Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Scott Brown Wins Massachusetts Senate

What does this mean? Well I think it does speak to how American's feel about certain directions the country has rapidly advanced toward in the last year. A president was elected that most of us didn't know. He wasn't vetted by the main stream news media at all; the only one who really took a hard look at him was the conservative media. If a quarter of the scrutiny given to Sarah Palin had been given to Barak Obama, John McCain would be our sitting president.

I am not going to rehash the months leading up to the election or since, but I do think that many Americans are seeing our president and certain leaders in our national government for the people they are and the true politics that they have. I am not opposed to health care reform and neither is the Republican party; however, we are against the government taking over the health care industry. You need only look to Canada to see how disastrous it is. Michael Moore can spin his "Sicko" all he wants but lets face it, he had an agenda!

I have talked with a number of Canadian citizens over the years and not one of them liked their health care system. Back in 2007, I believe it was, I had a conversation with a lady truck driver who was from Canada. She told me how she had fallen out of her truck and was hurt, went to the doctor, and was instructed that she needed an MRI. She told me that she had to come to the US and pay for it out of her own pocket because the waiting list for an MRI was 1 1/2 years. Can yo believe that!

Once again, I am not saying that our system is perfect or can't be made better; however, if socialized health care hasn't worked elsewhere, it won't work here! Do you really want to see what government run health care will be like, take a look at the Veteran's Administration Medical system. If you think it runs good, talk to a veteran who uses it. I don't hear many good things from them.

So I am off topic! Does anyone other me find it ironic that the home state to the senator who "championed" health care reform chose Scott Brown to replace him when he died. I think the American people have only began to speak, and come November they are going to scream!

I'll blog about that a little later but right now I've got to get ready for class.



Emily K said...

Actually, if you guys hadn't sung the praises of Dubya for 2 consecutive terms, the GOP brand (and maybe even the office of POTUS) might not have been so thrown off and damaged that it opened the door for an African American man with a middle name identical to that of a formerly prominent Arab dictator and a last name that rhymes with "Osama."

And I'm pretty sure Palin would've quit being VP by now had her ticket been elected.

It's a dirty dirty dirty place to be, politics...not one of them is clean. Don't delude yourself into thinking "your guy" would've been better. It's all already gone to hell, years before i was even conceived.

Paul Douglas said...

Sorry David, I have to disagree with you. I do know Canadians quite happy with their system. And you might want to read this succinct article delineating the differences between the two:

I found it helpful. The VA system is chronically underfunded, however the Medicare System has a track record of being extremely well run since 1965 and should be anticipated as the model for the rest of us. I am 56 and cannot wait to be eligible. Unfortunately, the conservatives want to protect the rest of us from having access to such a good health care option, so we will not see any kind of public plan in our lifetimes. As someone who has been a healthcare provider for over 30 years, I can tell you our current system is horribly wasteful and irrational. I guess we should be grateful they know what would be so bad for the rest of us... like gay marriage.