But one part of her article just about made me want to smash my laptop into bits. Check this out...
Democratic strategists privately acknowledged that they were hesitant to give extra attention to the issue by refuting the inaccuracies, but they worry that it will further agitate already-skeptical seniors.
After letting the controversy simmer on talk radio and the blogosphere, expecting that it might blow over, Democrats have begun to respond.
Now I don't know which Democratic strategists gave these quotes anonymously, but they should never be allowed to advise another Democrat ever again in life. I don't know if its more infuriating that these people prove the notion that Democrats don't have any spine or that they could even possibly be so naive. The right wing ideologues in this country, especially those on talk radio, have already shown that they will not let anything just "blow over" especially on a topic they are so vehemently opposed to as health care reform.
What kind of fucking idiots are actually advising our elected Democrats in Congress? What kind of a dumb ass would even begin to believe that the euthanasia cannard would just magically go away? And how can they possibly have not learned anything from then Senator Obama's campaign last year? Its enough to make me want to scream!
Someone should email every Democrat in Congress the link to "Fight The Smears" dot com. This website was a freaking stroke of genius for candidate Obama last year. He had the good common sense to realize that Republicans and special interests traffic in misinformation and confusion to win every single one of their battles. And the only way to successfully over come that kind of garbage is to correct the record forcefully and in a way that is widely available to reach the most people. Whether it was a right wing blogger or a right wing radio host or a right wing member of Congress, if they were pushing bullshit out about candidate Obama, you can best believe they were smacked down on the website.
So where exactly is our health care reform version of "Fight The Smears"?
This would be the perfect time for Democrats in both houses of Congress to put up a website debunking all the right wing and corporatist smears against health care reform. I can damn well guarantee that its about to get worse this whole month. How helpful would it be to have one place that they could tell their constituents to go to find out the truth about the proposed legislation? But instead you have Democratic advisors with their thumbs up their asses just hoping they can close their eyes and everything will be all better. And in the mean time every lie and smear and mischaraterization gets the chance to get a foot hold and in some circles get repeated so much that they become conventional wisdom. At that point you can refute everything all you want but people are still going to hang on to that first impression. It is what it is.
Now there is a citizen made site to help fight the health care reform smears which I have posted before and will post again here. But why should WE have to do the damn job of the people in Congress? If they are so damned stupid and or cowardly that they won't put in place a method to debunk all of the lies about health care reform, do they even deserve to be members of Congress anymore?
We really REALLY need to get a better brand of Democrat in Congress, and I mean ASAP!