Saturday, September 19, 2009

I'm Moving On From Healthcare and Race

This blog from Tami said everything I was trying to say about this subject but couldn’t. I would like to thank her and other bloggers like her for making me feel like I wasn’t alone in feeling the way I do.

They got me….

I had to take a media break because I am officially beat down by the health care debate. I don’t see myself as being someone that is racially paranoid but there have been too many moments lately where I had to ask myself “What does that have to do with healthcare?” I have been writing long winded posts about this and then deleting them. I didn’t feel like I could talk about anything else until I got that off my chest but the president helped me get past it. He and his party threw Jimmy Carter under the bus when he dared to suggest that race is a factor in a country where there are millions of people who don’t think the president was born in the country and a famous conservative radio host said we need segregated busses because in Obama’s America black kids get to beat up white kids and get cheered on. That sounds irresponsible and racial to me but the Democrats don’t appear to have anyone’s back so I won’t say anything.

Since the president isn’t going to make a fuss about race and let everyone off the hook why should I worry about it as much? I can get back to focusing on the issues and forming my own opinion about everything like I always do. With that in mind, I checked out Senator Baucus’ bill and I know where this whole healthcare fiasco is headed. There’s going to be some closed door meetings and deals that make the insurance companies and big corporations happy. Once that happens, all of the back and forth rhetoric will disappear and we will get a health care bill that keeps the rich getting richer and puts a mandate on everyone else to give them more of our money. Both parties serve the same master and he’s made of green paper. Go ahead and pass a version of Senator Baucus’ healthcare plan that has no public option and a tax that actually takes money away from the families the bill should be designed to help in the first place. I don’t care anymore. I just want it to go away.

This blogger is officially done with this foolishness. I have more important things to worry about like who is going to run for mayor.

1 comment:

Leigh C. said...

Pulling those children from Obama's speech to schools was definitely motivated more by race than by anything else. And anyone who thought racism had died with Obama's election is living in a dreamworld.

I don't blame you at all for taking a break from this madness. I blame the Democratic Party and media pundits, among many other yahoos, who left it to Jimmy Carter to point out the obvious and who stomped on him when he said it. The Dems are also pretty damn spineless in general on health care and other matters that desperately need to be reexamined and retooled (umm, we're still at war in Iraq and Afghanistan, the economy is still in the terlet, and education policy is just a continuation of what we had under Dubya).

Forget health care and race. Stop the world, I wanna get off...