Thursday, December 17, 2009

HCR - The White House and Press Continue to Mock the Guy Who Gave the Democrats in Congress the Majority they are Now Squandering

A couple of weeks ago, a poll came out showing the Teabaggers as the second most popular political movement in the USA, behind the Democrats, ahead of the GOP.

Yesterday, a new poll came out, showing the Teabaggers in 1st place, the Dems in 2nd, the GOP in 3rd (NBC/WSJ - December 11-14: 41%/35%/28%).

Progressive Democrats have been given no voice whatsoever in the health care debate in congress, with our preferred choice - a single payer system - being completely shut out of the media and Capitol Hill debates. Yet the White House, Sen. Joe Lieberman and much of the national video media seem to be directing their own and other peoples' anger toward Gov. Dr. Howard Dean, and toward those who supported Ned Lamont, the winner of the 2006 Democratic Party primary in Connecticut against Sen. Lieberman in that year's general election.

As stock prices for insurance companies have steadily risen during this debate, the media has failed to note that, let alone question why this has been happening.

Here are some HCR debate clips from this morning.

White House Propaganda Minister Robert Gibbs attacking Gov. Dean:

Morning Joe crew on MSNBC mock Gov. Dean:

firedoglake's Jane Hamsher on MSNBC, explaining why insurance companies love the Senate legislation as it now is framed:


Blue_in_AK said...

I couldn't be more disgusted with this whole process. I really think it's time for a viable four-party system, from left to right, a Progressive/Liberal party, Democratic, Republican, and Conservative. I believe there are far more progressives than anyone gives credit for, and that if we were given a voice, a party, a platform, we could make some real inroads. I am sick and tired of Democrats. Republicans are worse. It sucks having no voice.

Yusef Asabiyah said...

I am glad they are attacking Howard Dean--it makes his glory shine all the more brightly, at least in my eyes.

It was obvious to me when the powers-that-be took Howard Dean down in early 2004,(especially considering the way they did it--the concerted media smear right after the Dean primary-caucus victories), the rulers of the USA knew Dean was a winner who could and would represent and serve the interests of the people.

clark said...

that all was doubly disgusting. dean deserves a lot better.
more dean, less rahm.