Here’s how the media is hyping the rollout of ObamaCare.
Huffington Post: “White House Pleads: Don’t Give Up On Obamacare!”
New York Times: “Sebelius Faces A Firestorm Over Health Care Exchanges.”
CNN: “Obama Blindsided. Health Chief: We’re Frustrated.”
They’re frustrated? It’s been less than 1-week since the Government Shutdown, and they’re frustrated? It’s been less than 1-week since Default Brinksmanship, and they’re frustrated? It’s been 42-votes in the House of Representatives to defund ObamaCare, and they’re frustrated.
I call bullshit.
This is how it goes. There’s no other way. The frustrating part is how the 42-votes should have been used: to implement and refine, instead of masturbating at the podium.
I call bullshit.
Think of all the infrastructure they had to get things tight before the rollout. Think of all the congressmen. Think of all the congresswomen. Think of all their paid staff. Think of all their interns.
The hysteria is exhausting. The litany of outrage is numbing. Enough already.
The game is over.
It’s time to get back to work. It was time to get back to work when Barack Obama won his 1st term. Enough already.
I spent 53-minutes at the health care exchange, and already I know more about my health care coverage than I have in the past. This conversation is overdue. And not the conversation with my health care provider (whether you call it a nurse, doctor or HMO is mere parsing of words, so get a life).
The conversation I’m talking about is the national dialog. We need to get this right.
Yes, I’m worried about Syria. But not really. Yes, I’m worried about drones. But not really. Yes, I’m worried about rampant homophobia in Russia as we prepare for the 2016 Olympic Games In Sochi. But not really.
Right now, I’m focused on taking care of myself. Go ahead, call me selfish. You wouldn’t be wrong. But I’m reminded of something dad used to say, “How can you take care of other people when you can’t take care of yourself?”
Dad used to say this to me in my 20’s. Back then, I had friends crashing on the floor of my apartment while I was trying to finish-up college. Back then, I’d lend a friend $20 bucks. Back then, I gave away what wasn’t mine to give away, since my parents were helping me out, and instead of using the help to graciously push myself toward self-sufficiency, I held myself back by helping the people around me.
I understand we like to have this perception of being a “Moral Leader” in the world, but we can’t take care of the world if we can’t take care of ourselves.
It starts with Affordable Care, which is a human right we’ve been denied by men and women who take it for granted, even though we elected them to represent us. It begs the question: how can they represent people they don’t understand? Enough already.
Turn it off. Besides me.