Tuesday, July 28, 2009

It's gonna be a long month

(wake me when it's over)

Hoo boy. It's obvious that Congress will recess in August without passing any type of health care reform.

Supposedly the senators and representatives will be going home to "listen to their constituents." But I already know that mine are not listening to me. I wrote them very clear, emphatic emails saying that I want real reform, with a public option.

They wrote back saying:
"I am committed to sensible, excruciatingly slow reform that will ensure continued contributions from well-padded lobbyists for years to come. If you would like to make a measly contribution as well, you can visit my website."

Meanwhile ...

~ The RNC is planning to spend $1 million on TV and radio ads in August. That should be fun.

~ Lunatic emails are circulating like crazy. My husband received one the other day entitled "Senior Death Warrants" warning about "extensive rationing" for senior health care. Vote for Republicans or you're all going to DIE!!! Where have we heard that before? Sigh.

~ And, of course, the "birthers" are insisting, despite numerous official verifications, that President Obama was not born in the U.S. and is not eligible to be President. Even Bill O'Reilly has debunked this one, but apparently the fringe is getting fringier by the minute - they're not even listening to Papa Bear!

I think I will spend the month of August floating in my pool, listening to my ipod ... and hoping I never, ever get sick. At least, not before I move to Canada.



  1. Thank you for making it sound funny...

  2. Lesley, the issue isn't going to go away. Maybe a little extra time will produce a better bill. Maybe.

  3. Spot on with a twist of humor. I like it.
    Unfortunately, Lesley, I have to agree with what I heard on a radio talk show recently. It's not so much a Republican v. Democrat thing or a Liberal v. Conservative thing... IT HAS BECOME A CORPORATIST IDEOLOGY v. the AMERICAN PUBLIC IDEOLOGY regarding this issue. Either politicians are for the corporate line or they are for the people.
    I also posted a similar look at the health care debacle going on.
    Keep up the good work and congrats on being nominated for Best Political Site.