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  •  No, I don't think they compromised as (1+ / 0-)
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    much as the liberals and progressives did.  Healthcare is still captive to private interests b/c of conservatives "concerns" about "government-run" healthcare, which liberals and progressives wanted w/the PO.

    •  Remember that scene in Annie Hall? (0+ / 0-)

      The Diane Keaton character says to her shrink: we have sex constantly! Four times a week!

      The Woody Allen character says to his shrink: we never have sex! Only four times a week!

      It's all a matter of perspective. Of course you think progressives gave up more because you care deeply about what we gave up. I suspect more conservative Dems feel the same way about what they gave up and I'm sure many of the ones that got voted out Tuesday now feel they gave up too much. I, for one, am grateful for the sacrifice they made.

      •  Never saw that movie -- not a big (0+ / 0-)

        Woody Allen fan, but I get your point.  

        My point is, the US is trapped in a nineteenth century time warp when it comes to availability and affordability of healthcare for its citizens and conservatives don't seem to have a problem with that.  Progressives do.

        Yet, everytime liberals and progressives try to remedy this very real problem in our society, we are told, no, can't be done, not now, not this time, maybe in the future, too expensive, why should Americans take care of one another, subsidies for corporations are OK but there's no money in the budget for healthcare, blah, blah, blah.

        And the same arguments against stimulus money and financial regulations were invoked by conservadems when they dug in their heels in opposition -- and liberals and progressives were forced to compromise and settle for much weaker measures.

        We disagree on these matters now, but history always vindicates progressive ideas.  It's just the way things go.

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