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Over at Blue Oregon, a guest columnist has penned a beauty of an article titled, “The right is hunkered down in the hinterlands.” Besides the fallacious assertion that conservatism has now been relegated to extras from Deliverance, I found this passage particularly amusing:

Lately, I’m talking with people who are outraged about health care, but against any type of single payer program, in which “some government bureaucrat” will make their health care decisions. Inexplicably, they seem to prefer those decisions being made by a corporate bureaucrat intent on making a profit.

Someone give this man a remedial economics textbook. You see, it’s that “intent on making a profit” part that’s the difference. Shitty government agencies don’t have to worry about making a profit, which allows them to stay perpetually shitty (e.g. the post office, the DMV, etc). When was the last time you went into a private medical practice to be greeted by some rude hag and forced to sit in a smelly waiting room for a couple hours, only to find that you didn’t have the right type of identification, right type of payment or some other esoteric, mind-bending requirement?

To put it simply (as many here and elswhere have): Imagine the DMV managing your essential life-functions.

  1. Sakaki says:

    What has been written above is one of the reasons why I am a fan of the increasingly rare “country doctor”, the doctor who will take cash and don’t need insurance for the routine stuff.

    Universal health care, as a mandated government standard, would force “cash for care” doctors to go underground. It’s sad, but it’s true. WHich would mean I would be going underground for treatment.

  2. Vincent says:

    “Conservatism is dead,” “Republicans are a regional Southern party,” and “the right is banished to the hinterlands” articles have been circulating on Blue Oregon about once a week since January 20th.

    Nothing, however, beats Kari Chisholm’s recent demand that Oregon Republicans repudiate that cop-killing psychopath in Pennsylvania along with some marginal right-wing militia website with 300 members or some such thing.

    On the other hand, if you’re interested in learning about how it’s absolutely essential to enshrine in law every single idea in the “progressive” playbook as fast as humanly possible — because they’ll “stimulate the economy” and “create jobs”, natch — then Blue Oregon is a good source of timely information. You’ll also be amazed just how lightly some folks take the idea of seizing and spending large amounts of other people’s money.

  3. Rockne Andrew Roll says:

    TSA Operating Premise: Terrorists will be so annoyed by all the crazy shit we’ll put them through that they’ll give up and attack something other than airplanes.

  4. Andy says:

    Yea imagine those same DMV employees having the power to strip search you and put you in jail just to get on a place – the TSA.

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