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  •  The fact that they're being (14+ / 0-)

    forced to cough up some kind of "replacement" for Obamacare is a healthy sign.

    Means the traditional Republican canard, "Our healthcare is the best in the world; don't change it," is sounding tinnier and tinnier to more and more ears.

    It's here they got the range/ and the machinery for change/ and it's here they got the spiritual thirst. --Leonard Cohen

    by karmsy on Thu Apr 17, 2014 at 12:25:55 PM PDT

    •  The fact they are trying to flap their gums about (6+ / 0-)

      basic statistical information in an effort to 'frack' some sort of emotional issue shows how desperate their efforts have become.  

      Arguing about these numbers can only end up making the debate all about the measurable positives of Obamacare. Having to address realities instead of delusions is obviously painful and increasingly unfamiliar to our GOP 'leaders'. What freakish nightmare is next? Sober discussions of policies and actual impacts?

      And it shows how Republicans have become so desperate to do anything to create and shore up their alternate universe of facts and interpretations that they pretend the numbers aren't actually there yet or mean something totally different than common sense would suggest. 'Big government program' that's succeeding and actually good for you is just the sort of delusion citizens cannot be tolerated to have in GOP land. The next thing you know people might start thinking government is there to help the average citizen...the abject horrors!

      When life gives you wingnuts, make wingnut butter!

      by antirove on Thu Apr 17, 2014 at 12:59:34 PM PDT

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