Thursday, August 13, 2009

Obamacare Daily Round-Up

aka "Would You Like Lies With That?"

"Obama and the Permanent Campaign" by Karl Rove in The Wall Street Journal.

"Obama's Post Office health care disaster" by Bryan York in The Washington Examiner.

"A Price to Pay for the Town Hall Rage" by David Broder in The Washington Post is an attempt to "warn" republicans that despite "not seeing any polls" he believes that the opponents of Obamacare will face a backlash because of their behavior. Apparently, Mr. Broder is blind to liberal arrogance. And I've got your poll right, here, sparky. From USA Today, "Poll: Health care views take sympathetic tilt" by which they mean...
WASHINGTON — The raucous protests at congressional town-hall-style meetings have succeeded in fueling opposition to proposed health care bills among some Americans, a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll finds — particularly among the independents who tend to be at the center of political debates.

In a survey of 1,000 adults taken Tuesday, 34% say demonstrations at the hometown sessions have made them more sympathetic to the protesters' views; 21% say they are less sympathetic.

Independents by 2-to-1, 35%-16%, say they are more sympathetic to the protesters now.
There is no need to be rude on either side of the debate but anger in the face of arrogant dismissal is a righteous anger indeed.

Spector's political flip-flop, Obamacare support, and behavior at that town hall are costing him a lot. According to this poll, "48% would vote for Toomey if the election were held today. Just 36% would vote for Specter while four percent (4%) prefer a third option, and 12% are not sure." Those numbers are not going to get any better any time soon.

Sarah Palin responds to Obama here on her facebook page. Very detailed stuff.

"Medicare For All Isn't The Answer" by Alan B. Miller from The Wall Street Journal talks about his experience running a hospital for the NHS.
The hospital had not been open long when representatives of a 1,000-bed government-run hospital located a short distance away approached us to borrow high-tech equipment and instruments. Because people were ill and needed procedures the government hospital could not provide, we provided that hospital with the help it needed. But that experience convinced me that under a single-payer system hospitals do not receive the money required to purchase advanced technology or provide quality care.

"Rationing away medical care" from The Washington Times examines the mechanics behind the inevitable healthcare rationing of government-run Obamacare.

The New York Times is desperately trying to spin Obama's backroom deals with various industry groups as a good thing in this article titled, "Obama Is Taking an Active Role in Talks on Health Care Plan" by David D. Kirkpatrick but it can't resist a bit of disapproval for these machinations.
Behind the scenes, however, Mr. Obama and his advisers have been quite active, sometimes negotiating deals with a degree of cold-eyed political realism potentially at odds with the president’s rhetoric.

And here, the American College of Surgeons calls Obama a liar for his statements about surgeons in the New Hampshire Townhall. Seriously, they said this - "Yesterday during a town hall meeting, President Obama got his facts completely wrong." OUCH!

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