"Will Obama kick us to the curb?"
Will Obama kick us to the curb?
[No. He is going to toss you under the bus instead.]
I am just going to say this, I don't know what President Obama will do, but with the personnel in his administration, killing the public option will not make any of them cry. And I won't be surprised if this happens. This is about getting the independents back and taking a chance that whatever anyone has to say on the left doesn't matter, at this time. The strategy is that we will be there regardless. That is the plan from how I see it.
[The strategy is to alienate everyone possible. And it's working!!!]
Yes, we do have heartburn over what we don't know because of the quasi-vagueness from the White House. But personally, I think it is wrong to gut the public option, if it comes to that. Barack Obama and the Democrats falling poll numbers is their fault, not ours. Their lack of explanation in plain speak to the American Public is their fault. Their lack of clarity and cohesiveness is their fault. Their vagueness of what this health care bill will be is their fault. Their lack of response during the month of August is their fault. Their lack of organizing until the last minute is their fault. Yes, it is their fault. We did what we could do, but in the end it is their fault for not having a bill to promote, explain, and guarantee to the American Public. Yes, their fault. Again, I state this because we, us, the voters or supporters did all we could. We went to town hall meetings, we contacted our representatives, we blogged, we did everything but in the end we don't have that big bully pulpit that the President of the United States has, which is finally going to be used next week. And he did do 3 town hall meetings, but did he say anything? Sure, he stated that he wants a public option, but will that be what we get? Not in this statement, again unclarity and uncertainty. Sure, some will say "it's Politico, unnamed sources", yes it is but we all are smart here, you don't float this out there unless there is a reason. And how is one to keep an open mind when you are confronted with changes about health care daily?
[Meanwhile all this KOmmie ever did in August was sit on his butt in Mommy's basement while noshing on pizza.]
Well, I don't know about you but for me, if we don't have a viable public option what will we have?
[A DUFU laugh riot!]
I await President Obama's speech next week and I hope I am satisfied. I already knew with a clear head that I would not like everything coming from this White House, but the reality is much of his agenda, thus far has been whittled away. But again, who am I to talk, I am not one of the smart people inside the bubble.
[No. You are one of the KOmmies wallowing in the bubble bath. And now on to the other highly insecure KOmmies...]
People may think I'm naive and many will be shocked by me saying this, but I think Obama will do the right thing in the end. He will continue to support the PO and won't attack progressives. I've always thought he had a good heart. I disagree on tactics and polices at times, but I just don't see him acting like Bill Clinton and trashing the base of the Democratic Party. It's not in his character and it's bad politics. AFL-CIO will cut support to many Dems. I stil have hope.
[Hope from a Dope.]
If there is a fail on the public option, there will be no second chance. And I do not want to predict the uproar from the left if once again, we cave to the conservatives.
[Your epic fail is FUnnie!]
Per Axelrod, the PO is dead
[And so is the presidency of BO.]
The sale actually occurred some time ago. It occurred when Obama never used the bully pulpit to rally support for the PO. It occurred when "The Gang of 6" became the point people on the Hill and Grassley was allowed to stall momentum on the bill. It occurred when Rahmbo cut all of his side deals w/ PhRMA and the AMA. The WH slow-played us on the PO. The idea has been dead for weeks, but they gave us lip service to let us down slowly. We've been punked here.
[Punked by bunk.]
What's really sad and maddening is that many people have worked through sickness and little money and others after a full week's work, to get this. I'm not quite ready to believe it is dead, yet, but if they've known this for a long time, they have twisted the knife, by allowing us to spend our blood, sweat and tears, to no avail.
[Posted the KOmmie with Churchillian delusions.]
It's hard to maintain a sense of equilibrium when you see all those around you, who have fought so hard for this issue, in emotional pain. I will wait for the speech, but I'm not encouraged at this point that Liberals and Progressives may see the results we all hoped so desperately for... I have supported the President, but I'm not a fool.
[Oh yes you are.]
Why do we need to reading the f*cking tea leaves? Why do they just cut the crap and be for something or against something? Obama doesn't want to be tarred with either brush, so he just floats with the wind.
[Float like the wind, Swing like the wee-wee.]
We are f*cking screwed.
[Or at least wee-weed.]
All signs point to no public option, and if they don't get it now, they never will, at least in my lifetime. 2010 could mean a loss of seats, 2012 could mean a loss of the presidency. The time is now.
[More likely never.]
It's time to show the powers that be that this is one fight they will lose. Waiting around to read the tea leaves is ineffectual. It's time to stand up.
[And state your real names. The DUmmies already did that following the 2004 election.]
We got f*cked by the guy we elected.
[Said Ben Burch with a big smile on his face.]
Oh, he's a great speechwriter, and there's a good chance that listeners to his speech will buy into whatever he says because of HOW it's said. But in the final analysis, the P.O., and Obama's promise, and Obama's presidency, will die a slow, first term, death.
["I have a gift, Harry."]
Obama's done NOTHING.
[A moment of painful KOMmie revelation.]
I'm getting so very tired of waiting to see if our President is going to pull a rabbit out of his hat. Will it be a rabbit, or a funny flower on his lapel that shoots water in our eyes? Ugh.
[Or a buzzer that gives you a shock when you shake his hand.]
I will vote Republican. I will personally go much further than not donating to the Democrats, not knocking on doors for them, etc. I will consider this such a betrayal from Obama and the Democratic party, after a lifetime of betrayals, that I will henceforth actively work against them by supporting and voting for Republicans. If we can't get good government, then I want as little government as possible. I will be donating to and knocking on doors for Ron Paul and Republicans as close to his views as possible, and I will be making an issue of the health care betrayal as I do it. Without a public option, the entire health care bill is nothing but a big gift from the Democrats to the health insurance industry. It's simply another way of funneling money from working people to the elite. It's disgusting. At least Republicans never required us to buy the products of this evil industry.
[Welcome to the Dark Side.]
He needs to FIGHT for the public option. If he won't, then he is useless as a politician.
[Would you feel better if he just voted "Present?"]
My support for Obama is NOT unconditional. Folding on the public option would be a game changer for me. If the insurance companies make out like bandits at the expense of the people, my Obama bumper stickers come off my cars.
[Would you like to borrow my metal wool for the scraping?]
I'm not pissed at him for what he's goin to do. I'm pissed at him for not doing anything and then having the nerve to tell us how he "supports" a public option ( btw how?), because he thinks we're stupid enough to believe his now-familiar doublespeak.
[Give him a break. He had a busy month at Martha's Vineyard golfing and arugulaing.]
If he was lying to us and he doesn't believe in a bill with a public option, than we are all bigger fools for believing him.
[Sing: "What Kind of Fool Am I?]