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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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  -Moyers and Greider - President Obama is "trapped between the governing elites who decide things and malaise  Mar-28-09 07:52 AM   #0 
  - We're Going To Bang On Your Door Until You Get It Right.......  global1   Mar-28-09 08:19 AM   #1 
  - 100% correct  malaise   Mar-28-09 08:28 AM   #2 
  - Yep. I was too.  tbyg52   Mar-28-09 09:10 AM   # 
  - Hear, hear! Let's keep banging on the door. n/t  Laelth   Mar-28-09 08:51 AM   #3 
  - Spot on!  CANDO   Mar-28-09 09:07 AM   #5 
  - Congratulations!  tbyg52   Mar-28-09 09:11 AM   #7 
  - Your point would be better served without the hyperbole.  MilesColtrane   Mar-28-09 12:30 PM   #33 
  - Perhaps the hyperbole was a given.  CANDO   Mar-28-09 06:08 PM   #66 
  - Luckily, they all seem to waste their time..  girl gone mad   Mar-28-09 09:05 PM   #72 
  - At DKos there are some who are aggressively shutting down any questioning of Bernanke and Geithner  leveymg   Mar-29-09 12:41 AM   #83 
     - I've seen some nasty anti-Krugman comments here as well.  CANDO   Mar-29-09 10:53 AM   #95 
  - What a great post. K & R all of you.  chill_wind   Mar-28-09 09:22 AM   #11 
  - Exactly Correct !  Phred42   Mar-28-09 09:33 AM   #14 
  - Sounds like the door banging is going to have too be VERY LOUD before Obama hears it.  SammyWinstonJack   Mar-28-09 09:43 AM   #18 
  - and everyone should pay attention...  butterfly77   Mar-28-09 02:46 PM   #47 
  - I'm not being a smartass...  CoffeeCat   Mar-28-09 05:02 PM   #60 
     - I am not trying to be a smart ass either but...  butterfly77   Mar-28-09 05:55 PM   #64 
        - ...but I am paying attention...  CoffeeCat   Mar-28-09 07:17 PM   #70 
           - No One Will Clarify This For You Because They Don't Know Shit.  theFrankFactor   Mar-28-09 11:06 PM   #76 
              - Thank you...  CoffeeCat   Mar-29-09 11:23 AM   #98 
  - Healthcare?  INdemo   Mar-29-09 07:59 AM   #91 
     - I Don't Agree With His Premise That We Are Too Accustomed To.....  global1   Mar-29-09 11:12 AM   #97 
  - We can't afford to sit back and wait to see what happens.  pleah   Mar-28-09 09:07 AM   #4 
  - i have seen many posters here on du with the wait and see attitude.  biopowertoday   Mar-28-09 01:38 PM   #36 
  - "Obama, right or wrong; if right, to be kept right; and if wrong, to be set right"  jody   Mar-28-09 09:10 AM   #6 
  - Obama needs to fire Geithner.  JDPriestly   Mar-28-09 05:59 PM   #65 
     - Absent from Obama's close advisers are labor leaders, scientists, and engineers but there's a  jody   Mar-28-09 06:18 PM   #69 
        - He appointed a scientist to Energy and a labor leader to Labor,  JDPriestly   Mar-29-09 12:44 AM   #84 
           - I agree, that's why I said "close advisers". n/t  jody   Mar-29-09 07:35 AM   #90 
  - Eh, I see it a little differently..  Fumesucker   Mar-28-09 09:12 AM   #8 
  - Oh, absolutely. He would not have gotten to where he is otherwise.  tbyg52   Mar-28-09 09:16 AM   #9 
  - The question is, how much can he buck the system and get away with it  malaise   Mar-28-09 09:23 AM   #12 
     - EXACTLY!  tbyg52   Mar-28-09 09:53 AM   #23 
     - yes  Two Americas   Mar-28-09 05:16 PM   #62 
  - FDR couldn't have been more part of the governing elite  Patiod   Mar-28-09 09:52 AM   #22 
  - I have no clue how you could even say that  starroute   Mar-28-09 01:42 PM   #38 
  - And No One Can Explain or Prove Any of This Bullshit  theFrankFactor   Mar-28-09 11:12 PM   #77 
  - Great post. I see it the same way.  Kaleko   Mar-28-09 11:20 PM   #82 
  - You point out the crucial difference between FDR and Obama -  truedelphi   Mar-29-09 02:10 AM   #87 
  - Can you point to a source for that FDR quote?  starroute   Mar-29-09 08:52 AM   #92 
  - As I said, Obama has done a remarkable job of convincing a lot of people he is not..  Fumesucker   Mar-29-09 09:57 PM   #100 
  - Alex, is that you?  Political Heretic   Mar-28-09 11:18 PM   #81 
  - Mr President, Our Government has spent the decades from Reagan  OHdem10   Mar-28-09 09:17 AM   #10 
  - brings up the old question -- if not now then when? nt  xchrom   Mar-28-09 09:31 AM   #13 
  - "The sun'll come out Tomorrow So ya gotta hang on 'Til tomorrow"  jody   Mar-28-09 09:36 AM   #15 
     - Not sure if we should bet that bottom dollar  malaise   Mar-28-09 09:38 AM   #16 
     - Too many people are down to their last penny living in tent cities and Congress/WH set on their  jody   Mar-28-09 09:44 AM   #19 
        - um -- i think this is the opposite of tea baggers.  xchrom   Mar-28-09 09:55 AM   #24 
