D> Massachusetts has state health care.
D> The federal government will probably raise taxes to pay
D> for federal health care.
D> Massachusetts elects a right-wing Republican who will vote against
D> federal health care.
D> Massachusetts (also known as "Taxachusetts") voted its own
D> self-interest, and to hell with the rest of the country's
D> health care needs.
And how do you explain the Democratic loss of two gubernatorial seats last November in New Jersey and Virginia? Was that also more states saying "to hell with the rest of the country's health care needs"? New Jersey, like Massachusetts, is normally a reliable left-wing state.
Jim Webb is the _Democratic_ senator from Virginia. After the Brown win, he put out this statement:
"In many ways, the campaign in Massachusetts became a referendum not only on health care reform but also on the openness and integrity of our government process."
If the Democratic Party adopts your view that the Massachusetts loss is about the selfish electorate saying "to hell with the rest of the country's health care needs", be prepared for a Republican House and Senate next January and a three-year lame duck President.
-- Tom --
Therein lies the power of predicate logic
The statement “If one does vile things then one is an vile person” could be a statement in predicate logic. A statement in quantitative logic/predicate logic is a sentence that is either true or false.
Using p’s and q”s
If P then Q is a true statement when
P is true and Q is true
P is false and Q is true
P is false and Q is false
If P then Q is a false statement when
P is true and Q is false
Reference “Mathematical Proofs” by Gary Chartrand, etal. Page 33