Wednesday, August 12, 2009
That statement was actually made...I will pause for the irony to sink in and the laughter to subside...
What we're seeing in these angry town halls these days is the last gasp of the angry white man. He's not quite sure what he's angry about, but he knows he's angry. It's not the world he used to know.
He gets the disquieting feeling that he doesn't rule the roost anymore. And it's driving him crazy.
One of the chants at the town hall events was, "No national health care!" Okay, mission accomplished.No one has proposed such a thing. So, I guess they can go home now befuddled at what they were yelling about.
The reality is that what they have been manipulated into arguing against is a public option that would give them more choices, not less in health insurance. It wouldn't nationalize health insurance at all, let alone any part of the rest of the healthcare industry.
But this isn't about health insurance. It isn't even about health care. You think those people are really this animated about having less health care options and making sure it costs more for them and their family? No, this is visceral for them. And it has nothing to do with their perceived choices on health care.
This is about the sinking feeling in their stomach that they are losing power in this country - losing control. That the reigns of power are slipping out of their hands and they don't know what to do about it except yell, really loud.
You see folks,in other words, all that talk about "equality" was bullshit
because rich, white, straight, old Republicans want to run everything.
Posted by Anthony at Wednesday, August 12, 2009