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The death of healthcare

January 20, 2010

Okay, so, as we all know, Scott Brown won the race for Senator of Massachusetts yesterday — so that is basically the worst thing ever.

Massachusetts? Really? The endlessly blue state? The one we can always rely on to go blue? What in the hell happened?

I really have no clue. Apparently Martha just didn’t pull her weight. But the damage of this election is more far-reaching than just the fact that now Massachusetts blue-dom is tainted with red.

I think this means the death of healthcare — and not only that, but also the death the Obama administration. If healthcare fails — which it will because now the Senate is filibuster proof and there will be NO WAY we’ll get the public option through that shit show — so too will Obama. There is no way the pundits would  let a fail like that on Obama’s part slide, and in the screwed up world in which we live, that will mean the death of his presidency.

But wait, it gets worse.

I can see it all happening now. If you disagree with me, please let me know, but this is what I foresee happening: so, healthcare fails, Obama’s first term is gone to crap, and Obama doesn’t get elected for a second term. Some crazy, right-winger gets the position, and our country immediately purchases a one-way ticket straight to hell. Someone like Mitt Romney will be my President because Congress sucks. It’s so unfair. I am infuriated. I don’t really know what to do, but I know I want to get involved. I wish there was a way I could fly to Washington and protest day in and day out to get the pubic option passed. The way I see it, no public option, no President Obama.

It’s not that I’m going to stop believing in him, because I do. I understand that he’s surrounded by unbelievable douchebags, and if he had it his way, there would be a public option. Only problem — we live in a democracy, so anything he says ain’t final. I know I will always believe in him, I’m just worried that the rest of America is going to get off the Hope for Change boat. I’ll admit, it is sinking, but I will never stop trying to patch up that leak. I’m staying on the damned boat, people! You all should too! Because no matter how many times we get disappointed, I firmly believe that he is better than anyone else that could fill that position. At least his heart’s in the right place! I mean, thats a refreshing change from the last TWO TERMS.

So, here is what I have to say. The GOP victory was devastating to me, to healthcare, to Obama — to the United States. I just hope our country isn’t irreversibly screwed.

One Comment leave one →
  1. victoria permalink
    January 21, 2010 2:52 am

    We have not yet begun to fight. And, why are the democrats bellyaching? So, they lost in Massachusetts. That was a bungle. Coakley was the least talented candidate on the face of the planet. But, people — we still have a majority! let’s get our business done. Stop trying to pander to the folks that won’t sign on and take the case to the people.

    I’m tired of watering it down in the false hope that some right-minded republican will want to help rethink our failed health care system. Time to get it done — and stop pandering.

    ! I still believe in President Obama — but I worry that his people are too corporate friendly — and too willing to compromise our ideals. This won’t fly — and the people of Massachusetts just told us so. Remember — there’s a lot of discontent in that state. But Martha Coakley was a crap candidate by all accounts. How’d she get there, and why’d she go on vacation in the campaign season?

    Impossible to imagine.

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