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global1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-28-09 09:19 AM
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1. We're Going To Bang On Your Door Until You Get It Right.......
I voted for President Obama. I bought into the "Yes We Can", "Change You Can Believe In" and "Hope" themes of his campaign. I intend to hold him to that. I'm not going to just blindly follow and cheer everything he does - like the Repugs did with Bush (even though they had to know that Bush was wrong most of the time). I will cheer President Obama on when I think he is right - but I will loudly criticize him when I think he is wrong. He told us that he will listen to us - so we need to speak up when we see him veering off path.

I see some here at DU saying "I'm going to wait and see what happens...." or "give him a chance....." - my feeling if we wait and see or give him a chance - it will be too late because the forces in the back rooms will make the decisions.

No - we need to speak up and speak up loudly when we get the hint that things might be going south. I believe he wants it that way. That's why he's going out and listening to the people. I think he derives his power from us and if he knows that we're pissed at something being done - he can use our anger/concern to his benefit when dealing with both the Dems and Repugs that might be taking him off course.

Right now - after listening to his answer on 'healthcare' the other day at the Internet Town Hall - I don't agree with him. This is one area that I think is most critical to bringing this country back. We need to move to a single source plan. We need to get away from the insurance companies that are causing the problems that now exist in healthcare. We need to speak up now - in the formative stages of this reform. If we wait an see what his healthcare taskforce develops - it will be too late.

The people want single source. Most employers want single source. What makes the most sense is single source.

We can't let the interest groups hijack this - we need to let him know. We don't want more of the same - or something just repackaged - so that we can be told and manipulated into believing that it is reform. We want the real thing.

So don't be afraid to speak up.
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