Head DUmmie Skinner cheers ObamaRx victory, but not all are happy campers
Well, as you might expect, the DUmmies are cheering this ObamaRx victory. At least some of them are. Head DUmmie Skinner, for one, in this THREAD, "A Promise to the American People."
But not all the campers are happy. Many recognize the ObamaRx prescription as merely Mutual of Obama--a mandated health insurance bill, under the threat of fine, that will not lower premiums or improve care. And they recognize that political payback is coming on November 2. If the polls are any indication, the Dems may be laughing all the way to the brink--the brink of a steep cliff they will plunge over when the voters strike back. We'll see.
And so maybe we conservatives need to try to find a laugh or two ourselves. This DUFU actually encouraged me! I expected to find the DUmmies in nothing but FULL gloat mode, that at least this is a start on the road to full-blown Marxism. But I was surprised to find so many of them were able to see the massive problems with this bill, both practical and political. This tells me a lot of other people will be angry with the Democrats come November. One can hope.
So let a smile be your pre-existing condition, as we venture into DUmmieland, in Bolshevik Red, while the commentary of your humble guest correspondent, Charles Henrickson, taking a quick break from his Lenten hiatus to remind everyone that "This too shall pass" applies to more than bills, is in the [Barackets]:
A Promise to the American People.
[A Premium Increase to the American People.]
It's been said a million times here that this bill is not perfect.
Like most people on DU, I would have preferred a single-payer system. . . .
[As long as that single payer is someone richer than me.]
But even if it is less than I had hoped for, this is still a historic piece of legislation.
[It gets the camel's nose into the tent.]
Quite possibly the most important piece of legislation of my 38-year lifetime.
[Quite probably the most socialist piece of crap in my 57-year lifetime.]
For the first time ever, the people of this country are making this promise to our fellow citizens: Affordable health coverage for everyone.
["Affordable"? I'll believe that when my premiums go down by the $2500 Dr. ObamaRx promised. "Health coverage"? I'll remember that when I have an ear infection and have to wait six months to see a government-approved doctor to get a prescription. "For everyone"? WHEEEEE!!!!!! Look at me, I'm doing cartwheels!!!]
Only time will tell if the bill can actually deliver on this promise.
[Only history and common sense will already tell you: IT CANNOT!]
But now that the promise has been made, it's going to be very difficult for anyone to take it back.
[Translation: Head DUmmie Skinner already is anticipating stunning defeats for the Democrats in November. But even so, he also is anticipating the party line after that: "You can't change it now!"]
It is inevitable that this legislation will not work exactly as it is intended. Problems will arise that will need to be fixed.
[Needs more socialism!]
I do not know what those problems will be, and I have no clue how they will be fixed.
[Basically, I'm a stupid, blithering idiot! That's why I'm a Democrat.]
Health care is now the responsibility of the United States Congress.
[Oh joy. Why does that thought not thrill my heart?]
The promise has been made. If they try to renege, they do so at their peril.
[I think it's the Democrats who are in peril, because they neged in the first place.]
Congratulations to President Obama, and to Speaker Pelosi, and to every Member of Congress who had the guts to do the right thing.
[Congratulations to Dr. ObamaRx and Nurse Nancy and Bart Stupid and Harry the Undertaker and and all the rest of you socialist swine! Here's to you, you Commie traitors! May you get what you richly deserve!]
To all the members of DU, I want to thank you for keeping this debate mostly civil.
[Except for those times when you were at each other's throat because things weren't moving far left enough, fast enough, which was--and will be?--most of the time.]
Still, there are some pretty deep wounds here right now. . . .
[Dr. ObamaRx can see you in about, oh, 18 months, to treat your wounds.]
we all want what is best for this country.
[Communism. Now let's hear from a few of the fellow travelers . . .]
We have class, compassion and feelings for the poor and needy.
[Good, 'cause now EVERYBODY is going to be poor and needy. WHOOPEEE!!!]
I love our President.
[Signed, Barack Obama.]
Can't wait for the second act.
[I'm waiting for the November 2nd act.]
definitely the best one-term president since Carter
[Damning with faint prez! Hee! Hee!]
This is a wictory for corporations/lobbyists and DLC/Corporate Democrats!!
[Big Pharma had a GREAT day on Wall Street! Think of all subsidized drugs to sell!]
I'd bet you money this is going to turn into a windfall for insurance and a problem for almost everyone else.
[And for YOU, DUmmie bkozumplik! You win a KEWPIE DOLL for this Brief Moment of Mental Clarity!]
