I simply love the new GOP talking point of "start over again." Health care reform didn't actually start a year ago. People have been trying to get some version of health care reform passed for over 50 years. The idea that there are issues that just haven't been taken into account is just hilarious on its face.
It would be wonderful if the press would cover the GOP arguments as what they are - stalling tactics with no factual merit. Then we could discuss what's happening (the Democrats are trying to get enough votes to overcome the abuse of the filibuster in order to enact necessary reforms of a broken system, and the GOP is attempting to protect the status quo and win a cynical political fight); as opposed to discussing the relative merits of the theatrics.
- Matthew Freeman is a Brooklyn based playwright with a BFA from Emerson College. His plays include THE DEATH OF KING ARTHUR, REASONS FOR MOVING, THE GREAT ESCAPE, THE AMERICANS, THE WHITE SWALLOW, AN INTERVIEW WITH THE AUTHOR, THE MOST WONDERFUL LOVE, WHEN IS A CLOCK, GLEE CLUB, THAT OLD SOFT SHOE and BRANDYWINE DISTILLERY FIRE. He served as Assistant Producer and Senior Writer for the live webcast from Times Square on New Year's Eve 2010-2012. As a freelance writer, he has contributed to Gamespy, Premiere, Complex Magazine, Maxim Online, and MTV Magazine. His plays have been published by Playscripts, Inc., New York Theatre Experience, and Samuel French.