"We shouldn't be focusing resources on each other," Obama opined in the call, according to three sources who participated in or listened to the conversation. "We ought to be focused on winning this debate."
Unfortunately the "other side of the debate" aren't just the Republicans -- they're the moderate Democrats who have been bought off by the health insurance companies. And they will surely screw us all. So, Mr. President, if you want us to all get along, stand up to the moderates and tell them to back off. Not us. They're the ones on the take. We're the ones being screwed by the for-profit healthcare system.
At this point, unless they're convinced that a robust public option is absolutely necessary, we're going to end up with healthcare reform that mandates everyone to have it -- but with only the private mobster health insurance companies to provide it. In other words, we'd all be government-mandated slaves to the private health insurers.
This is unacceptable. Political parties be damned. The Obama administration be damned.
The president's remarks only make me want to fight harder. And to encourage people like Lee Stranahan to continue to make videos -- even to ramp up the ferocity of them.
Sorry, Mr. President. You're very, very wrong. In so many ways.