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  •  Divergent from reality.... (3+ / 0-)
    The tragedy is Democrats tried so hard, both under Clinton and Obama, to take compromise positions that preserved the private health insurance industry despite the anguished screams of the Democratic base, and this compromise was impossible because Republicans can't compromise on it.
    I don't know what you are smoking, but I suggest you get it checked for insecticide residue.

    The "compromise" position under Obama is now the law of the land. What does the "impossible" refer to, then? That Republicans couldn't cooperate with it? Screw them, it's coming whether or not they cooperate, and the more they hurt their own people with petty delaying actions, the worse it will be for them in the end. "The anguished screams of the Democratic base"? The "Democratic base" you're talking about here doesn't do "anguished screams." They're more into "whimper and sputter." If they were any good at the "anguished scream" level of getting what they want done, the teahadists would have been shouted down right at the beginning and single payer would at least have had a chance. As it was, there was no chance for single payer, because the people who were most behind it were the very ones who have always been more interested in ankle-biting their own leadership than ripping the throats out of their enemies.

    "They smash your face in, and say you were always ugly." (Solzhenitsyn)

    by sagesource on Sat Sep 28, 2013 at 12:14:20 PM PDT

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