So as of this morning Obama’s healthcare reform has finally passed. And I have to admit I am confused. I consider myself to be a pretty smart cookie, but the opposition to healthcare reform has me at a loss. There is no logic in the fearmongering. I know this criticism is nothing new – the Colbert Report and the Daily Show are buttering some pretty thick slices of toast (y’know making lot’s o dough) with the farce and hilarity of incongruous logic reigning the tea partiers and their ilk in standing against healthcare reform. And while I think it amusing to watch these televised bits of laughter, I am often left wondering what is it that those folks who are being made fun of really are fighting against? Most people don’t get all riled up and active in politics unless they feel they have a personal stake in the whole process. Most people are not political junkies like myself. They have better things to do than to tousle in the fray of legislative muck. And yet people whose lives have been dramatically effected by the economic downturn are spending their precious time and efforts on fighting healthcare reform.