8 comments on “The Prez, Health Care, and the Hall

  1. I agree with your assessment— but with the caveat of how can you enjoy watching the parliament? They are a hot mess! I can’t believe they get anything done…a bunch of middle aged Brits with a wide spectrum of British accents yelling at each other …make my head hurt…sigh.

  2. I don’t know gazelledusahara. Watching a bunch of rude British politicians going off on PM Brown is pretty entertaining. I especially thought it was funny how PR Blair used to make some of those officials look silly. It might be entertaining seeing Al Franken and Jim Boehner go at it.

  3. Adding to your list, Dre: I’m amazed at how disrespectful Republicans are. Eric Cantor texting, others checking their Blackberries, and yelling outloud. What is this, junior high?!

    Anyway, I don’t know about you, but I think the President OWNED this speech. THIS is the Barack Obama I voted for.

  4. I don’t care what anybody says – even the President. If Congress doesn’t find a solution to the Republicans in Democrats’ clothing Blue Dogs, reform isn’t going to happen for anybody. No speeches or sob stories will make Health care reform bills pass.

  5. “When times get rough people instinctively go into self-preservation mode. They care nothing about other people’s struggles. They only focus on themselves and those most immediate to them. This point has been underscored time and time again as mobs berate and heckle people at town hall meetings who express poignant stories about their complications with health care. In instances that SHOULD call for each of us to exhibit compassion toward our neighbors, most folks respond with a collective “Meh…” instead.”

    This is the most important point in this entire health care discussion. And the writer over at the blog you linked to did a great job of emphasizing that point as well. People are inherently selfish. All they care about are themselves, which is why the Socialism attacks are so prevalent in the discussion.

    • I completely agree Javar. During the Democratic primaries, Obama got in some trouble with his statement about people clinging to their guns and religion. No, they don’t. They cling to their STUFF. The thought of sharing wealth or – God forbid – seeing a tax hike is simply unacceptable. “I’m looking out for mine. The hell with the 46 million uninsured” is what they say. A-freaking-mazing.

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