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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-22-10 03:06 AM
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Dr Margaret Flowers confronts Obama in Denver
http://www.singlepayeraction.org/blog/?p=2130

Obama was in Denver on Thursday for a fundraiser for Senator Michael Bennet.

Flowers and a group of single payer activists got into the Fillmore Auditorium where Obama was speaking.

Flowers tried everything to get the information to Obama.

She tried to get a Secret Service agent to hand deliver her letter to Obama.

The Secret Service agent refused.

She held up the banner that read Letting You Know Medicare for All.

Then Flowers, James Duncan, Aaron Ney and other single payer action supporters in the crowd began chanting Medicare for All.

Many others in the crowed joined in and began chanting Medicare for All.

Hearing the chants, Obama responded with There you go.

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tavalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-22-10 05:36 AM
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1. What does that mean, "there you go."?
Yeah, he heard it, but I don't understand his response.
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ChicagoSuz219 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-22-10 05:50 AM
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2. Sounds to me...
...like he was encouraging them to say it so that maybe Congress would hear it... :-)
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PHIMG Donating Member (814 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-22-10 09:25 AM
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3. there you go...demanding the best choice
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maryf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-22-10 09:31 PM
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4. She's my hero!
K&R
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Octafish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-22-10 09:34 PM
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5. +++ Infinity.
A good doctor.
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maryf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-22-10 09:37 PM
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6. Yep, a great human being!
:)
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avaistheone1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-22-10 09:41 PM
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7. I love Dr. Flowers
She is one righteous and courageous woman.

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slipslidingaway Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-22-10 10:41 PM
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8. knr for Dr. Flowers - although Obama's response did not make much sense....
at least she was not arrested this time.

http://www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/02052010/watch3.html

"BILL MOYERS: This time, she and her colleague, Dr. Carol Paris, refused to move when security told them to, because Dr. Flowers said, "We didn't want to continue to be excluded, marginalized and ignored."

They were arrested.

DR. MARGARET FLOWERS: And we haven't been heard. They continue to exclude us.

BILL MOYERS: When I saw pictures of Margaret Flowers being led away, I remembered those famous words attributed to another Margaret, the anthropologist Margaret Mead who said, "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."

Dr. Flowers is with me now. A pediatrician from Maryland who worked at a rural hospital and in private practice, her full-time job is now the fight for single payer health insurance. She works on Capitol Hill for the organization, Physicians for a National Health Program. Welcome to the Journal...


BILL MOYERS: If the President had sent a staff person out to invite you in for coffee last week, what would you have told him?

DR. MARGARET FLOWERS: I would have told him that the American people were expecting more from him, that there's been such a huge amount of suffering in this country and preventable deaths. And that it's completely unacceptable that we are the only industrialized nation that allows this to happen. And that, it doesn't have to be this way, because we have the money. We're already spending more than any other country, so it's not an issue of whether we have the money. We have the resources to have one of the top health systems in the world. And why wasn't this debate about what is best for the people? Knowing that this is even, in terms of our economic recovery, this is vital, because our whole health system is a drag on our entire economic situation. So why is he excluding us? Why isn't he letting us be at the table, when this makes complete sense from a public policy, public health policy, economic health policy standpoint?"






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Buddyblazon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-23-10 03:30 AM
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9. I was there...
they said it two or three times. It only sounded like a couple of people. I clapped. But when I clapped...I heard maybe one or two other people clap. I was kind of shocked that there were so few people that clapped. Everybody else just sort of looked around in bewilderment.
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Buddyblazon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-23-10 03:30 AM
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10. Duplicate
Edited on Tue Feb-23-10 03:31 AM by Buddyblazon
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Uzybone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-23-10 03:32 AM
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11. "confronts"?
at least the headline should be truthful
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