Sunday, August 9, 2009

Just Wondering...

...why the same people who screech that President Obama wants to take away their freedom are the ones who vociferously supported the Patriot Act.

...why the same people who profess to love their country show contempt for the democratic process by disrupting town meetings about the most pressing domestic issue of our day.

...how a major political party that once stood for law and order came to endorse mob tactics.

...how the same people who opposed Sonia Sotomayor out of a fear of her "empathy" for the downtrodden can sympathize with the shouting down and threatening of elected officials as a legitimate "organic response" feedback to proposals to extend health care to all Americans.

...how the same people who oppose government intervention into health care are happy to receive Medicare...

...how anyone can listen to someone who advocated shooting wolves from helicoptersand who now calls health care reform "downright evil".

...how anyone can listen when the country's leading fascist decries the president's health care logo as "similar" to a Nazi symbol.





For anyone who can't watch the President summarize heath care reform, here's what the anger is supposedly all about:
Right now, we have a system that works well for the insurance industry, but that doesn’t always work well for you. What we need, and what we will have when we pass health insurance reform, are consumer protections to make sure that those who have insurance are treated fairly and that insurance companies are held accountable.

We will require insurance companies to cover routine checkups and preventive care, like mammograms, colonoscopies, or eye and foot exams for diabetics, so we can avoid chronic illnesses that cost too many lives and too much money.

We will stop insurance companies from denying coverage because of a person’s medical history. I will never forget watching my own mother, as she fought cancer in her final days, worrying about whether her insurer would claim her illness was a preexisting condition. I have met so many Americans who worry about the same thing. That’s why, under these reforms, insurance companies will no longer be able to deny coverage because of a previous illness or injury. And insurance companies will no longer be allowed to drop or water down coverage for someone who has become seriously ill. Your health insurance ought to be there for you when it counts – and reform will make sure it is.

With reform, insurance companies will also have to limit how much you can be charged for out-of-pocket expenses. And we will stop insurance companies from placing arbitrary caps on the amount of coverage you can receive in a given year or a lifetime because no one in America should go broke because of illness.

There's so little for average person to oppose here that one must wonder, is this what the anger is all about? Or could it stem from the racial fears and prejudices of people who think that being on top depends on other people of a different color being on the bottom? Could it be a savage howl of rage at the thought of no longer being in power (not that they ever were)? Just wondering...

More evidence that the Bush Administration neglected national security: This article explains what many of us have been saying for years -- that climate change has profound national security implications. It's a good think that the right people are in charge:
Although military and intelligence planners have been aware of the challenges posed by climate changes for some years, the Obama administration has made it a central policy focus...


See the clouds of summer...

Radical ideas concerning the nation's culture...

12 comments:

Roy said...

To the first half of your blog - because the people who do these things only believe in "democratic" principles being applied to themselves; those of us who disagree with them don't count. In fact, they were surprised to discover we existed at all; they'd gone 20 years not knowing or caring that we existed.

Damn! Willy DeVille's gone, huh? I loved Mink DeVille. I also just found out that Mike Seeger passed away on Friday. I'll have to put something up on today's blog post.

"And he shook it like a hurricane
He shook it like to make it break
And he shook it like a holy roller, baby
With his soul at stake"

Gillian Welch just has this way with words, doesn't she?

Reaganite Republican said...

Now the DNC is deploying AFL-CIO palookas while at the same time hypocritically dismissing Obamacare opponents as paid shills -even running TV ads to slander them- and delirious SanFranNan is seeing imaginary Swastikas.

This should make clear to anyone just what these power-drunk elitists think of your opinion.

Note that whenever Obama, Emanuel, or Gibbs are asked about why polls show SO many people oppose their misguided Cap-n-Trade and Obamacare proposals, they ALWAYS segue-right-into “we need to educate the public…”.

LOL- save your breath... Constitutionally-aware American patriots don’t take lectures from Marxists.

http://reaganiterepublicanresistance.blogspot.com

Steven said...

A Reaganite Republican? Well, that tells me everything I need to know. 'educating the public' won't do a thing for this person. Republicans of the Reagan persuasion are education proofed at an early age.

Marxists, indeed! Keep it up K.

Cowtown Pattie said...

Steven, you crack me up!

I love that song about Elvis!

I have it on a cd, a recent one, and I can't remember whose it was...- who recorded the tune.

Neil Young? Crud, I can't remember!

Beginnings of old age sucks.

Anyway, I still know where to click when the world seems to have lost its senses - Citizen K!

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K. said...

Just wondering how a "Constitutionally-aware American patriot" can think that anyone who disagrees with him is a Marxist.

Just wondering why the right always feels the need to change the subject.

K. said...

Also wondering how a mob can be "Constitutionally-aware patriots" while honest, hard-working citizens are "palookas."

RobinB said...

Now you've done it, K! Drawing the ire of a "Reaganite Republican". Congrats! Take it as a badge of honor!

Thanks, as always, for posting Obama's address. I don't think he's ever sounded more reasonable in the face of all this right-wing insanity. They are definitely running scared.

Bill said...
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Bill said...

Rush's cries of Nazism last week are particularly ironic considering that the Republican party is verbally supporting the angry/disruptive mobs at town meetings regarding health care. Such tactics are identical to those applied by Hitler with his brownshirts at meetings of opposition parties during his rise to power.

I won't stoop to his level and actually call the Republicans Nazis, but such tactics were the bread and butter of Adolf Hitler.

K. said...

Absolutely right, Bill. If the shoe fits...

mouse (aka kimy) said...

you go friend!!