by Ron Spangler
After watching the Sunday talk shows I could not help but feel the elite Washington D C talking points from the Democrat Party was insulting the intelligence of the American people. Their message coming from President Obama himself seems to be,
"Americans just don't understand. Even though we tried to spell out the benefits of the Health Care Bill, Americans are just too stupid to get it."
Even faced with the fact that Massachusetts Democrats and Independents rejected the Health Care Bill as written the elite Washington crowd insist that the voters just didn't understand. Could this be true? Could Americans really be this stupid, as President Obama once insinuated by saying we as Americans,
"...get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations."
Their attitude is they must treat us like children or second class illiterate citizens much like Arlen Specter did Rep. Michele Bachmann when in a condescending tone said, "Now, wait a minute, I'll stop and you can talk," he said. "I'll treat you like a lady. Now act like one."
Her reply was, "Well, I am a lady."
Our reply to the elitist should be;
We did listen, we did understand but we do not agree.
We don't like the backdoor deals.
We don't like the government take over and government mandates.
We don't agree on such a wide sweeping government intrusion into our private lives and we don't agree on this Health Care Bill.
The news that President Obama is bringing back his old campaign manager David Plouffe can only mean President Obama and his team didn't get the message. They are determined to pass their idea of Health Care Reform regardless of what the people think or say. Evidently what Senator Obama insinuated, he really believes. Maybe we really are second class illiterate citizens that are: 'bitter, gun toting, bible thumping, anti-immigrant rednecks and must be treated like children'.
Or maybe, if we act intelligent and continue to stand together just maybe they will finally get our message. We are not too stupid to understand the direction they are taking us in. We see it, understand it and we refuse to follow their lead to further destroy our economy and our way of life.
We understand the economy better than they give us credit. It is not creating universal health care that will lead to lower unemployment rates, it is the higher the employment rate the higher number of people will have insurance coverage. It is really simple. If you have a permanent job you can either afford your own insurance coverage or odds are you will have the opportunity to join your employer's health care plan.
What people understand and know to be the truth is economics 101, without jobs this country can never afford universal health care. The message is clear, stop the spending and help business to put Americans back to work. Health Care Reform can be done on a smaller scale that will reduce the cost but if Americans have no place to live or food to eat health care reform will mean nothing.