This Newsday cover made me wonder: just how many tomes did an anti-war march of millions in any given large city of US (or the world) made page one? (Bush referred to us as “focus groups)

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I suppose the answer would be, we didn’t have this kind of grassroots behind us

Earlier this week, the Wall Street Journal reported that AHIP — the multimillion dollar lobbying juggernaut for the health insurance industry — has mobilized 50,000 employees to lobby Congress to defeat the public option

As it is, the efforts seem to have paid off better than in 1994

found that 37 percent of Americans are opposed to the Obama plan compared with 25 percent who favor it.

In June of 1994 — just a few months before a White House-led health care reform push effectively died on Capitol Hill — 35 percent of Americans said they opposed the Clinton administration’s plan while 23 percent favored it,

Very interesting that they felt the need to compare.

Maybe it’s karma for those Harry and Louise ads last year?

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Suddenly, this comment from Krugman becomes more interesting:

And BO himself has conceded that he might have to penalize people who don’t buy insurance until they need care. So this is just poisoning the well for health care reform. The politics of hope, indeed.

Of course, I have a sneaking suspicion that the people  who conceived those adds in 2008, are the same who did in 1994

(see proof here) and started writing the bill last December

Come to think of it, the Harry and Louise campaign mailers are proof that the fight against healthcare reform started full force since 2007. To the uninitiated, it appeared to be a presidential campaign.