Note, for example that Bush wanted to do *something* to un-jack Social Security, and was destroyed for the trouble
Really? Destroyed in what way? He was still "re-elected" in 2004, and you're here singing his praises. I could only be so lucky as to be "destroyed" in such a way at my own job.
Allow me to be sporting and just put this here.
So I had the time line slightly off, but the rest remains.
You already showed with your own links that indeed the mandate was not only what your candidates wanted, but also what the Heritage Foundation wanted as well. Every "alternative" proposed so far by anyone with the ability to propose such a thing to congress has been the same bill with a different last name on it.
Now *there* is a lie
You are trying to lie about what you yourself have written about before. Don't be ridiculous. Your own JE some time ago linked to the Heritage Foundation saying that a mandate would be needed. You have repeatedly shown admiration for proposed "alternatives" that are the same damned bill with someone else's name on it. You are lying when you accuse me of lying.
intellectual integrity demands one put it out there.
You might want to try finding and applying some of that yourself.
One does far more than "try" in that regard.
I have seen nothing from you lately that resembles even "try". Now granted, "try" rhymes with "lie", which is something you have been willing to do with wild abandon lately...