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Cost of Obama’s health care bullying
San Francisco Chronicle

If Barack Obama loses his bid for re-election, the main reason can be traced to one period of time and one choice. In late 2009, both the Democratic House and Senate had passed health reform legislation and were proceeding with reconciliation talks. But in January 2010, Democrats lost Ted Kennedy’s Massachusetts Senate seat – as well as their filibuster-proof Senate majority – in a protest against Obamacare. It was a remarkable revolt, in the bluest of states.