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Regarding the Public Option

This was supposed to end up in this thread. . . http://maxmin.livejournal.com/728976.html but it ended up here. . .

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Regardless of how much I want a [minimum of a] public option, I think they'll [Congress & Senate] get it through the door and passed into law regardless, public option or no.

and then over the next four years, amend and append it to be what Obama and the progressives want, ESPECIALLY when the 2010 elections come around and the republicans lose more seats as the "Party of No"

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razorslave
Sep. 18th, 2009 05:29 pm (UTC)
hmm,
That's because it's supposed to be a comment in maxmin's journal. . .

Edited at 2009-09-18 05:29 pm (UTC)
nebet_het
Sep. 18th, 2009 05:30 pm (UTC)
I really want them to include the public option in the final bill and I am hoping Obama will continue to push for it but I read David Brin's recent article that suggests what you've said. He refers to it as Judo Politics. Pass the reform w/o the public option then turn around and push through a bill for medicare for all children and so on.
razorslave
Sep. 18th, 2009 05:39 pm (UTC)
yup, it's either that or go through the reconciliation process. I think it's gonna take progressive support of democratic challengers in some primary elections across the country to get the message home that perhaps some of the conservative democrats need to remember where their base is coming from. . .
nebet_het
Sep. 18th, 2009 05:42 pm (UTC)
The more I'm hearing about reconciliation makes it sound like that would actually be easier as they would only need a majority vote i.e.51 to pass but I don't really know enough about it to be sure.

As for primarying the damn Blue Dogs I say absofuckinglutely!
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