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  •  Oh, and I am not speaking up for Ted, his family (0+ / 0-)

    is speaking up for him.

    We have nothing to fear but fear itself

    by bhouston79 on Wed Dec 23, 2009 at 07:41:41 AM PST

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    •  Are you a relative? Didn't think so. (1+ / 0-)
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      As for his family, I read his wife's op-ed. I understood her argument and respect her stance (which isn't identical to yours BTW).

      The current HCR bill isn't the bill Ted fought for all his life. Ted was adamant about wanting a PO. Could he have been persuaded to accept a bill without one? Possibly. We'll never know.

      The meme that he regretted his refusal to compromise during the 70s is false, and was debunked many times in diaries at Kos, published after his death.

      His wife Vicki seems to be in the camp that argues this is a necessary first step.

      As for me, rather than killing the bill outright, I have been persuaded (like Dean) that we should see if it can be improved upon in the House. Until the final bill is agreed upon there is still room for improvement.

      However, if the final bill resembles what came out of the Senate - don't expect me to pretend that it's the best thing since sliced bread. And don't think that guilt trips delivered by people pretending they can predict the thoughts of the dead are going to change that.

      Blackadder: They're upset, Sir, because they are so poor that they are forced to have children merely to provide a cheap alternative to turkey at Christmas.

      by AuroraDawn on Wed Dec 23, 2009 at 08:00:01 AM PST

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