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11/17/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Reframe the Conversation: Health Care Insurance Reform is a Basic Human Rights Issue

The President in regards to health care insurance reform said, The time for bickering is over. The time for games has passed. Now is the season for action."

Indeed it is time to stand up and take action for health care insurance reform in this country. Former President Jimmy, we love you, but please sit down and hush up. We are getting lost in the rhetoric about race and diluting the message. Senator Max, you need to go stand in the corner for a few months and learn that bad behavior will not be rewarded.  Political organizers, pundits, media and spokespeople get out there with a unified message. Health care reform is a Human Rights issue. Yep, no one in this great land of ours should be denied access to medical care because they cannot pay for it or are uninsured. Everything else is inconsequential.

 Health Care = Human Rights

 We can’t just let the kooks rule the day or threaten violence with their words. Don’t leave Speaker Pelosi fearing for political violence in the streets because we have not done our job. Rally those brilliant strategists from Podesta’s Center for American Progress or Joan Blades' MoveOn.Org. Give them an assignment to get us on message and reframe the conversation. Revive the Meet Ups throughout the country, and start a real dialogue with real people who work and worry about their children and aging parents. We know how to do it very well. Stop whining and letting the fringe dominate. Pundits use your megaphones to get out in front, and help this President. We are in a real mess unless there is leadership from the media, the pundits and the press. Reach out your hands to Obama to bring him in from the cold into the warm embrace of the people who elected him.