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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Michael Moore Challenges Obama on Healthcare

Michael Moore addresses press on Barack Obama and Blue Dog Democrats' approach to health care reform at Public Citizen headquarters in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, September 29th, 2009. It is time for Obama to separate himself from the middle-of-the-road stance he has taken in his attempt to achieve bi-partisanship. The hell with bi-partisanship. When George Bush decided to ram his corporate welfare program down the throats of the American people, he did it without bi-partisanship. He used RECONCILIATION. Time for payback -- the situation is desperate. America needs you to step up!

This is the complete speech - a 30 minute address. For those in a hurry or with limited attention spans, you can watch a short version here: MICHAEL MOORE TO OBAMA.

You are one of us. You come from us. It is not the time to desert us. This is not the time to be the representative of the private health insurance industry,” said Moore. “We need you to stand up. Stand up. Be bold. Be brave. Be strong. We’ve got your back. And we want universal health care for every single American and we want it controlled in a single payer system, like the Medicare and the V.A., and all the other ‘socialized medicine’ that we have in this country.”

Amen, brother

Mr. Obama, you frequently like to quote Abraham Lincoln. Here is a great Lincoln quote from a letter he wrote to one of his generals in the South after the Civil War:

I am President of the United States. I have full overall power and never forget it, because I will exercise it’.

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