To Rahm Emanuel,
I thought you were supposed to be tough. I heard you were a fighter. I didn't know you'd be fighting against real health insurance reform. I didn't know you'd be fighting against the millions of people like me who elected Barack Obama.
You started the compromise by not putting single payer, universal health insurance on the table. BusinessWeek is saying that the health insurance lobby "has already won." You compromised with big Pharma, agreed not to negotiate and as Tommy Christopher has pointed out, you covered it up.
Now, you're putting on the "Rahm Show'" and calling ads going after lobbyist funded politician "f**king stupid"?
No, your compromises and politics over people attitude are stupid. People's lives and health are at stake so you're worse than stupid, worse even then f**king stupid -- you're deadly.
Those protesters at the town hall meeting actually do have a point, as misguided as they are in attacking health insurance reform. The government isn't listening to the American people -- not the crazy minority the hooligans represent but the majority of us.
Listen to the people, Rahm. There is a majority out here that counts on Barack Obama and people like you to keep his promises on the two issues intertwined here - real health care reform and ending the corrupt culture of lobbyists in Washington. The way to weed out those lobbyists is to shine a bright light on the Senators and Congresspeople that they've paid off, no matter what party they are in.
I had been thinking the biggest enemy to real health insurance reform was Montana Senator Max Baucus but I'll be damned if now I don't think it's you, Rahm.
If you want crazy, blind, suicidal loyalty...become a Republican.
In the meantime, I continue to churn out my own health insurance reform videos. And they attack Democrats, too, sometimes. And if you don't like it, too f**cking bad.
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