Thursday, September 17, 2009

All for One and One for All, Healthcare for AMERICA!

Margeret and Helen said it so well in their blog today:
On September 12, 2001 everyone was an American. There were no Blue States and no Red States. There were no Black Americans and no White Americans. There were no Europeans, no Asians, no Hispanics, no Africans… The world was standing with America against the evil that is terrorism. The globe was united like never before. And what did our President do when given that moment? He told us all to go shopping while he and his buddies planned a war. And 8 years later the 9-12 project has been reduced to a movement of no Blacks, no Hispanics, no Asians… just 78,000 white people who can’t spell.

And here's a bit of Anne Lammont's recent comment in the LA Times
I am afraid there has been a misunderstanding since that election in 2008, during which 66,882,230 Americans cast their votes for you. Perhaps one of your trusted advisors has given you bum information. Maybe they told you that we voted for you -- walked, marched, prayed, fund-raised and knocked on doors for you -- because we hoped you would try to reunite the country. Of the total votes cast that long-ago November day, I'm guessing that about 1,575 people wanted you to try to reconcile the toxic bipartisanship that culminated in those Sarah Palin rallies.

The other 66,880,655 of us wanted universal healthcare.

Go read the rest of their comments - you'll get a chuckle out of Margaret & Helen- but they are serious. And Anne, well, she's gotten me down on my knees praying with my whole spirit that President Obama have the courage to do this "right" for America.


Anonymous said...

Although I know a lot of people are in support of universal healthcare, it's still comforting to read one more who's in support of it. Just today, someone commented on a blog I read that they recently had a very positive experience with their healthcare and didn't want their healthcare to be sacrificed in order to cover "deadbeats." So frustrating.

Anyway, I stopped in because you were listed on a knitting blog website :)

Rain said...

My fear is that it's not courage that he lacks but that he never has wanted to do the public option for the damage he thinks it will do the stock market. That it's always the economic sector that gets first priority over the people. Who can we elect who will think otherwise?