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Health Care Reform begins, with a song

March 21, 2010

Though I’m allowed something close to complete and total freedom there, my regular blogging gig at Premium Hollywood doesn’t really permit strictly political acts of gloating.  So, as something apparently resembling health care reform finally begins — and this is only a beginning — I find myself following the example of actual, real political bloggers John Cole and Matthew Yglesias and contributing in my own tiny way to what I hope may become a full on Internet meme recalling the memorable July 2009 words of one Senator Jim DeMint.

This time, though, let’s first celebrate in the socialist language of Swedish and then in good ol’ free market English.

I knew there had to be a reason why this is my favorite ABBA tune.

And just so this isn’t entirely lacking in political content, here are a couple of links on today’s news to two political thinkers I respect, neither of whom gets listened to nearly enough, onetime Clinton cabinet member and U.C. Berkeley economist Robert Reich and my favorite contrarian journo with radical roots, USC’s Marc Cooper.

Oh, and here’s a quote from an appropriately named piece by David Frum, who I have often loathed in his brutish/ridiculous “end of evil” neocon mold, but as an internal alleged concern troll for the right, I occasionally dig. Indeed, dig this:

So today’s defeat for free-market economics and Republican values is a huge win for the conservative entertainment industry. Their listeners and viewers will now be even more enraged, even more frustrated, even more disappointed in everybody except the responsibility-free talkers on television and radio. For them, it’s mission accomplished. For the cause they purport to represent, it’s Waterloo all right: ours.

H/t Queen of Swords.

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