Well fancy THIS! I heard on the NBC Nightly News tonight, March 23, 2010, (that I now watch only online, thank you EL) a Republican legislator named Jim Diment lament, “What’s happening to our country?/The sadness turned to anger because people feel that they weren’t listened to/they want their country back, blah, blah, blah…” regarding the newly signed U.S. Health Care Reform Bill. I have to wonder, is all of this angst (esp. “I want my country back”) because a Black man/African-American is the President? Hmm? Now, even I don’t like the “mandatory” provision because I feel that it is imposed upon the backs of those who can least afford another draconian “tax” if they choose not to sign-up, but this is amusing. I am into CHOICE big-time.
However, now it is their ( the” tea partiers” and angry, tunnel-visioned Rebublicans) turn to feel “left-out” , just as many of the people I have known over the past two decades have felt disenfranchised when Reagan, both Bushes and yes, even at times, the sometimes Republicrat leaning Bill Clinton were in the Oval Office felt.
This is part of “democracy”, and it is our turn; and as I’ve written previously, with me there is always a song I can attach to a moment. This time, Diana Ross has the stage:
Pickhit: just Chill haters, and see where it goes. Now you know how people who are forced by “the government” to pay things like child support feel. I didn’t hear any cries to file lawsuits or play the “states rights” card when (mostly) men were legislated without representation into that predicament. ‘Just sayin’…what’s good for the goose…or repeal ALL the similar federal mandates.
And why are you/we looking for “government” to manage your health? just exercise regularly and eat healthy. That “cliché” is true my friend. Working-out is the best “health care plan”.