Reader's view: Republicans are blocking affordable health care
A melee is expected in the U.S. Senate over health-care reform. Reform has been labeled "socialism" and "terrorism" by some neoconservatives, exposing hypocritical, irrational Republicans desperately scrambling to forestall health care at the exp...
A melee is expected in the U.S. Senate over health-care reform. Reform has been labeled "socialism" and "terrorism" by some neoconservatives, exposing hypocritical, irrational Republicans desperately scrambling to forestall health care at the expense of the medically underinsured and uninsured.
Neoconservative characteristics of strong federal government, ends-justify-the-means, us-against-them mentality, disdain for constitutionalists, and lying-is-necessary-for-state-survival all created the Bush-Cheney regime's economic and foreign policy disaster and will result in watered-down and meaningless health-care reform.
According to Wikipedia Encyclopedia, neocons have decided some party members are "Republicrats," or moderate conservatives, and have begun exorcising them. Cases in point: Dierdre Scozzafava was nominated by the Republican and Independence parties in the 23rd District of New York but was forced to withdraw for a neocon outsider. And Arlen Specter, a Democrat until 1969, became a Republican and then, after 40 years, became a Democrat again when neocons decided he was a Republicrat.
Democrats are faces with conservative, liberal, "blue-dog Demopublicrats," throwbacks to the old southern "yellow-dog" Democrats who often voted with the Republicans.
Independents, whose platform advocates the return of government control to the people, have the hybrid Joe Lieberman, an "Indepublicrat," who advocates keeping insurance corporations in control of health-care reform.
If meaningful health reform passes, Republicans must create politi-speak, making a nay vote appear an aye vote so when they fall from the health-care tightrope they will land squarely in the center of the safety net, politically unharmed; politicians excel at this maneuver.
Where are the rational legislators who exhibited concern, civility and decorum when debating legislation? The insurance corporations have been unplugging Grandma for years by increasing premiums and denying claims. It's time to stop this madness over the right to affordable health care for all.