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Puts It In Perspective

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It is not often that Wil posts anything political. So when he does, it is really about something he strongly believes, or that is really quite good. This is really quite good.

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What Michael Said

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People, this is just part of the shift......



Seriously, the pendulum of history is now starting its swing towards the progressive side of the spectrum. Granted, it has to go backwards through the conservative side first, but it will get to the other side. Be patient.

Bump In The Road

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The current Republican majority in the house is but a bump in the road to a more progressive era. We have been through a conservative majority before. It occurred for the first 6 years of George W. Bush's presidency. We survived it. We will survive the current obscenity that is the House of Representatives. Be patient. This too will pass.

They Like Us

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They really do like us again.

A Sudden Realization

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I believe I have found the reason for my lack of posting; political blogging is just like my job of counseling addicts. You see, I have to spend much of my job pointing out the lies, distortions and out right denial of my clients. So, to turn around and point out the lies, distortions, and out right denial of the political spectrum is old and tiring.

Huh

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He does have a point. Driftglass, that is.

Clarification

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No, I am not making a direct accusation of Joe Klein being a drunk or drug addict. However, one could easily make the claim that Joe Klein is addicted to power, Hence his bet hedging with both sides of the political spectrum.

Once Again, Just A Reminder

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Politics is the control of wealth and power. You are being conditioned to condemn politics as petty and boring, thus granting all the more control to the powers that be. You are either a part of the problem or a part of the solution. The choice is yours.

Loose Lips

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I don't think President Obama has a tightly run administration. At least, this article seems to suggest there just might be some loose cannons running about, making claims unsupported by the President.

White House officials sought to reassure Democratic groups and activists that they did not intend to rule out the public option, a position they are able to maintain, for now, because no final version of the bill exists. White House Deputy Chief of Staff Jim Messina told some groups involved in the effort that the administration's positions have not changed.

In any event, my earlier pronouncement stands: No public option, no second term

Update: Andy agrees with me.

We should not lower our expectations on health care. We won the election and a bad plan could lose the next one-America needs real reform.

Good Idea!

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Digby suggest putting something so outrageous into bills that it is bound to distract the screaming harpies attention away from legitimate items. The Democrats can then remove the outrageous item, leaving the legitimate items in the bill. Call it the "Ohhhhh, look, shiny" maneuver.

Millions Do It All The Time

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But when a President does it, it's suddenly a big deal?

All cynicism aside, this is ridiculous. All it really does is prove the lie to the concept "a man you'd want to have a beer with" floated when Bush was running for President. Obviously, considering the media circus around this "beer," I'd never want to have a beer with anyone who's going to be President. I just don't want to have to deal with all the bullshit.


Now, this is the way to reform health insurance: Bill of Consumer Health Insurance Rights.

  • No discrimination for preexisting conditions.
  • No exorbitant out-of-pocket expenses, deductibles or co-pays.
  • No cost-sharing for preventive care.
  • No dropping of coverage for the seriously ill.
  • No gender discrimination.
  • No annual or lifetime caps on coverage.
  • Extended coverage for young adults.
  • Guaranteed insurance renewal.
Although, leave it to a Legacy paper to still make it a mouth full. Seriously, Insurance Consumers' Bill of Rights is much easier to say.

Okay, now for a piece of evil: Hat Tip Kevin Drum.

Yes, it left a bad taste in my mouth.

Well, if it don't beat all, now I have to give Atrios a Hat Tip for a link to the White House page displaying Health Insurance Consumer Protections.

I still like Insurance Consumers' Bill of Rights.


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