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rhett o rick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-30-09 03:16 PM
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86. What the hell does the fact that progressive are not in the majority have to do with anything?
The people that want a strong public option ARE IN THE MAJORITY and that's what matters.
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  -I am sick of the SKY IS FALLING, the SKY IS FALLING crowd wndycty  Oct-29-09 03:06 PM   #0 
  - Thank you  SharonRB   Oct-29-09 03:10 PM   #1 
  - Thank you Wndycty!!  MadMaddie   Oct-29-09 03:10 PM   #2 
  - True. LBJ made huge compromises  impik   Oct-29-09 06:59 PM   #49 
     - Agreed! Americans have been brainwashed into thinking that  MadMaddie   Oct-29-09 08:44 PM   #56 
  - Mainly bc the Sky is not  Cha   Oct-29-09 03:12 PM   #3 
  - Recommended  graywarrior   Oct-29-09 03:12 PM   #4 
  - I, like Barbara Ehrenreich, am sick of being "bright-sided"  rudy23   Oct-29-09 03:13 PM   #5 
  - And exactly how is this the bright side of losing?  wndycty   Oct-29-09 03:16 PM   #8 
  - Like he's not being considered a sell-out NOW - and we didn't get anything.  chimpymustgo   Oct-29-09 03:51 PM   #28 
  - Progressives are not the majority in the party  impik   Oct-29-09 07:02 PM   #50 
  - Please read Jane Hamsher's wonderful post yesterday  truedelphi   Oct-30-09 01:33 PM   #83 
     - What happens to  Hutzpa   Oct-30-09 03:49 PM   #89 
     - Should everything be non profit?  treestar   Oct-30-09 05:56 PM   #93 
        - No one is saying anything about Health Care being non profit.  truedelphi   Oct-30-09 08:13 PM   #101 
  - "We" are not in the majority.  geek tragedy   Oct-29-09 03:17 PM   #11 
  - That's because only a determined MINORITY can be educated about this mess we're in!  cascadiance   Oct-29-09 03:21 PM   #17 
  - The majority doesn't want crappy health reform that mandates we buy crappy private insurance..  girl gone mad   Oct-29-09 05:26 PM   #45 
  - The House bill does not require that anybody buy private insurance.  bornskeptic   Oct-31-09 04:21 PM   #114 
  - What the hell does the fact that progressive are not in the majority have to do with anything?  rhett o rick   Oct-30-09 03:16 PM   #86 
  - That is not the point of that book  treestar   Oct-29-09 05:11 PM   #42 
  - Isn't it just as likely that the other side (and those of us on their side) will be successful  T Wolf   Oct-29-09 03:14 PM   #6 
  - Well I am not a progressive.. I am a liberal.. but that being said  Peacetrain   Oct-29-09 03:15 PM   #7 
  - K & R!  NYC_SKP   Oct-29-09 03:16 PM   #9 
  - You don't know what is counter-productive  Kurt_and_Hunter   Oct-29-09 03:16 PM   #10 
  - Yeah, and the protestors ended Vietnam, right? (nt)  Nicholas D Wolfwood   Oct-29-09 03:17 PM   #13 
  - So what am I? A cheerleader? A personality cultist?  wndycty   Oct-29-09 03:19 PM   #16 
  - Utter BS  treestar   Oct-29-09 05:13 PM   #43 
  - lol. "obama sucks but we'll take credit for any good that happens you pom pom waving cheerleaders"  dionysus   Oct-29-09 07:50 PM   #53 
  - Great Post, there, Kurt_And_Hunter. n/t  truedelphi   Oct-31-09 01:59 AM   #102 
  - I'm growing weary of the NEED for these kinds of threads on a daily basis.  Nicholas D Wolfwood   Oct-29-09 03:17 PM   #12 
  - No different than Daily Kos or HuffPost  impik   Oct-29-09 07:04 PM   #51 
     - The difference is that it's always been that way at those sites.  Nicholas D Wolfwood   Oct-30-09 07:33 AM   #67 
  - AMEN!! Damn, they're losing credibilty slowly but surely  uponit7771   Oct-29-09 03:18 PM   #14 
  - The timeline is BS  ramapo   Oct-29-09 03:18 PM   #15 
  - That timeline is the only way the bill came in under $900 billion.  Nicholas D Wolfwood   Oct-30-09 07:36 AM   #68 
     - and argument based on funding is bullshit.  tomp   Oct-30-09 11:56 AM   #79 
