By John Amato
I just started watching the media again after missing a week and for every one Democratic politician on the air talking about health-care reform, I see two conservatives attacking it. Just an unscientific observation. What is that all about? OK, I know, but seriously, WTF?
Didn’t they get trounced in the last election? Didn’t John McCain’s health care plan get soundly defeated in the last election?
I understand the need for members of the minority party to have their voices heard, but America JUST voted them out in large part because of the problems with health care. Why do we need to hear them all repeat the same talking points over and over again — especially when their positions are those of such a whopping minority to boot?
It’s shocking to me that the polling being done shows such solid support for the public option when they media is so biased. When that happens, you know Americans aren’t buying the garbage being thrown at them.
Perhaps it’s not surprising that Lincoln is showing so much compassion for the poor insurance companies. She’s taken hundreds of thousands of dollars from them over the years. In fact, she’s already received $14,500 from insurance companies for her 2010 campaign, the second highest of any senator up for re-election next year.
We’ve received more small donations to our cause already than Lincoln has received from the health-care industrial complex to buy her vote. You know more money will be coming her way, but the response has been truly inspiring. Keep them coming. We’ll need the cash to make the media buys in Arkansas to let her and her constituents know where she stands on the public option with your help.