Thursday, November 05, 2009

Names Of The Dead

Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) came up with a few pretty brilliant ideas. For example, this week he recited the number of deaths in each congressional district attributable to lack of health care. Needless to say, Republicans went ballistic about it.

Another great idea was to create the website Names of the Dead, which lists people who died for lack of health care and their stories. You should visit it, particularly if you are a reform skeptic. And if you are not, then pass it on to those who are.

Rep. Grayson quoted Truman, who--as one of his supporters pleaded with him to give his opponents hell during the 1948 presidential campaign--replied: "I never give them hell. I just tell the truth and they think it's hell."

Some things never change.

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