You're welcome, Jane!
["First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you ...." --lambert]
[HAMSHER:] Advancing single payer was one of the most important issues to our members in our recent survey [why, I wonder?*]. We’re really excited to be working with PNHP to help make that happen.
Better late than never. And PNHP is a superb organization**.
Like I said, Jane -- if I may call you Jane -- "I am their leader; I must follow them." Haw.
So, now that single payer is on the way to being the safe bet for playas, it's on to the next issue for the blog that everybody hates and nobody reads, whatever that might be...
NOTE * Could it be that dedicated, persistent, and knowledgeable single payer advocates won the threads, despite censorship and suppression from the top? Nah. Hippies suck.
NOTE ** So I'm sure they'll be able to straighten out any analytical issues that Hamsher et al. might have.
NOTE For anybody who came in late, Corrente -- thanks especially to DCBlogger -- posted on single payer at least once a day from mid-2008 until HCR was passed in what, early 2010? We did live blogs with many single payer advocates, and Correntians fanned out to comment threads all across the blogosphere. Of course, our role was small by comparison to PNHP's -- and small in comparison to Hamsher and the rest of access bloggers, who consistently marginalized single payer stories and advocates in favor of the public option Magic Sparkle Zombie Pony, which still pollutes the discourse -- but it was real, and it did affect the discourse. That's what blogging is supposed to do.
UPDATE Oh, and for the irony-challenged, yes, the headline is ironic. The right empowers and enables the marginal players, and so they drag the Overton Window constantly right. The non-right doesn't. No thanks are expected. C'est la vie!