After extensively surfing the internet for the latest news about Health Care Reform, I’ve come to a number of conclusions. The first being that despite my grievances with Obama, and perhaps even a small desire to seek out a different party, I think I’ll be staying put for a while. The opposition has gotten into Rush’s medicine cabinet and it’s best when dealing with them to politely nod and walk slowly toward an exit. The second is that Fox News can’t be real and is part of some elaborate experiment where social scientists are researching what people will actually believe if told by a man in a suit who boasts “traditional conservative” values, even if those values are neither traditional nor conservative. On a flowchart it would be difficult to comprehend Sean Hannity’s belief system unless you were able to discern whose interest is motivating it (Big government is dandy when Bush runs it, but tyranny under Obama). And the last is that I should probably buy a gun. Not to protect my family from Obama’s “death squads” but to protect myself from psychotic retards who believe those death squads actually exist. These people are quickly becoming an American kind of Taliban scum and I won’t be caught with my pants down when they try pulling any of their shenanigans.
On her Facebook page, Sarah Palin recently wrote:
“The America I know and love is not one in which my parents or my baby with Down Syndrome will have to stand in front of Obama’s ‘death panel’ so his bureaucrats can decide, based on a subjective judgment of their ‘level of productivity in society,’ whether they are worthy of health care.”
Wow. To think that a woman aspiring to be Vice President would actually make such an irresponsible claim is a testament to the kind of lunacy that has become the GOP. From the pictures and video I’ve seen it appears that the baboons the insurance industry has recruited to disrupt town halls are either elderly Medicaid recipients (try wrapping your head around that one) or folks who apparently don’t have shit to do in the middle of the day during the week while the rest of us are at work. I wonder about a system wherein old women who’ve never worked a day in their lives have the audacity to pull money out of the paychecks of working young people (the most uninsured demographic) and then turn around and decry sharing the health coverage they never paid for in the first place. Simply put, most of us want universal health care but our voices can’t be heard because we’re at work while the old drive Medicaid-purchased Hoveround scooters to the local town hall so they can flop around and oink like a bunch of dirty pigs.
What really blows my mind is how a movement, mostly southern Baptists and evangelicals, can be so viciously opposed to something which is, at its core, the basis of their belief system. I’m not quite sure how Jesus Christ felt about government-sponsored health care reform (although the Romans did have an amazing track record for public works, that coliseum they built is still standing) but I’m pretty sure that if you could approach Christ and ask him if its possible to siphon some of the military spending into a program which would help provide vaccinations to save the lives of children he wouldn’t start foaming at the mouth and screaming “TYRANNY! TYRANNY! SOCIALIST! RABBLE RABBLE RABBLE!”
So I think it works out like this:
WHAT JESUS WOULD DO < RUSH LIMBAUGH’S RADIO PROGRAM
Maybe I’m overreacting, which if true, makes me just as much a part of the problem. The news cycle is certainly licking its teeth for some kind of massive, 24-hour “incident” involving bombs, gunmen, and a plot to destroy the government. I’ve seen a lot of veiled threats on blogs and user comments on Fox News. Most conjuring fantasies of revolution, civil war, and violence in the streets. But I think we overestimate the capability of these morons to get shit done. Most of these people represent a fraction of society, one which has never experienced true violence and would need to draw upon lessons learned from a life spent sitting on a couch eating Ho-Ho’s while watching action flicks on TNT. It’s a lot more difficult firing two guns while diving through the air if you’re overweight, and I’m not sure if they realize “slow motion” is a film effect and not a force of physics.
Anyways, off to the races!