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Response to Poll_Blind (Reply #1)

Sat Mar 31, 2012, 10:57 AM

5. He would probably never have gotten anything through without the Mandate.

Still, maybe in the long run we as a nation (but probably not Obama) would be better off if he had just stood up and proposed a public option so that there was no mandate to buy from private companies, and then taken his case to the public. But instead he did all that fancy bullshit about letting the Congress write the legislation. Even if he had lost (a likely outcome), he would have educated the public, and he might have actually won if he could get enough voters to pressure the Blue Dogs. At the very least, he would have made clear to the public who the enemies of accessible health care are.

I don't see how we would be much worse off now if he had done that.

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