Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Crazy, am I? We'll see whether I'm crazy or not.

If you've followed the dust-up over 12-year-old Graeme Frost and the rabid Malkinite swarm attacking his family for his daring to speak up for SCHIP, you're probably shaking your head over the whole thing much the same as I am. Is there a step beyond self-parody? Because it appears the conservative dregs of the blogo-sphere may have finally reached it.

Let's set aside for the moment the vicious, brownshirt-esque behavior by these "citizen journalists" and their repulsive cheerleaders in Malkin, Limbaugh, etc. just for the moment. The progressive net has already done a fine job of cataloging their inanity. Jackassases, the lot of 'em.

No, what I really find stunning about the whole affair is the complete and utter lack of logic behind the attack. There was nothing, absolutely nothing, to be gained by attacking this kid and his family. Indeed; for all intensive purposes they set their cause back with their actions.

The bottom line is that it didn't matter whether the Democrats put a personal face on SCHIP in the form of a twelve-year-old boy because the greater truth, the enormous, obese truth sitting on the face of the body-politic and singing "greater truths are here to stay" is that the system of private insurance in the United States is fucked-up beyond recognition. Broken. Pining for the fjords. And the vast majority of Americans know this.

It doesn't matter if we make $45,000, or $145,000, the reality is that all of us outside of the very, very rich are one accident away from financial disaster due to the insane costs of healthcare in America and regardless of what kind of insurance we have. THAT'S why SCHIP is a popular program whether or not we personally qualify. There for the grace of God go I.

These Freeper sociopaths aren't just out of the mainstream. They're out of their minds.


ladybug said...

The Malkin/Limbaugh nasties don't get it...

It IS folks like the Frosts (most of us are) who desperately need help.

Fellow Americans who are one paycheck, one car wreck, one cancer diagnosis away from homelessness, or debt-for-life serfdom.

They've been living so long on corporate jets, catered dinners and their own hot air, they can't even fathom someone not having health insurance (or having VERY LITTLE of it, like us).

Overdroid said...

This thing makes me very angry.

Don Snabulus said...

The GOP screwed up on this and they will pay for it.

Dean Wormer said...

LB - Agreed. What I don't get are the middle-class guys that support this nonsense. Hello - can we say shooting oneself in the foot.

OD - Me too.

don- Let's hope so.