"Health Care Reform", Or, The Day We Magically Became Death Panel Socialist Baby Killers

How Magic Happens Pt. 2

You know, I've held my tongue on a bunch of the political topics for a while now. Some of us have had really good sidebar conversations though. I figured that since most of you already know my positions it's just no fun to post them here. Boring windbaggery is nobody's friend.

"Political discourse" has just been kind of crazy if not plain stupid lately. Insanity in the Congress, new black president, and this whole idiotic Tea Bag thing really gives rationality and partisanship a rough go. It's like all the crazy vaccines-cause-autism kooks have wrestled away all discourse. Oh, wait. They did. Politics have been so disheartening lately--so much so that I felt that by actually devoting any time and energy to writing about politics was shooting downward, intellectually--that I let my responsibility as an opinionated American lapse to a degree. I feel like I'm sometimes wandering in a desolate landscape of decayed logic.

But that's one of the biggest problems with us liberal, egghead, "progressive," non-party-affiliated observers who are willing to throw darts at both sides and not carry the banner for either. We get to a point where it's just cool and easy to pretend that we aren't really paying attention because it's all so much below us and such. But we are paying attention. And we're appalled. We are seriously fucking horrified.

Like I mentioned yesterday somewhere, I watched far too much NCAA and CSPAN this past weekend. It's all blurring together. Boehner (pron: "boner") all cross-over dribble-driving to the hoop and such. Obama going left. But despite the NCAA's, we are paying attention. I mean, shit, I woke up to a txt from one of the hipsters intellectuals that said, "YES WE CAN." For real, he thumb-typed that stale old Obama campaign slogan. We act like it's beneath us but we are, after all, also Americans too; as "real" and as entitled as any. And we read. And we reason. And we see the bullshit for what it is: bullshit. And the Republicans (oh, yes I did) are completely bullshit over this Health Care Reform nonsense. Sure the Democrats are incompetent, ridiculous, and shameful, but the Republicans are blatantly lying, manipulating, 'fraidy cats. The so-called outrage is 100% manufactured as a vast right-wing conspiracy. Remember when people said Hillary Rodham was insane for saying that? Doy, right?

I'm not going to get all wonky or technical here because Health Care Reform is boring as shit. I'm wildly intelligent, politically savvy, and aware of the push-pull that is Washington and I can hardly stand discussing Health Care Reform. It is boring. And I bet you dollars to doughnuts that very few of the crazy-kooks "protesting" to "take back America" on the Capital lawn understand what the hell they are protesting about, specifically. Besides, Health Care Reform is only a straw man; a metaphor for what's really happening.

You see, the "protesters" actually DO know why they are protesting in general, and here's my point today. These Tea Party "Patriots" have been convinced that they have been backed into some sort of corner and are, get this, defending America. As Seany Hi-Def Tweetered last eve, "It's amazing how many old angry white men still think they run the country they stole to begin with." Interestingly, Hi-Def is both white and male and could explain what "Don't tread on me" really means. How dare he? Well, he's right. He cleanly and succinctly summed up the whole goddamn fiasco. In the words of Frank Zappa, "we are dumb all over."

Somehow the "niggers" and the "faggots" and the "women" and the "socialists" and the "progressives" have magically used some kind of Fairy Dust (pun intended) to "transform" America into something that is actually a logical evolution of people and a genuine historical ideal than the John Birch Society fraternity. Whaaaa! the liberals are making the baby Jesus cry.

I was reading the liberal-communist Washington Post this morning in the Soviet Union of Panera Bread and could only say over and over to anyone who could hear me: This is so fucking embarrassing. What happened to American being bad ass, whip-smart, and fearless? Maybe everything I learned was wrong but I refuse to roll over and be some sad-sack crybaby because I didn't get my way somehow.

My hipster-intellectual "YES WE CAN" friend also txt'd me: "they should cut the balls off the 34 dems who voted no."

I was all, "No! That's exactly how the Republicans roll. At least the 34 had the wherewithal to vote the way they wanted to actually vote. What's scary is the 100% zealot obstructionism zeal on the Republican side. You mean somehow every single one of them felt exactly the very same way about the legislation even though they completely watered it down and changed it to be mostly conservative and business-friendly?" And therein lies the real problem: the only goal here for the minority was to exert some long-antiquated power over law, culture, and logic.

Clearly the Civil War is unending and perpetual.

And really, with that, I am literally out of words for this nonsense anymore. The liberal, egghead, "progressive," non-party-affiliated observer says, "whatever, doy."