I want to order “Affordable Health Care” (but hold the Tyranny!)
The 500-lb gorilla in the room that complicates all this… is many (too many) Americans (including most Democrats) love the “free” part in any government program… but have the nasty habit of disliking the “government control” part. When the reality was reveled of what was actually meant by “reform” (very reluctantly by the way) in the bills offered in the House and Senate… it hit home! The threat of rationing, control of behaviors, like smoking, various no-no diets and proposed taxes on EVERYTHING (not just the “rich”)... it ALL started to come into focus! The folks (even many who voted Democrat) began to suspect “affordable healthcare” was to be extremely expensive… not in just money, but worse… in FREEDOM! Also, the deep recession and high unemployment re-focused Americans on the economy, and healthcare slipped on the “concern scale”. Surprisingly, other than some mild platitudes and vacuous rhetoric on the economy, President Obama doesn’t seem to care (he HAS a job)! Now… the heavy-handed tactics of Obama and the Democrat leadership are on vivid display… (in spite of the best efforts of most of the media to cover-up the “sausage”). President Obama and the Democrats have been in total control for a year now… and on the major issues, from war to healthcare and especially the economy, they at best seem clueless, at worst (which I suspect?) tyrant wannabes! Maybe(?) even amongst the bluest liberal voters (OMG! Even in Massachusetts yesterday!!!)… some are starting to “do the math”… and as a result Obama’s “math” (like approval polls) is sinking fast!
All American politicians, be they Jackass or Pachyderm should never forget!!! Whatever the political bent of the American citizen, we REFUSE to be anything but prosperous, and REFUSE to be anything but free… just far too many of us want someone else to pay for it. So as some in the GOP celebrate the victory of Scott Brown in the Bay State Senate race, don’t think all of Obama’s agenda has been rejected... wounded yes, rejected??? Only in part… I caution, one must always be mindful of the universal truth: “As long as larceny lives in the heart of humankind… there will be liberals”!