Holding firm against Republican blackmail demands

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cantmakeitup

Columbus, IN

#1 Oct 15, 2013
[T]here's a part of the story that seemingly has been lost in history: Democrats have already compromised on healthcare reform by adopting Obama/RomneyCare in the first place.
Fundamentally and infuriatingly for the Democratic base Obamacare is inherently a compromise because it is a health insurance reform law rather than an overhaul of the structure of our nation's healthcare system. A significant contingent of Democratic voters and activists has always supported a single-payer healthcare system, in which the government, not private insurance companies, covers healthcare costs for all Americans (think Medicare for all).[...] For many Democrats, these compromises have been hard to swallow. Frustration still lingers among liberals over the abandonment of the single-payer system. In surveys on healthcare, 11% of Americans oppose the administration's health plan because it does not go far enough. Among Democratic activists, that percentage is far higher.[...]

Despite all these compromises and concessions, House Republicans still forced a government shutdown. Having coerced the Democrats into adopting a Republican health insurance reform plan, they then accused the administration of refusing to compromise. What kind of shell game is this?

The Democrats have compromised over and over again. Now it's the Republicans' turn to play fair.

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Arch on Larch

Detroit, MI

#3 Oct 15, 2013
A dealy? Are you one of them illiterate teabaggers?

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Obstructionist Republican

San Diego, CA

#5 Oct 15, 2013
The GOP no longer knows the meaning of the word 'compromise'. If the Democrats are for it, the Republicans oppose it, no matter how common sense the thing is.

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Illiterate Teabaggers

Orlando, FL

#7 Oct 16, 2013
Fair is Fair wrote:
Why arn't Libertard demands blackmail?
Why aren't you literate?

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LIbEralS

Saint Paul, MN

#13 Oct 16, 2013
Illiterate Teabaggers wrote:
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Why aren't you literate?
Typical liberal response to a simple question... where the answer isn't something they want to hear.

Since: May 11

Saint Paul, MN

#15 Oct 16, 2013
I just love how republicans try and turn this around blaming the president because Boehner can`t control his caucuss. Grow up. The right campaigned on shutting down the government, Bachmann said this is the happiest members on the right have ever been. Take responcibility cowards
LIbEralS

Saint Paul, MN

#18 Oct 16, 2013
Snake Dr wrote:
I just love how republicans try and turn this around blaming the president because Boehner can`t control his caucuss. Grow up. The right campaigned on shutting down the government, Bachmann said this is the happiest members on the right have ever been. Take responcibility cowards
They are happy because they are finally standing up and fighting back against the tyranny that is Obama.

Since: May 11

Saint Paul, MN

#19 Oct 16, 2013
LIbEralS wrote:
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They are happy because they are finally standing up and fighting back against the tyranny that is Obama.
You wouldn`t know what tyranny is if it fell out of the sky, landed on your face and started to wiggle around.

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