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D.C. Goes Wee Wee, Obama Goes Wah Wah Wah

I wonder if they teach turns of phrase like this at Community Organizer College:

“There’s something about August going into September where everyone in Washington gets all ‘wee-weed’ up,” the president said.

If that were not bad enough, President Wee-Wee is crying wah wah over his trouble with convincing Americans to support his health care plan:

President Obama took to the conservative airwaves Thursday to charge that Republican leaders are engaged in a vast right-wing conspiracy to kill health care reform in order to repeat the 1994 mid-term takeover of Congress, which followed the defeat of President Clinton’s reform plan.

“I think early on, a decision was made by the Republican leadership that said, ‘Look, let’s not give him a victory, maybe we can have a replay of 1993, ’94, when Clinton came in, he failed on health care and then we won in the mid-term elections and we got the majority. And I think there are some folks who are taking a page out that playbook,” the president said.

Appearing on the Michael Smerconish radio show, Mr. Obama said he would “love to have more Republicans engaged and involved in this process,” but he vowed to win the battle, with or without support from the minority party in Congress.

Ummm, hey Crybaby-in-Chief… the Republicans are engaged and involved in the process. You simply refuse to acknowledge their alternative plans (for example, HERE and HERE) and continuously lie about everyone opposing your single-payer deathcare boondoggle, claiming they want to keep the status quo. That is not the case at all, as there are plenty of Republicans and Conservatives who have suggested alternatives to your proposal of a complete government takeover of health care.

But, keep on wah-wahing and lying and lying and soon enough the American people shall send you wee wee weeing all the way home to Chicago… or Hawai’i… or Kenya, whichever you prefer.

August 20, 2009 , 11:19PM Posted by | Barack Obama, Communism, Conservatism, Healthcare, Liberalism, Marxism, Socialism | Comments Off on D.C. Goes Wee Wee, Obama Goes Wah Wah Wah

At Core of Health Care Debate is Abortion

In the comments this post by Ace at Ace of Spades HQ (“Obama: Claim that ObamaCare Would Fund Abortions a “Fabrication” and (Wait… for… It…) a “Distraction” — Video Update: It Wasn’t a Distraction When He Made Promises to Planned Parenthood in 2007“), I got on my soapbox and went on a little rant:

“As for abortion, of course it is murder, but the left does not care. The left is always happy to murder those who are inconvenient for the ruling class (see Pol Pot etc).”

Posted by: BattleofthePyramids at August 20, 2009 06:55 PM

You know, the core of this health care debate concerning “rationing” and “death panels” really stems from our abortion culture. There really is no difference in speaking callously about killing off the elderly than in speaking callously about abortion simply being a woman’s “choice”.

We are already a culture which places a value on certain life above others. Abortion is just that: placing the life of a pregnant woman above the life of a developing, yet-to-be-born child. We already are a culture which has accepted the idea that we can end life — for any reason whatsoever, even just for “convenience” — if we so choose. This attitude that life only has as much value as we decide it does has been taught since the 1970s. It is now ‘conventional wisdom’. We are not a society and culture which respects the sanctity of life.

Knowing that, it really is not so much of a stretch to talk about “rationing” and “death panels”. Afterall, we have been doing that “rationing” and women across the nation have served as “death panels” for hundreds of thousands of lives each and every year for the past 3 decades, when it has come to abortion. Now we are simply applying that practice to end of life care.

Really, if we want to use that logic, I can make a much better case for killing off the elderly as they have much less of a value to society as an unborn baby. An elderly person around 65 years old probably has, on average, about 10-20 more years to live. During that time, they will be nothing but a monetary drain on society, collecting social security, using the health care system for their probable later in life illnesses and maladies, etc, while not giving anything back in the case of working and income tax. Meanwhile, an unborn baby has its entire life ahead of it in order to give to the State.

I have to wonder how many people are outraged by the health care debate about “rationing” and “death panels”, but also support abortion-on-demand and do not even realize that their support of such a practice is “rationing” and giving women across the country the power to be “death panels”.