     - Then the reasoning is bullshit.  Raineyb   Nov-01-09 04:14 PM   #117 
  - To be blunt, it's not the House I am worried about  Tom Rinaldo   Oct-29-09 03:22 PM   #18 
  - Bingo Tom...It is the senate bill that is going to be the gut wrencher.. the house bill  Peacetrain   Oct-29-09 03:25 PM   #19 
  - mandates, key to the reality of this bill.  sam kane   Oct-29-09 03:26 PM   #20 
  - As one of the ones it would affect, that really concerns me...  OneGrassRoot   Oct-29-09 06:45 PM   #48 
  - I am sick of the accept any piece of garbage legislation crowd. Your acceptance of  ej510   Oct-29-09 03:34 PM   #21 
  - Fecal matter? Really now  wndycty   Oct-29-09 03:36 PM   #22 
  - Looks like instead of half a loaf of bread, you'd rather starve.  Ikonoklast   Oct-29-09 03:40 PM   #23 
  - Could be Billions of "Stored Calories" due to Drinking Soft Drinks purchased with Food Stamps.  NYC_SKP   Oct-29-09 03:46 PM   #25 
  - Cursed Halloween Candy.  Ikonoklast   Oct-29-09 03:52 PM   #29 
  - If the repukes gain power back they will make this old piece gum stuck underneath a desk worse than  ej510   Oct-29-09 03:48 PM   #26 
  - feel free to leave, the larouchies are hiring.  dionysus   Oct-29-09 07:52 PM   #55 
  - so how much is a guy with 3 dependants on $ 75K going to pay  bikingaz   Oct-29-09 09:54 PM   #57 
  - I am sick of the cut off your nose to spite your face crowd.  nemo137   Oct-30-09 01:46 AM   #64 
  - Not half as sick as I am of the last 40 years of the  ipaint   Oct-29-09 03:46 PM   #24 
  - Thank You!  ej510   Oct-29-09 03:50 PM   #27 
  - its the We will settle for crumbs crowd-just to get a bill that is dangerous  joeycola   Oct-29-09 04:19 PM   #31 
  - +1, +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 thank you!  flyarm   Oct-29-09 10:13 PM   #59 
  - Then celebrate what we do get, so more Progressives are elected.  Dawgs   Oct-30-09 08:18 AM   #71 
  - The democratic party tore itself down when it took a hard right turn years ago  ipaint   Oct-30-09 03:48 PM   #88 
  - DAMN STRAIGHT  Skittles   Oct-30-09 06:41 PM   #98 
  - Yikes! I just got hit on the head by something! Oh, no -- it's a piece of sky.  damntexdem   Oct-29-09 04:16 PM   #30 
  - DU's full of drama queens today.  backscatter712   Oct-29-09 04:19 PM   #32 
  - along with the ones insisting the economy can never get better  treestar   Oct-29-09 05:14 PM   #44 
  - And 3.5 GDP growth is actually a a bad thing  impik   Oct-29-09 07:07 PM   #52 
     - and how many jobs were gained?? tough feeding your kids without a fucking job !  flyarm   Oct-29-09 10:16 PM   #60 
        - What if it's necessary? If there was no GDP growth, no job growth  treestar   Oct-30-09 06:23 PM   #94 
  - Right Let's all get out our pom-poms and cheer the theft of a huge chunk--  eridani   Oct-30-09 01:12 AM   #63 
  - I'm sick of mediocrity  Bluenorthwest   Oct-29-09 04:42 PM   #33 
  - it surely does work on a lot of people though  Skittles   Oct-30-09 06:40 PM   #97 
  - Yeah why can't people with their stupid legitimate concerns  spoony   Oct-29-09 04:44 PM   #34 
  - Some would rather "wait" then fight for something less then perfect.  Jennicut   Oct-29-09 04:44 PM   #35 
  - Get what you want now, because it takes decades to make changes.  ej510   Oct-29-09 04:47 PM   #37 
  - Maybe because we're still waiting (16 years later) for the SHIT the last "Democratic" administration  Sebastian Doyle   Oct-30-09 12:35 PM   #82 
     - I agree with you.  ej510   Oct-30-09 05:53 PM   #91 
  - Sick of it? Then stop hogging the rose colored glasses. n/t  cherokeeprogressive   Oct-29-09 04:47 PM   #36 
  - LOL  joeycola   Oct-29-09 04:56 PM   #39 
  - I am tired of "Democrats" ....  bvar22   Oct-29-09 04:54 PM   #38 
  - I'm tired of Democrats calling others "Democrats."  Nicholas D Wolfwood   Oct-30-09 07:38 AM   #69 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Oct-30-09 06:25 PM   #95 
