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  •  out of respect to TK, Obama should... (13+ / 0-)

    make health care the very first item on his agenda with Congress.  

    Honestly, TK's diagnosis ordinarily means very little time: 6 - 18 months, and it's a miracle he's still as strong as ever, but it's unwise for us to be counting on one miracle after another.  

    It would no doubt give him a great sense of accomplishment to be able to participate in the passage of universal health care.  

    And it would also be appropriate in a human sense, for him to have that accomplishment while he is still strong, so he can retire at a time of his own choosing rather than a time driven by events, and then turn his attention to his own life and his loved ones.

    •  Absolutely (5+ / 0-)

      let's get it done!

      60 for the Senate. Obama 08.

      by bornadem on Mon Nov 17, 2008 at 10:27:13 AM PST

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      •  and for those who would obstruct... (0+ / 0-)

        ... we can say, "do you have so little empathy in your heart that you would deny a man the opportunity to retire and have some peace before he goes to meet his maker?"

        No matter how much they don't like that, they won't be able to argue against it without seeming crass in the worst kind of way.  And that crassness would also come back to haunt them at the ballot box.  

        So for pragmatic as well as principled reasons, we have to do this.  

    •  yeah (0+ / 0-)

      lets see how well he would have done on zero health care.

      Lets hope he fights to get universal heathcare sorted as a lastng legacy not the crap he did with Bush. how do i delete this bloody account or we've come on this blog by mistake....

      by firingbullet on Mon Nov 17, 2008 at 01:45:56 PM PST

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