There's currently a big debate in liberal circles about whether the health care reform bill, as it currently stands, is even worth passing at all. And, I'll tell you, it's the absolute worst kind of political debate: a complex one that requires thinking and nuanced reason. (Ugh! Don't you hate those? They're the worst. Please, somebody, just tell me who the Nazi is.)
And on the other side, there are the people, like Howard Dean and Markos Moulitsas, who just want the bill dead. They want its family dead. They want its house burnt to the ground, so they can go there in the middle of the night and piss on its ashes. However — unlike the Teabaggers who oppose this bill because Barack Obama is a Kenyan Muslim atheist communist terrorist Hitler bring back the America I love fuuuuuuuuuuuuucccckkkkkkkkk Glenn Beck is teh awesome!!!! — these people have actual reasons and a passing understanding of logic.
At first, I was on one side of this debate. And then I was on the other. Now I'm on the side of people who are confused about why they ever thought they understood anything well-enough to even really be on a side.
It's a good thing that I am of absolutely no importance and that nobody is relying on me for anything in this debate, because I am flummoxed. All I know is that I don't want to be forced to pay a bunch of money for coverage that's even more useless than what I have now, and that Barack Obama should do something besides go on Facebook and beg me to call my congresspeople.
That said, here's a segment from Keith Olbermann's show that dropped me into a depression coma last night. Enjoy…
Tags: Health Care, Howard Dean, Markos Moulitsas, Matthew Yglesias, Medicare, Tea Party