I don't know why you are celebrating...

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    What was passed in the house regarding a repeal is not a repeal in and of itself. Anyone with half an inkling of how the legislative process works knows this. Go drink your beers tonight, think that you have won, and then come back tomorrow to the sober reality that nothing has changed, Democrats still run the senate, and if it did pass the senate, Obama would repeal it, and I doubt either house could muster enough votes to override a veto.

    Go drink your beers, buddies. :lol:
     
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    It was fun, it sent a message, and it clues the Senate in that funding it will be hard.

    Also, in 2012, a huge number of democratic senators will be up for re election, and voting to repeal might lessen the anger caused by voting for it in the first place.

    Also, it was a campaign promise. They told their constituents they planned on voting to repeal it. It is a promise they have delivered.

    And Obama may have learned a thing or three about voter anger too.

    And there is just the matter of he can admit the manner of its passage, and all the garbage that got tossed in, is reason enough to start over.
     
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    Thank you, Captain Obvious.

    We just like it because it'll piss off the Democrats. LOL
     
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    No, they told their constituents they will repeal it.
    Start over? Considering the make up of congress right now, and just how difficult it was the first time around, I seriously doubt Obama would be for that. I could foresee Obama vetoing any piece of legislation regarding a cut in funding. This is going to be a bitter battle fought, all the while republicans and democrats averting their attention from other critical elements of governing. But considering how much useless legislation is passed, perhaps this is a needed distraction.
    Your candor is admirable, if not juvenile.
     
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    Just chhildren Playing Oz, don't spoil their fantasy.
     
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    By 2012, many will be benefitting from the Health Care Bill. It may well be that the losses will be in the Republican members of the House, as people realize the extent to which these people have lied concerning the benefits of the bill.
     
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    two years ago the conventional wisdom was that the repubs were fini and would get smashed again in 2010.

    no one knows what happens in 2012. but i do know that the rightwingnuts have no ability to assess things reasonably.
     
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    iin other words, you like that your pols are the congressional version of internet trolls?
     
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    Its dead....We can and will refuse to fund it until its fixed...
     
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    Don't dance at the funeral just yet.
     

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