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  •  true (4+ / 0-)

    which is why the Republicans may end up saving us from this crap.  They can't afford to piss off the old people who are dumb enough to keep voting GOP.   I read awhile back that that was why they are leaving Medicaid mostly alone---because unknown to most people, most of Medicaid goes to pay for nursing care for old people.  

    They will use this forever to beat up Democrats, however, and I really don't blame them.  Obama is such an ass.

    •  well... since he's never running again (7+ / 0-)

      this stupid move can be savaged... night and day until he cries Uncle or whines to the corporatists that he tried.

      We have to make sure he fails or he'll hang this albatross on every Democratic neck for many generations to come.

      Democrats have to stand up and say Hell No!

      A society grows great when old men plant trees in whose shade they know they shall never sit.

      by bronte17 on Wed Apr 10, 2013 at 07:08:19 PM PDT

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      •  Absolutely. We also need to send a loud and clear (0+ / 0-)

        Warning to future pols to keep their effing hands off Social Security and Medicare, no matter how bad they want to please Wall St or what they've promised.  

      •  Btw: yes Nixon went to China. But things did not (1+ / 0-)
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        Work out quite so well for Tricky Dick in the end, did they now.

        Pissing off your closest friends can tends to have consequences - no matter how talented the politician.

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