As you know, the partisan Supreme Court’s 5-ish to 4-ish votes are going to decide the future of the Affordable Health Care Act. Yes, folks, the same body that brought us such great hits such as Bush v. Gore and the cast of thousands costs in billions epic “Citizen’s United” is now working on a sequel for their production called health care. Will they, won’t they? Dunno. Probably will vote that it is unconstitutional. So what else is new? And outside ladies and gentlemen we have the Republican Senator from the great state of Wisconsin, Ron Johnson at a rally pleading with the government to “leave us one shred of freedom to be able to refuse a product we don’t want to buy” referring to the insurance mandate. We all understand the argument. We’ve heard it before. Yet 100 miles down the road at the Virginia State house, woo-woo,you know the vaginal wand state has just passed a law that women must pay for it, the ultra sound thing…you know, a product that is (1) unnecessary and (2) unwanted…but the woman has to pay for this government mandate. So let me get this right, an unnecessary procedure is mandated by a bunch of non-medical politicians overriding the guys with medical degrees. Waaaaaay overreach of government? Oh, the humanity! Oh the hypocrisy! Oh, yeah, just business as usual…not grounded in reality, kinda like Fox, And wow are they going to “git it” as recorded in the book of Numbers (like the segue? Thought so.)
“In punishment the LORD sent among the people saraph serpents,
which bit the people so that many of them died.
Then the people came to Moses and said,
“We have sinned in complaining against the LORD and you.
Pray the LORD to take the serpents away from us.” (Numbers 21)
So will the punishment happen with snakes? Nah, that’s too Biblical. How about votes? Probably. My feeling is that much of what is right now, will be turned on it’s head soon. New faces, old faces, enter an old speaker, enter an old minority leader-the tan man. I’m looking forward to the return of Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fl). I for one have missed his insightful and sledgehammer approach to calling out the Repubs. But we’ll have to wait until November for that to happen. For the health care a decision will come sooner. Meanwhile, let’s all sit by the campfire and watch Mitt Romney do his flip-flops and braggadocio about Iran…better than a ghost story…with snakes.
and so it goes…