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Proud Liberal Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-31-09 08:36 AM
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18. Pushing the myth that the Public Option "dead"
Edited on Mon Aug-31-09 08:47 AM by Proud Liberal Dem
has clearly worked in the Pubs' favor and against Obama and while it is true that Obama hasn't exactly declared that he would veto any legislation that doesn't include a PO and Sebelius "muddied" the water with her comments a couple of weeks ago, there does not appear to be any definitive non-MSM, non-pundit, non-Kent Conrad evidence that Obama no longer wants the PO and that it is, in fact, DOA in Congress and, as a result of Kennedy's passing, it may (probably will) gain additional traction provided we keep the heat turned up on Congress to pass legislation including a public option.
Distorting and taking comments out of context, as the MSM seems to do with relish at the behest of their Republican-supporting corporate masters, has, judging from the firestorm that has once again erupted here at DU, once again succeeding in turning us against each other and on Obama while the Republicans have been free to keep hammering away at HCR with more and more lies, distortions, etc.
While it's been easy to become discouraged at the coverage of town hall meeting disruptors, the lies and distortions regarding HCR, as well the performance of the Blue Dogs, we should remember that there isn't much substantive that can happen while Congress is on recess and that they will be back to work right after Labor Day when the REAL work can begin and we can finally get something done. That's when I believe that Obama will finally unleash his "arsenal" and really start pushing for something to get done WITH a PO. With any luck, we will be as successful with this as we were with helping get Obama elected as POTUS last year despite the uphill battle he faced.
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  -Robert Reich: Beware "inside sources" who say the public option is dead SpartanDem  Aug-28-09 02:10 PM   #0 
  - There's still a long way to go before this thing is kaput.  Cant trust em   Aug-28-09 02:16 PM   #1 
  - Not to worry. I never take anonymous souces seriously  bluestateguy   Aug-28-09 02:17 PM   #2 
  - I would think that now, after Sen. Kennedy's passing, the public option would have MORE life. nt  polichick   Aug-28-09 02:18 PM   #3 
  - Hey!!! No fair!!! You're POLITICIZING his death!!!!!!  Proud Liberal Dem   Aug-28-09 02:36 PM   #4 
     - My bad. :)  polichick   Aug-28-09 04:04 PM   #10 
  - The favorite trick is: say, the forces against PO want to push their  OHdem10   Aug-28-09 02:38 PM   #5 
  - propaganda & lies have been all they've got for so long, they don't realize  havocmom   Aug-28-09 02:41 PM   #6 
  - "except that it creates self-fulfilling prophesies"......which is true about everything....  FrenchieCat   Aug-28-09 02:55 PM   #7 
  - Yeah sometimes we can be our own worst enemy  SpartanDem   Aug-28-09 10:12 PM   #11 
  - Well said.  pinto   Aug-28-09 03:12 PM   #8 
  - 'We can get comprehensive, meaningful healthcare reform if we push hard enough. And we must.'  flpoljunkie   Aug-28-09 03:22 PM   #9 
  - Don't worry, I don't believe it. And I know better than to believe anonymous  Phx_Dem   Aug-28-09 10:15 PM   #12 
  - How many times has the public option been declared dead?  backscatter712   Aug-29-09 07:42 AM   #13 
  - I don't believe one shit thing corporatemedia spits  Cha   Aug-29-09 04:08 PM   #14 
  - I sometimes wonder if the only thing that happens on the Beltway  tsuki   Aug-30-09 10:40 AM   #15 
  - Thank you Robert Reich.  MH1   Aug-30-09 01:24 PM   #16 
  - I said something along these lines the other day, we have to base our view ...  GivePeaceAchance   Aug-30-09 02:01 PM   #17 
  - Pushing the myth that the Public Option "dead"  Proud Liberal Dem   Aug-31-09 08:36 AM   #18 

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