Health care passes; world doesn’t end.
That my friends is the problem. If upon passage of this maniacal conglomeration of liberal idiocy the world came to a screeching halt and Wall Street collapsed no one would doubt the evil contained therein. The truth is that this health care bill is benignly insidious.
To draw a parallel: health care reform is a lot like a greasy hamburger. If people ate just one and died of a heart attack there is a pretty good chance that everyone would understand that they were dangerous. The reality is that you can eat hamburgers three times a day for years before you gum up the works to the point of a heart attack. You can drink whiskey for years before pickling your liver. Like both of the preceding examples health care will not kill you quickly but rest assured it will eventually work its evil.
The democratic establishment is counting on the fact that the passage of this bill will not be heralded by the four horsemen of the Apocalypse. In fact, the average person will notice little if any change to begin with. This is intentional. The major provisions of the health care bill do not kick in for several years. I wonder why that is?
At the risk of going out on a conspiracy limb I would venture to say that the delayed implementation of this plan is a deliberate attempt to reduce the blow to the Democrats. Stay with me here.
History has shown that the memory of the American public is short and that their attention span is, at best, strained by the daily deluge of work, family and prime time television. If it were otherwise we would not find ourselves where we currently are. In other words; if people were “plugged” in politicians would never have been able to take us this far down the road to oblivion.
The debate (debacle) over health care has worn on for over a year. Even those of us who are actively involved in political issues are starting to lose a step from shear exhaustion; so much more the average Joe who gets his news in ten second sound bites.
All of this is an overwhelming confluence of political malfeasance, voter apathy, and congressional antipathy.
So I guess the Democrats are hoping that once they jam this bill down our collective throat we will all go home, flip on American Idol, and go quietly into that dark night. That’s what they are hoping/planning on. If we do that they win.
What we need to do is grab a few no-doze, some coffee, the number to every one of the S.O.B.s who vote for this monstrosity, and spend the next eight months letting them and the rest of the political world know that we are not going anywhere.
They may win this battle but the war is not over; not by a long shot. They may get this bill passed but we must make them pay at the voting booth. Its small recompense I know but it will send a clear message to the next crop of political hacks. We need to let them know things are different; we are awake, we are watching and we are ready to act.