Mr. Reagan’s speech from 1961 is more timely than ever in this Age of Obama.  Just listen and decide if that isn’t exactly what’s going on today – only 48 years later.


Proof that there is a real push for socialized healthcare by the Progressives of this day-

This mailout was intercepted and posted on the Randy Right blog:

Dear MoveOn member,

How could they?

Senate Democrats have just announced a tentative health care deal that doesn’t appear to include a real public health insurance option.1

Instead of pulling out all the stops, they’ve bargained away the heart of health care reform—allowing conservative senators like Joe Lieberman and Ben Nelson to hold the process hostage and protect Big Insurance.

And sure enough, the insurance companies are reportedly thrilled with these terms. “We WIN,” one industry insider said during the negotiations. “No government insurance competitor.”2

If the health care bill doesn’t include a public option, it’ll be a huge giveaway to the insurance companies. But the deal isn’t final yet, so we need to send an immediate message to Congress and President Obama that any health care bill without a real public health insurance option is simply unacceptable.

So we’ve set a goal of making 6 calls to Senator Kay Hagan’s office from people in Pittsboro. Can you call and tell her that reform must include a public option, and urge her not to give in to conservatives and Big Insurance?

Here’s where to call:

Senator Kay Hagan
Phone: 202-224-6342

Then, please report your call by clicking here:

Details are still emerging about this new deal. According to The Washington Post, “the government plan preferred by liberals would be replaced with a program that would create several national insurance policies administered by private companies.”3

But half-measures simply won’t cut it: we desperately need a real public option in order to hold private insurance companies accountable. That’s far more important than appeasing Joe Lieberman and his friends in the insurance industry.

And this fight isn’t over yet, no matter how many times the media tries to declare the death of the public option. It’d only take one or two senators to unravel this deal, and progressive senators Russ Feingold and Bernie Sanders both indicated last night that their support can’t be taken for granted.4

So to win, we’ve got to send a powerful message to congressional Democrats and President Obama that we won’t accept this deal. Instead of giving up on the public option, they ought to show real leadership and ratchet up the pressure on Lieberman and any Democratic senators who are threatening to filibuster.

Here’s where to call:

Senator Kay Hagan
Phone: 202-224-6342

Then, please report your call by clicking here:

Thanks for all you do.

–Kat, Michael, Ilyse, Wes, and the rest of the team

P.S. You probably know about right-wing hit man Glenn Beck’s outrageous attacks on President Obama and other progressive leaders. His latest target is organizer and strategist Bob Creamer, a friend of MoveOn and a strong ally in the progressive movement. Creamer has a great new book out, “Listen to Your Mother: Stand Up Straight: How Progressives Can Win.” And the best way to get back at Beck is to order a copy:



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