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  •  I remember the ACA debates (0+ / 0-)

    And it was Baucus who sank the public option.

    Schweitzer is just as electable (probably more so), and is ardently pro-health reform.

    That alone makes him an improvement against Max Baucus.

    "Violence never requires translation, but it often causes deafness." - Bareesh the Hutt.

    by Australian2 on Thu Feb 21, 2013 at 04:22:37 AM PST

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    •  I don't disagree, (0+ / 0-)

      and obviously a Senator can't get away with passively saying the votes aren't there, but I don't see a plausible path to passage even in hindsight with Baucus supporting public option.

      I think other issues are the bigger concerns with Baucus, but I don't know what "ardent" is supposed to mean.  He talks a better game?  

      Difficult, difficult, lemon difficult.

      by Loge on Thu Feb 21, 2013 at 08:09:11 AM PST

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      •  "Ardent", in this context, (0+ / 0-)

        means that Schweitzer - who bussed seniors to Canada to get their scripts filled and attempted to implement single-payer in Montana - believes in health care reform more than Max Baucus ever will.

        "Violence never requires translation, but it often causes deafness." - Bareesh the Hutt.

        by Australian2 on Thu Feb 21, 2013 at 10:54:58 AM PST

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        •  Fair enough, (0+ / 0-)

          they both have pretty good health care records, in my view, just picking up the stick at different ends.  Baucus and Messina did a very good job integrating a lot of moving parts, economically and politically, and considering how many attempts there were to pass something even less progressive than the ACA that failed, I think this is barking up the wrong tree.  He sucks on taxes, though.

          Difficult, difficult, lemon difficult.

          by Loge on Thu Feb 21, 2013 at 11:10:11 AM PST

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