A special episode long comment. No need for words; just watch the clips.
Finally – the White House stepping up to the bullshit – http://my.barackobama.com/page/content/settingtherecord
Nowadays I’m wondering to myself, “if they hate the public option so much, the loud, obnoxious geezers protesting public health insurance better not be on Medicare”. If these astroturf imbeciles suffer a heart attack on the way to a town hall rally to disrupt the talks with their ignorant psychobabble-onian bullshit, they really better just lie there and die.
I’m bout to drop a little knowledge that might – or might not – come as a shock to the ignorant fucks protesting health care reform. In fact, let me put this in its own paragraph just so the idiots amongst us can really get the picture:
43 MILLION AMERICANS ARE ALREADY COVERED UNDER A SINGLE PAYER PUBLIC OPTION. IT’S CALLED MEDICARE. YOU IGNORANT, REPUBLICAN FUCKS.
Medicare is less expensive than private insurance and provides better coverage, only it does it for old people. Which brings me to my next point:
MEDICARE HAS NO DEATH PANELS. THERE IS NO MANDATORY EUTHANASIA FOR OLD PEOPLE. YOU IGNORANT, REPUBLICAN FUCKTARDS.
Most people on Medicare seem to be happy with it. I really do not see a downside to expanding it to apply to all Americans. Especially considering that…
IT’S CHEAPER THAN WHAT WE WOULD PAY FOR PRIVATE INSURANCE. YOU SIMPLE ASS, IGNORANT, REPUBLICAN FUCKTARDS.
The reforms would prohibit private insurance companies from rationing health care, or denying coverage based on pre-existing conditions. In other words…
THERE IS NO RATIONING OF CARE – REFORM WILL STOP RATIONING, NOT INCREASE IT. YOU SIMPLE ASS, IGNORANT, CORPORATE-DOUCHE-BAG-DEFENDING, REPUBLICAN FUCKTARDS.
And one more thing:
THIS IS NOT A GOVERNMENT TAKE-OVER OF HEALTH CARE. WE’RE TALKING ABOUT PUBLIC HEALTH INSURANCE. MORONS.
Why is it wrong that a majority of Americans would prefer to cut the middleman out and take control of our own health care? How can conservatives concerned about waste oppose this? These are the fundamental question at the heart of health care reform. Forget about Obama trying to kill your grandma; it’s bullshit. “Death panels” are bullshit. Forget about the buzz words. Forget about the loud, obnoxious cuss words from cantankerous bloggers and the old farts who are sabotaging the discourse over a public option that many of them are already beneficiaries of.
The Republican party opposes this plan simply as a political move. They know Medicare works, so they know better than to mouth off with all that “death panel wants to kill your grandma” bullshit. Their lies are blatant. What they want is to weaken Obama. It’s not even a conspiracy; it’s on the public record. A congressman was even quoted as saying so. But if I wrote a blog about that, it would only encourage the Republicans among us to fight the public option even more. See, they’re not the most mature bunch; they would protest a plan that works in their own best interest just to see Obama fail. It’s snot-nosed child shit. But maybe, if I appeal to reason, they might come around on this. Or not. To tell you the truth, I’m not really banking on the dumb fucks. I’ve come to accept that logic really does not work on them, or it would have succeeded a long time ago. They are eternally the foot soldiers of the corporations, never really knowing who or what they’re working for, never knowing that they’re working against their own interests. They’re lost.
But to the rest of you, maybe you’re on the fence about the public option. You’re smart, but maybe you don’t have all the facts. I hope you take a better look. Google this shit. Don’t listen to Rush Limbaugh. You will find no death panels, no government take over of health care, and no conspiracy to kill old people (seriously…what the fuck?). What you will find is Medicare for all. A public option, belonging to you and me. At the end of the day, what corporate interests in the insurance industry are trying to do is prevent us from having their own say in health insurance. It’s no different than if I gathered a group of 10 people and told everyone to chip in so we could pay our own insurance. I do not see how that has become a bad thing. It’s the only option that empowers us to pool our resources so that we can cover our own asses – like our grandparents already do under Medicare. These cynical fucks talk about choice, but insurance companies don’t want us to have that choice. I say, fuck em. You know what to do.