Tuesday, September 08, 2009

With Us or Against Us

Damn interesting read:

Drew Westen: Why the President Has Been Losing on Health Care, and What He Needs to Say:

"There is no doubt the President can get a compromise health care plan through Congress. He has enormous majorities in both the House and Senate, and they all know the stakes. But doing so would leave him with a compromised Presidency, in which a small minority of Republican lawmakers knows they can bully him at will into half-measures on any issue, and that he'll settle for Pyrrhic victories with the rationalization that he has achieved incremental change.

But the American people didn't vote for 'small change we can believe in.' And I don't think that's what this President wants--or needs--to be his legacy. Whatever the merits of the 'public option,' it has come to stand for something much larger: Whether this President really means what he says, and whether he's going to put the public interest over the private interests that dominate Washington and have dominated health care for far too long. We'll probably know Wednesday night."

Meanwhile, in non-crazy town, the town that never gets any freakin' coverage by the heavily sarcastic finger quote "news" tv......

Senator AL Franken Talks Down Angry Mob


Pro-Reform Rally In Seattle Ignored By Media:

"I've no idea where I was yesterday afternoon, but it couldn't possibly have been at an energetic, 3000-person strong pro-healthcare reform rally in Westlake Park, because I couldn't find even the tiniest mention of it in this morning's Seattle Times, so apparently, it never happened. And I have absolutely no idea where all those photos and videos on my camera came from.

It's like my own personal Twilight Zone."

All eyes on Wed.

The Seminal � The Public Option: A Promise Kept or a Promise Broken:

"That is what the fight over the public option is all about - it is not about policy. It's a proxy for the implied contract we entered into when we helped get Obama elected. We expected Change, we expected to be respected, empowered and included, we expected him to fight, and we expected to join him in that fight.

Wednesday night will be a promise kept or a promise broken. Either way, it will be our moment of truth."

Shocking. A know nothing know it all Republican.

Obama's Top Health Care Opponent: No PhD In Medicine, No Scholarly Articles On Health Care


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