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  •  Does anyone seriously believe this? (2+ / 0-)
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    Mr MadAsHell, Sherri in TX
    If Democrats play their election cards right, and campaign on the positives of Obamacare ...
    I'll take any evidence at all that 4 years into the ACA---4 years!---Democrats are finally taking ownership of the law. But the truth is there's very little of that, certainly not generally/nationally. Frankly, Dems are scared of GOPer-dominated media haterism and won't get out and take the risk.

    Textbooks will be written by how the Democratic party---and Obama---failed to understand the political significance of this piece of legislation. We could be wiping the floor with the GOP if Democrats had had even the slightest bit of long-term thinking a couple of years ago and owned the outcomes of the ACA. Maybe four years ago, lacking courage might have made some sense. I can't for the life of me imagine how any elected Dems still think that in 2014.

    •  Dems pushing for a public option (5+ / 0-)
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      a2nite, whl, jbsoul, Risen Tree, hamjudo

      in state plans are doing well.

      Watch Vermont for the first experiment that will cut cost of coverage for consumers. Will likely spread like wildfire to other states as fast as gay marriage.

      ACA private plans = 20% profit guarantee
      State public option = 4-6% overhead = much cheaper plans.

      "Work for something because it is good, not just because it stands a chance to succeed." -- Vaclav Havel

      by greendem on Wed Mar 26, 2014 at 10:10:28 AM PDT

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    •  ACA (0+ / 0-)

      chrississippi, I couldn't agree with you more.  Everything about how Obama and Dems handled the intro of this monumental piece of legislation was detrimental.  As a result, Dems not only have lost any chance of regaining the House majority, but are likely to lose the Senate as well.  If folks think nothing is moving in Congress now -- just wait until Repubs get full control in the November.  You are absolutely right that common sense and long-term thinking, planning and presentation on the part of Dems re the ACA would have enabled them to wipe the floor with the Repubs!  And I, too, am stunned that even now there aren't enough Dems with backbone to advocate for the ACA.

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