Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Where Is Our Line in the Sand, Mr. President?

According to, the White House is apparently still insisting that it wants a bipartisan health care reform bill. Good luck with that, Mr. President.

The Republicans in Congress have made it very clear that they will not back down on health care reform. They couldn't be clearer if they hacked into the bank accounts of every American and dipped their greedy hands in. These people don't want any reform at all. They are invested in maintaining the status quo. They are committed to the welfare of corporations.

Much of the outcome of health care debate depends on what you do in the next few weeks, Mr. President. We're looking for your impassioned leadership, for your steely determination, for your inspiring and illuminating rhetoric. We're looking for your commitment, not to bipartisanship but to us.

The scoundrels you're making nice with, Mr. President, have drawn a line in the sand. It's time for you to do the same. Don't give them so much power. Don't choose a higher ground that's just going to throw us all off a cliff.

Please, I'm begging you, we did not elect you to make nice with the party we voted against. Did you campaign on promises of bipartisanship? Or change we could believe in? We need to go where those people will not follow.

Draw your line in the sand, Mr. President. Insist on real reform with a public option. Don't back down. We're counting on you. We can do this. Yes. We. Can.


  1. Thank you, Mary. Where is the Obama I voted for?? I sure hope he comes back soon.

  2. You're welcome, Melissa. If he reappears, I promise to let you know!