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Friday, February 26, 2010

Hey, GOP Voter, You're a Moron

If you missed the big bipartisan healthcare summit, then you didn't really miss big bipartisan healthcare summit. If there's one word that sums up the seven hour marathon discussion, it's "predictable" -- either that or "dull." Take your pick. For their part, the GOP chose "predictable," with the Republican National Committee sending out the following email the night before the summit:

Dear XXXX,

Get a brain, morans!After pledging to listen to Republican ideas at this Thursday’s photo op- er, “bipartisan health care summit,” President Obama has decided to stick with the Senate Democrats’ health care legislation, a bill that Americans have already rejected as a massive restructuring of our economy that is a short walk down the road to government run health care. He’s rejected alternative methods of tackling our health insurance crisis before hearing them. He’s betrayed the American people’s trust.

President Obama’s liberal allies on Capitol Hill are going to try to jam this unwanted monstrosity of a bill down your throat. But you’re not powerless. You can stop the march of liberalism by signing this petition urging President Obama and his allies to join with Republican leaders to start over on health care reform.

It’s time to do away with bills crafted in the dead of night behind closed doors by a team of statist liberals. Instead, we must develop sensible bipartisan legislation that respects individual rights and the Constitution of the United States. It is more important now than ever to send a clear unambiguous message to Washington. Sign the petition today to make your voice heard!


The GOP Action Team

If you've ever wondered what the definition of "bad faith" might be, there ya go. Wonder no more.

Among Democrats, the message was simple: you guys actually agree with about three-quarters of what's being proposed. And they do. But Republican opposition to healthcare reform has nothing to do with what is or isn't a good idea, it's about who has those good or bad ideas. Democrats can't pass healthcare reform, because that'd be good for Democrats in the long run. What GOP obstructionism means for you or me or anyone else is irrelevant to them. If you doubt that, consider the message they brought to the forum: "start over."

We know that Americans are facing a healthcare crisis. Every year, 45,000 people die because of a lack of coverage and the leading cause of bankruptcy -- accounting for 60% of them -- is healthcare costs. Americans are drowning and the GOP has signaled that they're willing to throw them a rope... Just not this one. Yeah, it's an emergency, but try to tread water until they can braid a new rope. If you die or go broke in the meantime, thanks for taking one for the team. Meanwhile, why don't you go freak out over terrorism? Sure, the very worst terrorist attack in human history only killed a fraction of the people that our healthcare crisis kills annually, but so what? Being extremely selective about what you crap yourself in fear over is what being a good American is all about. Hang in there, the Republicans will get to it... After they get a Republican in the White House, more than two years from now.

Maybe. We'll see. Probably not.

It's at this point that I'm not sure where to go with this post. Seriously, given what the GOP offers in all this, the only thing that comes to my mind is "screw 'em." Screw 'em hard. At this point, the House and Senate could pass an RNC press release verbatim and the Republican Party would oppose it. It's not about good or bad ideas, it's about winning and losing politics. That you're out there in the real world, losing every day, dying every day, going bankrupt every day is irrelevant. They don't care. They never will care. If you think they care, then I'm sorry. I can't say anything about you other than you're an idiot. You wake up every morning, let the Republican Party punch you in the face, and applaud them for it. I'm way passed giving a crap what you say or think, because you're demonstrably insane. Did I mention that, unless we do something, 45,000 people will die this year... and the next and the next and the next? Yeah, I did. Did I mention that you stand a good chance of going broke over health coverage? Yeah, I did. If you're getting screwed and you don't care, then I don't see any reason why I should give a damn what you think. You're just an idiot. Sorry to break it to you so abruptly, but I can't be the first person who's told you that. You're an idiot, a fool, a moron, and a chump.

Starting to get the idea that your input is worthless to me? Probably not. Because you're an idiot, a fool, a moron, and a chump.

Given what the RNC sent out before the summit, we can safely assume that they have no intention of compromise -- or of even dealing with the problem at all. If this is the horse you're betting on, there probably isn't a word to adequately express just how stupid you are.

I can't think of any way to put it more plainly, so I'll just end it here. You're an idiot.


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