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lwcon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 08:29 AM
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Watching the wheels on health "reform" theater
Due to their (pick one)...

a) Lameness
b) Corporatism
c) Corruption
d) Pragmatism
e) 11-dimensional chess wizardry

.... Obama, Daschle, and Baucus shut up the single-payer advocates (or as Obama calls us, "little single payer advocates" and "bleeding heart liberals").

Now, GOP thugs are shutting down their kabuki-theater roadshow, with the kind of recurrent scumbaggery that made some of us ill when that post-partisan Kumbaya crap was crammed down our throats all last year.

So, I assume my marching orders are to be upset only at the the Republican scumbags, and not at my heroic elected Democrats whose fake transparency even censors Obama's own doctor, lest a "liberal" plan get so much as due consideration.

Is this a great democracy, or what?
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FormerDittoHead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 08:35 AM
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1. Yes and no.
I agree about this "good cop, bad cop" strategy.

'They' seem to be doing a very good job of having us root, Root, ROOT! for a crippled & limited public option that won't provide real competition.

On the other hand, don't be fooled into thinking the nuts aren't really out there, or that their numbers are insignificant.

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lwcon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 08:47 AM
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2. I don't disagree
I think the ones who are fooled are those who think you can and should reach across the aisle to those sharks.
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