If you have "no place to go," come here!

"Now we all have to work together to improve the bill!"

I can see that one coming from the career "progressives" a mile off (and the claims of hypocrisy and purism if we decline to send them any more money to help screw us over again).

One question:

What do you mean, "we"? That's the question left over from the 2008 primaries, and not answered to this day.

Of course, the harder question is, What do we mean, we?

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Submitted by votermom on

do they think we are?

Wait, don't answer that.

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Submitted by vastleft on

Fundamentally true, I'm sure, but I neglected to account for the profitable and self-aggrandizing "we'll fix it" kabuki. It might be hard for it to get traction, except for whatever horsepower the "public option" pony can still generate along with feeble faux-attempts at defending the wimmens -- since most of the "reform" policies don't kick in for years, and as such won't command a lot of "should we / how do we fix it?" attention.

Both Dems and Repubs will posture about what this bill has done... and will never touch on what it's really done, throw a huge, cruel, and expensive monkey wrench in fixing America's healthcare woes.

Submitted by lambert on


Also for the first time, Members of Congress will have the choice of the same health care plans as millions of Americans.

Reminds me of Anatole France: "The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread. That is one of the good effects of the Revolution."

So, Jason wants me to send a note to my rep thanking them. I used their tool to send a message about how much the bill sucked. Thanks, Jason! (I'd publish the URL, except it's pre-keyed to my district and identity, it seems...)

Submitted by hipparchia on

i loved that line. i was going to write about it, but krugman's soul took precedence.

i think the link is generic, and doesn't bring up your rep until you type in your zip code. i too used the tool --- to thank my republican rep for his no vote [although i also explained how my 'no' was different from his 'no']. i am soooo hoping that ofa/hcan/whoever read these emails or, at least datamine them. i want somebody in charge of the saboteurs to know that we're watching them.

Submitted by hipparchia on

link to hcan laud-or-vilify-your-congresscritter tool

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Submitted by three wickets on

Obama will own healthcare in America, with all its advantages and its shortcomings. Blame and accountability will divert to him.

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Submitted by Aeryl on

I saw that very line pop up in the comments over at Shakesville this morning. Melissa McEwan let him(why is it always a him?) have it.