While we can all agree Rahm Emanuel is not the most warm and cuddly guy in politics, this Eric Massa sounds like a real jerk, and it doesn’t surprise me that these two hate each other’s guts. It seems that the Democrats just can’t help themselves when it comes to the fratricide now in progress among the Democrats in Congress, those “retiring” from Congress, and the White House. Conservatives and Republicans do very much enjoy watching this. However, shredding Rahm Emanuel is very inside baseball stuff for the common people. All those people want to know is: who will stand up and fight the Democrats’ health care plan? We don’t like it. President Obama and the Democrats are clearly headed in the opposite direction from what we want.
What has been proposed is not reform. The House plan is nothing new and doesn’t make any positive radical changes to reduce cost AND increase coverage — because IT CAN’T DO BOTH. Reduced cost will most likely mean rationing. This is common sense. Increasing coverage, mandating coverage, fining employers and individuals for not having insurance — explain how health care will be cheaper under this strategy. It will not. I would be wasting my time waiting for the Democrats to include anything Republicans can support in the legislation, because they don’t have any intention to accomodate the minority party. That’s just as well, because I don’t want any Republicans to have their names tied to this political anvil.