Thursday, March 24, 2011

Quote of the Day

“If Democrats believe it’s going to go away, they’re wrong. I don’t represent the hide-under-the-desk wing of the Democratic Party. I believe we’ve got to lean into this fight. . .We have to stop cowering.” -- New York Congressman Anthony Weiner, quoted in the Kaplan Daily today, speaking about the Affordable Health Care Act that's under attack by insurance industry-sponsored Rethugs. We need a lot more Anthony Weiners in Congress.

If Dem politicians don't defend what they've voted for, they don't deserve reelection. And President Obama needs to realize that his strategy of negotiating with himself to achieve more conservative policies is a loser for his increasingly disillusioned base.

3 comments:

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Unknown said...

Sorry about removing my previous comment--I'm on the other side of the Healthcare argument so I want to be careful how I say this to the universe. Isn't Wiener asking for a waiver? I don't understand why he's talking about fighting for the Healthcare act if he doesn't want it? Or have I been misinformed about the waiver thing?

Hackwhackers said...

Hi Eileen -- You may be right about the waiver issue. If it's stated the way Obama has, i.e., States can get a waiver from the Act if they come up with an equivalent system, then Weiner's not off the Dem reservation. Thanks for commenting.