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0rganism Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-09-09 06:21 PM
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238. the DNC needs to start sending mobs of its own
Right now, it looks pretty weak - the very idea of health coverage for everyone is getting shouted down in person by crowds organized by the insurance industry and GOP insiders. No amount of blame-laying is going to fix that, regardless of how accurate it is.

We do have organizing capabilities on our side too, we don't have to just endure this crap sitting down! Unions and independent groups like MoveOn can and will mobilize counter-demonstrations; it's a shame the right wingers got a month's head start on us.

Sadly, this really is a demonstration of how totally in-the-bag for plutocracy our political system is. When Bush wanted his war, he got it -- never mind the hundreds of thousands of citizens who marched in the streets against it, or spoke out at various political events. If national health care had half the clout that national warfare did and still does, our politicians would be debating about what kind of single-payer system to go with, not whether to have one at all. Obama and the Democrats control much of the federal government, but their interests and backers are, shall we say, "diverse."

We have two capitalist parties playing good-cop-bad-cop ping-pong, using a confused population as the ball, and barely anyone with clout has confidence to stand up for the proletariat.
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