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  •  That was when a public option could have passed (0+ / 0-)

    Congress, assuming ANY reform would have been passed coming from Nixon.  His paranoid efforts to criminalize political dissent, leading to his almost-impeachment, kept him from making any progress on health care (which was not his main interest in any case).

    Obama knew coming in that even a Congress with "blue dog" Democrats providing the last few votes would not pass, so why even try?  It was more important to him to get ANYTHING passed that could be improved upon later.

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