Robert Creamer wrote "Stand up Straight, how progressives can win," while in jail for 16 counts of bank fraud. His wife Rep. Jan Schakowsky bravely waited for him while funneling taxpayer money from DC back to selected cronies. (Joel Pollak is running to replace Schakowsky in the 9th CD in the upcoming election. Mr. Pollak is endorsed by Alan Dershowitz, a lifelong Democrat.)
- 10/31/10, "Why doesn't everyone know Jan Schakowsky's husband wrote ObamaCare in jail?" American Thinker, Stella Paul
Endorsed by David Axelrod and SEIU honcho Andrew Stern, Stand Up Straight! gave Democrats the perfect voodoo recipe of lies, lies, and boiled frog's eyes they used to cook up ObamaCare.
- Here's how David Horowitz's Discover The Network describes it:
In addition, Creamer laid out a "Progressive Agenda for Structural Change," which included a ten-point plan to set the stage for implementing universal health care:
- "We must create a national consensus that health care is a right, not a commodity; and that government must guarantee that right."
- "We must create a national consensus that the health care system is in crisis."
- "Our messaging program over the next two years should focus heavily on reducing the credibility of the health insurance industry and focusing on the failure of private health insurance."
- "We need to systematically forge relationships with large sectors of the business/employer community."
- "We need to convince political leaders that they owe their elections, at least in part, to the groundswell of support of [sic] universal health care, and that they face political peril if they fail to deliver on universal health care in 2009."
- "We need not agree in advance on the components of a plan, but we must foster a process that can ultimately yield consensus."
- "Over the next two years, we must design and organize a massive national field program."
- "We must focus especially on the mobilization of the labor movement and the faith community."
- "We must systematically leverage the connections and resources of a massive array of institutions and organizations of all types."
- "To be successful, we must put in place commitments for hundreds of millions of dollars to be used to finance paid communications and mobilization once the battle is joined."
- but emotion-fear, revulsion, anger, disgust.""
- After all, nothing more intimately affects our lives than the Obamination currently shutting down Catholic hospitals, sending premiums skyrocketing, and limiting patients' access and options.
In addition to showing the massive expansion of government and the overwhelming complexity of new regulations and taxes, the chart portrays:
- $569 billion in higher taxes;
- $529 billion in cuts to Medicare;
- Swelling of the ranks of Medicaid by 16 million;
- Seventeen major insurance mandates; and
- The creation of two new bureaucracies with powers to impose future rationing: the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
- and the Independent Payments Advisory Board....
Yet somehow the great media machine has not seen fit to tell voters about the rancid Romeo and Juliet who gave us this unholy mess.
Well, even if the media did miraculously decide to ask Schakowsky some hard questions, she'd be tough to find. She's awfully busy,
- calling Tea Partiers "despicable," storming into polling places to illegally electioneer, and sending out her dearest friend to scream at Andrew Breitbart that he's gay.
Creamer on immigration:
"Creamer also identified immigration as an issue that “will have an enormous impact on the battle for power between the progressive and conservative forces in American society.” He said:
“If the Democrats continue to stand firmly for immigrant rights, the issue will define immigrants’ voting loyalties for a generation. If we are successful, a gigantic block of progressive votes will enter the electorate over the next 15 years—a block that could be decisive in the battle for the future.”"...
Creamer is also a former lobbyist for George Soros Open Society Institute.