Skip to comments."What's Love Got to Do With Health Care?"
Posted on 07/05/2012 5:18:43 AM PDT by Aspenhuskerette
Tamara Shayne Kagel made waves recently when she wrote a column in the Jewish Journal of Los Angeles titled I Don't Want to Date a Republican. Clarifying her fears, she pondered with horror, What if I have Republican babies? Now smitten, she's had to Think Again.
Having crossed the partisan Rubicon from insularity to open-mindedness, Kagel says she now respects and admires her boyfriend, who, she acknowledges, values helping the poor as much as I do just in a different way.
To arrive at this tolerant Zen state, Kagel recalibrated her moral compass, the antidote social psychologist Jonathan Haidt advocates in The Righteous Mind Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion. Haidt cautions, Beware of anyone who insists there is one true morality for all people, times and places. Comedian Steven Colbert didn't buy Haidt's thesis, insisting not just that I'm right; almost more importantly is that you are wrong.
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Are there really such people?
Seems hard to believe.
Right; she wants to give them a handout and a hammock; he wants to give them a hand up and a self-directed safety net.
you need to read the article. It eviscerates the Democrats and the media without ever mentioning Democrats or Obama. Independents who’ll decide this election need to read commentary like this.
Obamoids are often found on a fence, the fence post. Think of them as the Post Turtles of the political world.
“Kagel says she now respects and admires her boyfriend, who, she acknowledges, values helping the poor as much as I do just in a different way.”
I have also had the rare honest exchange of ideas with a liberal, and the liberal expresses shock that I actually want to help the poor. That I believe socialism makes people poor, that I think gov’t health care is bad for the sick, that I think screwed up “families” are bad for children.
Liberals really appear to think that we want people sick, poor, and somehow enslaved. Whereas we all want the opposite.
How could I hate the poor? I am the poor!
I am reminded of a Murphy Brown episode, where the liberals are all sitting around a table. They have sort of a brief conservative epiphany.
One man says softly, “Sometimes I think. . . people who are on unemployment should try harder to get a job. . .” He then buries his face in his hands in shame as his table mates look shocked.
It reminds us that one can Love and Care
and yet have a very different Vision as to how to do this
What Politics does is to Demonize
those who may very well be Honorable
to their Appointed Vision
Politics, as practiced in this country,
and all others that I'm aware of,
Corrupts the the Lawful use of Power
I see the hoofprints of Satan...