Wondering when someone would break that "Isn't Disneyland wonderful!" mood going on. . . .
[Welcome to Pirates of the Health-Care-ibbean.]
The genie is out of the bottle. . . .
[Some of us are hitting the bottle.]
"Tenet Healthcare Corp. gained 9% in the wake of passage of a health-care overhaul after a year of debate. Health Management Associates Inc. rose 11.3%." . . . Do these numbers mean anything to anybody? Or is everyone too drunk on champagne to notice?
[FREUDENSCHADE, BAY-BEEEEEEE!!!! WHEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!]
Is this a grouse?
[Look at the grouse!]
Hang on, it's gonna be a bumpy ride...but we're going someplace very special!
[Over the cliff, in November! Happy landing!]
I think it's going to hurt the Dems in the next election cycle(s).
[Thank you, Nostradamus, for that daring prediction.]
The only promise in the passage is a promise to further impose for-profit insurers between me and my doctors.
. . . and the promise to separate you from approximately 30% of your income, with nothing guaranteed in return. . . .
[Sorry, guys, only one Kewpie Doll per thread.]
I don't understand how people think forcing people to buy insurance is going to be popular. It's not. I think it will be okay until the fines kick in. I also think the Republicans are going to get into office and dismantle this--or make it completely unbearable.
[Just call me Mickey Dismantle!]
IRS will do the forcing!!! They will take 2% of your income if you don't sign up!!
[THANK you, Dr. ObamaRx and Nurse Nancy and Bart Stupid and Harry the Undertaker, for this brave new world you're creating!]
Since so many here think of government as a football game, we should see that we didn't make a touchdown. Through timidity, fumbles, and missed calls, we have been pushed back to almost our own goal. All we did yesterday is pick up a first down.....barely.
[But on November 2, Charlie Brown--on November 2, you can kick the winning field goal!]
What if someone can't afford to buy that mandated healthcare?
[GO DIRECTLY TO JAIL. DO NOT PASS GO, DO NOT COLLECT $200.]
this bill sure looks sh*ttier the more questions you ask about it.
[Then stop asking questions. Go with the Fantasyland version the Democrats are putting out there.]
Anyone who thinks this is going to be popular is living in a dream world.
[But it's OUR dream world!]
As a gay man any politician's promise is less than nothing to me.
[Let me guess: Bawney gave you a promise ring.]
This entire process has been like inviting someone into your house for a meal, watching as they light the place on fire, stare in disbelief as they chuck the fire extinguisher out the window and cut off your water, and then, when everything is smoldering ashes, they turn to you and go "Why so glum? We can rebuild it! Aren't you excited? Don't be such a downer! Destroying your house was progress!"
[Fire Marshall Barry.]
I call them the Ike Turner Democrats. After spending a year beating the crap out of anything and everything slightly to the Left of Newt Gingrich, now it's "C'mon, baby. You know I love you. Things will be great from now on, you'll see!"
[I Like Ike!]
We certainly know what it's like to be pissed on by Democrats. . . .
[Is that you, benburch?]
Prediction. My health insurance is going to go up big time after mandated coverage because it will now be mandated by law and enforced by the IRS and because there is nothing to stop them. Those who think that because they already have insurance that they, themselves, won't be affected are as wrong as they can be and they're going to be furious when they find out.
[Jeane Dixon now, with another daring prediction.]
I'm hoping this is water on the wicked witch of the health insurance industry.
[It'll be more like an army of flying-monkey IRS agents and red-tape bureaucrats.]
one of our nation's biggest health problems concerns undiagnosed mental illness.
[Especially in DUmmieland.]
When it fully hits the American people that they will be forced to buy health insurance, at whatever rates that are presented to them (and God knows what they will be), or lose tax refunds, they will be enraged. It's just a really really unpopular concept, and I cannot comprehend how Democrats don't understand this. . . . will be seen as a massive giveway to the insurance companies - which it is - and which will be seen as more government intrusion into the life of most Americans, who will not be positively impacted by this bill. . . . what's in it for them, is higher premiums, enforced coverage, and no improvement of plans or reduction of costs. This is insane. I predict a big loss for the Dems in 2012 and 1 term for Obama.
[From your lips to Gaia's ears! Thanx for that optimistic glimmer of hope! Yes, an enraged, awakened electorate would be just what the doctor ordered!]
We took a giant sh*t in the Freepers' mouths last night. Eat it, b*st*rds.
[At least you admit what this bill really is. And we'll see who's eating what in November.]