Today’s polls show the more Obama talks up the necessity of health care reform, the less the people support him or reform. The Republicans are winning because they, alone among mammals have the ability to stick together -- and lie without shame.
They have opposed everything Obama has done, said or believed without ever coming up with a counterproposal to anything. The reason for that is simple – Republicans do not want anything done at all on any problem facing the country. So their strategy has the benefit of simplicity, as befits their intellect. If you are for nothing, then you are free to attack someone on the basis of his party and now, thanks to Glenn Beck, his skin color.
Everything Republicans have done in the past 20 years has been intended to divide Americans from one another, spew hatred and protect the very wealthy, or those who wish to be wealthy but are too dim to understand they never will be as long as any Republican is ever elected to office. As Harry Truman, as partisan a Democrat as ever lived but who conservatives would have you believe was a Republican, once said: “If you want to live like a Republican, you have to vote Democratic.” When nothing happens, those who have it all prosper. There is no hope for anyone else, and that is the way the debauched demagogues who put their religion above their public responsibilities and their dicks into anything that moves want things.
On health care, the venomous vermin in the Republican party have succeeding in tipping the political debate after losing handily in the last couple of elections. Their lies have finally convinced a majority of Americans that health care reform will hurt them. They have convinced most people that Obama has failed because the economy that Republicans wrecked in eight years has not turned around in six months.
Consider, in the past week elected Republicans have said health care reform legislation will kill old people, allow for an upsurge in abortions, take their doctors away and destroy freedom. And that is because – remember this is all from elected Republicans – the president of the United States is an undocumented Muslim socialist.
I am making none of this up!
Then there is Glenn Beck who has called Obama a racist! And Lou Dobbs, still employed by CNN, who is demanding Obama produce the birth certificate that is part of the public record. And there is Rush Limbaugh, the thrice-married drug-addicted bloviator who could not tell the truth of if he were waterboarded. (If he were, I would feel sorry for the board.)
The problem is that Democrats, or progressives, are incapable of agreeing on even general principles and they are too decent, in general, to adopt Republican tactics that have not changed since Dick Nixon, Dick Armey and Dick Morris crawled out from under rocks. Democrats and progressives are doomed; handicapped by the inconvenience of thought.
So to anyone who thinks Republicans have the answers (and these are people who demand that the federal government keep its hands off their Medicare!), I suggest they:
Lose their Medicare coverage.
Lose their veterans benefits
Lose their Social Security
Lose use of interstate highways
Lose tax deductions on their home mortgages
Lose flood insurance when their trailers are swept away by the Big Muddy
Lose police protection and
Get sick from unvaccinated children or AIDS-infected whores and die.
Then, the only government they will have to worry about is that of the Eternal King. And He is going to be mighty pissed at them.