Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Who Needs Ralph Nader

So, Brown is in and Coakley out.

Running a campaign, in Boston, where you speak derisively of standing outside Fenway in January shaking hands? Stupid.

In my humble opinion, it is not the DSCC, President Obama, state Dems or anyone else that deserves the blame here. Coakley did NOTHING for 4 weeks while her numbers dropped faster than a mallet at a Gallagher concert. So much for that.

Now what? Health Care can still be done. There's one way only that it can happen. The House has to pass the Senate's bill, unmodified. And it looks like House Progressives are refusing.

Again, in my humble opinion, these idiots have doomed healthcare. These morons think that they can go back and pass pieces of the legislation one by one. My prediction? In 2010 the Senate will take exactly ZERO votes regarding health care. Nobody will so much as THINK about health care. They'll pass something, ANYTHING, that might get the unemployment rate down to maybe 9.5% by November. And people like this Rep. Grijalva, with bovine incomprehension, will blame Obama's lack of leadership for the problem. There are NO MORE bites at the apple. And closing their eyes and clapping their fucking hands is not going to make Tinkerbell any fucking realer.

In the end, if this hissy fit continues? It will be at least ten years, probably closer to twenty, before health care reform is taken up again. And by that time, if we continue to follow the curve of increasingly awfulness at every iteration? We'll be voting on how many times your health insurance company can punch you in the goddamn neck every time you file a claim, and limiting the number of inches they can cut off your dick if you have the temerity to reach your deductible limit and require them to start paying 50/50 on your covered bills (all two of them). And it WILL STILL FAIL.

Who the fuck needs Ralph Nader? I guess it's more fun to complain about the results of torture camps and endless war profiteering while credit card companies earn enough money to kidnap 13 year olds for snuff porn and still buy off the judges when they're caught than it is to compromise, yet again, to help ensure that we don't have another fucking eight years like the last eight we just lived through.

Fuck 'Em All.

3 comments:

really mad professor said...

I don't want to share your pessimism on this, but I'm saddened by it all. Republicans might be evil, but democrats (even a group with the biggest majority of the past 50 years) are just pathetic. You can't defeat the empire by begging the empire to like you. The dems desire to reach across the aisle has provoked more disgust from the republicans than anything else. It's like begging for sex, really. You don't make yourself more attractive by whining, hoping, and begging. Generally speaking, and this is an unfortunate truth, you make yourself more attractive by being a dick.

really mad professor said...

also, this:
http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/01/20/time-to-cowboy-up/

Clark said...

Exactly. Which is why the proper course of action is to pass the damn bill, then turn around and improve it all over the place in reconciliation. While sticking their tongues out at Repubs.

Reconciliation can improve the mandate subsidies. The funding methods, like the Cadillac Plan tax. Reconciliation can NOT statutorily require that Health Insurance Companies end lifetime caps, recission, and any of a number of other things that the current bill does.

Damnit. If these people don't swallow their damn self-righteousness, I'll stay home in fucking November. And I've certainly given my last dollar to the Democratic Party or the Senatorial or Congressional funds. I'll give to Obama's re-election campaign directly and directly ONLY.