-payer healthcare.

    The R's oppose the ACA because they hate Obama and everything he supposedly represents. Obviously. The only way the ACA has "changed the debate" is in calling out the worst of the insurance industry's practices while working very hard to preserve the private system as a whole.

    I don't see any Democrats arguing to single-payer.

    Banking on the American people to be able to sort all this out and declare the adult in the room the winner is a very big bet. -Digby

    by Boogalord on Thu Nov 14, 2013 at 01:30:49 PM PST

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