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Enrique Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-04-09 03:45 PM
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9. I would support them if they killed a bad bill
if they thought no bill was better than a bad one, I'd be ok with that.

I also trust them if they decide that preventing a huge defeat for Obama is better for progressives.

Then again, this isn't over and that was just one staffer anyway.
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  -Looks like the progressive caucus is going to let us down...... FLAprogressive  Aug-04-09 03:29 PM   #0 
  - Sounds like they are willing to pass something now to make sure they can tweak it later.  Dawgs   Aug-04-09 03:33 PM   #1 
  - Staffer is right.  Nicholas D Wolfwood   Aug-04-09 03:35 PM   #2 
  - Who wins when a crappy healthcare plan with no public option passes?  FLAprogressive   Aug-04-09 03:38 PM   #5 
  - Though I agree with what you said about the public option, that's really not my point.  Nicholas D Wolfwood   Aug-04-09 03:42 PM   #7 
  - OK, hope you're happy with Romneycare.  FLAprogressive   Aug-04-09 03:55 PM   #13 
  - You're being intentionally obtuse.  Nicholas D Wolfwood   Aug-04-09 04:06 PM   #15 
     - You are saying to forget we have a good majority. No more.  madfloridian   Aug-04-09 05:01 PM   #26 
  - Health care reform encompasses more than just health care.  Kermitt Gribble   Aug-04-09 04:14 PM   #21 
  - Americans can dutifully be counted upon to accept it with passive obedience.  Echo In Light   Aug-04-09 03:43 PM   #8 
  - Predictions? What issue(s) on the agenda succeeds after we capitulate on healthcare? n/t  ieoeja   Aug-04-09 03:53 PM   #11 
     - Go ahead and pick from this list.  Nicholas D Wolfwood   Aug-04-09 04:07 PM   #16 
        - Gotcha. You predict every one of those will pass.  ieoeja   Aug-04-09 04:10 PM   #18 
           - They'll only pass if we pass the insurance company sweetheart bill according to these people.  FLAprogressive   Aug-04-09 04:23 PM   #24 
  - Getting more health care to more people IS loyal to the people  sandnsea   Aug-04-09 03:36 PM   #3 
  - Rolling over and exposing their soft underbellies to conservatives  DJ13   Aug-04-09 03:38 PM   #4 
  - That's probably why Pelosi breaks into laughter talking about them.  masuki bance   Aug-04-09 03:40 PM   #6 
  - FDL's link from yesterday....  MzNov   Aug-04-09 07:34 PM   #35 
  - I would support them if they killed a bad bill  Enrique   Aug-04-09 03:45 PM   #9 
  - It's been a tough call for me  zipplewrath   Aug-04-09 03:50 PM   #10 
  - problem is it reeks of Romneycare....under Romneycare nearly everyone is required to have private  FLAprogressive   Aug-04-09 04:02 PM   #14 
  - Even with it  zipplewrath   Aug-04-09 06:41 PM   #27 
     - Progressives *grandchildren*, perhaps. n/t  lumberjack_jeff   Aug-04-09 06:50 PM   #30 
  - No. It fundamentally re-establishes the idea that healthcare IS the public's business.  lumberjack_jeff   Aug-04-09 06:49 PM   #29 
     - Or for them to permanently undermine it  zipplewrath   Aug-04-09 06:52 PM   #31 
        - which shuts the door on future health care reform.  FLAprogressive   Aug-04-09 09:55 PM   #36 
  - This is the difference between Progressive and Conservative Caucus  OHdem10   Aug-04-09 03:53 PM   #12 
  - So we are going to pass a bill (HR3200) written by the Republicans.  ieoeja   Aug-04-09 04:08 PM   #17 
  - +1  FLAprogressive   Aug-04-09 04:21 PM   #22 
  - HR3200 was written by the Republicans? What in the world are you talking about?  tritsofme   Aug-04-09 07:02 PM   #33 
     - Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor!!!! NO! n/t  lumberjack_jeff   Aug-04-09 07:18 PM   #34 
     - Blue Dogs and Republicans outnumber Democrats.  ieoeja   Aug-05-09 10:37 AM   #37 
  - No matter what even with a public option it's not going to be a perfect bill.  WI_DEM   Aug-04-09 04:11 PM   #19 
  - Did they go into any detail about in what way the bill might be imperfect?  redqueen   Aug-04-09 04:12 PM   #20 
  - Our last bastion of hope :(  Kermitt Gribble   Aug-04-09 04:23 PM   #23 
  - Revolting. I hope that staffer is wrong. n/t  Laelth   Aug-04-09 04:51 PM   #25 
  - He's absolutely right.  lumberjack_jeff   Aug-04-09 06:47 PM   #28 
  - It was fairly obvious that their rhetoric was empty.  tritsofme   Aug-04-09 06:52 PM   #32 

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