I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: Health care isn’t a right, it’s a privilege.
The left, however, tends to disagree with that statement.
Massachusetts is perhaps the bluest state in the nation. Liberals practically pour from the cracks of the sidewalk in Boston. Keep in mind that the last Republican senator from Massachusetts was Edward Brooke, who was elected to the last of his two terms in 1972. Finally, this was the seat vacated by the liberal God Teddy Kennedy.
Let’s outline what went down with this special election in Massachusetts:
- The Democratic candidate Coakley was up 30 points in the polls in September of 2009.
- The Republican candidate Brown campaigned on the promise of voting NO on the current health care bill and on the financial reform bill. The voters of Mass. knew what they were getting.
- Brown started to pick up steam in the polls, and the mainstream media caught on.
- Coakley vacationed in the Caribbean from December 23rd until just after the new year. In the meantime, Brown was busy working the campaign trail.
- On Tuesday, January 19th 2010 Brown takes an early lead in the election.
- Coakley — knowing that she lost — calls Brown to concede just two hours after the polls close.
- Brown wins the upset of the century, disrupts the Democrat super-majority, and puts a huge damper on getting health reform passed.
The voters of Massachusetts have spoken.
“Stop with the backroom, closed-door and smoke-filled room deals (Nebraska and Louisiana, anyone?) and do what the people want, Obama.”
If a Republican can win in Massachusetts — and take the late Ted Kennedy’s Senate seat at the same fucking time — they can win anywhere.
This was a direct vote against the shitty health care bill. 56% said that the reason they voted for Brown was because of health care.
In one single vote, they’re saying “Fuck Your Health Care Reform.”
And, I am too. Fuck your health care, liberals.
I pay for mine, you pay for yours.
I’ve gotten a few requests for writers through the comments and contact form here at MSH. Since I’ve been out of the game for so long now, this is really the only way others will benefit from hearing the truth about medical training.
People want to hear from those that are in the trenches. I want to hear from you guys that are fucking fed up with medical training and the way you’re treated.
Let’s make this the official thread if you want to write for this site. It gets a nice amount of traffic and your work will be read. All I ask is that you’re a current medical student or resident and can share some of your experiences with thousands of readers each week.
So, hit up the comments on this post and I promise I’ll get back to you if you want to write for this site.
So it has been awhile since my last post, and my last post was a cheat since someone threw me the content.
I’m just posting to say I’m still here stacking paper. You have to realize it’s near impossible to write about medical school since I’ve been out of the game so long now. If someone wants to take over, post a comment and we’ll go from there. I don’t even really check the mail on this site anymore.
Here’s an unfinished draft I pulled up from way back in early 2008. I’m thinking it still applies:
I think some of the naive pre-meds have been drinking a bit too much of the Hatorade lately. I’ve seen numerous threads pop up in the pre-allo forum at SDN referencing Med School Hell and typically the comments are negative. Here are my responses:
- You’re shitting your pants
In reality you think that medicine is rainbows and butterflies, but you’re scared that I may just be right. After all, I’ve gone through medical school and you haven’t. This little tidbit of information makes your acceptance look a lot less appealing.
- You think you know it all
That 3.8 GPA and medical mission trip in Africa has instilled in your mind that you know all. Therefore anyone that says anything negative about medicine is a dumbass and doesn’t know shit.
- You’re young
Most of you are in your late teens or early twenties, and have gone from high school to college and then hopefully straight to medical school. You’ve never worked a real “job” in your life. Just wait until you’re working from 7am-7pm 5-6 days a week dealing with all that medicine has to give. Until then, shut the fuck up.
Thinking back, I do remember what it’s like to be a pre-med. I didn’t know shit and neither do you.