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quaker bill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-12-09 06:28 AM
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51. It was not just winning
it was winning large and symbolically that actually mattered. If another candidate had won, with most of the rest, the margin would not have been as large and the moment would have been at least somewhat less symbolic. The question is not whether they would have tried, but whether with smaller majorities in the house and senate, the attempt would have gone anywhere.
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  -Obama is the reason we are even talking about health care CTLawGuy  Nov-10-09 06:20 AM   #0 
  - We elected Obama to champion health care  the other one   Nov-10-09 06:28 AM   #1 
  - We elected Obama to do every goddamn thing......  FrenchieCat   Nov-10-09 06:47 AM   #3 
  - +10000  HopeOverFear   Nov-10-09 08:15 AM   #7 
  - Frenchie, you do have a way with words. Thumbs up. nt  quiet.american   Nov-10-09 09:21 AM   #18 
  - funny, those who call others cultists really seem to think the guy has some kind of god-like  dionysus   Nov-10-09 09:26 AM   #21 
  - +100000  treestar   Nov-10-09 11:22 AM   #27 
  - Million x a Million!  Cha   Nov-10-09 07:11 PM   #38 
  - +1 n/t  firedupdem   Nov-10-09 07:20 PM   #40 
  - We elected a DEMOCRAT to do this. nt  Captain Hilts   Nov-10-09 08:48 AM   #16 
  - his responsibility is to sign legislation, not write it. but then again i bet you knew that.  dionysus   Nov-10-09 09:25 AM   #20 
  - You're right, and the rethugs are all saying  Ineeda   Nov-10-09 06:38 AM   #2 
  - Oh bullshit.  LaydeeBug   Nov-10-09 06:48 AM   #4 
  - Oh bullshit.,LaydeeBug  123m456h789d   Nov-10-09 08:25 AM   #8 
  - the best he can do is finally pass something after 40 years of trying.  mopinko   Nov-10-09 08:39 AM   #14 
  - in turn you better say every other dem president we've had is crappy, because this is the closest  dionysus   Nov-10-09 09:27 AM   #22 
  - So he was never for single payer  treestar   Nov-10-09 11:23 AM   #28 
  - Well the wealthy are still getting those tax cuts  INdemo   Nov-10-09 08:10 AM   #5 
  - Those tax cuts expire next year and the proposed house bill raises them 5.3%  phleshdef   Nov-10-09 08:41 AM   #15 
     - I beg your pardon..  INdemo   Nov-10-09 07:04 PM   #35 
  - AGREED n/m  HopeOverFear   Nov-10-09 08:14 AM   #6 
  - I have been asking for weeks now where health care reform would be....  Clio the Leo   Nov-10-09 08:25 AM   #9 
  - I support the president.  freddie mertz   Nov-10-09 08:29 AM   #10 
  - Congress just passed huge corporate tax cut under the guise of extending unemployment benefits!  Better Believe It   Nov-10-09 08:33 AM   #11 
  - Because it's all about Obama,  LWolf   Nov-10-09 08:35 AM   #12 
  - that goal can't be accomplished in one step. you know there's no where near the support in congress  dionysus   Nov-10-09 09:29 AM   #23 
     - That may be.  LWolf   Nov-10-09 08:53 PM   #46 
  - Bullshit. Every Dem running supported HCR  Kurt_and_Hunter   Nov-10-09 08:38 AM   #13 
  - Were there any who ever used the term "baby-killing industry"? nt  ClarkUSA   Nov-10-09 11:32 AM   #31 
  - Obama's the reason we've been talking about a LOT of things  HopeOverFear   Nov-10-09 09:19 AM   #17 
  - So?  Beacool   Nov-10-09 09:23 AM   #19 
  - Still bitter, eh? nt  ClarkUSA   Nov-10-09 11:23 AM   #29 
     - Still a jerk, eh?  Beacool   Nov-10-09 12:40 PM   #34 
  - K&R.  NYC_SKP   Nov-10-09 09:44 AM   #24 
  - K&R  azmouse   Nov-10-09 11:19 AM   #25 
  - Amen!  treestar   Nov-10-09 11:21 AM   #26 
  - I agree with you. I support him for supporting us. n/t  vaberella   Nov-10-09 11:26 AM   #30 
  - Obama supporters get attacked because  Life Long Dem   Nov-10-09 11:36 AM   #32 
  - Obama is da man and don't you forget it unless you want BUSH REDUX nt  flamingdem   Nov-10-09 11:44 AM   #33 
  - I think any DEM president  bigwillq   Nov-10-09 07:06 PM   #36 
  - It was not just winning  quaker bill   Nov-12-09 06:28 AM   #51 
  - And the Health Care Fiasco result - Gifts to the Insurance companies ...  ShortnFiery   Nov-10-09 07:11 PM   #37 
  - Bullshit..President Obama is going to be around for 8 years..  Cha   Nov-10-09 08:58 PM   #47 
  - That's not what will stop him from a second term.  Nicholas D Wolfwood   Nov-11-09 11:58 AM   #48 
  - No, we wouldn't be.  Cha   Nov-10-09 07:13 PM   #39 
  - I agree that Obama is the reason HCR is in play  Garam_Masala   Nov-10-09 07:22 PM   #41 
  - Sounds like you aren't grading on a curve, when you should be,  FrenchieCat   Nov-10-09 07:31 PM   #42 
  - I have been graded all my life.  Garam_Masala   Nov-10-09 08:32 PM   #45 
  - So you're grading Obama on Congress' actions?  Nicholas D Wolfwood   Nov-11-09 11:59 AM   #49 
     - I am grading Obama for lack of bully pulpit use for Single Payer  Garam_Masala   Nov-11-09 06:00 PM   #50 
  - Actually, after eight fucking long years  Autumn   Nov-10-09 07:37 PM   #43 
  - I don't blame Obama for how crappy the legislation will be.  Vattel   Nov-10-09 07:41 PM   #44 
 

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