This is absolutely correct. The filibuster is a tool that is meant to be used sparingly and come with a political risk if you are using to block legislation that the people support. It's harder for information to disseminate about the GOP (or "minority party" in general) blocking legislation when all it is is a stupid procedural vote. If there were pictures of 80 year old stuffed shirts reading names from the telephone book on the news with the story "this is why healthcare reform didn't pass", there are real political consequences for that.
You're the one throwing the childish hissy fit. You made the threat. No one should or will apologize for this silliness. So, go vote for McCain. Your vote will not be missed here. Or are you just making empty threats?
We endured Rovian smear after Rovian smear against a leading Democrat on this site for months from the trolls of the Clinton Smear Machine. They were spearheaded by soulless hatmongers like alegre, susanhu, Universal, Larry Johnson, linfar, and TexasDarlin. alegre was just the most vocal after the first sewage clean up by the admins here when susanhu and Universal were shown the door. They were far worse than alegre, but they got the boot months ago.
Frankly, I could care less if they vote for Obama, and I certainly don't think that anyone needs to "work" for their support. F them, they can go sit in the corner and have their little petulent hissy fit for all I care. The HillIsnt44 hatemongers are a tiny minority of the Clinton support base anyway.
There will be plenty of hissy-fit temper tantrum dead enders that won't vote for Obama, despite Clinton's own enthusiastic support for her party's nominee. Whatever, Obama was tied with McCain while Hillary was in the last delusional throes of her campaign and the alegres of the world were in full meldown. If even half of the Clinton supporters that were saying at the time that they wouldn't vote for Obama (the reasonable half who were just caught up in the emotions of the primary but who actually LISTEN to Hillary...) come back into the tent, a tie turns into a 5-10 point blow out.
Let the children have their temper tantrum. It's not going to make any difference.
alegre (along the other Clinton Smear Machiners) for the last six months has engaged in a vile Rove-style personal smear campaign against another Dem. I give no standing ovation for that. alegre has no integrity.
You really have very little understanding of insurance or free markets or what adverse selection is or when and why it occurs, and you should really refrain from further comment on these topics at the risk of appearing even more foolish.