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View Diary: 82% of Obama Voters who Voted for Brown in MA Support the Public Option (35 comments)

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  •  There is no public option, that's the problem. (6+ / 0-)

    My reading is: if the choice is Baucus' bill or no bill, then they voted for Brown and no bill.

    •  Voting for someone who hates healthcare (2+ / 0-)
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      as a way to get more healthcare?  I don't buy it.

      "The extinction of the human race will come from its inability to EMOTIONALLY comprehend the exponential function." -- Edward Teller

      by lgmcp on Wed Jan 20, 2010 at 11:09:56 AM PST

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      •  Don't forget (0+ / 0-)

        They already have healthcare reform in MA.

        Liberals and conservatives are two gangs who have intimidated rational, normal thinking beings into not having a voice on television or in the culture.

        by Dave B on Wed Jan 20, 2010 at 11:34:13 AM PST

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      •  Voters in MA already have state mandated health (4+ / 0-)
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        Dave B, flubber, lgmcp, Fiona West

        care. They wanted a public option to drive competition and hence lower their health insurance premiums. They already have all the health care they need and Baucus' crappy bill really doesn't help them. Their actions indicate that they preferred Brown and no HCR over Baucus' crappy bill. They sent the message that the WH, regardless of what they say now, did say they were for a PO on the campaign trail. Bottom line, MA voters have sent the message -you don't have my back, then I don't have yours.  

        The real question is whether the WH, Congress and Senate are smart enough to get it. For all the spin on the VA governor fiasco, Dems seemed to miss the point that Deeds didn't start to tank until he said he would opt VA out of the public option if he were elected. Polling in VA also showed that the majority of voters wanted a PO.

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