Skip to comments.Shift: Obama Will Make 'Emotional and Moral Appeal' for Health Bill (Sob Stories Coming)
Posted on 08/19/2009 12:41:43 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
President Barack Obama, trying to regain control of the health-care debate, will likely shift his pitch in September, White House and Democratic officials said, as he faces pressure from supporters to talk more about the moral imperative to provide health insurance to all Americans.
The rethinking comes amid a struggle by the White House to clarify its view on a public insurance plan, which liberals see as a critical part of a health overhaul.
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Sunday that a public plan isn't the "essential element" of a health bill, prompting sharp words from liberal groups.
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Socialism is immoral.
Is he gonna CRY like Hillary did???
When democRats start showing me receipts
for the health insurance that they’ve
bought for a stranger, we’ll start
taking them seriously in their appeal to
our good nature.
Otherwise, we understand that they don’t
really give a damn about anything other
than controlling people.
More Potemkin Town Halls; lies posing as heart-rending tales of woe.
So we will be racists and heartless. Just Damn.
‘Is he gonna CRY like Hillary did???’
Zero’s going to launch a new offensive in September, after the townhalls are over and when us ‘mobsters’ no longer have public forums to refute his idiocy. It won’t work.
One thing I try to remember about any waffling healthcare sweet talk from the obamanation socialist/commie regime.
the federal Government DOES NOT work in “partnership” with anyone. All this talk about “co-ops” is plan old dung. it is a way to get the camel’s nose into the tent.
>>> Socialism is immoral. <<<
Ya beat me to it.
Also, plotting to give free health insurance to 25 million++ illegal aliens by stealing it from American citizens is immoral.
Cry me a river Obango!......SHOVE OBAMACARE!
You are already seeing liberal pastors and faith commentators all over CNN and MSNBC today esp. that freak Rick Sanchez. Of them all he is the worst, hate him.
Okay, then the DEMOCRATS need to shut up!!!
Who was it that expanded Medicare and Medicaid to cover many, many more people than it was originally designed to cover?
So DEMOCRATS ... SHUT UP!!!
You have no integrity!!!
Cue the little kids...
Zero can cry about this:
Increasing the suffering of an elder American
in order to provide “free” healthcare to an
illegal immigrant is immoral.
"Acid rain and pollution has given me lung cancer. Please vote for Obamacare and save me!"
Three handkerchief press conferences on the way. Review ABC scheduling for a time in your area.
We don’t need no stinking representatives to have town halls, they can continue at will if the Citizenry so desires, all you-tubed and ready to go viral. Bring it on bambi, you are such a puss.
The cat is way out of the bag. The sandwich is on the plate, and we all know what’s in it now. Having failed to make his case with reason, he is now going to turn make an emotional appeal, and the sandwich filling will magically change to something edible? Who thinks this will work?
In other words: “We got new polling data and new focus group material that we are going to use.”
He’ll cry like Humphrey did when he wost in the 60! :.(
What is moral about Caskets for Clunkers?
Does this apply?
It was 68, and followed by Muskie in 72.
Stealing is immoral!
When you ‘capture’ value in an economy it’s the same thing as looting! (Wall Street, Banksters, Government, etc...)
We should focus on ‘value creation’. Exchanging ‘value for value’ creates wealth! The process enriches all sides exponentially!
For those who cannot afford it, there is charity! (We should all be involved in charity. Forced charity is stealing, not a virtue!)
Only a ‘Progressive’ would take a ‘virtue’ and turn it into a ‘Right’.
Are you working with the FBI to incite the right wing to violence a la Hal Turner?
Page-by-Page Reasons to Hate Obama-Care
Here are just a few very good reasons to hate Obamacare, from the Canada Free Press:
Page 22: Mandates audits of all employers that self-insure!
Page 29: Admission: your health care will be rationed!
Page 30: A government committee will decide what treatments and benefits you get (and, unlike an insurer, there will be no appeals process)
Page 42: The Health Choices Commissioner will decide health benefits for you. You will have no choice. None.
Page 50: All non-US citizens, illegal or not, will be provided with free healthcare services.
Page 58: Every person will be issued a National ID Healthcard.
Page 59: The federal government will have direct, real-time access to all individual bank accounts for electronic funds transfer.
Page 65: Taxpayers will subsidize all union retiree and community organizer health plans (read: SEIU, UAW and ACORN)
Page 72: All private healthcare plans must conform to government rules to participate in a Healthcare Exchange.
Page 84: All private healthcare plans must participate in the Healthcare Exchange (i.e., total government control of private plans)
Page 91: Government mandates linguistic infrastructure for services; translation: illegal aliens
Page 95: The Government will pay ACORN and Americorps to sign up individuals for Government-run Health Care plan.
Page 102: Those eligible for Medicaid will be automatically enrolled: you have no choice in the matter.
Page 124: No company can sue the government for price-fixing. No judicial review is permitted against the government monopoly. Put simply, private insurers will be crushed.
Page 127: The AMA sold doctors out: the government will set wages.
Page 145: An employer MUST auto-enroll employees into the government-run public plan. No alternatives.
Page 126: Employers MUST pay healthcare bills for part-time employees AND their families.
Page 149: Any employer with a payroll of $400K or more, who does not offer the public option, pays an 8% tax on payroll
Page 150: Any employer with a payroll of $250K-400K or more, who does not offer the public option, pays a 2 to 6% tax on payroll
Page 167: Any individual who doesnt have acceptable healthcare (according to the government) will be taxed 2.5% of income.
