Thursday, February 3, 2011

Playing politics with Health Insurance Reform.

Even if the proposed repeal of the Health Insurance bill passed by the last congress made were to make it out of both houses (which Senate Democrats thankfully prevented), Republicans surely know that it would face a certain veto by the President. The GOPs continued insistence on wasting legislative time and money on silly games show that they aren't really interested in governing, but instead in theatrics and political stunts.

In a saner world, that kind of thing would be an albatross around the neck of a political party, but unfortunately, we're talking about a country where Sarah Palin could run as someone's VP and garner a significant percentage of the vote or where blatant falsehoods like the "death panels" nonsense provide those echoing them with boosts instead of boos.

I'm looking forward to the day when U.S. politics starts to look much less like an episode of the Twilight Zone than it does today, but I'm not holding my breath for it to happen any time soon.

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