Up Yours, Palin
Recently, my friend JoJo and I were talking about the ridiculousness of the opposition to health care reform. We were sitting outside in Brooklyn. As a garbage truck sped by, its staff hanging precipitously from the back, he mentioned that no one whines about socialized garbage removal. You’d think that health care is nearly as important as urban sanitation.
In tonight’s speech, President Obama pressed the importance of the matter in several ways, but what I enjoyed most about the speech was his direct confrontation of the nonsense propagated by the right.
Some of people’s concerns have grown out of bogus claims spread by those whose only agenda is to kill reform at any cost. The best example is the claim, made not just by radio and cable talk show hosts, but prominent politicians, that we plan to set up panels of bureaucrats with the power to kill off senior citizens. Such a charge would be laughable if it weren’t so cynical and irresponsible. It is a lie, plain and simple.
Take that, Caribou Barbie. You fucking moron quitter.
Barack Hussein Obama, for your triumphant speech, and especially your careful dissection of feeble snarls from the right, Is It Luck confers upon you the first ever snarling chihuahua outcuted by a baby elephant.
We’ll send a copy to the presidential library at the appropriate time.