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    there were quite a few attempts this summer to organize a mass rally, here at Kos and in other places.  I diaried about the Mad As Hell Docs who marched on Washington in the fall for Single Payer, my cause of choice, several times.

    Here is a test to find whether your mission on earth is finished: If you're alive, it isn't.

    by EdgedInBlue on Wed Jan 27, 2010 at 06:03:48 AM PST

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    •  that's the more likely reason... (1+ / 0-)
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      we split the base between single payer and public option.  Big mistake there?

      •  Mistake that we didn't believe Single Payer (1+ / 0-)
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        was a possibility, methinks.  We gave up on even the idea before we coalesced behind it.  Had we gone with the "Medicare For All" concept, I think it would have been a clearer message and more easily digestible by the populace.

        I remember in April being told that single payer wasn't possible and that the public option was the only viable option... and we gave up even that.  

        Here is a test to find whether your mission on earth is finished: If you're alive, it isn't.

        by EdgedInBlue on Thu Jan 28, 2010 at 04:05:11 AM PST

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        •  Who gave up? (0+ / 0-)

          The people did NOT give up.  The politicians gave up or were paid off to give up.  It just disgusts me how far the legislation moved to the right.  By trying to talk to the republicans we screwed ourselves.  I think the biggest mistake we made was to try to work with people that were doing everything they possible could to stop anything we were doing.  

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