Thursday, August 13, 2009

Does The Ends Justify The Means?

I have been thinking about this brew-ha-ha over the healthcare debate and why all of this anger is coming to a head over it. If you really thing about it, it all began with Rush Limbaugh saying he hopes the President fails.

Then the stimulus bill had no votes from the republicans in the House. The GOP really thought they had traction opposing it.

Then the "tea parties" started and all of the folks who did not vote for Obama got whipped up into a tizzy by Limbaugh and other wingers on the radio along with sponsership from Fox News.

When the healthcare debate first started Senator DeMint (R-NC) stated that if they can get the President's proposal to fail it would be his Waterloo. That has turned out to be the clarian call for the Right. Everything they say, everything they do is to this end. The birther stuff, the tea-bagging, the deather stuff is about making the President fail. I haven't seen anything like this since the Clinton administration.

I look at the people raising hell at these meetings and think " I am willing to bet not one of these folks voted for Obama". I don't know why the media doesn't ask this question to the people who oppose healthcare reform when they have them on air. The truth is they hate the President, didn't vote for him and they want him to fail.

But does this help the Right's cause? And what is their cause anyway? I cannot think of one thing besides tax cuts for the rich the Republicans have ever proposed in the last two Republican administrations. They don't seem to know how to govern for the people of the United States. They know how to make their base happy but 30% at the most is the support they get. They have alienated the Latino vote and most of the black vote.

Republicans cannot tell you what they are for but they sure as hell can tell you what they are against. Right now it is President Obama.


1 comment:

Paul said...

It’s funny we hear Republicans say that they do not want “faceless bureaucrats” making medical decisions but they have no problem with “private sector” “faceless bureaucrats” daily declining medical coverage and financially ruining good hard working people (honestly where can they go with a pre-condition). And who says that the “private sector” is always right, do we forget failures like Long-Term Capital, WorldCom, Global Crossing, Enron, Tyco, AIG and Lehman Brothers. Of course the federal government will destroy heathcare by getting involved, Oh but wait, Medicare and Medicaid and our military men and women and the Senate and Congress get the best heathcare in the world, and oh, that’s right, its run by our federal government. I can understand why some may think that the federal government will fail, if you look at the past eight years as a current history, with failures like the financial meltdown and Katrina but the facts is they can and if we support them they will succeed.

How does shouting down to stop the conversation of the healthcare debate at town hall meetings, endears them to anyone. Especially when the organizations that are telling them where to go and what to do and say are Republicans political operatives, not real grassroots. How does shouting someone down or chasing them out like a “lynch mob” advanced the debate, it does not. So I think the American people will see through all of this and know, like the teabagger, the birthers, these lynch mobs types AKA “screamers” are just the same, people who have to resort to these tactics because they have no leadership to articulate what they real want. It’s easy to pickup a bus load of people who hate, and that’s all I been seeing, they hate and can’t debate. Too bad.