Like however many millions of people across America and around the world, I watched the debate last night. And, like so many Obama supporters (although I’d label myself as a tepid supporter, at best) I cried out in frustration as I watched Obama fuck it up. A few quick thoughts on what I heard, and what I wanted to hear.
Embrace your own damn policies.
What I heard: “Obamacare is just like the health care plan you implimented in your state! How can you be opposing it now?”
What I wanted to hear: “You recently said that the uninsured have access to emergency room care, and thus we don’t need a national health care plan. First, emergency room care is more expensive on individuals and on taxpayers who have to pick up the bill for those who can’t afford to. Second, asking millions of Americans to go to the emergency room leaves out the preventative care which could help them avoid the emergency room in the first place. Finally, and most importantly, I want to live in an America where we care about each other, support each other, help each other out. You seem content to let people live on their own, and die on their own.” Continue reading 'Obama bunted, at best'»