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Posted by on Aug 14, 2009 in Health, Politics | 6 comments

Is This A Joke? No It’s Just America’s Health-Care Debate

I still think that Obama will manage to win this ever dragging health-care debate – WITH a public option. But I feel like smacking my head on a brick wall as this week feels like America stepped into an alternative universe where up is down, left is right and sense became non-sense.

Why? Death-panels is your answer.

This week has surely been a very, very, nutty week.

What has been alarming about the health-care debate is the pace in which the tone and quality has degraded – something that both sides of the isle can take credit for.

The Democrat’s leadership have reverted to type. They have not presented a clear message and have appeared passive on a subject matter which directly affects all of their constituents. I truly believe that some are angry and upset because they do not fully understand the enormity of what is about to pass in Washington. How will overhaul affect their lives? Will it affect their medication schedules? Will it affect their access to seeing a medical professional? All of these are worthwhile questions to ask. Democrats that claim slowing down this process, so that congressmen and senators can sooth the fears and answer the questions of their constituents is ‘killing reform’ are quite simply undemocratic. The legislation is complicated and very difficult for paid politicians to understand, so think about how your average Joe (the plumber) feels.

On the flip side – for Republicans to allow their corner of the isle to claim that ‘Obama-care’ will see Grandma’s health be judged before death panels is absolutely amazing. DEATH PANELS!

This isn’t a Van Damme movie, this is real life.

If you believe that Obama’s health-care proposals will lead to a decrease in the standard of service than that’s fine, but to insinuate that someone will be actively choosing whether a disabled child on an elderly person dies or not is damn right dishonest. Quiet frankly, outlandish claims such as this shows how Republican moral leadership is bankrupt.

In fact if Sarah Palin is dictating your strategy for health-care than you’re in very real trouble.

Both-sides of the isle should be taking a long hard look at themselves right now.

American finds it self at an important juncture in history, the decision of whether it should adopt a simi-socialist (chill socialism isn’t that bad- social security hasn’t turned American into Russia has it?) health-care system or refine the capitalist form they have is a decision which should be taken with cold blooded sobriety and life affirming truthfulness.

In the last elections, some said that Obama would be a President that would bring the divided together once again and that he would be a transformational President. Well one out of two ain’t bad.