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  •  And how long did it take the UK to get there? (1+ / 0-)
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    •  What do you mean? They got there 70 years ago. (0+ / 0-)

      Are you actually trying to measure this on a different basis than simple dates? We are almost 70 years behind the UK. 40 and 50 years for a bunch of other modern nations.

      •  Duration of Process (5+ / 0-)

        Not sure what you mean by "we":

        I live in a country where they insured 100% of poplation 40 years ago.
        You're complaining about people celebrating success on a process that, in the US, has just begun. It should have begun many years ago, but it didn't.

        Would you prefer no success? Because that's exactly what occurred here before ACA was passed.

        I voted for single payer when it was on the ballot in CA in the 1990s - I was one of less than 30% of the state's voters.

        •  It began in the 1930s! Holy crap! (0+ / 0-)

          It actually began way before that, but got it's first big push under FDR, then again in the 1960s.


        •  We used up the reserve of progressivism (3+ / 0-)
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          that we had in the 1960s on the Civil Rights Act, the Voting Rights Act, Medicare for retirees, and Medicaid. LBJ lamented that doing so was going to give the South to the Republicans for a generation. It has turned out to be two.

          The overt segregationists are mostly but by no means totally gone, and some have been emboldened to poke their heads out again in politics. Covert Dog Whistle racism is still here in strength, along with the bigotry, misogyny, and Mammonism of much of the South, racist blue-collar workers in the North, the Bible belt and Book of Mormon belt, and the widely-distributed enclaves of White privilege and class privilege.

          We now have clear majorities among the public, but not in the political, pundit, and funding classes, for the full Progressive platform on inequality, prejudice and oppression, guns, immigration, Marriage Equality and other LGBT rights, and much more.

          Back off, man. I'm a logician.—GOPBusters™

          by Mokurai on Thu Apr 17, 2014 at 08:03:47 PM PDT

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