Jackson Day Dinner
I attended the Tennessee Democratic Party’s annual Jackson Day Dinner in Nashville. It's an annual opportunity for TDP to honor President Andrew Jackson, the founder of the modern Democratic Party and to raise needed funds to support Democratic candidates.
As the pictures above show it was a great success. With over 3,000 cheering, yelling, and screaming Democrats we were able to raise more than $600,000! Take that GOP. It should also be noted that Shelby County had more tables than any other county.
The passing of Senator Edward Kennedy was felt by all and each speaker commented on what an impact the Senator and the Kennedy family has had on this country. He will be missed, but he will live on in the push for universal health care. President Obama knew the challenge he faced when he embarked on trying to cover the nearly nearly 46 million Americans, or 18 percent of the population without health insurance. It is long overdue that this nation move to some form of universal coverage. What type of coverage will that be? Well that is a very good question.
I don't see this nation going as far as say, Sweden with it total coverage for all citizens but more of a government program for those who can not afford private funding.
As the pictures above showed there were protested outside the convention hall denouncing health care reform and labeling it as socialist program. I could not disagree more. With millions of American facing the loss of their health care due to this economic crisis it is imperative that we move and move now to insure the health of all our citizens.