Skip to main content

View Diary: This is why we must pull their coverage (293 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  What does it matter? (13+ / 0-)

    C'mon people we've already lost the healthcare issue.  The one candidate that acutally had a plan that put us on the road to universal healthcare was John Edwards and look what happen to him.  Neither Hillary or Obama who both took his plan and gutted it like they were cleaning a fish are now argueing over delegates, momentum, and bullshit racist political ads.  Nobody is talking healthcare.  Nobody is talking any issues for that matter.  Worst part is almost every political junkie on this site  seems to be happy as a pig in shit going back and forth about who will bring the second coming of Christ, Obama or Hillary and obvioulsy the other then is Satan.  And we make fun of the zealots on the other side.  I only hope a congress person picks up Edwards plan and forces it through to the desk of our next Democratic president.    

    I take political action every day. I teach.

    by jbfunk on Thu Mar 06, 2008 at 06:34:31 AM PST

    [ Parent ]

    •  I think it's time (4+ / 0-)

      that all of us John Edwards Democrats concentrated on the Congressional races and let the zealots work out the Presidential primary race.  There is too much work to do, and we will never get single payer if we don't change the Congress.

      Life breaks us all, but afterwards, many of us are strongest at the broken places.-Ernest Hemingway

      by charleston sugar on Thu Mar 06, 2008 at 07:06:44 AM PST

      [ Parent ]

    •  States are going to have to lead on this issue (0+ / 0-)

      The states have been ahead of the curve on just about every major social reform I can think of.  National health care was implemented province by province in Canada, too.  I believe it's going to be a slow crawl, state by state, before we see national reform on any meaningful level.

      Conquer the liar with truth. -- The Dhammapada

      by deliciae on Thu Mar 06, 2008 at 09:25:43 AM PST

      [ Parent ]

      •  50 states vs. how many provinces? (0+ / 0-)

        sometimes, that 50 state strategy is really tough.

        Words can sometimes, in moments of grace, attain the quality of deeds. --Elie Wiesel

        by a gilas girl on Thu Mar 06, 2008 at 09:41:59 AM PST

        [ Parent ]

        •  Sometimes it can work in our favor (0+ / 0-)

          There are advocacy groups already working on health care reform in most states, so there is already a base as far as pushing things ahead on the state level.  

          Also, the last time we had a national health care proposal in DC, the insurance companies spent a ton of money lobbying the folks in that town.  With a state strategy, they need to spend that kind of cash X 50.

          I personally think that moving this ahead on the state level is still going to be easier than on the national level, though I am for ANY strategy that fixes this mess on ANY level.  Just get my family, friends and neighbors the care they need when they need it without ruining them financially for life - it's really not too much to ask.

          Conquer the liar with truth. -- The Dhammapada

          by deliciae on Thu Mar 06, 2008 at 10:47:36 AM PST

          [ Parent ]

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site