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  •  There's no consensus of opinion of what the PO (0+ / 0-)

    is.  It's the political equivalent of a rorshach test, it is what you want it to be because it doesn't exist.  If it's so popular, how come the only people crashing town hall meetings last year were opposing reform?  I am so tired of the keyboard commandos on this site telling everyone that the administration's problem is they aren't "progressive" enough. The problem is that we spent a year with Democrats arguing with Democrats while to voters were worried about their jobs.

    Why aren't all these people who want a public option beating their Rep./Sen. about the neck and head until they support it?

    "Because I am a river to my people."

    by lordcopper on Thu Oct 07, 2010 at 06:31:06 PM PDT

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    •  I know you know the answers to your questions. (6+ / 0-)

      People don't understand the PO because Democrats did not explain it to them.  As far as town hall meetings go, the democratic leaders pretty much dropped out of sight during that madness last summer.  So who is supposed to rally?  And all of us here most indeed did do what we could as far as letters, petitions, calls, etc.  

      I am not a keyboard commando.  I am an older person who is losing hope.  I don't think it's fair for you to denigrate me when I am living through this.  Frankly, I see people like you as the true elitists.  You don't seem to give a hoot about the down-trodden.  You seem to only care about the politics and the games.  I am viewing this from down below, not way up above like you apparently.

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