        - There are a few dozen here that do nothing BUT criticize.  Nicholas D Wolfwood   Oct-31-09 10:24 AM   #106 
  - Who's pony is this health insurance thing? Are you expressing poutrage?  VMI Dem   Oct-29-09 05:09 PM   #40 
  - Me too!  treestar   Oct-29-09 05:09 PM   #41 
  - You TELL 'em WNDY!!! NT  Clio the Leo   Oct-29-09 05:59 PM   #46 
  - Word.  jefferson_dem   Oct-29-09 06:01 PM   #47 
  - Ditto. nt  Honeycombe8   Oct-29-09 07:51 PM   #54 
  - You are a breath of fresh, clean, fragrant air in this forum tonight...thank you!  cry baby   Oct-29-09 10:11 PM   #58 
  - K&R! n/t  firedupdem   Oct-29-09 11:02 PM   #61 
  - We do not need to pass this bill. If they won't let at least some into Medicare--  eridani   Oct-30-09 01:11 AM   #62 
  - Do you realize it's literally historic that any health care bill has gotten to THIS point?  Nicholas D Wolfwood   Oct-30-09 07:39 AM   #70 
     - It's historic only because Congress has agreed on a way to rob us blind  eridani   Oct-30-09 07:56 PM   #100 
  - Yes, this is the first step to a brighter future.  ProgressOnTheMove   Oct-30-09 04:02 AM   #65 
  - Well said - I agree. n/t  Laurab   Oct-30-09 05:54 AM   #66 
  - self delete  lunatica   Oct-30-09 08:24 AM   #72 
  - Coming to terms with the fact that dystopian head cases post A LOT on DU?  HamdenRice   Oct-30-09 10:09 AM   #73 
  - Bullshit. I'm sick of the ass kissers who can be bought off with cheap slogans like hope & change.  earth mom   Oct-30-09 10:27 AM   #74 
  - I agree, more shitty legislation that is change we can believe in.  ej510   Oct-30-09 10:41 AM   #75 
  - Right on Sistah! And I'm sick of ...  HamdenRice   Oct-30-09 11:32 AM   #76 
  - How about slogans about war and terra  treestar   Oct-30-09 05:54 PM   #92 
  - I just had to turn off Ed Schultz  BlueGirlRedState   Oct-30-09 11:34 AM   #77 
  - The sky fell a looooong time ago.  tomp   Oct-30-09 11:51 AM   #78 
  - Once this bill is passed and gets road tested, its flaws will no doubt  kestrel91316   Oct-30-09 11:56 AM   #80 
  - I don't get either the terminally negative or the terminally positive.  Forkboy   Oct-30-09 12:08 PM   #81 
  - Hear hear! This is the BEGINNING, not the END.  mzmolly   Oct-30-09 02:52 PM   #84 
  - That's how I feel too, wndycty  SeattleGirl   Oct-30-09 02:59 PM   #85 
  - What else is there to say but  Hutzpa   Oct-30-09 03:30 PM   #87 
  - Thank you. Well said.  Hansel   Oct-30-09 03:58 PM   #90 
  - So, Your Strategy Is Take Something, Anything - That Would Be Equivocation  ProleNoMore   Oct-30-09 06:31 PM   #96 
  - Unfortunately, if the public option is designed to fail, the sky will fall  depakid   Oct-30-09 06:54 PM   #99 
  - Maybe you should go to happytalk.com while we discuss pros AND cons  GOTV   Oct-31-09 06:27 AM   #103 
  - I'm sick of them too.  HopeOverFear   Oct-31-09 08:29 AM   #104 
  - Complacency and complicity are what make ME sick.  freddie mertz   Oct-31-09 09:23 AM   #105 
  - Clinton, regrettably, did not get this far with HCR  Proud Liberal Dem   Oct-31-09 10:58 AM   #107 
  - One Wonders If The OP Lives In The "Reality-Based Community"?  ProleNoMore   Oct-31-09 11:02 AM   #108 
  - I'm starting to wonder what they say when they deal with repukes  treestar   Oct-31-09 11:59 AM   #109 
  - Really?  spoony   Oct-31-09 12:14 PM   #110 
     - Some of the same things, then  treestar   Oct-31-09 12:29 PM   #111 
        - Such as?  spoony   Oct-31-09 01:46 PM   #113 
           - Do you ever talk to right wingers?  treestar   Oct-31-09 04:28 PM   #115 
              - Nonsense.  spoony   Nov-01-09 08:03 AM   #116 
                 - So do you defend the Dems to right wing nuts?  treestar   Nov-01-09 06:36 PM   #118 
  - GREAT POST ! It's not perfect, but it is BETTER and an ADVANCE and will drive a stake into the  RBInMaine   Oct-31-09 12:31 PM   #112 
 

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