Presidential candidate Barack Obama promised over and over, and over, and over, and over, again not to negotiate healthcare reform behind closed doors, to bring all parties together and to broadcast those negotiations on C-SPAN “so the American people can see what the choices are. Obama promised the healthcare negotiations would be on C-SPAN:
Obama was correct about the involvement of the American people:
“Part of what we have to do is enlist the American people in this process.” — Barack Obama, CNN Democrat Presidential Debate, January 31, 2008.
Look at those town hall meetings. The American people have enlisted. I hope Obama is also right about Congress can be shamed into doing the right thing:
“I would not underestimate the degree to which shame is a healthy emotion and that you can shame Congress into doing the right thing if people know what is going on.” — Barack Obama, San Francisco Chronicle — January 17, 2008
Can you hear them now? You work for us. Hear our voice. Don’t close the door.
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