One of the GOP’s most diabolical tricks is to dumb down any debate in effect making it’s orthodox right wingers believe that any government system that a high school dropout cannot understand is too complex a solution for American’s problems. So they love to put up these complicated looking flowcharts showing how all complex solutions are bad. After all the GOP thinks the solution to every domestic that involves money requires only tax cuts and deregulation. The US healthcare system is about 1/6th of our multi-trillion dollar economy and there are no overly simplistic solutions. “The New Republic” did a great job countering the illogical Republican argument by developing their own flowchart showing how complex our current disaster of a healthcare system is.
Worst of all again conservatives are being totally hypocritical. Conservatives love complicating systems when it comes to their pet endeavors like developing a whole new spiderweb domestic security apparatus after 911 and of course Republicans love the convoluted military industrial complex. The big difference is conservatives like these opaque and intricate systems to enrich their true base the haves and have mores. The truth is the simplest healthcare system by far is single but never in 100 years would Republicans support the simplest system of universal healthcare because it does not fit their ideology.
Sarah Shive from “Campaign for America’s Future” put out an excellent complex flowchart of their own depicting the complex financial and AstroTurf structure behind killing healthcare reform. Ironic how Republicans hat complex systems until they need them to hide their real intentions.
Real Universal Healthcare Reform. Let’s Do It for Teddy!
I have said many times you cannot get too up or too down in the whole fight for real healthcare reform but after reading my e-mails the last week plus I’m really started to get encouraged that we will see the public option at least.
The grass root groups I belong too are simply on fire right now and the death of Senator Kennedy has pushed us even further. I really have not seen this volume of grass roots activism since the campaign to elect President Obama. I think progressives are finally separating the cause from the flaws so to speak that any legislation that this complex would invoke out of sheer misunderstanding.
KQ you are out-doing yourself! I need diagrams as I am more a visual than textual learner. Thank-you.
Me too that’s exactly the reason I chose to concentrate my Masters on organic chemistry. Organic chemistry is a wet dream for us folks who are visual thinkers. I just never had the maths proficiency to be a nuclear physicist like I would have proffered though M-Theory with strings is a marvelous world to visualize.
We all know that the arguments outwardly presented by the GOP now are always bullshit, the true motivation of nearly everything they do is to thwart Obama and the Dems so they can hope that people become so fed up, they’ll give the box of matches back to the arsonists.
Republicans have no real convictions…mainly because they haven’t been prosecuted yet.
Not only no convictions but absolutely no ideas to put forward themselves. I’m still waiting for one of them to sit up and say, “This is our plan for the future of healthcare.’
The GOP plan for Health Care is the status quo.
How do you run and win elections on having a platform of continuing to drive towards the edge of a cliff?
The edge of the cliff is in sight, just a few more self inflicted shoves and they will tumble down without anyone having to lift a finger.
Chickens minus their heads is how I see their fumbling so far and yet no one seems to have the gumption to feel in the least bit embarrassed.
The Repubs just look like chickens with their heads cut off, their heads are actually hidden out of sight, inserted in a place under their tail feathers.
What a shitty way to spend your life, ignorant and full of it.
Exactly but because of our idiotic electorate you still have to call out the obvious lies and hypocrisies. That’s what happened with the town halls at first. Progressives said these teabaggers were so loony that their lies would be obvious to mainstream votes but thanks the idiocy of the too many people in this country and the MSM never separating facts from lies, people started believing the lies. I can’t tell you how many times so-called progressives regurgitated lies about HR 3200 to attack the bill from the left.
There’s the old cliche, “The masses are asses.”
Considering that despite Bush and the Republicans destroying the nation and its economy, McCain being a bumbling fool and liar and having Palin as a heartbeat away from the Presidency, 46% of voters chose McCain…one can only conclude that we are surrounded by a herd of paint-chip-eating, Cheez-Whiz guzzling obese mo-rons in this nation.
😆 “paint-chip-eating, Cheez-Whiz guzzling obese mo-rons” classic!