With all the meta going around, I thought I would try to redirect all the energy here: I would like to pass along an anecdote from today, a conversaition with my conservative parents about health care reform.
You see, Republicans are just as outraged with the status quo as any good liberal, despite all the wingnut drama we see on the teevee.
(Yes I said liberal. I'm tired of the political correctness of "progressive." Let's be proud liberals like Teddy was.)
Anyhow, both of my parents, who just "achieved" Medicare status a few years ago, and both of whom had serious need for medical insurance of some sort during the interim, rail against the injustice of the current scam of an insurance system.
My father has liver cancer and my mother has type two diabetes (and she's not even that overweight). But.
But my mom revealed, shocker, that she is susceptible to the propaganda out there because just last week she said she was so outraged about what they endured during their pre-Medicare 50's when they were denied coverage, that she supported a public health insurance option.
Now, due mostly to all the propaganda on the teevee, she is hedging, along with my conservative father.
Ok, great. What do the rank and file repubs want?
But dad, how do you keep the lawyers honest?
You have some sort of oversight board.
Ok, that sounds fair.
What say you fellow liberals?
Shall we throw them a bone? If I am just being ignorant, I apoligize in advance: I just think that their complaints about a corrupt system are valid.