Monday, March 22, 2010

O"Donnell: Reform Vote Against Polling Majority of Public

Straight from Lawrence O'Donnell: the Health Care Vote by the House was a vote against the polling majority of the American Public. (Morning Joe, Monday, March 21, 2010. Quite an interview with O'Donnell. Get the transcript. The tax increases oh what tax increases, says O'Donnell. It depends on what and how you're looking at the bill (and the figures).

The majority of the American public polled against the bill? Who'd have known with the Main-Scheme Press.

That's right. A majority of us. That's right. Remember us. The owners of this country.

But headlines before today's rarely revealed much if anything that was in the bill. Why not? The bill wasn't available? It wasn't public, yet? Since when has that stopped the former american Press from getting the scoop?

Since they all started cavorting with the White House way back before President Obama at White House off-limits to the public parties, conferences, and galas.

Today headlines scream the ayes have it.

Yes. Yes. Yea. Yah = 219 of them.

Some reports say the reconciliation bill will be sent directly to President Barack Obama for his signature.

Others insert the Senate will have its say. The Senate Parliamentarian may have a say or rather advice as well.

Phyllis Schlafly says with this vote the myth of the Pro-Life Democrat is exposed.

In our opinion, that's not all that's been exposed.

Read President Barack Obama's message to us Yes We Can has been his message all along - his goal is yes we can - do whatever we want as a majority in Congress with the White House and Democratic majority.

What he won't say is how. And how is as important as it's done.

Obama's message - yes we can - to us and yes we did sign up to receive these long ago back before the Primary of 2008.

Read it, and read it again.

Net the Truth Online

Citizen --

For the first time in our nation's history, Congress has passed comprehensive health care reform. America waited a hundred years and fought for decades to reach this moment. Tonight, thanks to you, we are finally here.

Consider the staggering scope of what you have just accomplished:

Because of you, every American will finally be guaranteed high quality, affordable health care coverage.

Every American will be covered under the toughest patient protections in history. Arbitrary premium hikes, insurance cancellations, and discrimination against pre-existing conditions will now be gone forever.

And we'll finally start reducing the cost of care -- creating millions of jobs, preventing families and businesses from plunging into bankruptcy, and removing over a trillion dollars of debt from the backs of our children.

But the victory that matters most tonight goes beyond the laws and far past the numbers.

It is the peace of mind enjoyed by every American, no longer one injury or illness away from catastrophe.

It is the workers and entrepreneurs who are now freed to pursue their slice of the American dream without fear of losing coverage or facing a crippling bill.

And it is the immeasurable joy of families in every part of this great nation, living happier, healthier lives together because they can finally receive the vital care they need.

This is what change looks like.

My gratitude tonight is profound. I am thankful for those in past generations whose heroic efforts brought this great goal within reach for our times. I am thankful for the members of Congress whose months of effort and brave votes made it possible to take this final step. But most of all, I am thankful for you.

This day is not the end of this journey. Much hard work remains, and we have a solemn responsibility to do it right. But we can face that work together with the confidence of those who have moved mountains.

Our journey began three years ago, driven by a shared belief that fundamental change is indeed still possible. We have worked hard together every day since to deliver on that belief.

We have shared moments of tremendous hope, and we've faced setbacks and doubt. We have all been forced to ask if our politics had simply become too polarized and too short-sighted to meet the pressing challenges of our time. This struggle became a test of whether the American people could still rally together when the cause was right -- and actually create the change we believe in.

Tonight, thanks to your mighty efforts, the answer is indisputable: Yes we can.

Thank you,

President Barack Obama

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