viernes, agosto 07, 2009

healthcare battle

Top Blue Dog Boasts: "We Held Bill Hostage," Killed Single Payer

Republican "hooligans," as Rachel Maddow describes them, who turn up at various town hall meetings to shout incomprehensible loud noises just happen to be senior citizens. And while the old people who turn up to protest health care reform are, to some extent, victims of the usual Republican lies and disinformation

Yes, they've been tricked by Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh

Yes, they've been tricked by Sean Hannity and Lou Dobbs into thinking that this "halfrican American" president with his terrorist pals and Kenyan birth certificate is trying to supplant God's U.S. government with a liberal fascist homocracy.

I can only hope that the Keep your goddamn government hands off my Medicare! people are exceptions and that a vast majority of Republican seniors understand that Medicare, Medicaid and the Veteran's Administration are all government-run health care systems. Put another way: they're actively and willingly participating in socialized medicine. So the seniors who understand the facts about the Medicare system and yet are screeching at town hall meetings about government-run health care are, well, insert your favorite colorful synonym for "freakishly colossal hypocrites" right about here.

"If you support this bill you're a communist! You're a communist and you don't love America!" a man shouted.

Keep Your Goddamn Government Hands Off My Medicare! (hence inherently epic fail)

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