The idea of trying to turn President Obama's national healthcare proposal into a gender-based identity politics issue strikes me as a trifle counter-intuitive, to say the least. Men don't need healthcare? Hospitals discriminate against women? Employers deny health insurance to females because they're female? I'm just not seeing the rationale.
I hate to be that guy who makes the cliché joke about liberals being out of touch with reality, but if the left is ever going to do anything beneficial for this society, its probably going to have to become more self-aware about how absurd its notions often appear to the vast, overwhelming populace of US voters. To wit, I suggest a future headline for the New York Times:
Planet Earth to Explode Tomorrow: Women & Minorities Will be Affected the Most, Experts Say
Kevin Riley O'Keeffe
San Jose, California
Aug 24 2009 - 2:23am