Thursday, April 5, 2012

Obama Care and Conservatives

It's been simply too long since I excerpted and linked to a Rude Pundit post.  As I have previously posted (here, here, here and here), I have a literary love affair with The Rude Pundit, a secret vice, actually, where via using profanity and vulgarity and crude sexual imagery he makes political points that are right on the money.

He is extraordinarily profane and sacrilegious, so if you are easily offended, don’t read on, and don't click the link below.

This post, from 3 April, is just plain awesome in describing what happens when the shoe is on the other foot, so to speak:

Conservative Heads Explode When Obama Mocks Their Fear of Unelected Judges
When President Barack Obama was having a joint press conference with the presidents of Canada and Mexico by his side, a reporter asked about the possibility of the Supreme Court overturning the Affordable Care Act. Obama responded, "Ultimately, I’m confident that the Supreme Court will not take what would be an unprecedented, extraordinary step of overturning a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected Congress. And I'd just remind conservative commentators that for years what we’ve heard is, the biggest problem on the bench was judicial activism or a lack of judicial restraint -- that an unelected group of people would somehow overturn a duly constituted and passed law. Well, this is a good example."
Essentially, what he was saying was, "The idiot cocksuckers on the right have been huffing on the bone of 'unelected judges' outrage for years now whenever their shit was at stake, like, say, DOMA. Now that someone else's shit is at stake, all of a sudden 'unelected judges' are good shepherds of the Constitution. You're a bunch of hypocritical fucks. Go fuck yourselves." That last part might be a bit of a stretch, but mostly, that was it. It was calling out motherfuckers for fucking their mothers. It wasn't addressed to the court. It was addressed to conservatives.

The only problem with the so-called Obama Care legislation is not that it over-reached; to my way of thinking, it did not go nearly far enough to establish a Medicare-for-all system.

See, the system still operates under a for-profit model.  When the profits of the providers are directly linked to how much they spend on your care, is it any wonder that their concept of operations is to couch their plans in legalese rather than plain English; to deny, deny, deny, and place the burden on you to fight them for coverage; not cover pre-existing conditions; etc. 

Medicare works, on a very low overhead.  It'd work for all of us.


1 comment:

  1. Its messed up that the conservatives are arguing against personal responsibility and for judicial activism.