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  •  Because passing Health reform was no big deal... (4+ / 0-)
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    Progressives have been trying for 100 years to do what Prosident Obama did in 6 mos... but too bad he isn't a pure progressive

    •  Voters witnessed Dems let a Health Care Lobbyist (1+ / 0-)
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      structure Health Care Reforms to preserve the Insurance Industry's role as middle man in Americans' health care, and leave Big Pharma's exorbitant profits unscathed in a handshake deal Obama made to leave them alone.  

      "The Democrats and the Republicans are equally corrupt where money is concerned. It's only in the amount where the Republicans excel." ~ Will Rogers

      by Lefty Coaster on Mon Aug 25, 2014 at 02:24:12 PM PDT

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      •  Well, yeah (0+ / 0-)
        preserve the Insurance Industry's role as middle man
        You think we'd have any kind of health care bill if it had included a death penalty for insurance companies?

        “Texas is a so-called red state, but you’ve got 10 million Democrats here in Texas. And …, there are a whole lot of people here in Texas who need us, and who need us to fight for them.” President Obama

        by Catte Nappe on Mon Aug 25, 2014 at 02:26:28 PM PDT

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        •  Offer a Public Option (1+ / 0-)
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          But Obama and Rahm didn't want to.

          "The Democrats and the Republicans are equally corrupt where money is concerned. It's only in the amount where the Republicans excel." ~ Will Rogers

          by Lefty Coaster on Mon Aug 25, 2014 at 02:31:00 PM PDT

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          •  Obama would have liked having a public option (0+ / 0-)

            But decided it was not the mountain he was going to have the bill die on.  The ins. cos. aren't stupid - they knew a functioning public option was just a slow death for them instead of an immediate one.

            “Texas is a so-called red state, but you’ve got 10 million Democrats here in Texas. And …, there are a whole lot of people here in Texas who need us, and who need us to fight for them.” President Obama

            by Catte Nappe on Mon Aug 25, 2014 at 02:39:42 PM PDT

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    •  2010 Loss Was Historic for Either Party. (0+ / 0-)

      Pass all the policy you want, if you lose elections you can't pass new policies and your policies get repealed.

      We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

      by Gooserock on Mon Aug 25, 2014 at 02:26:22 PM PDT

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