DUmmies Demoralized Over Obamacare
I've decided we should let the Republicans kill off the damn thing
[Close your eyes, lean back, and allow the wascally Weepublican to apply the chloroform rag to your nose.]
It isn't going to solve anything. They have already watered it down so bad the only one's to win is - sure enough - the insurance companies, Hospital corps and big Pharm. I am convinced it MAY make things worse.
[May we now fit you out with a Brooks Brothers suit so you can join our protests?]
Kucinich, our biggest advocate on public options, stopped just short of calling this a pile of shit. What this has morphed into bears no resemblance at all to how it was sold to us. It seems to me we are about to end up with the "Patriot Act" of medical care. Huge money thrown around that doesn't solve one damn thing. Kill it.
[Okey dokey. Will do. And now on to the other DUmmies...]
how about we fight for single-payer instead.
[That is what Obama told us he was REALLY for...but don't tell Linda Douglass.]
Anything less then single payer is a waste of time and effort
[In case anybody hasn't heard, single payer really means government run health care.]
I agree that a crap bill should not be passed.
[How about Crap & Trade?]
I'm all for baby steps in the right direction. I just don't see it here. I expected some compromise but I have yet to see what this thing actually solves and it looks to me like it creates a few problems.
["Baby Steps" by Dr. Leo Marvin. $29.95.]
no public option IS nothing
[You are therefore somewhere between nil and none.]
If anybody should have a mandate, it should be Obama, and not the uninsured. Didn't he have a plan that we essentially supported? And isn't that plan much different than what's on the table?
[Plan? What Plan? I don't need no stinkin' Plans!]
if it's going to FORCE me to buy "health" insurance, I too want it to die
[Your Brooks Brothers suit is in the mail.]
Sure, let's hand the teabaggers victory and enourage them even more. Great idea
[Yup! It sure is a great idea.]
Obama & Co. have let the debate be redefined from health care reform to health insurance reform, and as a result, will get neither. Brilliant strategy on the part of the nominal Democrats running the party (into the ground).
[And here I thought The One was infallible.]
Obama should give the Republicans what they want, and start over.
[Yes, start over right after the 2010 elections. Hee! Hee!]
Could you help me understand the legislation? You see, I haven't been able to track down a copy of the bill that was hammered out between the House and Senate conference committee, so I really don't have any idea of what the final legislation might contain.
[You mean read a bill before it is voted on? What a bizarre concept.]
Kill it and try again after 2010. What they've got now is worse than nothing.
[Yes, after 2010. Hee! Hee!]
No bill better than bad bill.
[Monica isn't so sure. She would prefer bad bill to no bill.]
is everyone finally starting to get it? we were NEVER.GOING.TO.GET.WHAT.WE.WANTED
I hope Obama is making alternate plans starting in 2012. cause he sure ain't going to be re-elected on the basis of this mess.
He has needed to be like LBJ, pressuring legislators to pass what he wants, the way Johnson did for Medicare. Instead, he's letting that traitor Rahm Emanuel cause him to fail.
[I read "Master of the Senate" by Robert Caro and LBJ was the MASTER at getting bills passed. Yes, I know LBJ and Obama is NO LBJ. Not with just a little over a hundred days worth of Senate experience.]
Health care doesn't have to be completely reformed in one shot. I would like to do as much as possible right now but there's no reason we can't get another shot at this in a few years.
[In the Year 2525, if Man is still alive.]