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  •  They're tellin' you you're not worth it. (2+ / 0-)
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    Alien Abductee, tardis10

    That's what I'd like to hear Obama and our Congress critters go out and say over and over and over.

    When they complain about the cost and say it can't be done, like it is in every other modern country, they're telling YOU that YOU just aren't worth the trouble.

    They're saying that your child's health is too costly to provide for.

    They're saying that your spouse's life is your problem.

    That's what they're telling you.
    You're not worth it to them to find a way to make healthcare affordable for all.

    Who cares why they're doin' that?!  Who cares.
    It's wrong.

    That's what I'd like to hear.

    A bill passed by our 60 senators would be more bipartisan in spirit than anything that would win the support of 5 GOP senators.

    by chicago jeff on Mon Jul 27, 2009 at 04:53:09 PM PDT

    •  When it looked like (1+ / 0-)
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      Obama was ready to come out fighting for real reform, at the very least for a robust public option, I was hoping he'd take the offensive with something, anything like that. No such luck. Instead we get him leaving it to the gotta have bipartisanship centrist Dems. It really is perplexing and disheartening. He's got to lead the way on this and fight for it that aggressively.

      •  I'm not surprised. (1+ / 0-)
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        His bias is always to hold back.

        I won't be surprised if he turns hard but I also won't be surprised if he doesn't.  There's just no way to know for sure until he does it or you get to the end and you realize it never came.

        Reading Richard Wolffe's Renegade is seems that it's both a reflection of his approach to mobilization and negotiation and his approach to "finding" his way forward in difficult, ambiguous terrain.

        A bill passed by our 60 senators would be more bipartisan in spirit than anything that would win the support of 5 GOP senators.

        by chicago jeff on Mon Jul 27, 2009 at 05:11:52 PM PDT

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        •  Sure (1+ / 0-)
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          He may still be biding his time and waiting for the right moment. He's an amazing politician and he knows the rest of his term is riding on a win here. But he's also shown that he's not above running away from a fight, even crucially important ones, if he thinks it puts him at political risk, and then spinning the running away as a win.

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