Saturday, August 15, 2009

Open Discussion Thread

On that fateful day, when it is your turn to stand before Obama's death panel, what will you have to say for yourself?


Becky said...

Hmmm. That I tried to do what was right even when I didn't feel it in my heart? Probably something like that!

Moreover: did you read the whole Sarah Palin facebook note? No way in HECKS she actually wrote that.

Elizabeth said...

I would draw upon the words of one of my favorite hymns:

"Teach me to live that I might dread
the grave as little as my bed.

Teach me to die that so I may
rise glorious on the judgment day."

Take that Death Panel!!!

Dave said...

Sorry, both of your applications were rejected! You'll have to appeal to Biden's Life Panel.

Seriously though, Obama has finally started to get a little feisty in refuting these ridiculous attacks against health care reform. I think he should go farther and start calling the liars out by name. Remember how John Edwards criticized Obama in the primaries? He said something like, "You can't just sit down and 'negotiate' with these people [health insurance companies]. They're not gonna sit down at a table and just give up their power to you."

It's time to stop meekly begging corporations and their representatives to let us do what we want ("pretty please allow a public option") and time to beat them and just do what we want. Maybe Obama is starting to understand this. I think he has enough political firepower to do this. But it may require being as blunt with the truth as the other side has been nasty with the lies.

Becky said...

Yes, exactly! If he's ever going to throw an elbow, this is the time. There's nothing after this that he needs to save up goodwill for. We won for this. So let's use reconciliation or whatever we need to.

Even as a matter of cold strategy, he must think that he has to get the legislation he wants, or else both sides are going to turn on him.

Scott said...

I would most likely say "Strike me down now, and I shall become more powerful than you could ever imagine"...or some other just as stirring quote from star wars.