Page 170: Any NON-RESIDENT alien is exempt from individual taxes (Americans will pay for them).
Page 195: Officers and employees of Government Healthcare Bureaucracy will have access to ALL American financial and personal records.
Page 203: The tax imposed under this section shall not be treated as tax. Yes, it really says that. Page 239: Bill will reduce physician services for Medicaid. Seniors and the poor most affected.
Page 241: Doctors: no matter what speciality you have, youll all be paid the same (thanks, AMA!)
Page 253: Government sets value of doctors time, their professional judgment, etc.
Page 265: Government mandates and controls productivity for private healthcare industries.
Page 268: Government regulates rental and purchase of power-driven wheelchairs.
Page 272: Cancer patients: welcome to the wonderful world of rationing!
Page 280: Hospitals will be penalized for what the government deems preventable re-admissions.
Page 298: Doctors: if you treat a patient during an initial admission that results in a readmission, you will be penalized by the government.
Page 317: Doctors: you are now prohibited for owning and investing in healthcare companies!
Page 318: Prohibition on hospital expansion. Hospitals cannot expand without government approval.
Page 321: Hospital expansion hinges on community input: in other words, yet another payoff for ACORN.
Page 335: Government mandates establishment of outcome-based measures: i.e., rationing.
Page 341: Government has authority to disqualify Medicare Advantage Plans, HMOs, etc.
Page 354: Government will restrict enrollment of SPECIAL NEEDS individuals.
Page 379: More bureaucracy: Telehealth Advisory Committee (healthcare by phone).
Page 425: More bureaucracy: Advance Care Planning Consult: Senior Citizens, assisted suicide, euthanasia?
Page 425: Government will instruct and consult regarding living wills, durable powers of attorney, etc. Mandatory. Appears to lock in estate taxes ahead of time.
Page 425: Government provides approved list of end-of-life resources, guiding you in death.
Page 427: Government mandates program that orders end-of-life treatment; government dictates how your life ends.
Page 429: Advance Care Planning Consult will be used to dictate treatment as patients health deteriorates. This can include an ORDER for end-of-life plans. An ORDER from the GOVERNMENT.
Page 430: Government will decide what level of treatments you may have at end-of-life.
Page 469: Community-based Home Medical Services: more payoffs for ACORN.
Page 472: Payments to Community-based organizations: more payoffs for ACORN.
Page 489: Government will cover marriage and family therapy. Government intervenes in your marriage.
Page 494: Government will cover mental health services: defining, creating and rationing those services.
A tip of my hat to my friend, Ben Cerruti, for providing this look at the Obamanation called Obamacare.
Write, email, fax or call your Senators and your Representative and tell them to vote NO!
we need our own “truth squads” to quickly identify these people when they surface, and quickly expose their B.S. to the blogs and talk show circuits.
You make a point many deliberately forget or ignore. Christ’s call to help is a call to individuals to do so. There is no place saved for me in Heaven because I voted to take someone else’s money to do good.
Fake doctors, fake “victims”; trash insurance companies; lie about AARP (sort of); lie about death panels.....more unlistenable cadence and intonation. People who say this turd is a great speaker are nuts. He’s awful, with or without TOTUS.
Since it doesn’t start until 2013, going to be a lot of dead people from those sob stories. What a load of BS from the Democrat plants.
>>>> Increasing the suffering of an elder American in order to provide free healthcare to an illegal immigrant is immoral. <<<<
Capitol Hill is a country club for sociopaths. Democrats AND Republicans.
They don’t care if it’s immoral.
They’re laughing at the American people.
Somebody ought to ask him with the Canadian and GB systems imploding why he wants to drag America down the same path
I got into an argument w/another Christian who threw the Good Samaritan parable in my face. They were trying to convince me we were REQUIRED to have a welfare state because of that Scripture.
What he didn't realize was that when one looks at the CONTEXT of the passage, Jesus wasn't at all endorsing a civil state where wealth is distributed by the government.
Amazing what one can learn when one treats the Bible with respect, instead of cramming our pre-determined views into its pages. :)
I guess when the facts are not on your side, try phony emotionalism.
The GOP should have a followup presser with MANY citizens of Canada, Britian, ....
Get my drift?
Why should we respsond positively to any request to become slaves for the benefit of others (that’s what socialism does in general, and what socialized medicine does in particular,) no matter how nicely framed?
“So we will be racists and heartless.”
Exactly. The substance of this bill is not being debated. It’s all irrational attacks. The kind of stuff Democrats like.
Hang together, folks. Or hang seperately. The Democrats are lacking in scruples.
Locally they are having this urgent thing in front of reps offices with people telling their awful cancer/health problem stories- saying they HAVE TO HAVE OBAMACARE.
I will bet it is paid operatives and ACORN.
There is no right to food, shelter, or health care beyond what you can provide for yourself and your family. In fact there is no “right” for you or me to levy against another individual for any personal needs.
There is also no provision on the Constitution for the Federal Government to provide these to residents in these United States.
These are the only valid moral arguments.
And emotional arguments be damned. If you want to provide for the “less fortunate” its called “charity.” And you do it with your own money and your own time. Americans are very charitable; if we had more of our own money, we’d be even more so.
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