And while I bow to no one in my admiration of Charles Krauthammer, I wish he would take a page from Sen. Inhofe's book and NOT help the democrats with their attempts at Obamacare. Here, Mr. Krauthammer self-indulges his intellect by describing how liberals can make Obamacare more palatable to voters. Mr. Krauthammer, salted mud still tastes awful. I appreciate your intelligence but I really wish you would not show it off by helping Obama force government-run socialized medicine down our throats.
Now I can't argue with Rep. Kline in this piece, titled "Kline Tells Business Group, ‘It’s Time to Push the Reset Button’." He isn't talking about Hilary's reset button, he's talking Obamacare. He said, "Republicans and Democrats should throw out the proposed Democratic and Republican health care bills and start over." Amen brother.
Nothing is too big to fail as I have posted previously here and here come to mind. Now we get this article with the headline, "Banks 'Too Big to Fail' Have Grown Even Bigger" from The Washington Post. So if the government's bailouts are making the banks "too big" and now Obama is creating new regulation on top of the regulation that messed everything up in the first place, how will do you think the government will run Obamacare? As I said before, if these banks had been allowed to fail, we'd be better off and less in debt than we are now.
What would be worse than Ted Kennedy continuing as Chair of the Senate Health committee? How about tax-cheat Christopher Dodd. Or this chick Mikulski. Both are up for it, neither would be good for us. Well, that said, neither would Obamacare.
It can't be repeated enough. "Democratic Health Care Bill Divulges IRS Tax Data"
Thomas Cooley writes in Forbes about the failure of the stimulus and I'm putting it in the Obamacare Round-Up because it is worth remembering two things. One, government run programs suck. And two, we can't afford Obamacare in the first place. The graphs below are from the article linked above.
Headline says it all. "Study: Health Care Reform Mandate Will Punish Employers, Kill Jobs."
Pajamas Media has a piece up titled, "There Are Two Types of Boycotts: The Elite-Supported and the Invisible" about the supposed boycott of Whole Foods because the CEO had the temerity to say, "The last thing our country needs is a massive new health care entitlement that will create hundreds of billions of dollars of new unfunded deficits and move us much closer to a government takeover of our health care system. Instead, we should be trying to achieve reforms by moving in the opposite direction — toward less government control and more individual empowerment." As I posted here, I've already done my shopping at Whole Foods in support of Mr. Mackey. You should too - if you can. And of course, the elite cry boycott and no one believes them is also evidenced here by the swelling number of views the Glenn Beck show is attracting after a boycott on his opinions was called.
The Times picked up on the Democrat's exploitation of Kennedy. "Democrats accused of using Edward Kennedy’s death to promote reforms."
The level of arrogant patronizing in this article here by Michael Kinsley is almost breathtaking. Read it only if your blood-pressure is low.
Our Sunday View Daily Take is reporting "OSV health care analysis in New York Times" talking about the Catholic Church's reluctance to support Obamacare because of taxpayer-funded abortions. And the Archbishop's Column in the Denver Catholic Register here smacks down those who are attempting the Catholic church to embrace Obamacare despite the abortion issue. Heartbreaking letter from a mother included. Kathryn Jean Lopez over at National Review covers it further in this post here.
"Dem. Rep. Betsy Markey: Yep, Medicare Will Take a Hit." is another headline that says it all from The Weekly Standard.
Time Magazine is noting "After Kennedy's Death: Silence from the Pope." It may have been that he just wasn't a good Catholic.
Back at headquarters, however, there is little room for nuance. "Here in Rome Ted Kennedy is nobody. He's a legend with his own constituency," says the Vatican official. "If he had influence in the past it was only with the Archdiocese of Boston and that eventually disappeared too."
From FoxNews.com comes another article where the headline lays it all out. "Why Won't ABC and NBC Run an Ad Critical of Obama's Health Care Reform Plan?" Perhaps when you actively embrace being the propaganda tools of the government, you tend to stifle opposition whenever possible. Classy and so Free Speech-y.
Speaking of class acts, another liberal, Democrat Diane Watson, plays the race card in the debate over Obamacare. "LA Rep: ObamaCare Opponents Want to Destroy ‘First President Who Looks Like Me’" (Audio clip is here.) Look lady, it doesn't matter who you are, where you came from, or what you look like, Obamacare sucks craptacularly. The numbers are bad. The policies are bad. It's all bad. Your skin color has nothing to do with my opposition to Obamacare and how arrogant and wilfully blind are you to assume that it is.