The August 22, 2009 Recess Rally at recessrally.com: Is This Right-Wing Anti-ObamaCare Rant Really Necessary!?
August 5, 2009 111 Comments
ATLANTA— The “birthers,” tea-party goers, “extremists,” and otherwise “anti-American” members of the political right are up to it again, proposing to stage a Recess Rally to protest socialized healthcare at noon on August 22nd at the district offices of each member of the House of Representatives. Are these endless rallies and rants necessary and helpful?
In a word: absolutely!
And I recommend that you go and participate.
The current version of health care reform being foisted upon us is growing increasingly unpopular. While some form of serious reform is clearly needed, the version being pushed by the true “fringe political elements” of American politics (the left-wing of the Democratic Party) is not what this country needs and it will destroy health care as we know and enjoy it in this country.
We may have 40+ million uninsured, we spend trillions on health care annually and our life expectancy rates are average relative to other industrialized nations. These are problems. But these are also no excuse to add trillions more to our spending, while simultaneously diminishing the quality and availability of our care for working-class Americans, as this bill will do.
The left-wing of this country is trying desparately to cast the growing majorities of people that are very uncomfortable with this legislation as fringe and extremist to divert attention away from the bill’s increasing unpopularity. That is not working and will not work.
Rally’s like the August 22nd rally will remind House members who they represent. This rally could bring about serious and needed change to the legislation currently under consideration.
There is real opportunity this year for good and much needed health care reform.
We just need to show our Representatives what that reform should (and should not) look like.