One day...before I die...there will be Universal Health Care in the United States of America.
I saw it from the start. Not from the start of the debate, but from the moment that a lot of people were introduced to Barack Obama at the speech at the Democratic National Convention in 2004.
Now in MY LIFETIME, I am not going to see this Presidency go down because I didn't get 100% of what I wanted immediately and at the first shot.
HA - I thought to myself...this guy just gave a beautiful impassioned and righteous speech. I really dig it. But in this climate, now in the world, what are these SILLY rumblings of "Barack Obama - Presidential Candidate"?
You would have to be from another planet at that point in time to think that this man...this BLACK man named something sounding like OSAMA had an icicles chance in hell to be voted into the presidency of the most xenophobic, racist electorate on the planet.
Well, thanks to people like the people that populate THIS SITE and with a LOT of hard work and sometimes seemingly against all odds (PUMAS AND ELEPHANTS AND MOOSES AND REVERENDS AND WEATHERMEN AND BIRTH CERTIFICATES, OH MY) we saw it happen.
Not that a black man was voted into the Presidency, but that THE BEST CANDIDATE was.
He applied, he got the job no doubt.
Now this man that we trusted and voted in and partied over and felt so HOPEFUL about...has sold out the public option. I will not deny that. I will not gloss over that, nor will I say it doesn't matter to me.
What I won't do is throw the baby and its bathwater under the bus.
I have been reading the diaries on here with the feelings of utter betrayal. I read the people who are so frustrated. I wish they would remember that it was ALSO explained to us from the man himself that it was NOT GOING TO BE EASY. I have also read that he was going to be okay with being a one term President if he got Health Care Reform passed.
Well, I am unhappy, but I am not a QUITTER. This is POLITICS in a Democracy folks. You can't always get what you want, but if you DON'T TRY sometimes, you'll always find you NEVER GET WHAT YOU NEED. Cue the choir.
He may have sold out the Public Option, but he didn't sell me out. He didn't sell out my ideals or principals. He's still the man I am SO PROUD to call my President.
I'm not here to say you shouldn't be upset, but to say "I'M NOT GOING TO BE ENTHUSED ABOUT GETTING OUT THE VOTE"???? Holy shit! That is something I NEVER EVER EVER expected to read on a site like this and I will be damned if I haven't read this same meme over and over here lately.
Well that's quitter talk. You can twitter that. Twitter, quitter, cuz I don't want to hear it here.
This is a site dedicated to getting Democratic candidates elected. We do what we can here to GET OUT THE VOTE for the Democratic party. What do you MEAN you aren't going to do the same thing for EVERY ELECTION that you did for the election of Barack Hussein Obama? How dare you! How DARE you.
Obama is no 11th dimensional chess guru. He is a man who has to face what he has to face. He is doing what he has to do to get something going forward.
The alternative is nothing going forward.
The alternative is not troops being taken out after a period of time, it is troops NEVER BEING TAKEN OUT.
The alternative is not GITMO closing when they can successfully make alternate plans it is GITMO NEVER CLOSING.
The alternative is not Democratic Party Candidates, the alternative is SARAH PALIN.
THE ALTERNATIVE IS SARAH PALIN.
The alternative is MITTENS ROMNEY.
SARAH PALIN. MITTENS ROMNEY.