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  •  Two ways to look at it (3+ / 0-)
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    wenchacha, samddobermann, Benintn

    And you can bet the GOP is going for the win on both sides. They get to please their owners, and they also get to attack Democrats.

    The grotesque immorality of the positions they must take in order to do so does not seem to register.

    In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice; but in practice, there always is a difference. - Yogi Berra

    by blue aardvark on Wed Feb 10, 2010 at 08:14:19 AM PST

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    •  Yes, but you and I both know the truth. (2+ / 0-)
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      It's a plain fact that the GOP is focused on profitability ahead of patient care.

      This is fundamental, and it's a values difference between Dems and GOP.

      Dems are willing to compromise in order to bring about progress.  GOP would rather kill the bill than compromise.

      Dems are committed to patients, patient rights, and patient care.  GOP is committed to maximizing corporate profits and eliminating any regulations or responsibility to care for "the least of these".

      This is an across the board difference that is often missed by folks on the left who are attacking the Blanche Lincolns and Ben Nelsons of the world.  Even our Blue Dogs recognize that we have a fundamental moral responsibility to provide care for the sick, the poor, and the vulnerable in our society.

      "It is a serious thing to live in a society of possible gods and goddesses." - CS Lewis, Weight of Glory

      by Benintn on Wed Feb 10, 2010 at 08:30:43 AM PST

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      •  Ask the nearest Ob/Gyn if tort reform is (0+ / 0-)

        important..that is if you can find one. My state (PA) has a shortage of OB's because the cost of malpractice insurance.

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