The One Where I ignore the fact I haven’t written forever and still do a stupid political rant

Health Care Reform passed and although I don’t think the bill is perfect, I am happy with the result.

The real disappointment is the actions of some of my country men. It is downright despicable.

Last weekend, some anti-health care protesters shouted the “n word” at Congressman John Lewis, who is a former civil rights leader. He actually marched with Dr. Martin Luther King. That’s right, in the year 2010, some “tea partiers” thought it appropriate to call someone the “n word.” Disgusting.

The same people yelled homophobic things at Rep. Barney Frank – who is openly gay. 

If that wasn’t enough: some of the Democrats who voted for health care reform began receiving death threats. One had a coffin left on his lawn and another was told snipers would kill the children of lawmakers who voted yes.

Others had their district offices vandalized and a picture of a noose was faxed to one of House Majority Whip James Clyburn’s. (D-S.C.) district offices

It disgusts me that grown people act this way. Ok, a vote didn’t go your way, it’s fine to be pissed, but this is no way for a child to act, let alone a full grown human being. Get a fucking life you deadbeats. YOU are what’s wrong with this country, not the politicians you despise. Your voice doesn’t deserve to be heard if this is how you act. I am embarrassed to call you a fellow human being.

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3 responses to “The One Where I ignore the fact I haven’t written forever and still do a stupid political rant

  1. [If that wasn’t enough: some of the Democrats who voted for health care reform began receiving death threats. One had a coffin left on his lawn and another was told snipers would kill the children of lawmakers who voted yes. ]

    And you can bet the people who made those threats are “pro-lifers.”

  2. I have to say I think it’s a really amazing thing for your country. Of course it’s not perfect, but neither is Canadian healthcare system and I’m still pretty proud and happy of it. I can’t believe what’s been happening because of it. Makes me sad that that sort of stuff is still happening in 2010.
    Sheer ignorance just gets on my nerves. The whole comparison to Canada and hearing people say we don’t even like our system has really annoyed me. Don’t say anything if you don’t know what you’re talking about, you know?
    Thanks for posting this…even if it was a political rant after not posting for a while, I think it was a good topic to come back for!

  3. Jess – Our country has no clue what the hell is happening in the rest of the world and politicians know that, so they know they can get away with saying, “people in Canada hate their health care!”

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