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Thu Jun 28, 2012, 03:04 PM

43. look at it this way...

 

If the ACA had been thrown out, that punch bowl would be filled with turds by now.

For a lot of people, this ruling brought up all the deeply conflicted feelings they had once had about the ACA...the relief that some sort of bill passed, combined with the sense(and this wasn't an isolated sense)that what remained in the bill after all the concessions may not have been worth having(that's still an open debate).

I think you have to allow for that...given how painful the healthcare debate and the dilution of the bill was for so many(a pain that was combined with the abusive "suck it up-you had no right to expect anything more than thia" tone many hardline "all that matters is passing SOMETHING" crowd took towards those who felt the ACA had been too badly weakened-a tone that, IMHO, had a lot to do with the massive decline in Democratic turnout in 2010, the decline that unfortunately gave us the Boehnerhaus and most of the other shit we've had to deal with since then).

Given that, it was only to be expected that you'd see people reacting like this today.

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