           - I know but rather than start a new effort, find an existing one with a catchy name and use it. n/t  jody   Mar-28-09 10:14 AM   #25 
           - well -- blog here about your time spent at the tea baggers. nt  xchrom   Mar-28-09 10:33 AM   #28 
           - ROFL n/t  jody   Mar-28-09 10:37 AM   #30 
           - I saw one of them on TV last night, and it looked like a right-wing organization to me.  tbyg52   Mar-28-09 10:36 AM   #29 
           - Yeh  rucognizant   Mar-28-09 03:38 PM   #54 
     - 'no sense in sitting alone in your room...'  xchrom   Mar-28-09 09:43 AM   #17 
     - I'll drink to that, misery loves company so find someone and . . . . n/t  jody   Mar-28-09 09:45 AM   #20 
     - Really?  shadowknows69   Mar-28-09 03:29 PM   #53 
  - A link from the Greider interview that you might want to take a look at  cornermouse   Mar-28-09 09:50 AM   #21 
  - I had not, thank you.  tbyg52   Mar-28-09 10:30 AM   #27 
  - A New Way Forward  Doremus   Mar-28-09 10:19 AM   #26 
  - Very nice! thanks for the info.  cui bono   Mar-28-09 03:01 PM   #48 
  - The only way forward  malaise   Mar-28-09 03:18 PM   #49 
  - Last night I couldn't find a copy of the NY Times chart Moyers held up...  eleny   Mar-28-09 11:49 AM   #31 
  - I also missed its title and so can't even search for it.  EFerrari   Mar-28-09 01:42 PM   #37 
  - NYT chart  liam_laddie   Mar-28-09 01:45 PM   #39 
     - I was hunting the Politics section - Thanks for the article!  eleny   Mar-28-09 02:12 PM   #43 
     - The NYT chart is on this version  BumRushDaShow   Mar-29-09 10:18 AM   #93 
  - And facecard would help!  lonestarnot   Mar-28-09 11:56 AM   #32 
  - Great post., K&R  cliffordu   Mar-28-09 01:20 PM   #34 
  - Great Bill Moyers program  malaise   Mar-28-09 03:19 PM   #50 
  - Kicked and recommended.  Uncle Joe   Mar-28-09 01:29 PM   #35 
  - CITIZENS CAN CHANGE THE BANKING SYSTEM  Maineman   Mar-28-09 01:52 PM   #40 
  - Excellent suggestion.  Karenina   Mar-28-09 09:07 PM   #73 
  - Thank you for the post, malaise. I LOVE our new President, but I am also one of his  bertman   Mar-28-09 01:56 PM   #41 
  - 100% correct - great photos here  malaise   Mar-28-09 03:21 PM   #52 
     - That's the kind of participatory government WE need too.  bertman   Mar-28-09 04:21 PM   #57 
  - I am banging. Pres Obama has a tough job. We need to continue to tell him we have his back. nm  rhett o rick   Mar-28-09 02:04 PM   #42 
  - citizens are supposed to mold their Presidents Agenda  fascisthunter   Mar-28-09 02:15 PM   #44 
  - From an article on March 22...  Kurovski   Mar-28-09 02:31 PM   #45 
  - And a related thread...  Kurovski   Mar-28-09 02:42 PM   #46 
  - Hey Comrade leader  malaise   Mar-28-09 03:20 PM   #51 
  - Why aren't the "governing elites who decide things" ever named by name?  cherokeeprogressive   Mar-28-09 03:38 PM   #55 
  - They are all the time. You can find them if you do a little research.  pauldp   Mar-29-09 12:49 AM   #85 
  - And DUers we have been right here banging...  Hubert Flottz   Mar-28-09 03:41 PM   #56 
  - He also said that Obama and the Democrats are on wrong side of history.  kentuck   Mar-28-09 04:25 PM   #58 
  - Not really  malaise   Mar-28-09 06:12 PM   #67 
  - Single payer health care too expensive? Non-sense! Bull shit!  L0oniX   Mar-28-09 05:01 PM   #59 
  - Reminds me of Jimmy Carter....  Sancho   Mar-28-09 05:04 PM   #61 
  - "We do forget that he walked into a house that was burning"  DainBramaged   Mar-28-09 05:18 PM   #63 
  - Yep - super quote  malaise   Mar-28-09 06:14 PM   #68 
  - Yes, Moyers/Greider are right. Sadly.  antimatter98   Mar-28-09 07:59 PM   #71 
  - This Is Really Sad If This Is True.......  global1   Mar-29-09 11:01 AM   #96 
  - This is true. "WE THE PEOPLE" ~ right now ~ today.......  Mind_your_head   Mar-28-09 09:35 PM   #74 
  - Once you realize you no longer have anything left to lose.... we are getting close....  Blackhatjack   Mar-28-09 10:04 PM   #75 
  - Question  ProSense   Mar-28-09 11:13 PM   #78 
  - "We love you Mr. President, but you don't have it right yet." --- THANK YOU!  Political Heretic   Mar-28-09 11:16 PM   #79 
  - Who's Paying Who.... link  theFrankFactor   Mar-28-09 11:17 PM   #80 
  - PWNED  malaise   Mar-29-09 10:26 AM   #94 
  - Link to the FORM that NEEDS to be FILLED...  Amonester   Mar-29-09 12:49 AM   #86 
  - The sound track...  Karenina   Mar-29-09 10:08 PM   #101 
  - Spot on as normal! K&R N/T  pam4water   Mar-29-09 02:46 AM   #88 
  - Although I still support President Obama  democrank   Mar-29-09 05:35 AM   #89 
  - .  omega minimo   Mar-29-09 07:31 PM   #99 

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