Snark: to annoy or irritate

"Snark" has been in English language dictionaries since at least 1906, and Lewis Carroll used the word to describe a mythological animal in his poem, The Hunting of the Snark (1874). Most recently, the word has come to characterize snappish, sarcastic, or mean-spirited comments or actions directed at those who annoy or irritate us.

At first, this blog was just going be a place to gripe, but because it's more satisfying to take action than it is to merely complain, now most of the posts/reposts suggest ways to get involved in solving problems.


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Thursday, July 5, 2012

Romney Will Repeal Healthcare Act


The Supreme Court health care ruling is a huge victory for people power. Even when millions of dollars are spent against us, we can win!
Millions of people—our neighbors, our parents, our kidswill keep their health care thanks to this decision. 
But Mitt Romney has sworn to repeal Obamacare, so today's victory would turn into a defeat if Romney is elected. And Republicans have said they will end Obamacare and Medicare. 
This amazing Supreme Court decision makes the stakes this November even higher. The Romney campaign raised $100,000 within minutes of the decision, and the Koch brothers just announced that they're launching a $9 million ad campaign against Obamacare. 
We're going to have to kick our campaign way, way up to defeat Romney.1 We can do it if we raise $250,000 today. Can you chip in?
Romney has no reasonable plan for affordable health care. He refuses to cover everyone with a pre-existing condition,2 even though polls say that 85% of Americans disagree with him.He says, "I want to get health care to act more like a consumer market, meaning like the things we deal with everyday in our lives—the purchases of tires, of automobiles, of air filters."4 
So, if Romney and his rich friends get sick, they'll go to fancy doctors, and if the rest of us are lucky, we'll go to Sears. That's Romney's vision of America, with perks and privileges for the wealthiest 1%, and living in fear of not being able to afford a doctor for the 99%.
The scary thing is that Romney and President Obama are deadlocked in key swing states. We've got to get the truth out right now, while voters are still making up their minds. 
That's why we're aggressively campaigning against Romney. You've probably already seen the extensive media coveragewe've been flying banner-toting planes over his rallies and shadowing his bus tour with our own Romneymobile. And MoveOn members are reaching out to more than 10,000 potential progressive voters a day, helping them register to vote. 
If we can raise enough money this week, we're ready to produce a new round of hard-hitting TV ads that make sure everyone knows Romney would roll back our hard-earned health care victory. We'll also build new technology to turbocharge our voter registration project, and do so much more.
Thanks for all you do.
–Justin, Lenore, Emily, Vicki, and the rest of the team
Sources:
1. "Romney campaign: $100,000 raised within minutes of Supreme Court decision," Fox News.com, June 28, 2012. http://www.moveon.org/r?r=276847&id=44869-18623853-W3VNMCx&t=4
2. "Mitt Romney's Health Care Plan Would Not Prohibit Discrimination Based On Pre-Existing Conditions," Huffington Post, June 13, 2012.

3. "Results of The New York Times/CBS News Poll," The New York Times, March 26, 2012.

4. "Romney Outlines How He Would 'Replace Obamacare,'" Kaiser Health News, June 13, 2012.

5. "Obama and Romney in Close Contest in North Carolina," Marist Poll, June 28, 2012. 

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