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These tweets are summarizing the same poll.

By Ezra Klein  |  December 10, 2009; 9:30 AM ET
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Greenwald is incapable of nuance.
Ezra - I'd love to hear your thoughts on the reactions of progressive organizations like MoveOn, Firedoglake and Kos, etc., who focused blindly on the existence of a public option in the plan. I got a barrage of emails yesterday asking me to protest the Senate's new plan. I have no interest in doing so. I think it's a pretty good compromise. And you have folks like Howard Dean and Anthony Weiner supporting it. I think it's much more comprehensible to a lay person: i.e., if you're 55 and you need it, you can buy into Medicare, and otherwise if you need it, you can have the same plan as the federal government. What's not to like? And as a bonus, insurers cannot charge more than 10% for administrative costs. I'm fed up with the knee-jerk reactionism of these progressive groups.

Posted by: KDID | December 10, 2009 10:13 AM | Report abuse

I'd like to chime in to agree with KDID. I'm extremely angry with the "you're either with us or against us" George W. Bush wing of the Democratic coalition represented by people like Glenn Greenwald. They're going to be responsible for any beating we take in 2010, but will refuse to accept responsibility for it. The reason I say they are responsible is that midterm elections tend to be base-driven and they are actively trying to depress the base even though we have a political system that is failing not the president. I think people like Glenn Greenwald got so suffused with hate and vitriol during the Bush years that they don't know how to stop hating and be constructive. Hate is the most powerful force in the human psyche - once you travel down the path of hate it is very hard to come back and I am convinced that that is what we are seeing with a large swath of the "progressive" movement.

Posted by: reader44 | December 10, 2009 10:22 AM | Report abuse

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