One more thing I want to add.. A picture I found that needs to be seen...The difference between protests on the left and the right.. We protested for the lives of people, the right is protesting against the lives of people..
Where is the media in this country? Do we have any reporters left? Any real media at all? No wonder this man(Jon Stewart, that is) is called the most trusted in news. Even Damon asked the President better questions than most of our so called main stream media, talking heads.
It appears that Glenn Beck had surgery in January 2008, and he didn't like it.. He wasn't happy with the care he received and went on his show, then on CNN and talked bad about the state of our health care system in America.. I am embedding the clip from his show on Headline News.. just so you can see nothing was taken out of context.. and I have to say, what a WATB..he had Hemorrhoid surgery for pity's sake.. you would think he had his entire rear cut off or something.. Geeze, I have had 5 abdominal operations and have never acted like he is acting... Give me a break you weak kneed sister.. But watch..
Of course, now.. it's different.. We have the best health care in the world. Because he is on Fox, and because Pres. Obama and the Democratic Congress wants to fix it. Tell me this isn't scripted.. His entire act is scripted.. from start to finish.. What a crock of lies this man is feeding and people are buying it.
I feel so sorry for the people who are buying into this garbage.. they are mostly older statistics show, and they are very vulnerable. So, if your grandparents or parents are one of the ones buying this crap.. tell them, show them.. he is lying to them.
We have to just continue to show these people for the fools and liars they are. That's the only way to get the point across and further the health care agenda. We will pass reform this year. Be positive, that's something I am sure of, and never more so than after listening to Pres. Clinton last night and Dr. Gov. Dean this morning at Netroots Nation.
That was some awe inspiring speechifying let me tell you.. actually Dr. Dean was a Town Hall type but still it was great.. I have always liked him..and still do.
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Like I said.. now things are different.. Best health care in the world.. yeah right.. Of course there is also the fact that now people are beginning to call them out for their lies too.
From a Town Hall in Washington we get Rick Larsen pushing back against the lies and answering like this:
Rep. Rick Larsen (D-Wash.) was asked, "Why are all Americans being forced into a government-run health care and insurance plan when only 46 million out of 312 million are uninsured?" The questioner went on to suggest that most people without insurance could get it without government assistance and concluded, "I'd be willing for the government to buy insurance policies for the 8.2 million chronically uninsured, but the other 37.8 million are not the responsibility of the American citizens and ... and I am unwilling to throw my present health care away for them."
Larsen responded: "With regards to the first comment about being forced to buy health care, I'll say it again... The bill does not force anybody to buy health care ... The bill does not force people to change their health care plan. If you're in a plan, you will not be forced into the public option. You will not be forced into the health insurance exchange. Now folks will say that's not true, but I've got facts on my side and you've got Glenn Beck on your side. It's just not going to play out that way."
There is also video at this site. They had moved from an indoor location to a minor league ball park because of crowds and this woman was reading from a script printed out. This is the debate we are facing. But we are winning, if we keep pushing back.
Dr. Dean said this morning we have to just keep pushing the Democrats, even the so called Blue Dogs, to support their "Democratic President, and his Democratic Health Care with Democratic Support and to get it done". The emphasis is his not mine.
He also said emails, not phone calls or letters were the best.. to each of the Blue Dog Coalition Democratic Senators and House Members on the list at Bill Press's site and at his, Dr. Dean's site. He said if you call, they don't have to talk to you if you don't live in their area...but emails they have to take. Letters the same thing. They will ignore them if they aren't from within their district.
Sean Hannity got a wake up call too. Media Matters has a video of him getting some push back from a "focus group" he had on his show and people started telling him they were tired of the misinformation on the Health Care Reform. Watch:
Now, I can't stand Hannity, I think he is about as low as Rush..but this is probably the best thing that can start happening to these low life's.. That and the sponsors leaving Beck's show.. I think it is up to 8 on that now. That's some of the best work we have all done.. but we can't stop.. it has to continue. Keep pushing the advertisers. Red Lobster is one of the only ones still there.. that I know of.. call them, write them.. let them know you aren't happy with them.