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aikanae Donating Member (165 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-09-09 04:08 PM
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121. WHAT CAN WE DO?
I'm batshit over the insanity of this. Good average, everyday people are DYING!
Where's that in healthcare debates?

Dem's are proving they aren't any better than Republican's. Without reform passing, in 2010, Congress will be Republican again - then imagine a puppet-head like Palin in 2012 and 8 more years of no elections. No one should be surprised by Blue Dogs being formed by a Republican in 95 - which answers a lot too.

Dem's have done a lousy job largely because some (Blue Dog's) didn't want single payer or public option to begin with.
Starting with the name "public option" which even sounds like welfare. Why not the "Medicare Choice" since it's self explanatory and everyone likes Medicare?
And then not to have anything sound-bite ready? Reform failed because of an inside job.

A strike would be wonderful - but I don't think there's a way to make it seem big enough. Liberals don't have a major news network at their disposal. It's too easy for news stations to marginalize protests - like the ones against Iraq.

Maybe the core group of House Rep's are willing to participate?

Shouting down town hall meetings was really a stroke of genius. They appeared like a bigger group. News loved the headlines created and posting videos on You Tube made them even harder to marginalize. It didn't matter that anything said made no sense or who sponsored them or that many were bussed in. Why do Republican's have all the strategists and pr people? There are marketing firms boasting how they helped put down public opinion for Republican's on their resumes.

Something wild has to happen -
A "Sick-in" with people dying in the streets?
Do mass free public health clinics where people can see everyone without healthcare?
Somehow Congress needs to respond to voters again.

But I'm liberal. Facts are liberal. I can't think of anything radical.
Whatever - it's time to stop thinking and act or nothing will happen - again.
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