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NJmaverick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 10:14 AM
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Health Care reform has passed All the GOP is doing now is preventing the bill from being improved
Edited on Wed Mar-24-10 10:18 AM by NJmaverick
just thought I would mention that seemingly overlooked point.
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Cronus Protagonist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 10:16 AM
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1. I think you meant "passed"
Edited on Wed Mar-24-10 10:16 AM by Cronus Protagonist
Or were you being philosophical? lol
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mike_c Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 10:17 AM
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4. beat me to it....
:rofl:
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NJmaverick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 10:19 AM
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6. Fixed it, thanks
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ixion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 10:16 AM
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2. "Health Care Reform"...
Riiiiight. :rofl:
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NJmaverick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 10:19 AM
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5. You certainly do seem to enjoy attacking the Dems and their progressive agenda
:eyes:
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ixion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 10:21 AM
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8. I support progressive initiatives
but this isn't one of them, in my opinion.
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havocmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 10:54 AM
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11. Actually, THAT poster is a strong voice FOR progressive agenda
Edited on Wed Mar-24-10 10:54 AM by havocmom
Some here don't like the fact that such posters won't stfu and stop insisting we make those improvements we were told would be possible after the bill passed.

We won't stop working toward those improvements.

edited for typo
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ixion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 11:25 AM
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13. thanks, havocmom!
And I agree. We progressives have to stick together to get REAL change.
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NJmaverick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 12:04 PM
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16. The "fact" is this poster readily admits to attacking the Dems as much as the Republicans
that shows this poster is not helping the progressive agenda, rather just creates a lot of friction while we all spin our wheels.
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havocmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 10:17 AM
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3. A) GOP seems not to be the only ones trying to block discussion of improvements
B) Gee, perhaps this IS the bill they actually wanted? Not the first time a lot of drama was used in a reverse fashion to dupe others.

Just thought I would add those seemingly overlooked points.

No need to thank me. All part of my personal fairness policy.
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NJmaverick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 10:20 AM
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7. I doubt they like the original Senate bill. However that doesn't stop them
from false framing their current obstruction efforts as stopping all health care reform rather than just trying to stop the improvements.
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Winterblues Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 10:27 AM
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9. In our opinion it is an improvement but certainly not in theirs.
But it doesn't really matter. They are committed to stopping any and all legislation from Democrats. In fact they are terrified that if Democrats do manage to get things acomplished the people will like it and Republicans will never win another election.
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NJmaverick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 10:30 AM
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10. I think you nailed it. If the Dems accomplish positive things
the GOP will have little to offer. After all last time they were in charge they wrecked the economy, started two long and costly wars and left our nation dangerously dependent on foreign oil. The only selling point they had left is the the Dems are worse than themselves.
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zipplewrath Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 11:02 AM
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12. It does seem odd
Even McCain offered and amendment with the thing about "gets rid of some of the worst" or some such statement. Much of what they are blocking are things they'd probably prefer actually get passed.
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NJmaverick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 11:34 AM
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15. That's certainly part of the irony. They are now trying to block things they like
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rufus dog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 11:32 AM
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14. I haven't seen them called on that yet
Also, throwing in amendments as a game, they don't seem worried about not having time to read the amendments.

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Quezacoatl Donating Member (105 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 01:04 PM
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17. That's true
So it's likely the GOP will vote against removing the sweetheart deals from the bill. That will make a good TV ad come October.
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