- Health care involves regular coaching, either from a doctor or someone like her. It's wellness management, and referrals to whoever may be needed to keep you well. It's exercise, it's diet, it's mental health.
- Health insurance, like car insurance, waits for something to go horribly wrong and then pays a portion of the repair bills.
If you're for that, please state so clearly, but while you're at it pay back all that government aid you've been collecting -- the state-funded education, the government-backed home loans, the aid your business got to get going, the VA care, the Medicare. (Need I add the military and police protection you have gotten all these years?) At least be honest with yourself, if you're not going to be honest with the rest of us.
None of it passes even a rudimentary smell test, yet it's just par for the course. All the lies of the Bush Administration -- the recount, the deficits, the wars, the torture, the corruption, the politicization of every part of government -- all of it, only moved about 1 American in 20 from voting for the right to voting for the left. The vast majority of last year's Bushies are still Bushies, still ready to believe anything Rupert Murdoch tells them, still ready to march against anyone Dick Armey or Tom Coburn points out to them, for any reason.
The President is a mixed-race Hawaiian, a man who inherited the values of his mother and the genius of his father, a patriot who benefited from the cultural heritage of his stepfather and the best America's meritocracy has to offer, a man who is, from the way he has lived his life, better than 99.999% of his critics.
Better than you for damned sure.
It's past time for Democrats and liberals to understand what is happening, to stop being a Silent Majority, to become again a loud and vocal one, and to fight the wars of our present in order to win a future for our children.