Letter: Republicans are being ridiculous

To the Editor:

As one listens to the Republican anger over health care reform, one can imagine an anti-government protester cheerfully paying premiums on insurance policies that drop you after you make a claim, or happily sauntering out of an emergency room that denied them treatment because of a coverage problem. One can imagine a town hall sign-waver enthusiastically forking over most of their pay to bill collectors after suffering a catastrophic injury, thinking, “Wow, the free market system is great.”  

No, Republicans are just as affected by health care inequities as anyone else, especially the working class Republicans who show up armed and dangerous at America’s town hall meetings on the topic.

The accounts of denial of health care that were a part of last year’s campaign? It wasn’t only Democrats who talked of losing loved ones due to the shenanigans of insurance companies. Republicans, too, cried real tears at the injustices.

So what’s this all about then? The down-with-government shrieking at the town hall meetings, the gun-toting visits to Obama events, the insistence that Obama’s health care reform is inspired by the devil himself? It’s about shock.

It’s about the shock of no longer being in power. Every president since JFK has been either conservative or a Southerner. Every single one. These folks have had it their way for decades. And they don’t want to share.

— Jan Chen, Seattle

7 Responses to “Letter: Republicans are being ridiculous”

  1. SonSunshine says:

    One can imagine a US family forced to pay $15,000 per annum for Obamanation Care with a $2,000 deductible and the ability for the government to not only cancel you for no reason, to arrest you if you do not pay the hefty fees but would also drop you at any time without probable cause.

    This letter sounds like it come from the mouth of Obama. What a joke. We do not want healthcare we want the impeachment of B.O.

    http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com

    We want limited terms of office for senate and congress people. We want the salary for lifetime retirement for senat and congress to cease. We do not want career politicians who are clearly corrupt and corrupted by greed and power. They do not care about the people who employee them only their own investments and priorities.

  2. wenoyourlies says:

    Operation Mockingbird.

  3. HB says:

    Wow, “Jan Chen” wrote the EXACT SAME MESSAGE under the name “Gloria Elle” in a Baltimore, MD paper! To “Jan Chen” aka “Gloria Elle” aka “whoever you are”: keep up the propaganda! Republicans might be ridiculous, but NO ONE is as ridiculous as a propagandist. So I am pretty sure the Democrats have the Republicans beat in the ridiculous department!

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