..They lied to you about "the New Deal," they lied to you about Social Security, they lied to you about Medicare and Medicaid, they lied to you about Iraq, they lied to you about the Patriot Act, they lied to you about Wall Street, and they are going to continue lying about this Historic Health Care Bill. They will continue to do what they have always done, which is to replace reason, compassion and common sense with ignorance, fear and hate.
The powers of truth, justice and humanity have struck these diabolical, self-interested fanatics a body blow, but they are only down...by no means OUT! They will continue to throw racist taunts and treasonous threats about like poisonous confetti and they will continue to do everything in their power to disrupt, derail, destroy and deny justice to the American people.
Even when the bi-partisan Congressional Budget Office finds that this bill will lower the deficit by trillions of dollars over the next twenty years, they stand there brazenly denying what is plainly true and yelling that this bill will ADD to the deficit...because they say so!
We must be vigilant and aggressive now. Any attempt to replace the decade of partisanship with a spirit of conciliation and partnership was met with cynical obstructionism and taunting smirks. So be it. We must now keep the momentum going and make our voices loud enough to drown out their hysterical wailing. We must keep the promise of change moving forward so that we can, once again, be proud of this country and the promise its forefathers made to its people. We must make sure that the courage, energy and commitment of these truly historic legislators is rewarded in November with our renewed trust and support.
Tonight we began the slow, but inevitable, march to take this country back from monied special interests and deregulated corporations run amok. We, the people, must stay the course, keep hope alive and make this greatest of Nations proud again.
I heard someone say on a talk show the other night: "Of course this bill is good for saving lives, but it is bad for saving dollars." This is what we have become and we should be ashamed. It is time to hit the restart button on our Founders' promise of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness FOR ALL!!!
Remember my friends . . . Only Connect!