I’ve wanted to write for some time now about the ongoing drama related to health care reform, but the words won’t come. Maybe this silence is a function of frustration — as in, Who the hell do the Democrats think they are, forcing this crap on an unwilling people?  Or maybe it’s because there’s not a lot to say that hasn’t already been said 364,710,578 times already.  Perhaps it’s because the two sides simply aren’t speaking the same language — compare FireDogLake against The Corner at National Review.

As someone who has spent a decade working for a major midwestern health system, a majority of that time as the senior analyst for front-end revenue-cycle operations (which includes insurance companies), I think I have a perspective to add that doesn’t amount to ideological combat.

Yet although I am strongly opposed to ObamaCare, I find that the sanest response is silence.

Maybe one days the grown-ups will fix this mess.

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  1. Adults like your teabagging friends here?

    “A staffer for Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.) told reporters that Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) had been spat on by a protestor. Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), a hero of the civil rights movement, was called a ‘ni–er.’ And Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) was called a “faggot,” as protestors shouted at him with deliberately lisp-y screams.

    Why do you ally yourself with these hateful bigots? This is where opposition to health care reform comes from. It has nothing to do with health care for these people. It comes from raw violent hatred. You can rationalize it all you want, but this is your team. These are your people.

    And if you’re cool with being silent while they yell “nigger” and “faggot,” you’re part of the problem. I don’t know if you’ll remain so placid when they come after you yelling “faggot” and spitting on you. When that happens, will you still be hoping for the grown-ups to fix that mess?

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