Sunday, September 13, 2009

I don't get it

I try very hard to not be political on my blog. It's not really what the blog's about and I am doing my best to attract readers, not alienate them. But I just have to say something about the people who "teabagged" in our nation's capitol this weekend. When I saw some of the photos that follow, I actually felt physically ill. The "town halls" were bad enough. This is too much.

So, these people are saying that they don't want affordable, quality health care? Have they ever had a sick child? A sick parent? Brother? Sister? Friend? Have they ever been denied coverage that would have helped or perhaps saved someone they love? Would they rather have their health care dictated by their doctor or by an industry that is a FOR PROFIT entity?

They say that they are worried about government spending. But they aren't protesting against a war that has cost billions of dollars, thousands of human lives and was waged solely because of ego and arrogance. They are protesting against comprehensive health care for every American citizen.

Please, please someone explain this to me!

{I am now jumping off my soap box. Next, we will return to our regularly scheduled junk programing.}


~~Carol~~ said...

I don't mind a side of politics with my junk! I totally agree with you. The disrespect is really starting to get to me. We are so lucky to have freedom of speech in this country, but they are taking it too far. Everybody is freaking out, and it's because of the Republicans' usual scare tactics. Everybody just calm down! Ok, that's it for me. You DON'T want to get me started! Thank you, and have a great day!

Kate Spike and Her KatS said...

This is the ugly side of free speech. Where were these people when Bush was in office and dug the financial pit that we've fallen into? Not a peep from these "fiscal conservatives" (other than by the Libertarians, who are also anti-war). My brother-in-law said he was "an Independent" during the Bush years, which means that now his true colors have appeared and he's a flat-out crazed Rush Limbaugh worshipper. He has Fox News on ALL THE TIME AT FULL VOLUME! It's impossible to have a conversation with him, of course. And comparing Obama to Hitler? What is THAT all about????

AngelMc said...

i'm ashamed to admit that i haven't done any research on the healthcare reforms, but one thing that really bugs mockery of our i did not vote for him, nor did i vote for bush.....however....never ever will you catch me poking fun at, mocking or berating the president. i will respectfully disagree if i feel the need....but i will never ever do something like the pictures that i have seen. he is the leader of our country...the people spoke and elected him...he is the leader of the free world...and due every respect...just had to get that off my chest--thanks.

Anonymous said...

I couldn't agree with you MORE! The behavior of some of these individuals is absolutely shameful. It's just more *hate* from the right. I find it incredibly hypocritical that conservatives wear the banner of Jesus Christ but act with complete disregard for his teachings. It turns my stomach. I could NEVER be part of a group/party/movement with those kind of 'values'.

They should be asking themselves: Would Jesus Christ endorse health care reform? I will pay more or do more or sacrifice more so that the poor and sick can be afforded a quality of life equal to my own. THAT is a pro-life, Christian attitude in keeping with the word of our Lord and savior.

Toronto Yardsaler said...

I don't get it at all. We have had a national health care system in Canada for decades. It's not the most perfect system (big wait times in hospitals, etc.), but at least if you've just lost your job, you don't have to be put in the poorhouse if you need to see a doctor. I really hope Obama is able to get this off the ground. Hopefully people around the world with good sense will be able to realize that these ranting, hateful wing-nuts do not speak for all Americans. Not by a long shot.
It's your blog. Don't apologize for speaking your mind. Tell it like it is!
Erin - Toronto Yardsaler

Will said...

OK...I'm not done yet.
Even those who are fortunate and have a health plan through their employer still struggle to meet medical costs. I know so many people who have "coverage" but are burdened by co-pays, percentages, and hidden costs. One illness or accident can ruin someone's life forever because they will be crippled by the bills.
I'd like to know where these protesting yokels get THEIR healthcare....? Their coverage must be mind-blowing fabulous. Or maybe they are just a bunch of clueless idiots? (I'd have to go with idiots.) HUMPF.

Becky said...

I second, third, fourth, etc all that has been posted here thus far. If I start typing I may not get any sleep cause I could type volumes.

Poolatte said...

I'm with Becky and all the others. I can't even get started cause I get soooo depressed about it all. Luckily I have your blog to get me thru! You always put things in just the right way.

misselaineous said...

I'm with Becky...I have almost reached a point that I cannot watch the news much any more.I feel the need to be informed, but so much is going on that makes me wonder where we're headed. What has happened to common sense and common decency? *elaine*

Carole said...

I don't get it either.

I rarely watch the news anymore (I'm not an ostrich, I just prefer to get my news from a source more reliable than network), but last night I saw a clip of people picketing against health care reform, and the two women that the reporter focused on had a sign with a picture of Obama with a slash through it. Both women said that he's doing too much too fast and that the health care 'thing' is absolutely ridiculous.

I don't understand what's ridiculous about it. Obviously these women and the rest of those picketing have never been laid off from their jobs and had to pay for health care out of pocket, or be without totally. They've obviously never had a sick child, parent, spouse, and not been able to meet the bills.

One has to wonder what their solution would be.

It wasn't all that long ago that people were saying Obama wasn't doing things fast enough, now they think it's too fast. Make up your minds people. You can't have it both ways.

Why do they feel they should judge who gets to have health care and who doesn't?

That photo with Obama and the Hitler moustache makes me sick to my stomach. What the hell (pardon me) is that supposed to imply?

Franny said...

Wouldn't it be good if everyone had healthcare? Why is it that when some people get cancer, they have to have raffles and benefits just to pay their health bills? (In this country? Huh??) Isn't that sad and somewhat degrading?
Wouldn't it be nice if everyone had good manners?

Jill said...

Thanks for your timely comments. I agree with you and I am truly disturbed by the lack of civility, manners and respect. And they are so ignorant! I virtually never post anywhere but you really 'tripped my trigger.' Nice blog.

EverydayMe said...

can't understand it either... it seems people only look at the little bad (that can be fixed) instead of looking at the big picture GOOD AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE... guess they don't need it??
{{HUGS}} Michelle