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posted by [personal profile] dglenn at 05:24am on 2012-05-21

"Our nurses worked so hard the last time on [President Obama's] campaign. They worked for months. I mean, people left their homes. They were excited. You know, they actually believed in his candidacy. They thought that he meant what he said when he actually supported single payer. And all we needed to do was get him there.

"But we made a tremendous mistake. I mean, as a country, as the nurses, everyone. And that is he said, 'You need to push me.' Well, no one pushed him, except for the right, and except for Wall Street. We didn't push Barack Obama. In fact, we had the liberal groups who were yelling at anyone who stepped out of line to get in line.

"So now we're in a situation that we, in part, helped create. That's the dilemma here. You can't solve the problem without changing the way you do your own work. And so this isn't about Barack Obama. We are in a process of figuring out if we're even going to endorse legislators this year, because it's so bad."

-- RoseAnn DeMoro, executive director of National Nurses United, on the PBS television program Moyers & Company, 2012-05-11

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