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The Myth of Health Care Rationing

by: TruthAboutReform

Mon Oct 19, 2009 at 04:05:33 PM EDT

There has been a lot of talk the past few weeks about the false possibility of health care rationing in the current storm of discussions surrounding President Obama's health care reform plan, as well as options put forth by Congressional Democrats such as Senator Max Baucus.  

While rationing may be a popular topic - particularly among the conservative and right leaning blogosphere, it is, at its core, a health care myth. Unlike the health care debate in 1994, where Harry and Louise were lamenting government rationing on behalf of the insurance companies, rationing has no place in current health care reform bills.

According to the American Medical Association, "The health reform plans being debated in Congress ensure that health care decisions will be made by you and your doctor - no one else."  

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2010 republican House seats up for grabs

by: Bharat

Tue Mar 10, 2009 at 08:44:18 PM EDT

Yes, already people should be worrying about the midterms. While history shows us that the Party of the White House always loses seats, and sometimes loses big, I think democrats will have a third national wave as the Party shores up their already substantial majority in the House.

Bearing in mind that I'm no politcal expert and that there is still plenty of time for candidates to announce, I think the following twenty races have the potential to turn from red to blue: 

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Virginia Democratic Legislators and Candidates on Twitter

by: AdamSharp

Fri Feb 20, 2009 at 12:33:11 PM EST

( - promoted by Aimee Fausser)

Vivian Paige asked an interesting question yesterday: "Is it me or does it seem like there are more R legislators on Twitter than D?" (You can follow Vivian's "tweets" here: @vpaige.)

I decided to look through the folks I follow on Twitter (I'm @adamsharp) to see how many Virginia Democratic legislators and 2009 candidates are on Twitter. Below is my unscientific and probably incomplete list; please let me know of more folks in the comments.

(Note: Twitter is not a panacea - it is not a silver bullet. Candidates who are on Twitter still need to have a plan for how to use it well and must follow through with that plan.

If you want to debate how useful Twitter really is, or which candidates are using Twitter better than others, do that in the comments. If you'd like to talk about how to better utilize Twitter on your campaign, Sharp Political Consulting may be able to help. E-mail me.)

 These Virginia Democrats are Twittering:

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William "Freezer Cash" Jefferson denied reelection.

by: Johnny Camacho

Sun Dec 07, 2008 at 04:42:35 AM EST

Imagine this: A Vietnamese-American runs for congress as a Republican in one of the safest Democratic congressional districts in the country. His candidacy is endorsed by the Alliance for Good Government, Bobby Jindal, the Family Research Council, and Pat Boone. He wins.

Sounds like the premise of a really good a sitcom, doesn’t it?

Well, believe it or not, it’s exactly what happened in Louisiana’s second congressional district last night. Anh “Joseph” Cao looks to have officially denied William “Freezer Cash” Jefferson a 10th term in the United States House of Representatives. The last Republican to represent this district in congress was Hamilton D. Coleman, who served from 1889-1891. Another interesting factoid: Joseph Cao will be the first Vietnamese-American to serve in congress.

Now, even though a Republican did take a Democratic seat, and even though the people of Louisiana’s second district will be represented in congress by a bona fide family values “social Conservative” for at least the next two years, I can’t help but be giddy about the whole situation. Why? Well, first, the whole trailblazing element of Cao’s candidacy is, by itself, inspiring.

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