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Larkspur Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-22-09 10:23 AM
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3. The People supported the Public Option but the health insurance companies did not
and Obama listened to the health insurance companies, not the People.
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  -Regarding the Public Option....we lost it because... HardWorkingDem  Dec-22-09 10:21 AM   #0 
  - Selling that was somebody's job.  kenny blankenship   Dec-22-09 10:22 AM   #1 
  - You'd get 10 different answers because it was 10 different things along the way. nt  RUMMYisFROSTED   Dec-22-09 10:23 AM   #2 
  - The People supported the Public Option but the health insurance companies did not  Larkspur   Dec-22-09 10:23 AM   #3 
  - They did a terrible job at that because they never wanted it in the first place.  closeupready   Dec-22-09 10:23 AM   #4 
  - We lost it because Obama and Rahm didn't want to piss of their big donors. What it hard to  Vincardog   Dec-22-09 10:25 AM   #5 
  - More "blame Obama first"....  uponit7771   Dec-22-09 10:53 AM   #15 
     - Maybe because he deseerves it..If he had at least tried, we woiuldn't "blame" him  Armstead   Dec-22-09 11:07 AM   #19 
     - If he didn't want the responsibility, why did he want the job? Did you see him fighting for anything  Vincardog   Dec-22-09 11:22 AM   #23 
     - Not Obama's responsiblity to MAKE a sitting senator do anything and he can't any way  uponit7771   Dec-22-09 12:02 PM   #28 
     - Obama is truly responsible.  Laelth   Dec-22-09 02:46 PM   #35 
  - We lost it because we never had it.  SteppingRazor   Dec-22-09 10:26 AM   #6 
  - No, the people supported it...  vi5   Dec-22-09 10:26 AM   #7 
  - Just because  90-percent   Dec-22-09 10:45 AM   #11 
  - You're right  treestar   Dec-22-09 10:33 AM   #8 
  - And yet the polls showed most people supported it.  EFerrari   Dec-22-09 10:35 AM   #9 
     - I do not trust many polls...and do not believe most of the Public Option ones...  HardWorkingDem   Dec-22-09 11:12 AM   #21 
        - They might have, and the M$M paid no attention  treestar   Dec-22-09 11:25 AM   #24 
        - Is that true? I saw a number of them but I tend not to watch  EFerrari   Dec-22-09 11:49 AM   #26 
           - And even though those are great shows...  HardWorkingDem   Dec-22-09 12:16 PM   #30 
              - Or as my inner cynic thinks, it was used as code to keep the left  EFerrari   Dec-22-09 12:28 PM   #31 
  - By that logic, health care reform should have failed because nobody understood that either  DrToast   Dec-22-09 10:39 AM   #10 
  - More "blame Obama first"....  uponit7771   Dec-22-09 10:52 AM   #14 
  - We made it too complicated, and the leader of our party  lapfog_1   Dec-22-09 10:50 AM   #12 
  - Even if it was supported by 99% of the public Lieberman & Nelson would've voted against it...  uponit7771   Dec-22-09 10:51 AM   #13 
  - ... we haven't elected enough Progressives to Congress, esp. the Senate...  stevietheman   Dec-22-09 10:55 AM   #16 
  - the leader of the party didn't explain and sell it to the public.  Clear Blue Sky   Dec-22-09 11:00 AM   #17 
  - The Progressives wanted Single-payer...  Umbral   Dec-22-09 11:05 AM   #18 
  - it had more than enough public support  Enrique   Dec-22-09 11:12 AM   #20 
  - It was a con job from the start  jgraz   Dec-22-09 11:21 AM   #22 
  - Yes.  bvar22   Dec-22-09 11:26 AM   #25 
  - +1.  Barack_America   Dec-22-09 03:01 PM   #37 
  - we lost it because of these assholes  elana i am   Dec-22-09 11:54 AM   #27 
  - Useful idiots  jgraz   Dec-22-09 12:04 PM   #29 
  - Lieberman and Nelson. Bayh, Baucus, Dorgan and Landreiu didn't help either.  AlinPA   Dec-22-09 12:35 PM   #32 
  - I reread your OP and thought, this was put out so early in the new admin,  EFerrari   Dec-22-09 01:06 PM   #33 
  - I beg to differ. I don't think the P.O. was every really on the table.  Laelth   Dec-22-09 02:45 PM   #34 
  - People were for the public option but against the bill. I think some in the public  Jennicut   Dec-22-09 02:52 PM   #36 

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