Skip to comments.Time's Tumulty Points Readers to Scholar Who Suggests ObamaCare Opponents Racist, Xenophobic
Posted on 08/05/2009 4:39:38 PM PDT by chessplayer
In a one-line blog post, "Health Reform: Euthanasia and Other Rumors," Time magazine's Karen Tumulty pointed readers to a blog post at The New Republic's Web site set on "Exposing the Euthanasia Scare" that has cropped up in the debate over health care reform:
Harold Pollack dispenses with them (and their sources) here.
Albeit in kinder, gentler language, Pollack posited that opposition to socialized medicine among American senior citizens was due to racism, xenophobia, and homophobia
the more they play the race card, the less people buy it.
Desperation requires the use of labels.
I pray they continue to use such tactics because it will invariably only make the growing majority against Barry that more angrier. The people are getting fed up with this BS. Failing to recognize or acknowledge such only leads to their future doom, in one form or another.
Well I would think a black man trying to kill old white grandmas is... a l’il racist, but as long as he smiles and makes no sudden moves, she won’t suspect a thing.
Once we've gotten to the point, and we're there, where everything is due to racism, then nothing is due to racism. The term has lost its sting. And, thus, the word has lost its power. I wonder what these @$$holes will try next, once they figure out that their kryptonite doesn't scare anybody anymore.
Yeah, these morons will still be going to that well even as the National Blade begins singing.
"..Harold Pollack is a Professor at the School of Social Service Administration, and faculty chair of the Center for Health Administration Studies...."
I read his bio; a Liberal social engineer who still cannot accept the concept that Government programs cannot increase IQ.
He is of the U. Chicago Marxist crowd ZerO and Cruella De Ville hung and got grants with...public dollars to fund Socialists who tell us with mouthfuls of bacon-wrapped scallops and a mouthful of pinot grigio that we should pay more taxes in order to help the institutionally-trapped “poor” they enjoy patronizing.
They are whining the Republicans are going to lose the Mexican and Gay voters. HO HO HO. They better worry about the White voters. Many of my Democrat friends here in Florida are waking up. I think Obama will finally destroy the Communist National Socialist Democrat Party. Yip Yip Yahoo!!! No white guy in his right mind would vote for these Democrat Racists.
Apparently roughly 60% of the country is part of an ‘extremist mob’
* Main Entry: schol·ar
* Pronunciation: \ˈskä-lər\
* Function: To cry racism whenever opposed
* Etymology: Main Stream Media English scoler, from Democrat Newspeak scolere & Harvard escoler, from Elitist Latin scholaris, from Ivy League Snob Latin, of a school (such as Harvard or anywhere your betters go), from Latin schola, as in Binky or Muffy's school.
1 : a person who attends a school but learns nothing; he who espouses fascism and elitism. i.e. your intellectual superior, your moral better.
WAIT ONE MOMENT......
Its called reparations and it is only just. Please don’t taint this argument with logic or reason.
Liberals can not ever admit that are wrong about even the facts and logic spoil their efforts.
If they don’t get their way, it will always be because of the the mean, the hateful, the rich and the stupid. (Did I mention those to cling to guns and religion?)
Harold Pollack is a public health policy researcher at the University of Chicago's School of Social Service Administration
Pollack is an idiot.
Trenchant and pithy...a one line indictment.
He has no argument so he calls people names.
Like an idiot does.
Ipso facto and presto.
Harold Pollack - Member of Doctors for America
Doctors for America Steering Committee
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I wonder why ‘Doctors for America’ are mostly located in MEXICO?!
‘Doctors for America’ has all White House talking points and left wing kook driffle on it too. Do these ‘doctors’ represent MEXICO/illegals or AMERICA?!
You ever seen this dimwit broad? She looks like she was fed hard candy with a slingshot!
Harold Pollack and Rahul Rajkumar: AMA doesn’t speak for all doctors on health reform
Harold Pollack and Rahul Rajkumar 7/05/2009
I don’t know any doctor who is for this crap, not one, and see & talk to hundreds every week!
He reminds me of Milhouse on the Simpsons!!!!!!!
Tell Human Stories
Harold Pollack is Professor of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago, where he is faculty chairman of the Center for Health Administration Studies.
I should say immediately that actual voters are only one part of the puzzle, not the hardest part, either. Right now six senators are negotiating a powerful bipartisan bill. Altogether, they represent fewer people than live in greater Chicago. The drive for health reform is not slowed because of public ambivalence. It is slowed by Senate rules specifically designed to slow down (and thereby thwart) large reforms.
Still, public opinion matters and is malleable. I propose four suggestions, none of which will shock President Obamas advisers.
