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  •  couple things (0+ / 0-)
    1.  I understand that the preferred framing around here is that "conservatism" has failed and that therefore, by implication, 100% of Americans endorse the "progressivism" espoused here by Obama's election.  I don't think that is terribly reality based, and I know many conservatives who have been in quiet and sometimes not so quiet rebellion for the last several years over Bushism/Christianism.
    1.  As to the statement

    And maybe, when voters are worried about how to pay for health care, voting for the Republican who touts the ability of the "market" to deal with the problem

    it never ceases to amaze me how "progressives" think that the government produces Anything.  The government, dear ones, possesses Nothing that it does not extract, by force if necessary, from Americans.

    "The market" will pay for and will therefore solve whatever health care "crisis" there is.  The extent to which the government gets in the way of that solution process, remains to be seen.

    Enterpriser; Hard core Libertarian: +6.63 / -4.41

    by jimsaco on Sun Oct 12, 2008 at 10:27:34 AM PDT

    •  If you want (0+ / 0-)

      government-run health care, that isn't the Obama Platform. He is in favor of market-based reform.  The chief difference between the Obama and the McCain Plans is that Obama's is probably workable and takes the likely problems into account.    

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