As Obama Fails Again, Voters Have Only One Choice
New boss, same as the old boss. This old adage of political frustration has never rung more true than it has during Barack Obama's tenure as president of the United States. The first real hope for true social liberals since the late, great Robert F. Kennedy quickly turned into little more than just another political hack.
If you label yourself a liberal, gag on the thought, and stop being so kind. Don't call Obama pragmatic. Don't say he reached across the aisle. Don't tell me he compromised. Stop with the euphemisms.
Obama is not a liberal. There is no such thing as an American liberal. You have moderate Democrats and moderate Republicans. Together they form the middle. Liberals and conservatives, in the true, non-media-generated sense of the words, simply do not exist. Political hacks litter the landscape.
If you want national health care, your dream died with Obama. Folks who favor a national, single-payer, public option, Canadian-style health care system lost the moment Obama folded like a house of cards on the matter.
When we stopped debating the public option, we entered into a meaningless discussion driven by blowhards ranging from Sean Hannity to the now-canned Keith Olbermann, respectively at Fox News and MSNBC.
The anti-national health care side scored a major victory when the public option died but, of course, they will never admit it. They need to create the perception that, thanks to so-called liberals, "socialists" and Obama, the sky continues to fall. This is how they compete to win elections.
At the end of the day, health care coverage in America has always been tied to employment status and/or how much money you have. Obamacare does little to change that in any meaningful way.
Your job and your income continues to dictate the circumstances and cost of your health care. Bottom line. End of story.
Obamacare takes an unfair and unequal system and barely moves the needle, in practice, to make it more equitable. Guess who gets the shaft? Self-employed persons and married couples who make more than $200,000-$250,000 per year.