So, with astounding lack of reflection, with a straight face says the slimy little John Ensign, forgetting that not all of us have rich parents to bail us out of a problem; actually having the audacity to quote Ronald Reagan which, coming from a Republican, means he's trying somehow to say that government programs are harmful to personal responsibility. Well, perhaps his Senate paycheck has been harmful to his.
A man with no credibility and no integrity, a hypocrite still there after having attacked others for doing less ugly things and telling them to resign--this is the man representing a side that shouldn't have a voice in this debate anyway. Do the Republicans have some kind of secret magical amulet somewhere that shields them from the effects of reality? I hate to bring it up, but--Didn't they completely fail to govern the country, have an unprecedented stream of scandals, lose two wars and get their asses handed to them in the last two elections? Why am I hearing John Ensign speak?
Not because people are against it. Most aren't. Not because the American people don't want it. Most do. Because people might like it. That is what Ensign said. It might be seen to be preferable, once people see what it's actually like. This is the reason--they fear it would work. The Republicans--are we supposed to be grateful for their tough love?
And all you people foaming and yelling and ranting against the health care bill--you do realize that you're slapping yourselves in the face? That you're helping no one but the insurance companies? If you're fine with that, start just saying it. Declare your loyalty to United or Blue Cross. Hell, vote for their candidates. Just be honest with yourselves, and don't whine if someday your child dies because your insurance company unexpectedly denies coverage. Consider it a sacrifice to your insurance god. And yourself someday as well. All hail Moloch! He's laughing at you. Be glad you're entertaining.
"Eternity in the company of Beelzebub, and all of his hellish instruments of death, will be a picnic compared to five minutes with me & this pencil." --E. Blackadder, 1789 Questionable
words & pictures from John Linton Roberson