I've got goosebumps! Obama mentioned *me*!
Barack Obama just gave a shoutout to "little single-payer advocates"! It really made me feel like somebody.
Just like at his inauguration, when he tacked "non-believers" onto a list of American sorts — after a benediction, an invocation from a gay/women/science/atheist-hating asshole, a quote from scripture, malarkey about God-given rights, and a campaign with countless sops to Bible-thumpers and played in the key of religion from beginning to end. Obama mentioned me, therefore I am!
He's made a point to acknowledge all of us "latte-sipping, New York Times-reading, Volvo-driving, no-gun-owning, effete, politically correct, arrogant liberal(s)," us "Chablis-drinking limousine liberals," who "seem to value rights and entitlements over duties and responsibilities."
If you think he hasn't been talking about me and people like me -- people who believe that the greatest communicator since Aaron should, during the greatest economic upheaval since the Great Depression, show some, y'know, leadership on populist issues like health care (instead of, y'know, letting the insurance companies write his plan for him) -- then you're wrong. He's made it quite clear that he knows we exist and what he thinks of us: "I'm talking to you liberal bleeding hearts out there...."
When you get down to it, would you rather have John McCain insulting the shit out of you and your values or Barack Obama insulting the shit out of you and your values? I, for one, have never been more proud to have voted for the Democrat!