As with all sports events, today 50% of the teams will lose. And so will 50% of the political parties. The GOP team is solid’ the Democratic Team is not, but they have more players. One will stand out at the end of this day as ‘the winning team.’ Extending health care to more citizens and limiting the restrictions to health care has to be considered ‘a win.’ And so, today, I am hoping for a health care win.
Jargon such as, “Ram, ram, ram it through!” and chants of “Kill the Bill” have been attached to the ‘debate’ that has taken place here the past year. “Government-run health care” is one of many propagandist slogans that confused the citizen who did not pay close attention to the facts. I saw hundreds of TV ads, most sponsored by entities closely associated with the insurance industry, which portrayed this new health care legislation as ‘evil.’ The Devil himself could not have received more vilification. Amazingly, I am now hearing a TV spot that says, in a very scary woman’s voice, “Stop on health care….before it’s too late!” Doomsday!
This issue clearly defines the goals of the two major political parties in America. One works of the middle and lower economic class while the other is clearly in the pocket of corporate America and the wealthy. A clear divide. Like a wall.
Well, it all plays out on TV today. The goal is 216. If that is matched or exceeded, middle-Americans win. If not, it’s a victory for the upper class. Odd, isn’t it, that the ‘masses’ might be defeated because of slick propaganda. But then, the masses are often a victim of propaganda.