YES, THEY REALLY ARE ‘DEATH PANELS’ • Tragic. What bureaucratic ‘guidelines’ get you.
WHAT’S THE WORST THAT COULD HAPPEN? And let’s not even get started with the ’40 acres and a mule’ promise.
‘WE ALL AGREE THAT THE SYSTEM IS IMPLODING’ • In Canada. The answer? ‘Doctors need to develop a plan to cure it.’
KILLING HEALTH CARE AS WE KNOW IT • 5 things we’ll lose if Øbamacare becomes reality (from CNN, no less).
The new liberal take on the scores of Americans showing up at town hall meetings and protests about health care reform is that those questioning the president’s plans are plants from insurance companies and are “too well dressed” to be genuine.
Today the Democratic National Committee began running this ad:
The crap this ad is spewing is enough to make anyone vomit. First, it portrays the tea party protesters as “angry mobs.” Second, it completely ignores the fact that Republicans were not in control during the last eight years — Democrats have had control of Congress since 2006. And we can’t forget that then-Sen. Obama voted for, and applauded, federal budgets.
And let’s just ignore the fact that the Democrats’ health care reforms are tanking in the polls. Those poll takers must be part of the angry mob, too.
Well, I’m proud to be part of the “mob,” especially if that means asking my elected officials questions, making sure they know I disagree with the direction they’re taking the country and standing for what I believe in.
Where was the DNC ad during the 2006 May Day immigration protests? Where they not “organized” using a “playbook?” Or does the criticism only apply to citizens who actually possess a legal right to vote?
Then there was my senator, Barbara Boxer, on “Hardball” last night.
Let me get this straight. Conservative protesters aren’t to be taken seriously because they dress well? If you’re wearing a tie, you’re part of mob?
And note that Boxer recounts her experience with well-dressed protesters — when she was asked by Al Gore to go to Florida as a proxy protester herself.
Talk about being out-of-touch.
Democrats are all for practicing democracy if you don’t speak English, can’t get a job and don’t know how to operate a shower. But if you’re employed, practice good hygiene and follow the law, you’re part of a “mob” hell-bent on hurting the president.
Barbara Boxer needs to be retired to San Francisco.
Tea party organizers take note: No showering a week before a protest, put away the razors and be sure to shop at a thrift store before showing up. Otherwise, Democrats want nothing to do with you.
So, how then do you dress for a protest?
Michelle Malkin has compiled a gallery of “authentic” grass-roots activists. Of course, my favorite is the “less is more” selection.
The White House made some headlines yesterday when it responded to a headline on the Drudge Report that linked to a 2003 video of Barack Obama singing the praises of single-payer (read: socialized) health care.
The White House’s three-minute response to the 50-second clip claims that “the people who always try to scare people” are at it again.
Uh huh. And up is actually down, grass is purple, the stimulus package is working wonderfully and your doctor wants to take your tonsils and sell them for profit.
If only that one clip that Drudge linked to was the only example out there. But it’s not.
Let’s just take a look at a few of the administration officials and members of Congress (some very recently) explaining that the “public option” is another brick on the path toward single-payer, socialized medicine.
Barney Frank, July 27, 2009:
Rahm Emanuel, June 17, 2009: ‘The objective is what’s important, it’s not the means.’
Russ Feingold, May 5, 2009:
Jan Schakowsky, April 18, 2009:
Kathleen Sebelius, 2007:
And we can’t leave out the video that Drudge had the gall to link to of Obama:
And this is just a case of “the people who always try to scare people whenever you try to bring them health-insurance reform” rearing their ugly heads again.
WHO WILL TELL MICHAEL J. FOX HE NEEDS TO DIE? • ‘A year of perfect health, for example, is given a value of 1.0 while a year of sub-optimum health is rated between 0 and 1.’
IN OVER THEIR HEADS? • “… he spent three hours with committee aides brainstorming about how to pay for the trillion-dollar legislation. At one point, they flipped through the tax code, looking for ideas.”
NO TONSILS, NO PEACE! • “I escaped victimization at the hands of nefarious Doctors desperate to sink their clutches into my apparently rare and invaluable tonsils.”
LIKE TRYING TO SOBER UP BY HAVING ANOTHER DRINK • Government is the problem, so government must be the answer (though another drink is good at getting rid of hangovers).