Health care legislation passed last night, so you can probably tell that I have some thoughts on the subject. This was a hard-fought battle that is nearing the finish of what looks like a victory for the American people. It’s far from perfect, but anyone expecting the unbelievably complicated and bureaucratic health care system to become a Utopian model of efficiency overnight is out of touch with reality. Things don’t work that way in real life. That said, from what I’ve read of the legislation(and I’m no expert, people), there are definitely plenty of changes to come that should benefit a great number of Americans for years to come.
The biggest windfall of all in my humble opinion, is that Rush Limbaugh promised to leave the country if health care reform were to pass. We all saw what happened last night. Rush, I just have two words for you: Bye bitch!
Realistically speaking, I know Rush Limbaugh isn’t going anywhere. He’s going to sit on his fat ass and continue to talk sh*t. He gets paid way too well to do otherwise. His threat was as empty as his hateful rhetoric.
I think Rush should keep his promise. He’s wealthy enough to buy an island somewhere, take Glenn Beck with him, and work on creating his own little master race of opinionated jackasses. He can take his followers with him. Trust me, they won’t be missed over here.
While I’m on this subject, I have to speak about how tasteless, classless and disrespectful the health care debate got. I live in DC, so I’ve actually seen a few angry, out of shape Wilford Brimley looking Tea Party activists on the train, looking at me as like they want to call me “nigger” the way they did Rep. John Lewis. It’s cool though. These old fogeys are getting their blood pressure all riled up worrying about “Obamacare.” If they keep it up, they won’t have to be concerned about so-called “death panels” because they’ll end up doing it to themselves with their hatred and fear!
The absolute worst element of it all, the one that literally turns my stomach, is how politicians and pundits callously dismissed actual accounts of Americans suffering thanks to flaws in the health care system as “sob stories.” The worst one being the case of Marcelas Owens, an 11 year old boy whose mother lost her job, lost her coverage and ended up dying. The comments of Limbaugh, Beck and Michelle Malkin about the situation can be described as tasteless and disrespectful, but are more accurately characterized as completely f*cked up. It’s a damned shame when a young child shows more class and dignity than a bunch of grown men and women in positions of power.
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