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President Obama, Let me be clear and I mean crystal
by icebergslim
Mon Jul 27, 2009 at 05:02:11 PM PDT

If the Senate Finance Committee drops the public option, the bill is worthless.

Let me repeat this, “If the Senate Finance Committee drops the public option, the bill is worthless.”

It means that the 1.4 million lobby pay days have won.

It means that the senate is bogged down with members on the take.

It means that the American public’s voice is stiffled, again.

It means that the real power in Washington, D.C. is not at the White House but with “K Street” and the checks are being written, as I type.

This also means that you have a problem here, President Obama.

Of all the things that former President George W. Bush did, and he did more wrong than right, was that when he wanted legislation he did not stall, whimper or cry about it, he demanded action and it came through for him by HIS CONGRESS.

Former President George W. Bush with his lackey, Former Vice-President Dick Cheney did not play. What they wanted they got, if they had to twist arms to get what they wanted, they did it. If they had to hit hard, it was with a sledge hammer and their congress felt it. In the end, the Bush congress both respected him and feared him.

This is not happening now.

We all can try to pick through what is really going on, but the bottom line is this, the Democrats are going to do whatever they want regardless of what is being said by the White House. That is called non-fear.

If the public option is destroyed from the legislation going forward, Mr. President, you can kiss a lot of loyal folks who are depending on not only you, but moreso this Democratic congress to do the right thing, GOODBYE.

They said any legislation that emerges from the talks is expected to provide for a non-profit cooperative to sell insurance in competition with private industry, rather than giving the federal government a role in the marketplace. The White House and numerous Democrats in Congress have called for a government option to provide competition to private companies and hold down costs.

Will I stand with the Democrats? Yes, but I am a Democrat. This is about all the NEW VOTERS that have come to the Democrats. This is about keeping them. This is about reality. And many are on their last leg here. When I state last leg, I mean about politics. If we, our Democrats can not deliver the change the public voted for, what is the point? It will always be business as usual and the ones who benefit will always be the ones with the very large checkbook.

You know what to do.

Call the U.S. Senate

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