Posts Tagged ‘health care’

Dissent

August 6, 2009

For years, years, and years, (since the 60s) the left has been promoters of dissent. They would parrot phrases like “Dissent is patriotic” and “I disagree with what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it”. So why now, that the Left  is in charge is every protest by angry Americans are characterized as “astroturf”? Why is it when people disagree with them that they can’t be legit. Seemingly, the only reason people disagree is because they are being brought in by Big Corporations? Did I mention that corporations are inherently evil and greedy because that is the going public perception.

Why is the media propagating this assumption? It seems that  Jake Tapper is the only reporter with an ounce of integrity. Why is no one in the media questioning Obama? Obama is saying that if you like your insurance, you can keep them. How can Obama make that promise when he has had nothing to do with the bill being discussed? In fact, he’s not even familiar with the bill. Why doesn’t someone ask: “Mr. President, how can you say that?” I have never heard him defend his statements on Health Care reform. It seems people let it go because it sounds good. It does sound good, it just does not sound possible.

The left has called for an honest debate for a long time. Why do they hide behind labels as soon as one is presented? Is it because they don’t want a debate? Why did Obama originally tell Congress that he wanted to pass Health Care before recess, before Congress would have a chance to even read the bill? If the left wants a debate, let’s have one. If not, let’s not “astroturf” and say we want one when we don’t.

Obama Lies, People Could Die

February 10, 2009

Hidden beneath the dark underbelly of, possibly, the worst piece of legislation Congress has ever had before them lies something that Obama EXPLICITLY said he would not do. Sneaked in to the bill by tax cheat former HHS Nominee Tom Daschle, this provision would allow all medical records to be electronic and would set up a bureaucracy that would tell doctors what to do. This is awfully close to the National Health Board that Daschle has been peddling to anyone who would listen.

Obama said that if we liked our health plan, we could keep it. I like my health plan. Why is it changing? Why would I want the government to have final say over my doctor of what is the best for my health. What does the government know? What I want to know is, how many people are going to die while government bureaucrats argue about which type of medicine from which special interest group they are going to tell a medical doctor what would work best? How many have to die before they realize that this plan is terrible? Why does anyone have to die? Anyone can see that this is a horrible, horrible idea.

Why is it so hard for Obama to keep his campaign promises? I think it is because his promises contradicted one another. You cannot cut taxes for “95%” of people and expect to raise spending. I guess Obama finally realized that the top 5 percent paid 40% of the taxes, and there was only so much water from that well. So he raised cigarette taxes by 156%. Signing that bill also broke his transparency promise. When is the last time Obama told the truth?

Todd Thurman

What Color is the Sky in Andrew Sullivan’s World?

December 4, 2008

I ask because Andrew Sullivan cannot live on this planet and think that what he writes is factual. His denigration of a once-great magazine has been documented elsewhere, but I wanted to further shine light on his pseudo reporting.

His post on December 1st claims “We are All Obamacans“. He hails his pick of “centrist” cabinet members. You know those centrists like Hillary Clinton, Tom Daschle, Janet Napolitano, and Bill Richardson. Granted, the rest of his cabinet could have been a lot worse (although no one would be worse than Jane Harmon for CIA Director), but I would hardly call it “centrist”.

His voting record for te 110th Congress is also not very “centrist”. Time and time again, Obama votes straight party line. He either voted party line or didn’t vote. He only crossed party lines a few times. The left claims that he only voted down party line in the Senate because he was a Junior Senator. That is true, but it is hardly the mark of a reformer.

In the State Senate he had more experience so he could be more like a “Centrist” right? Well according to the New York Times he sponsored several things that would not be considered “centrist”. He sponsored far left bills like Universal Health Care, embryonic stem cell research, provisions against treating minors as adults in certain criminal cases, and the real kicker, a bill that would set up funding for Supreme Court Races.

So people like Andrew Sullivan claim that the GOP painted Obama as far left leaning liberal. Obama has shown more evidence that he is a leftist liberal then he has shown that he is a “centrist”. Doesn’t stop Sullivan from reporting it as fact.

Todd