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Bullet1987 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-10-10 01:22 PM
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Time to Rally Progressives!!! America's Future Now: Part 1
Edited on Thu Jun-10-10 01:23 PM by Bullet1987
 
Run time: 03:19
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjkmCM9QijY
 
Posted on YouTube: June 08, 2010
By YouTube Member: AmericasFuture
Views on YouTube: 1019
 
Posted on DU: June 10, 2010
By DU Member: Bullet1987
Views on DU: 1065
 
From the same group that brought you the Protest on K-Street, Campaign for America's Future. Join the TYT in their support, I know I am. It's time for real Progressives to rally for OUR cause! You can no longer wait on the Dems. Do what you can to spread the word. I'll be donating soon too.
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ihavenobias Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-10-10 01:36 PM
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1. K & R. Also check these out...
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ihavenobias Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-10-10 02:38 PM
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5. Shoot, I forgot to include the Howard Dean AFN interview
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DMNinFL Donating Member (77 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-10-10 01:38 PM
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2. Awesome quote!!!!!
Darcy Burner hit the nail on the head when she said, about 1:30 in:

"It is NOT our job to make this President,
or his Administration, comfortable".

From your lips to everyone's ear Darcy!!!!!!!!!!!
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Bullet1987 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-10-10 05:16 PM
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8. More people on this website need to hear that quote
Too many defenders of the establishment.
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Norrin Radd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-10-10 01:43 PM
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3. kr
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slipslidingaway Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-10-10 02:02 PM
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4. I'm skeptical ... Americans are scared to death of single payer.
too many people abandoned a not for profit HC system for the idea of a public option, then a watered down public, then no public option.


THE HISTORY OF THE PUBLIC OPTION.

http://www.prospect.org/csnc/blogs/tapped_archive?month...

"...One key player was Roger Hickey of the Campaign for America's Future. Hickey took UC Berkley health care expert Jacob Hacker's idea for "a new public insurance pool modeled after Medicare" and went around to the community of single-payer advocates, making the case that this limited "public option" was the best they could hope for. Ideally, it would someday magically turn into single-payer. And then Hickey went to all the presidential candidates, acknowledging that politically, they couldn't support single-payer, but that the "public option" would attract a real progressive constituency. Here's Hickey from a speech to New Jersey Citizen Action in November 2007:

The good news is that people are ready for big change. But the hard reality, from the point of view of all of us who understand the efficiency and simplicity of a single-payer system, is that our pollsters unanimously tell us that large numbers of Americans are not willing to give up the good private insurance they now have in order to be put into one big health plan run by the government.

Pollster Celinda Lake looked at public backing for a single-payer plan - and then compared it with an approach that offers a choice between highly regulated private insurance and a public plan like Medicare. This alternative, called "guaranteed choice" wins 64 percent support to 22 percent for single-payer. And even the hard core progressive part of the population, which Celinda calls the "health justice" constituency, favors "guaranteed choice" over single-payer. ...

Starting in January, we began to take Jacob Hacker to see the presidential candidates. We started with John Edwards and his advisers -- who quickly understood the value of Hacker's public plan, and when he announced his health proposal on "Meet The Press," he was very clear that his public plan could become the dominant part of his new health care program, if enough people choose it..."



http://pnhp.org/blog/2009/12/06/two-thirds-support-1 /

Americans are scared to death of single payer.

These words were not uttered by some foaming-at-the mouth wingnut. They were written by Bernie Horn, a Senior Fellow at the Campaign for Americas Future, a member of Health Care for America Now, on June 8, 2009.



http://ourfuture.org/blog-entry/2009062408/why-not-sing...

"...That brings us to the idea of a public health insurance option. If you support single-payer, the very best thing you can do is fight like hell for the public option. Just as Americans overwhelmingly want the choice to keep their existing private insurance, they also overwhelmingly want the option to enroll in a government-sponsored insurance plan."



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OHdem10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-10-10 03:01 PM
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6. The Media and Congressional GOP fear Single Payer and they
do everything they can to smear it.

Minds can be changed with effort.
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slipslidingaway Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-10-10 09:04 PM
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9. And we can include Democrats in Congress as well :( n/t
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Bullet1987 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-11-10 07:17 AM
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11. Exactly...the Democrats are vaguely better
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midnight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-10-10 03:13 PM
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7. Phaedra Ellis Lamkins is a thoughtful person who knows what change is needed.
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spicegal Donating Member (617 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-11-10 05:39 AM
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10. Why does it seem like when progressives get together there's not media coverage?
Yet, when the Tea Party gathers, reporters are all over them?
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-11-10 09:47 AM
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12. Because that is the reality.
Right wing talking points are being promoted in the media while left wing talking points are repressed. That is a fact.

Left wing protests get no mention in the media, yet, like you said, the media is all over the teabaggers.

Even supposed left wing programs like Keith Olbermann and Rachel Maddow are deferential toward the Teabaggers by reporting on them and their many little protests. Chris Matthews is especially deferential to Teabaggers.
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