Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Channeling my Cynicism

I am losing hope in this attempt at health care reform.

No, that's an understatement. As a consequence of this health care reform effort, I am losing faith in the ability of an informed electorate to make educated and wise decisions.

Nope, that's an overstatement. I'm losing faith in a craven and selfish electorate's ability to make decisions that are in their self-interest.

No, maybe that's too generous. I'm starting to believe the majority of Americans prefer lies to facts and actively participate in maintaining their own ignorance.

Anyway, this pretty much sums up where I think we're at right now in this debate:

2 comments:

Patti said...

Hear-hear!

Patti said...

I have to say, I couldn't see the video from work, and watched it later at home, so my previous comment was solely in response to your statements above. However, I watched the video clip, and Ally watched it with me. We both thought it was funny, but for different reasons. I am tempted to email this to everyone who sends me "pictures that prove Obama is a muslim" and other such mindblowingly obvious fear-based propaganda.