The Health Care Debate is On!

Friday, August 14, 2009


As the health care debate grinds forward, the polls show that the right is winning the debate with regard to Obama's health care reform legislation. However, I feel we need to be doing more in the debate. At the end of this debate, if our only accomplishment is that we have stopped poor legislation from passing, we will only have won a battle not the war.

The polls show that there is a lot of room for convincing as well. We need to do more than show why Obama's plan is a bad idea, we need to convince people that this type of legislation is not appropriate for America so that we are not fighting the same legislation ten years later. I plan to do my part.

I just received word from "the Law," author of The L Comment, that he has accepted an offer to hold a debate on health care between our blogs. The Law is a good friend of mine, a true credit to the progressive movement, an outstanding author and model blogger. It will be a traditional debate with opening remarks, rebuttals and conclusions. We will be posting the debate all next week starting Tuesday and concluding on The Law's new radio program on Sunday.

Please stop by, participate, send questions and make points. Remember that we are all Americans and be respectful of everyone's views (no matter how wrong they may be...sorry tL, couldn't help myself ;). The debate is on!

9 comments

The Law said...

This morning, I woke up, drank a half dozen raw eggs and headed outside. I chased a chicken on my lawn, did 500 jump ropes on the driveway, and then went for a morning run. 5 minutes into the run, half the town was following and cheering me on. My neighbor who had witnessed all of this asked "WTH is going on??"

I replied with a wry smile... "I'm training for the big debate!"

Cue the Rocky music

August 14, 2009 at 9:15 PM

HAHAHA! You should have drove down to Philly just to be authentic!

August 15, 2009 at 6:14 AM
blackandgoldfan said...

Need a chick to carry the round signs? :-D

August 15, 2009 at 11:00 AM

Hahaha! I'll give you the option of the signs or the "Let's get ready to rumble" guy.

August 15, 2009 at 3:39 PM

Looking forward anxiously to the debate. You two are the most classy, well-rounded individuals that I have come across in the wide open frontier of the blogosphere....

August 15, 2009 at 10:23 PM

ah yes the debate..let it begin!..heh I'm baaaaaaack!:)

August 16, 2009 at 3:59 PM
Nickie Goomba said...

Tomorrow I attend my first Town Hall meeting. I think we're all aware that this'll be a long difficult slog. We must win.

August 17, 2009 at 10:47 PM
Andrew33 said...

Oddly, the far left refuses to accept anything but a single payer plan. They say they will vote against any compromise. So you may as well be back to square one. Also we have more weeks to take Obama care apart. They are already digging up hilliary care and moving it so they can give Obama care a proper Chicago funeral.

August 18, 2009 at 8:03 AM

@ LCR - Thanks, be sure to come back and participate.

@ Angel - Welcome back!

@ Nickie - Let us know how it goes. I'm going to my first early next week ;) Give em hell.

@ Andrew - actually, that's partly why I'm having this debate. Single-payer is an even worse idea than Obamacare.

August 18, 2009 at 10:18 PM

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