Tuesday, October 6, 2009

More race and healthcare

"Black and Latino groups said Monday that they would begin an ad campaign aimed at urging swing state lawmakers in Congress to back overhauling health care. . . . Deepak Bhargava, the executive director of the Center for Community Change, which specializes in mobilizing grass-roots campaigns, countered, "If Congress fails to deliver a robust public option that most Americans want, it's communities of color that have the most to lose" . . . The organizers want to remind Democratic lawmakers who are facing tough midterm elections next year that the outcome of the health care debate will be a litmus test for how African-Americans and Hispanics vote."


Get that? An astro-turf group "which specializes in mobilizing grass-roots campaigns" is organizing "African-Americans and Hispanics" in support of healthcare reform.

Don't wait for all the media folks who accused opponents of Obamacare of "astro-turfing" and racism to be equally concerned about this development.

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