Send a Tweet
Most Popular Choices
Share on Facebook 51 Share on Twitter 3 Printer Friendly Page More Sharing
Exclusive to OpEd News:
OpEdNews Op Eds    H4'ed 6/27/17

Senate Psychopaths and/or Cowards

By       (Page 1 of 1 pages)   27 comments

(Image by VBC17)
  Details   DMCA

It is remarkable that America is depending on a handful of Republican senators and Democrats to save them, as though saving them from an evil, immoral, vindictive piece of legislation is such a good deed.

It's like suggesting that NOT killing a two year old is a good deed.

It appears that there may be half a dozen or a dozen Republican senators who may oppose Mitch McConnel's healthcare abomination. But even most of them are opposing it because of fear they will lose their next election or because it is not even worse, even more destroyed, more conservative, more brutal for women and the most vulnerable.

But the title of this article refers to psychopaths and cowards. It takes a psychopath to support legislation that takes away healthcare from 22 million people so that some ultra-wealthy get half a trillion plus in tax breaks. But let's give some of them a break. Maybe they're not psychopaths. Maybe they are afraid that Mitch McConnell and his backers will do to them what they're doing to Nevada Senator Dean Heller-- running attack ads against him. That's right. Republicans are running attack ads against one of their own. That's right, Heller is being used to send the message that Republicans who don't get in in line and obey Mitch McConnell are targeted for destruction.

There are probably some GOP senators who love the current anti-Obamacare legislation. They're flat out psychopaths, sociopaths-- your pick (I don't buy the difference between psychopath and sociopath.) But the ones who have not stood up to oppose the AHCA, since the CBO report on the AHCA came out, because they are afraid they will get what Heller is getting, are cowards.

There you have it. Cowards and sociopaths conspiring to take away healthcare from from fourteen million in 2018 growing to 23 million in 2026.

But wait. You think I'm leaving the Democratic party off the hook. That 2026 number of 23 million doesn't count 28 million that Obamacare will leave uninsured. Keeping so many people uninsured is also evil. Democrats might argue that they did the best that they could.

But we won't forget that single payer, Medicare for all was taken off the table by Obama and a handful of corporate owned senators (or should I say more more deeply and completely owned,) like senator Max Baucus, who chaired the ACA design committee.

And this week, in California, where the tip of the Single Payer, medicare for all spear was most likely to break through, Anthony Rendon, California Assembly Speaker, used his position of power, as a Democrat who is bought and paid for as a corporate shill, blocked the medicare for all legislation from even being voted on, holding it in committee.

Of course he didn't do it alone. Democrats elected him to have the power he is wielding. Democrats are stopping California from becoming the first state to emerge from the evil, barbarous condition where millions are uninsured. It starts with one state breaking through, giving healthcare to all. That will produce a domino effect as companies discover how much better it is, how much more competitive they can be, as people move to the state to be covered. Once one state crosses the single payer threshold, many others will follow, leaving only most corporate dominated states, the states with the most bigots and haters who elect right wing psychopathic predators left to fend for themselves.

To finish this diatribe I shouldn't leave out the millions of hypocrite Evangelical Christians who support the evil legislators who are so bent on taking away healthcare from so many millions. They vote against evil Democrats because of abortion and in doing so, cause tens of thousands of innocent people to die, including many of their own. But there could be another way. They could support people who maximize life-- people who oppose war, people who support healthcare for all, people who maximize the likelihood that mothers who don't want the babies in their bellies will go to term with them and offer them for adoption. But maybe that's another conversation. After all. This is a rant.

Must Read 8   Well Said 5   Supported 3  
Rate It | View Ratings

Rob Kall Social Media Pages: Facebook Page       Twitter page url on login Profile not filled in       Linkedin page url on login Profile not filled in       Instagram page url on login Profile not filled in

Rob Kall is an award winning journalist, inventor, software architect, connector and visionary. His work and his writing have been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, ABC, the HuffingtonPost, Success, Discover and other media. 

Check out his platform at

He is the author of The Bottom-up Revolution; Mastering the Emerging World of Connectivity

He's given talks and workshops to Fortune 500 execs and national medical and psychological organizations, and pioneered first-of-their-kind conferences in Positive Psychology, Brain Science and Story. He hosts some of the world's smartest, most interesting and powerful people on his Bottom Up Radio Show, and founded and publishes one of the top Google- ranked progressive news and opinion sites,

more detailed bio: 

Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind.  Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives  one person at a time was too slow, he founded which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big)  to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet (more...)

Go To Commenting
The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.
Follow Me on Twitter     Writers Guidelines

Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
Support OpEdNews

OpEdNews depends upon can't survive without your help.

If you value this article and the work of OpEdNews, please either Donate or Purchase a premium membership.

If you've enjoyed this, sign up for our daily or weekly newsletter to get lots of great progressive content.
Daily Weekly     OpEd News Newsletter
   (Opens new browser window)

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

A Conspiracy Conspiracy Theory

Debunking Hillary's Specious Winning the Popular Vote Claim

Terrifying Video: "I Don't Need a Warrant, Ma'am, Under Federal Law"

Ray McGovern Discusses Brutal Arrest at Secretary Clinton's Internet Freedom Speech

Hillary's Disingenuous Claim That She's Won 2.5 Million More Votes is Bogus. Here's why

Cindy Sheehan Bugged in Denver

To View Comments or Join the Conversation:

Tell A Friend