That’s it. There is no more America. There’s Red America and Blue America, and where there used to be hope for this country in the middle, there isn’t anymore. Get used to it. The rich win. The insurance companies win.
If you’re poor, you can die now. If you’re crazy, you can go crazier, then die now. There really is no more to say than that.
While I’m normally open to debate, I don’t want to hear about conservative policies and saving money. I don’t want to hear how Mr. Obama’s this and Mr. Obama’s that. The long and short of it is this: there will be no health care overhaul. Things will stay as they are. How are they now? Terrible.
Why will there be no health care overhaul? Because Republicans stonewalled. Period. End of story. And make no mistake about it, Joe Lieberman is a Republican. This is not about the American people’s health. (Thank goodness for that). It’s not. It’s about the Republicans saying “Told you so”. Debate, my ass!
OK, so they win. The Democrats lose. But let’s look at that. Does anybody really win when their constituents DIE? And they WILL die. How do I know? Because that’s already reality. People can’t get their meds now. People can’t can’t get coverage now. Cancer? Pre-existing condition. A senior who requires extra meds? Well, too bad, you were going to die anyway. Veteran who now has PTSD and will need coverage? Tough. Same old, same old. Lost your job and got sick? Die. Poor? Too bad. Apparently your life isn’t worth squat. The insurance companies have nothing holding them back now. Are we all happy yet? And yet, oddly, I don’t totally blame the insurance companies. I blame the 41 Republicans (yes, I include Mr. Lieberman) who refuse to give up power, who refuse to play ball, who refuse to do anything but say “No”.
I never want to hear, ever again, that America has the best health system in the world. We don’t. We’re not even close. If you’re rich, maybe we do, but how many of us are that rich? Certainly, the greatest portion of America isn’t. That means that America as a whole does NOT have the the greatest health care system.
So, what do I do now? I’m not really sure. Well, first, I go to work every day and hear sad stories of people who can’t get their meds, who can’t seem to get their lives back in order, due to health care costs. I lose clients because they can’t afford treatment and they’re too proud to come in for free or $5.00 or whatever I would charge them.
But then, with whatever energy I have, I do everything in my power to get Joseph Lieberman to stop being my senator. And anybody who ever supported this blasphemy will get my unfailing antagonism.
Oh, and by the way, make no mistake, this is blasphemy. The Republicans, all 61 of them, have chosen their power over their people’s welfare. They have chosen death over life for people. They have chosen money over people. They have chosen politics over people, because they have chosen their party over people. Those people that they have chosen death, money and power over? Those are God’s people. If they want to bring about the Reign of Christ, there is no finer way to do it than that. When evil wins enough, Jesus will come and change things, or so they say they believe. I just wouldn’t want to be them when it happens.
I pray that some Republican develops a conscience and looks beyond the well-being of their own party. I believe that they have it within them. I just don’t believe they’ll do anything with it. Merry Christmas to all.