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View Diary: WA-03: GOP says I'm undecided on health care. No, I'm not. (23 comments)

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  •  The real issue HCR is GOP fear of irrelevance (2+ / 0-)
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    sable, Betty Pinson

    The GOP is absolutely terrified that HCR is a reality.  These robocalls are nothing but another desperate attempt to remain relevant. They are simply terrifed of the impact HCR will have on their own well being.

    Never discussed is the obvious fact that these 31 million new isurees are VOTERS--or at least a substantial portion of them presently are.  IIRC Obama only beat McCain with total vote of about 68 million and a margin of several thousand votes (7%.) A relatively small number in the context of 31 million voters.

    Lets say 20 million of these newly insured signify their appreciation by actually supporting the party that came to their aid and one can understand the GOPs' true problem and fear.  This legislation has the potential to cripple the entire party and perhaps give the Dems an insurmountable advantage in the House, Senate and White House for the foreseeable future.

    This is the real problem for the GOP and if they knew reform was really going to happen they would have been all over it, but instead they assumed they could do what they've always done and kill it in committees.  Oops. Now, the only option is to go after it with reckless abandon or risk devastating damage.

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