Take for instance the VA pamphlet which has been interpreted to basically convince soldiers that their lives are not worth living and they should accept that and accept dying.  [Something which, by the way, was done away with by President Bush, but brought back by President Wee Wee Obama] How is that any different than our culture which convinces women who get pregnant that the lives of their unborn babies are not worth living and they should kill them (get abortions)?

I remember the last election cycle when many were putting down Pro-Lifers, saying that we have to put that issue aside in order for the greater good. There were more important issues, we were told, like the economy and foreign policy and the Supreme Court. Well, here we are with one of THE most important pieces of legislation in our lifetimes coming before us, SOLELY based on the ideological belief that there is no sanctity of life, but life only has as much value as we decide it to have. And this goes back to the Pro-Life ideology.

This is why pro-lifers have been absolutely adamant and unwilling to budge on their stance, because we have known all along how important it is and how it is at the core of our country. If we as a society do not believe in the sanctity of life, then everything else can be compromised and our country will fall.

Sorry for the rant…

Posted by: Michael in MI at August 20, 2009 07:18 PM

August 20, 2009 , 6:26PM Posted by | Abortion, Barack Obama, Healthcare, Liberalism, Marxism, Socialism | Comments Off on At Core of Health Care Debate is Abortion

Forget Romney-care, Let’s Look at Texas-care

Great article in The American Thinker about the great reforms made in the health care in the State of Texas. Romneycare has been talked about as an alternative to Obamacare, but has had too many failures in the State of Massachusetts to be considered a good model (in fact, many of its details are close with what is contained in the proposed Obamacare, so its failures could actually be a good argument about the probable nationwide failure of Obamacare). But it looks like the reforms made in Texas, spearheaded by Tort Reform, could be used as an example of successful health care reform.

Via William Tate: Health care reform that actually works!

In an Op-Ed published in the San Francisco Examiner earlier this month, Texas Governor Perry points out that in 2003 the state implemented laws that shielded health care providers from trial lawyers “anxious to make a quick buck.”

“We capped noneconomic damages at $250,000 per defendant, or up to $750,000 per incident, while placing no cap on more easily determined economic damages, such as lost wages or costs of medical care due to injury.

“We ended the practice of allowing baseless but expensive lawsuits to drag on indefinitely, requiring plaintiffs to provide expert witness reports to support their claims within four months of filing suit or drop the case…

“Changes were seen immediately, and continue to be felt. All major liability insurers cut their rates upon passage of our reforms, with most of those cuts ranging in the double-digits. More than 10 new insurance carriers entered the Texas market, increasing competition and further lowering costs.

“As a result, Texas doctors have seen their insurance rates decline by an average of 27 percent.

“The number of doctors applying to practice medicine in Texas has skyrocketed by 57 percent.”

At a time when a debate rages over whether the U.S. has enough doctors, Texas has seen its number of doctors leap by about 15,000. And Perry points out that tort reform has brought service to critically underserved, predominantly minority and poor communities.

“The number of obstetricians practicing in rural Texas is up by 27 percent, and 12 counties that previously had no obstetricians now have at least one. The statistics show major gains in fields like orthopedic surgery, pediatrics, neurosurgery and emergency medicine.

The Rio Grande Valley has seen an 18 percent growth in applications to practice medicine, adding about 200 doctors to this critically underserved area.”

According to state Representative Joe Nixon, many of Texas’ news physicians have moved to rural or underserved areas, and “Texas, once listed as 47th worst state in the ratio of doctors per citizen, will soon be in the lower 30s and improving.”

Perry says Texas tort reform has had other benefits to patients:

“And what about the money that used to go to defending all those frivolous lawsuits? You can find it in budgets for upgraded equipment, expanded emergency rooms, patient safety programs and improved primary and charity care.”

Further, according to the Texas Academy of Family Physicians, tort reform has resulted in an improvement in the quality of health care in Texas, with the percentage of complaints about medical care actually going down.

Yet, despite the striking evidence of tort reform benefits in the nation’s second most populous state, this simple, basic and essential component of health care reform is completely missing from all Democrat proposals.

August 20, 2009 , 9:07AM Posted by | Barack Obama, Conservatism, Healthcare, Liberalism, Marxism, Republicans, Socialism | 1 Comment