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  •  I thought the House's strategy (3+ / 0-)
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    was just to refuse to fund the ACA.  I guess they've decided on a continual  frontal assault as well.  If this were a real battle, they should be almost out of troops by now.

    "In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican." - H. L. Mencken

    by SueDe on Fri May 03, 2013 at 11:27:51 AM PDT

    •  They realized that doesnt really work either (4+ / 0-)
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      Since it's not politically possible to shut down the government because they have a sad

      •  They may not be able to shut down the gov't. (2+ / 0-)
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        in a pique, but they're perfectly capable of hobbling a program designed to help the general population.

        "In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican." - H. L. Mencken

        by SueDe on Fri May 03, 2013 at 11:39:50 AM PDT

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    •  Putting "house" and "strategy" together, that's (4+ / 0-)

      rich. Like they have a planned strategy beyond acting like incoherent morons and not be able to do anything.

      Can you imagine what their strategy meetings look like? If they do have an intelligent member who has worked out a plan (and that is a big if), it will be eaten alive by the zombies before the meeting is even called to order.

      "If you don't sin, then Jesus died for nothing!" (on a sign at a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans)

      by ranger995 on Fri May 03, 2013 at 11:41:02 AM PDT

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      •  You underestimate the enemy. (1+ / 0-)
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         The congressmen are the paid puppets of some pretty shrewd manipulators.

          I think we should worry a lot about this.  There is so much that they will do to derail the healthcare changeover,  which even with everybody's cooperation is so complicated that it may not go smoothly.

          In light of the new cabinet nominees, who are basically being paid back for their campaign contributions and influence for the first election,  I don't know that anybody really will go to the strenuous effort to implement this flawed program.  

           There was enough compromise putting it together that it very well may not be able to stand on its own, and wrecking and weakening it now will make it easier to claim it never was supposed to work.

            There are some cruel and mean people that actually do enjoy killing things, and watching the follow on suffering.
        Don't underestimate the power of evil.

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