Friday, August 21, 2009

Evil words from the president: "we're happy to make sensible compromises"

I personally am 100% behind President Obama's health insurance reform efforts. Sure, the process is rather "bumpy", but that's par for the course and not unexpected in any way. I am absolutely confident that President Obama will find a compromise solution that can pass muster in Congress, notably the Senate. Unfortuntely, although "compromise" is a good word in the vocabulary of centrists and moderates, it is a horribly evil word to many liberals (or right-wingers for that matter), especially the so-called "progressives." The political extremists have a rigid and extreme "vision" of the one "truth" that they can accept. Compromise is something that they can never accept. So, I can only imagine the horror experienced by the elitist left-wing progressive extremists when President Obama said that "we're happy to make sensible compromises." Ouch. That must have felt like a dagger to the heart by the progressives.

The president did go on and say very soothing words:

What we're not willing to do is give up on the core principle that Americans who don't have health insurance should get it, that Americans who do have health insurance should get a better deal from insurance companies and have consumer protections.

But, the mere mention of the word "compromise" must have had the progressives seething and weeping in despair. Not to mention that the president had used the plural form, suggesting that multiple compromises may be in store.

President Obama is doing a great job at tackling health care reform. It may not be perfect, but it is certainly a great effort.

As far as those covered by Medicare or Medicaid, they really do not need to worry about losing any of their coverage or care. The current reform efforts will only improve and strengthen the coverage and care that seniors and the disabled get.

-- Jack Krupansky


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