This is a call for whatever rational people are left on the internet…we need to get involved in the healthcare debate.
The blogsphere isn’t helping the cause, with OpenLeft and DailyKos throwing in the towel with comments like “It’s obvious Obama is the enemy” and “is six months a record for a presidency to become a lame duck?”, and MyDD become infested with the worst of the PUMA, like sharks smelling blood in the water.
Tom Harkin has hinted he will be open to a healthcare co-op instead of a public option…this may doom the public option. Tom Daschle says the public option might have to be dropped
If we want a public option, we need to get involved. We need to counter the spin against the public option. We need to explain the positives.
76% support a public option, so we’re halfway there…now let’s help bring it home. While the handwringers and “told you so’s” count down to failure, we need to help success.
Democrats are notoriously bad with this…they seem to think the campaign ends on Election Day. Republicans believe that’s where it begins. Here’s a comment I found on DailyKos that I found interesting;
If healthcare reform were a top priority for the GOP, you’d see an endless parade of right-wing callers, letter-writers and e-mailers pressuring Congress and the White House to do something. Rush Limbaugh would be orchestrating the whole thing, much as he did in 1994 when he exhorted his troops to kill Hillary Clinton’s single-payer proposal.
This is when it would be helpful for the Dems to have an actual BASE, not a bunch of dissociated interest groups that drift in and out of the Party depending on how their personal agendas are being addressed.
Call your Senator and your Congressperson and tell them what you support…tell them that you want a public option in healthcare. We can still win this, but the way only we can is by not being defeatist and not playing the “I told you so” game.
We got our marching orders, let’s go.