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Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Universal Health Care: When Opportunity Knocks...

What? Daschle's out at HHS? Dang! More on that later (after I check my 1040s). But for the moment, the most important question is, who will lead the Obama Administration's push for universal health coverage?

How about the man who has supported universal health coverage from the get-go: Ohio Congressman Dennis Kucinich!

Come on, Barack, you owe Dennis. Remember Iowa?

Everyone else you've picked has been a good pragmatic choice; throw us hardcore libs this one bone (or should I say kielbasa?), and double down on your commitment to real health care reform. Dennis for Secretary of Health and Human Services!


  1. I got a kick out of this statement when Obama signed the expanded SCHIP program into law. Did you know that 30 year old's are also kids now BTW? Wow. And here I thought they were adults at age 18 or so; guess I missed that part of my education.

    Well, anyway, he is intending to pay for this expanded health care bill by raising cigarette taxes. I find this rather ironic and ingenuous on his part. Paying for better health care by promoting and hoping that people smoke more (not healthy BTW) and pay more taxes. Healthy paid for by not healthy choices. Figures.

  2. Will we ever see a post on Daschle? It does make me wonder how everything else is free game, but no word on Daschle?


    Tom Daschle, and Nancy Killefer are two of the finest, and most competent public servants you could possibly hope for in these appointments. They have been assassinated by the Washington healthcare lobby through their paid Bush Republican henchmen in congress. These Bush republicans are the same people blocking the economic recovery plan put forth by the Obama administration.

    I am BURNING MAD America. And you should be too. Tome Daschle and Nancy Killefer were exactly what we needed to help turn this country around and fix our economy, and catastrophic healthcare crisis.

    If I were their boss I would tell them to get right back to Washington. And dare congress to not approve them. How ridiculous is it to reject highly qualified people that this country needs just because they made a mistake on their taxes. Don't stand for that anymore America. They apologized, and paid their taxes, and that should be it. Their country needs them. But President Obama has to do what he thinks is best. I understand that. I'M JUST SO MAD at the anti American Bush Republicans.

    Like many of you I have been trying to enjoy the after glow of this Beautiful historic election. But I see that the republicans in congress and their cohorts aren't going to be good sports, and LOSER'S!

    SO BE IT!

    In spite of President Obama's repeated offers, and gestures of collegiality to Republicans. Bush Republicans have seized upon every opportunity to stab President Obama in the back. And by doing so they are stabbing you, and the rest of the American people in the back. Well, you don't have to put up with that. And you shouldn't put up with that. President Obama has only been on the job two weeks. And he inherited two wars, and the worst economy since the great depression.

    We had an election. And president Obama, and the democrats won BIG. And Bush Republicans lost miserably!

    The Bush Republicans are the ones responsible for the worst economic crisis since the great depression. And the Bush Republicans are responsible for the worst healthcare crisis in American history. A healthcare crisis that is killing hundreds of thousands of you every year. Rich, middle class, and poor a like. Insured, and uninsured. Men, women, children, and babies.

    President Obama, and the Democrats should take back all the concessions they granted the Bush Republicans, and tell them to put up! or shut up!

    Everyone, start calling and contacting these Bush Republicans and tell them to stop blocking President Obama, and the Democrats recovery plan. And stop trying to block, and corrupt healthcare reform. Tell them to get on board with President Obama and the Democrats, or GET OUT!!

    If these Bush Republicans refuse to cooperate I want all of you to immediately begin the process of removing them from office by every legal means possible. Including impeachment, and recall. I want you to bring the full weight and power of the movement down on their heads that swept President Obama, and the Democrats into control of the whitehouse, and congress. Take no prisoners. Use all the techniques you learned over this past historic election. Be flexible, creative, adaptable, and relentless like you were in the past.

    To my cyber warriors I call on you again. You are among the best and the brightest. I call on you to move this fight from the cyber world to the living rooms, dens, and work places of the voters these Bush Republicans misrepresent. I know I can count on you. This is a fight worth fighting.

    To my fellow World citizens. As an American I invite, and welcome you and your advise, input, and help. By delaying Americas recovery, and healthcare reform, these Bush Republicans are delaying our commitment to your recovery, and to being the better America for you that we aspire too.

    I had hoped it would not come to this after our historic election. I had hoped that the Bush Republicans would respect the overpowering will of the people, and the World. But I guess not. All the Bush Republicans really care about is them-selves. Well, SO BE IT! Lets finish the job.


    jacksmith --- Working Class :-)

  4. Hey, JackSmith:

    Don't forget, a dozen Democrats voted against the Stimulus Package, so maybe the lustre has worn off already. Or, maybe the public is lobbying their congressmen to think before they vote away our children's futures. It isn't all about Red vs. Blue. Common sense seems to be coming back into conversation.

  5. Wow, Jack Smith is angry. Still Bush bashing.

    Jack, have you even looked at any of these things in the stimulus package? Have you looked at the pork? Have you looked at the ACLU strings on colleges who get stimulus money and use it to revamp or construct buildings? How are condoms creating jobs? There is no way to know what is hidden in the hundreds of pages of this bill. Thank goodness some legislaors on both sides have the stamina to say NO to this. Why the big rush? What is in this bill that Pelosi and Obama want passed so quickly and without scrutiny?

    We aren't simply playing with the present here. We are playing with the financial future of our kids nad grandkids and probably beyond. We passed the last stimulus bill quickly and without oversight. Let's learn and take our time with this one to make sure it works.

    Just heard that we messed up and lost about 78 million dollars by mistakenly paying more to banks that we should have. Do we really want to repeat this again and even worse?

    Take a breath, Jack, and let go of some of your anger. This mess is not a creation solely of Bush and Repubicans. But I won't go into that again, since you obviously wouldn't listen anyway.


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