President Obama laid it out on last night in his speech regarding healthcare. I thought he did a great job of outlining the details and dispelling the lies out there that have been floating around by those on the Right. I especially appreciated that he called them lies and not some softer word as a way of being diplomatic. The so called death panels, abortion, insurance for illegal immigrants, etc., he shot them all down quite forcefully!
Now its up to us as citizens to put pressure on our elected officials to get the plan passed. I understand the health care lobby has spent a quarter of a billion dollars within the past 6 months to thwart reform. It’s obvious that the Republicans and some Democrats are making good use of that money. Republicans are even willing to play on their racist constituents to divert attention from the facts – AND the facts that most of these rural poor white people do or will have some issues with health insurance sooner if not later. They are cutting their own noses to spite their faces.
There was a lot of hate in that room last night. Many of the Republicans were so uptight I thought a few of them were going to have strokes. The more articulation brought forth to dispel their lies, the more they shook their heads in disgust or squirmed in their chairs.
Though he’s backing up and apologizing somewhat I am sure most of what he is sorry about is the backlash he’s gotten. He meant what he said and his propoganda is what many of his ilk have bought into which is really a personal thing against the president.
This issue is too important to our nation to be distracted. We need better healthcare options for all Americans. I don’t care whether you lean towards the left or the right. We need to make it happen.