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  •  Problem is, it will screw the Democratic Party, (7+ / 0-)

    and all of us with it, if we are tied to said insurance bastards through shitty mandate legislation.  The mind reels.  If we take part in the civil disobedience, we contribute to our own Party's demise... talk about a dilemma.  Seriously.

    Great post today in HuffPost by a Drew Westen, who nails it on the dynamics and likely outcomes.

    "I once asked a literary agent what writing paid the best, and he said, 'Ransom notes.'" - Gene Hackman as Harry Zimm in "Get Shorty"

    by Vtdblue on Wed Sep 09, 2009 at 12:29:33 AM PDT

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    •  !!!!!!!!! (5+ / 0-)
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      sgary, Jane Lew, Vtdblue, Faroutman, CMYK

      Oh, I hope the fuck to GOD Obama reads that piece.

      (And yeah. The messaging has been so God-awful that one can only conclude that he never wanted the public option to begin with.)

      “If I can't dance to it, it's not my revolution.” — Emma Goldman

      by Jyrinx on Wed Sep 09, 2009 at 12:42:50 AM PDT

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      •  It really IS an amazing essay, isn't it? He said (0+ / 0-)

        everything that's been on my mind, and more.  Why can't the Dems hire people who don't have their heads up their... well, people like THAT?  Lordy.

        "I once asked a literary agent what writing paid the best, and he said, 'Ransom notes.'" - Gene Hackman as Harry Zimm in "Get Shorty"

        by Vtdblue on Wed Sep 09, 2009 at 08:02:40 AM PDT

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