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  •  I hope, in regard to HCR, (13+ / 0-)

    that the Administration will immediately provide basic info in simple terms, so that the people can understand it more fully, and appreciate the good points.

    But the main thing is to communicate. It will go a long way toward restoring the faith, or at least I hope so.

    •  I'd rec this a million times if I could. (3+ / 0-)
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      The most violent element in society is ignorance.

      by Mr MadAsHell on Wed Mar 17, 2010 at 07:25:38 AM PDT

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    •  Hope so as well, but... (1+ / 0-)
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      I do disagree about one thing:

      But the main thing is to communicate. It will go a long way toward restoring the faith, or at least I hope so.

      I am way past messaging.  Maybe I'm not 'in the mainstream' but messaging will not address my concerns and it certainly won't restore my faith the Democratic leadership.

      I just want them to STFU and pass their half-assed bill.  We can all move along, Obama can 'mission accomplished' the whole health care thing, and we'll get to the details of exactly how lame finance reform will be, and in what specific ways will it be too little, too late.

      Oops.  Sorry.  My bitter disappointment was showing again, wasn't it?

      •  You're not alone, my friend (1+ / 0-)
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        We can't let up, that's for sure. Keep on pushing--give credit where it's due--but keep on pushing.

      •  The time for communication isn't over, but... (2+ / 0-)
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        it's too late for one-way messaging to do much.
        Unless reconciliation makes some wonderful changes, this bill -- which has consumed  a year of time and attention while millions and millions have suffered through unemployment -- looks like a pig in a poke.

        Better hope for the job faucet to come unstuck in a big way.

        Free speech? Yeah, I've heard of that. Have you?

        by dinotrac on Wed Mar 17, 2010 at 07:40:06 AM PDT

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        •  It does to me as well, but (2+ / 0-)
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          I would say a final, very clear attempt to clarify those aspects of the bill that people have concerns about would be welcome; maybe a TV & web address by the President.  Addressing our concerns about it would make it less "one-way," with which I've had a problem.  

          I do hope that the job market can take center stage, when this vote is taken; but all the "let's pass it and then fix it" stuff will be out the window then.  There'll be no "fixing" the bill.  And when people say "it is what it is," that usually doesn't mean anything really good.

          "Arguments are to be avoided. They are always vulgar, and are often convincing." -- Oscar Wilde

          by Villagejonesy on Wed Mar 17, 2010 at 10:49:02 AM PDT

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          •  Without wanting to give Republicans too much (2+ / 0-)
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            credit for ability to grab an opportunity and run with it, I think -- without knowing what the 7 months will bring to the economy -- that Democrats will face a lot of

            "While you, members of your family, and friends suffered through unemployment and despair, Democrats ignored your pain so that they could pass this monstrous bill that doesn't do you any good now and will hurt us all in the future."

            Even the Party of No could work for them.

            "We tried to tell them no -- that jobs for Americans were the most important issue..."

            If people are still angry, that'll go over pretty well, I think.

            Free speech? Yeah, I've heard of that. Have you?

            by dinotrac on Wed Mar 17, 2010 at 10:57:54 AM PDT

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            •  Heh--you have the braying "addressing the house" (2+ / 0-)
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              marina, dinotrac

              voice down.  I'm hearing it in my head as well.  Hope for the best.

              "Arguments are to be avoided. They are always vulgar, and are often convincing." -- Oscar Wilde

              by Villagejonesy on Wed Mar 17, 2010 at 11:15:09 AM PDT

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