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    eight seats which was extremely decent given how gerrymandered the districts have become under Republicans.  There is almost no constituency in this country that supports cutting Medicare.  Further, protecting both social security and Medicare, and raising taxes on the wealthy, was the calling card of nearly every newly elected Democrat.  Obama just expanded Medicaid to millions of Americans under his health care act.  It make no sense to then turn around and cut Medicaid.  There is no reason for Democratic constituency groups to have expended millions of hours over several years advocating for universal health care, to then turn around and raise the white flag on Medicaid and Medicare with a Democrat in the White House.

    The liberty of democracy is not safe if people tolerate growth of private power to a point where it becomes stronger than their democratic state itself.---FDR

    by masslib on Tue Nov 13, 2012 at 12:52:22 PM PST

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