By now, you will have heard that Massachusetts elected a Republican Senator for the first time since the 1950s. I wrote about this last night, when we saw this coming. I don’t often write about politics, but I can’t resist tonight. I ranted last night about what the pundits were saying. I’ll add this now.
Pundits are saying this is “the end of President Obama’s health care bill.” That is a lie!
President Obama’s bill died several months ago even before it went to the House, then it was skewered in the 2009 Senate, because President Obama never even lobbied hard – so far as I can tell – for his bill in Congress. He never fought for his vision of health care, and that’s when I began doubting my support for him. The skeleton that is now left in the Congress is nothing like Candidate Obama advocated during the election. Obama let the Congress fuck-over his dreams and wishes, as well as mine. What we have left is the viscera – something the turkey vultures might reject. When Obama failed to exercise leadership about health care is when I began doubting him.
Personally, I couldn’t care less about the purported “health care bill” that is now in Congress. It’s not Obama’s bill. It’s not a bill I would support. I couldn’t care less how Congress votes, nor how the new Senator from Massachusetts votes on it. Let him filibuster. Let him kiss-up to Lieberman. Let them butt-fuck the whole legislation. It no longer matters. Obama didn’t care enough to fight for the health care he promised in his candidacy. He let the whole Congress whore this legislation, and now the whole thing is pointless.
So much for “Got Hope.”
The remaining health care bill needs to be put out of its misery. If the new Senator from Massachusetts and the Whore of Connecticut team up to make that happen, so be it.
That’s what I say. Though all my favorite folks on MSNBC are saying the opposite.