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Healthcare reform and the duping of America…again.

“First of all,” Mr. Obama said, “nobody is talking about some government takeover of health care. I’m tired of hearing that. I have been as clear as I can be. Under the reform I’ve proposed, if you like your doctor, you keep your doctor; if you like your health care plan, you keep your health care plan. These folks need to stop scaring everybody, you know?” It’s all falling on deaf ears.

Once again, the onslaught of advertising funded by the Republican Party, the insurance companies, the healthcare monoliths, and a slew of right-wing billionaires, not to mention biased press coming out of the likes of Fox (how unusual!), CNBC, and a pasty-faced, fat, dick-wad, drug addict crouching behind a radio microphone have scared the crap – not to mention common sense –  out of people. Once again, the people that need healthcare reform the most are deciding that any reforms would immediately turn the country into one big socialist gulag , even though they have no idea what that means.

Once again, the prospects of a reasonable, fair, less expensive, more efficient healthcare system are fading away as fast as our stock portfolios. Once again the country is being scammed, by the very same techniques used to sell fried chicken, and margarine and sub-prime mortgages. We are being duped, being made suckers of and being made to vote against our best interests. Once again we are going to fall farther behind the rest of the industrialized world in all sorts of minor things like life expectancy and infant mortality.

I understand Obama’s desire to keep the rhetoric down and to try to find the areas of possible compromise. He’s probably right to do so. But that doesn’t mean we have to follow that same path. As for me, I’m sick and tired of trying to reason with the throngs who are sure healthcare reform will bleed them and the country to death. Instead of using logic I am going to shorten my response to them. How about, ” Are you a freakin’ moron?” Nothing better than getting to the heart of the matter.

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