Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Mass Backwards

I could write a lengthy blog about my disappointment at my state's election results. But instead I will leave you with this link to Jon Stewart's Monday night clip: Mass Backwards. It kind of sums up how I feel, and it's at least giving me a good laugh, which I need right now as I think of all the uninsured people, and children, that are out there in this country. I am glad to live in a Commonwealth that takes care of its citizens by providing affordable health care. Many of my friends use Mass Health and are very grateful for the program.

So I hope you enjoy a laugh and that you aren't one of the thousands who worry about how they're going to pay for their health care. And I hope, for the rest of the country who stands with me on this issue, that next time Massachusetts can put forth a better Democratic candidate that will get the job done.


  1. You gotta laugh to keep from crying. Hard to believe so much has changed. I didn't believe it was possible for a Republican to win that seat and it is hard to believe that just one vote makes all the difference in health care reform. I hate to see what the 2012 elections will be like.

  2. I also feel so many aches in my heart from the things going on in the world, and then just when I think we are headed for better days, I get knocked down by this election. Even though I am over 65 and have Medicare, I have been so hopeful for us to join the 21st century, but it doesn't look like it's gonna happen, at least not the way it should have. Medicare could NEVER pass today, and look how many of us depend on it.

  3. Just came across your blog and really enjoying it. I live in Beverly and concerned about some of the very same things. Yes, the election was a nightmare and stunned at the result. Mostly saddened by our friends and neighbors in MA who couldn't see past the flashy words to give what so many people in this country need. Also feel that a climate change bill will not pass now either...

  4. I'll watch the clip at home since I'm at work right now. But let me see if I get this right.. Massachussets has a state program to provide affordable health care for its citizens but elected a Republican because he ran on a platform of killing health care reform. Wow.

  5. Rae: so glad I made you laugh, and it means a lot to have someone like you who, was in the medical profession, understand the need to reform. then again the nurses are the ones who see everything aren't they? :) I can't even imagine the stories you've heard about paying for care.

    DJan: Medicare is an amazing thing isn't it? It's even more amazing to hear people who are on Medicare be against a government option, don't they realize they're ON a government option?

    Laura and Paul: Glad you enjoyed my little blog! Just saw in our Ipswich paper that my voting precinct was the only one in Ipswich to favor Coakley. Glad I have such intelligent neighbors who didn't fall for the "flashy words" as you so wonderfully put it! I, too, fear for climate change legislation...

    RT: Definitely set aside some time at home to watch it, it's about 10 minutes long, wouldn't want you to get in trouble :) It is ironic isn't it? I'm just glad Massachusetts voters didn't directly determine whether or not we have Mass Health. Luckily our state legislators are more intelligent and created the program without "help" from voters. This is why I usually vote no on referendums, the legislators are supposed to make laws, not the masses, because the masses are stupid.

    Thanks for reading everyone and for sympathizing with the part of my state that's unhappy today.

    January 21, 2010 10:31 AM


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