Wednesday, March 3, 2010


WHERE, oh where does the Republican Party get its information?

Listening to Senator Barasso of Wyoming (If I misspelled the name, I do not care any longer, as he deserves 0 respect and consideration from any living breathing human being.) blither on while Andrea Mitchell interviewed him, I was reminded of the old ads that stated “9 out of 10 doctors recommend…”. Oh, really? Which doctors? Can you name me some names, please?

This man has the audacity, as does every member of his party, to state unequivocally, “1 in 4 people do not want health care reform. The American Public does not want this!”

Well, Senator Liar, if that is even remotely true, it is because you and your lying, self-serving colleagues have brainwashed the average person (who has an IQ of 100, let’s not forget) into believing that there our president is an illegal alien (Gee, how did he even get to the Senate?), and that health care reform as presented by the Dems, allows for death panels, and federally-funded abortions.

Well, I hate to be the one who just popped all the balloons at your miserable party, but none of this is true. We should all be done with the “death-panel “thing by now. And there is no provision for federally-funded abortions. It does not appear in the bill anywhere. It is not there.

The delusional senator (And I’m being charitable here: I don’t think for one minute that he’s actually delusional. I believe he is a flat-out liar) goes on to state that “We need to make sure people are taking better care of their health. We need to make sure that they are taking steps to stay healthy.”

If I had been within six feet of this man, I would be writing this from jail.

I just got off the phone with my dearest and oldest friend, a woman I have known since we were 8 years old. A woman who is as close to me as my own sister, if not closer. She has had a double-mastectomy, and just had radioactive beads inserted into her liver. It seems that the cancer actually may have started there, and metastasized to her breasts. They are not sure where else it may be. Her hair is ½” long, and she is terribly thin now. I kept her on the phone as long as I could, reminding her of goofy things we have done in the past, making her laugh, doing what little I could to help her outlook.

I am also out of remission from the sarcoidosis. I can not walk around the house with the hand-held phone and talk without gasping for air. I can not walk a city block unless I am going very slowly. There are so many other signs and challenges that I don’t have room to name them all.

How were the two of us ever supposed to “prevent” these occurrences? In what way are my friend and myself, my sister (who also has cancer), my cousin (suffering from MS) even remotely responsible for these diseases? There is NOTHING that any of us could have done to keep these things from happening. To suggest otherwise is to kick a person while she is down.

I cannot have an MRI or a CATSCAN. I have no insurance. Even if I get insurance, none of my care will be covered as this is the infamous “pre-existing condition.”

My friend is having a difficult time getting Blue Cross/Blue Shield to cover her PETSCAN. They told her that she “just had one 7 months ago.”

Well, knock me over with a feather.

I do not care if she had one 7 seconds ago. The woman has cancer. Cancer which is spreading, or has spread from somewhere they have yet to pinpoint.

And this man has the cajones to say what he did. On national television no less.

Then we move on to the idiot from Kentucky who was going to block an extension on unemployment.

He believes that unemployment is a “dis-incentive” to find work. As if anyone can live large, or even just maintain the status quo, on approximately $12,000.00 a year. People whose unemployment benefits were about to run out, and who had still not found work, would have been without so much as the $240.00 or so check a week.

WHERE do these people get their “facts”?

See, the thing is, our president said, “You are entitled to your opinion; you are not entitled to make up your own facts”.

While the Republican Party is busy making up the truth as they go along, and confusing the public with their slight of hand, the public is missing the real truth: the Republican Party does not care about the average person. The Republican Party wants to protect their status at any cost as long as that cost is to the people and not to themselves. They do not care about you. They will never care about you. If you believe them, you are beyond the valley of the naïve. They do not want health-care reform because it affects their pocketbooks directly in as much as they will now not be on the take from the insurance companies. The insurance companies will no longer have the power to decide who gets care and how much. A situation like my friend is experiencing and which, trust and believe, you will eventually experience, will not be allowed to happen.

So ask yourself this question: why would the Republicans lie to everyone?

Then think about it a little longer.

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