Skip to comments.The Blair House Witch Project
Posted on 02/25/2010 5:07:57 AM PST by IbJensen
The middle distance between truth and error is still error, but Barack Obama can't even get there. He is the self-appointed custodian of "common ground" while not moving an inch towards it, as evidenced by the fact that the most controversial element in his plan, abortion funding, remained in it up to the day of the summit.
That Obama considers the taking of unborn life essential to "health care" explodes the conceit of the whole discussion, namely, his great concern, supposedly superior to the concern of Republicans, for the lives and welfare of the American people. He tosses and turns at night worrying about the "uninsured" while recalcitrant Republicans just don't care about them, according to the media-approved narrative.
But why should the American people entrust their health care to a president who doesn't even believe in the Hippocratic Oath? Why should the enfeebled trust a party that prides itself on snuffing out the life of Terri Schiavo?
It is not at all clear why the Democrats should enjoy the moral high ground on health care. At least the Republican proposals don't involve killing anyone.
Neither the motives nor the means of pro-abortion, pro-euthanasia Democrats should inspire any confidence. Even if one were to suppose that they cared about the "30 million uninsured" any more than the 30 million babies dead from Roe policies, why should anyone assume the means they propose to cover the uninsured would actually do so?
Ineffective means render good motives irrelevant. Every claim that Obama makes would mean in reality its opposite. His heavy-handed means to "expand care" would result in less of it through rationing and the alienation and bankrupting of doctors, nurses, and health care providers. His means of "cutting costs" would saddle already bloated entitlement programs with soaring new ones.
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"Potemkin village" has come to mean, especially in a political context, any hollow or false construct, physical or figurative, meant to hide an undesirable or potentially damaging situation, the phrase may not apply to its original context.
All of the DBM amplifiers (suppression of an alternative message) and just about all of the politicians (by the very nature of the collective of statists) are steering us down the same road. S-O-C-I-A-L-I-S-M and its been going on a helluva of a long time.
Good posts. BUMP! BUMP!
Thank you. I love Neumayr’s columns