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Fighting Healthcare Reform is Fighting a Better Future for AmericansPolitical Perspective by Tim King Salem-News.com
Is it a last attempt to undermine the poor, or just the beginning of an even meaner, uglier American?
(SALEM, Ore.) - Republicans are strapping on their gloves in their fight to benefit the future of pharmaceutical companies, insurance companies, and crappy healthcare for poor Americans. What the hell is wrong with people?
They want to throw poor Americans under the train but then what else is new. They're the same people who voted for Bush. They are the same ones who use Christianity as an excuse the way the Taliban use Islam as an excuse.
Maybe if I could see it from their point of view?
Well, that would be pretty impossible since Americans are suffering without proper healthcare. The fact that the whole American system only serves a lucky few is another reason.
I understand that people are poor and suffering in a post George W. Bush depression, but I am ashamed that people are so damned self-oriented.
Where were these "protesters" when Bush sent our troops to Iraq?
Where were these "protesters" and what were they saying when they learned that the WMD's were all a sham?
How much time have they spent following these troops around at war?
They are the same people who raise their kids with love and then encourage them to join the military and serve in Iraq.
They are the same people who refuse to acknowledge truth on many levels and who view people who talk about peace as somehow weak.
I've got news for you, being for peace is the most supportive stance a person can take when it comes to the military.
I'll bet some Rush Limbaugh types are probably crying in their beer because "liberals" and "hippies" didn't disrespect our military in the current wars. Nobody is "spitting on soldiers" at the airport.
Remember that Limbaugh and his ilk are the ones who said over and over that if you didn't support the idea of a war in Iraq, that you can't support the soldiers.
That man doesn't support our soldiers, neither does O'Riley- who smeared WWII American vets with his misspoken statements to General Clark over the Malmedy incident at the Battle of the Bulge. It's all a money thing with those AM radio morons.
I read in last month's Foreign Policy, the magazine's prediction of the "end of macho". I wonder if this intense rally against our President's attempt to bring healthcare to all Americans is a last attempt to undermine the poor, or just the beginning of an even meaner, uglier American.
Tim King is a former U.S. Marine with twenty years of experience on the west coast as a television news producer, photojournalist, reporter and assignment editor. In addition to his role as a war correspondent, this Los Angeles native serves as Salem-News.com's Executive News Editor.
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