Pretending This Debate Over Healthcare is a Picnic
Everyone thinks, if you play nice, you won't get gored by an angry bull or ants won't crawl up your pants but in the real world anyone who isn't careful about these sorts of things learns the hard way. You don't play golf when you hear thunder. You don't swim in a rip tide. You don't go out in a blizzard in a bikini.
Krugman talks about medical reform and ends with this gem:
O.K., let's not turn this into a Bush-bashing session. President Bush didn't cause the crisis in American health care. His health care policies have made things only a little bit worse.
The point, instead, is that even though all the evidence suggests that we would be much better off under a system of universal coverage, any such move will be fiercely opposed, on principle, by conservatives who want us to move in the opposite direction.
And reform will also be opposed by powerful vested interests - my next subject in this series.
Um, Bush is the leader, the top CEO and open advocate of those powerful vested interests that are interested in withholding health care or charging an arm and a leg for it...in third world countries, the very poor are today being forced to sell body parts like an eye or kidney or some such to pay the bills! Are we going to be Soleynt Greened? Is this the ultimate plan? Are we nothing but excess flesh to be culled or devoured?
This question is top of the agenda. Bashing Bush is part of the process of FIGHTING these "powerful interests" who have zero interest in keeping us alive. The minute we can't give them wealth, they want us out and gone.
Bashing Bush is 100% vital to the onerous fight we are now in. I suspect the owner of the NYT, a very rich man who benefitted greatly from the Bush tax cuts is eager to please his fellow ruling class buddy. The NYT knows they can't utterly alienate their fairly liberal audience so they allow two "liberal" voices on an editorial page filled to the gills with right wing shills. The right wing shills can name call and attack with robotic moronic energy but the two liberals must tippy toe and heaven forfend the NYT or the editorialists show the picture of Bush KISSING the Saudi Prince! That is Bush bashing.
Cleaning up Bush's inane and impossible speech is also done by the NYT for the same reason. Poor baby. Can't bash him.
While he is being coddled to death, we are being strangled to death.
BASH BUSH. He is destroying our economy!