The Health Reform Summit

I’m watching the President’s health summit and I’m hearing Republicans saying we have a fundamental difference of philosophy:  Democrats want government to run health care and Republicans think the free market can.

Here’s the flaw with the GOP position:  the free market has controlled health care for decades and FAILED.

CNN’s coverage has been abysmal.  They allowed Mary Matalin free rein to repeat the term “jam down” in regards to reconciliation repeatedly.  She barely said anything else in between repeating her talking point. Since when is a majority vote jamming something down American’s throats?

No one countered her ridiculous talking point because there was no one on the air at the time representing the other position.  This is why no one takes cable “news” seriously any longer.

7 thoughts on “The Health Reform Summit”

  1. CSPAN 3 carried it without Lockjaw Matalin’s inane commentary.

    The Republican minority leader John Boehner managed to rise up out of his tanning bed to attend, causing us to reach for our barf bags. Barrack Obama is not without his failings but he is definately blessed with the patience of a saint for suffering hours of scripted propaganda from goose-stepping Republicans that would have made Joseph Goebbels proud.

    Matt Thomas


  2. The reason massive Democratic majorities in Congress aren’t enough to pass socialist health care is AMERICANS DON’T WANT SOCIALIZED MEDICINE!  

  3. The reason massive Democratic majorities in Congress aren’t enough to pass socialist health care is AMERICANS DON’T WANT SOCIALIZED MEDICINE!  

  4. I have to give you credit, Dancer, for squeezing so many lies into one short comment. All that lying must have made you nervous, though; because you hit the send button twice.

    Massive Democratic majorities don’t exist in Congress because all of the Dems don’t vote with lockstep precision as the Republican sheep do. From a purely arithmetic view, you can’t consider 60 (now 59) Democratic senators a massive majority when the filibuster rule requires that every single Democratic senator vote the same way to have legislation pass. A massive majority would be one which has votes to spare. Duh!

    What was and is proposed is about as close to socialized medicene as your brain is to a functioning human organ. Try looking up socialism in the dictionary.

    But your biggest lie is that Americans don’t want healthcare insurance reform. Hopefully, you’ve been healthy enough not to need health insurance for anything major. In that case, you can at least plead ignorance (albeit with wilful blindness). But take my word for it, if you ever do have to use health insurance in that manner, you will enthusiastically be for reform.

  5. I cannot speak for the owner of this blog but would assume that your differences with others on political issues, including those specific to healthcare, are welcome.

    Nevertheless, would it be too much to ask if you might save us from this posting of redundant clich├ęs parroted straight from the Republican play book…or are they instead replicated from that fat bouncing and lying asshole, Rush Limbaugh, whatever might be the case?

    I am not certain what you mean by “socialized medicine” but my guess is that you are trying to say that any U.S. government-sponsored healthcare equals “SOCIALISM.”

    Well then, you are in effect saying that every one of the 45 million Americans on Medicare…every one of our 1.5 million soldiers and sailors…every one of the 656,000 postal workers, thousands of FBI agents and every single member of the U.S. House and Senate (including the entire Republican delegations in both those legislative bodies) in total over another 4 million Americans, are part and parcel of this same socialized medicine which (as you say) “Americans don’t want.”  

    If you are so passionately opposed to this so-called “socialized” medicine why not call, write or email all those Republican whores and hypocrites in the U.S. Congress and Senate that agree with your position and ask whether they are willing to give up their own government-run healthcare?

    Matt Thomas

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