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NJmaverick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-22-10 06:29 AM
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Many Presidents all the way back to Teddy R have tried to reform health care
President Obama and this Democratic Congress actually accomplished it. :woohoo:
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Xenotime Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-22-10 06:32 AM
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1. It is a beautiful day for America.
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MannyGoldstein Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-22-10 06:34 AM
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2. Ever Heard of Medicare? Medicaid?
Or the VA?

Are those chopped liver?

They represent half of all medical care today, they're single-payer, and Medicare at least is world-class system.
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NJmaverick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-22-10 07:33 AM
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5. Those didn't reform the system
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Vogon_Glory Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-22-10 06:43 AM
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3. Many Right-Wingers Now Hate TR, Too!
Anybody who has spent sufficient time sorting through the ultra-right thinking that has taken over the elephant party during the last thirty-plus years knows that there are a LOT of right-wingers who not only want to repeal the Great Society and the New Deal, but also TR's Square Deal as well.

If TR were reincarnated as a young man and dropped down on an American street, today's Repugs would declare him a target for a RINO hunt.
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NJmaverick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-22-10 07:33 AM
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6. Some of them hate Lincoln. Like the Republican that called the civilian war
the war of northern aggression.
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David in Canada Donating Member (464 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-22-10 05:28 PM
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7. Don't Forget Benjamin Franklin!
Benjamin Franklin, one of the premier founding fathers and oft-quoted by the wingnuts, instituted the first publicly-run fire department in North America as well as the first free lending library and the first public hospital.

These actions alone negate the libertarian/ultra-conservative narrative painted by the Freepers and their ilk of the founding fathers. If Benjamin Franklin were to come back to life at this moment, within a week, Freepers would be pelting him with rotten produce and carrying placards showing him with a hammer and sickle on his forehead or other such nonsense.
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Warren Stupidity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-22-10 07:00 AM
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4. LBJ
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