Start with images of uninsured people in the E.R. and people who lost their homes because they got cancer.
.First, he must use his unique standing to highlight the human stories that motivate serious reform. This debate started at a human level, with images of uninsured people who wait long hours in the E.R. for grudging care, people who lose their homes because they get cancer, those with preexisting conditions who cant buy insurance or who are stuck at a crummy job to keep their coverage. We cant allow these faces to be obscured by the inherent complexities of health reform.
Second, he should puncture complacency about an unsustainable status quo. You may believe that you have good insurance. Absent effective regulation, you have no real way to know. You certainly cant know that it will remain affordable for you or your employer. As costs escalate and financial insecurity moves up the economic ladder, this really matters.
Third, he must reassure seniors. Opponents are spreading the notion that health reform entails deep Medicare cuts, and that the president would ration care to seniors to finance universal coverage. Oddly, this campaign is being waged by politicians prone to criticizing Democrats for neglecting the entitlements crisis. Still, it appears effective. There is something especially sad here. Enacting Medicare, achievement that it was, has made universal coverage harder by peeling away a huge constituency for further reform.
Finally, President Obama must remind us to keep smiles on our faces. As Colin Powell put it, optimism is a force multiplier. Well have many disappointments, but a historic achievement is within reach.
Well, now, where did you find that photo?
Next to the definition of “punch-me face” on wikipedia?
Time to simply laugh at them whenever they try to use race as a shield.
Don’t even respond, just continue to criticize and ridicule.
Throw in some monkey references for “salt”.
At a deeper level, these talking points go beyond the usual Medicare politics and pander. Seniors comprise right-wing talk-radio's core audience, but the anxiety extends beyond retired ditto-heads. A conspicuous number of scare stories pitched to seniors suggest that the main beneficiaries of health reform will be various frightening others. These listeners have endured dizzying social change, ranging from gay marriage to the rise of immigrants (legal and illegal) as a powerful political and demographic force. This predominantly white group watched an unprecedented youth vote fuel the unlikely ascendance of a black president with an Islamic middle name.
For millions of older people, America suddenly seems very different from the country they once knew. So when President Obama asks seniors to trust him as they trusted many Democrats before him, even his remarkable persuasive powers sometimes fall short.
Harold Pollack is also affiliated with this TAX EXEMPT organization...(claims to be ‘non-partisan’!)
About New America
The New America Foundation is a nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy institute that invests in new thinkers and new ideas to address the next generation of challenges facing the United States.
New America emphasizes work that is responsive to the changing conditions and problems of our 21st Century information-age economy — an era shaped by transforming innovation and wealth creation, but also by shortened job tenures, longer life spans, mobile capital, financial imbalances and rising inequality.
The foundation’s mission is animated by the American ideal that each generation will live better than the last. That ideal is today under strain. Our education and health care systems are struggling with problems of quality, cost and access. The country requires creative means to address its fiscal challenges and pay for needed public, social and environmental investments. Abroad, the United States has yet to fashion sustainable foreign and defense policies that will protect its citizens and interests in a rapidly integrating world.
Too often, these challenges have proven impervious to conventional party politics and incremental proposals. With an emphasis on big ideas, impartial analysis and pragmatic solutions, New America invests in outstanding individuals whose ability to communicate to wide and influential audiences can change the country’s policy discourse in critical areas, bringing promising new ideas and debates to the fore.
Launched in 1999, the foundation was guided through a period of rapid growth by founding president Ted Halstead. The institute is now led by President and CEO Steve Coll and an outstanding Board of Directors, chaired by Eric Schmidt. New America is headquartered in Washington D.C. and also has a significant presence in California, the nation’s largest laboratory of democracy.
Board of Directors
National Correspondent, The Atlantic Monthly
Roger W. Ferguson Jr.
President and CEO, TIAA-CREF
Professor of International Political Economy, Johns Hopkins University
Atul A. Gawande, M.D., M.P.H.
Surgeon, Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health
William W. Gerrity
Chairman and CEO, GMS Asia
Founder, New America Foundation
President, HAND Foundation
Laurene Powell Jobs
President of the Board, College Track
President, River Twice Research
CEO, Global Environment Fund
Author & Journalist
Walter Russell Mead
Henry A. Kissinger Senior Fellow for U.S. Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations
Chairman, Medley Capital
Chairman, McKinsey Global Institute
Chairman & CEO, Google, Inc.; Chairman, New America Foundation Board
Bernard L. Schwartz
Chairman & CEO, BLS Investments, LLC
Laura D’Andrea Tyson
Professor, Business Administration & Economics, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley
Chairman, Cambridge Energy Research Associates
Editor, Newsweek International
Ya think Harold's ever kissed a girl...?