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  •  But isn't HCR a corporate giveaway? (1+ / 0-)
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    vitovee

    Don't we think it's a bad law?

    "This is harder than it looks." -- Van Jones

    by LarsThorwald on Thu Jan 06, 2011 at 10:54:08 AM PST

    •  Not good enough I think was the verdicvt but (3+ / 0-)
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      ferg, Loge, judyms9

      better than nothing at all

      "Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing." Arundhati Roy

      by LaFeminista on Thu Jan 06, 2011 at 10:56:39 AM PST

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      •  No, pretty sure the verdict from many was kill it (1+ / 0-)
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        moonpal

        I recall Kos saying kill it.  

        "This is harder than it looks." -- Van Jones

        by LarsThorwald on Thu Jan 06, 2011 at 10:57:29 AM PST

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        •  Fact: It was passed (1+ / 0-)
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          judyms9

          BTW we don't count for very much or haven't you noticed?

          "Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing." Arundhati Roy

          by LaFeminista on Thu Jan 06, 2011 at 10:58:46 AM PST

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          •  I know it was passed. (3+ / 0-)
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            Heftysmurf, moonpal, vitovee

            I am just wondering where the voices are who were against this.  Surely those people support repeal of HCR.  Right?  

            The point is, they don't.  The point is, it was a good bill but not a great bill, and the point is that unless the same people who wanted it killed aren't out there supporting it's repeal, then this was really all about -- as I suspected all along -- the progressive wing of the Democratic Party hurt because it didn't get its way.  

            The point is, those who complaind bitterly that this law shouldn't be passed and who complained it was a corporate giveaway and that mandates are bad, etc. should be posting diaries right and left supporting repeal, or else they are just demonstrating that it was political outrage that drove them, not genuine policy concerns.  

            That's all I have to say about this.  

            "This is harder than it looks." -- Van Jones

            by LarsThorwald on Thu Jan 06, 2011 at 11:03:41 AM PST

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            •  It didn't go far enough and was a big dissappoint (2+ / 0-)
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              ferg, surfdog

              to many. personally I thought there was little to like and much more to do, its merely a starting point to real HCR.

              "Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing." Arundhati Roy

              by LaFeminista on Thu Jan 06, 2011 at 11:11:28 AM PST

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              •  It is (1+ / 0-)
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                an endpoint for the forseeable future.  Remember, this was the accomplishment of 100 years of progressive dreams of healthcare reform, according to Barack Obama.

                Even here at dkos we're casting it forward to 2021.

                That this HC'r' is also such a political non-entity that repeal is even on the table should speak volumes to how seriously it under-reached in hewing to the apolitical corporate stooge consensus centrist line.

                People don't give a fuck about Obama's signature achievement, because it's a retrograde non-entity both in the context of what was needed and what was possible.

                People aren't stupid.  They'll recognize something that works for them, and not the Healthcare Denial Industry, the minute it comes down the pike.

                This wasn't it.  

                If we're still under this healthcare CF in 2021 we are truly feckless and truly screwed.

                Please don't feed the security state.

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