The Beginning of the End
The only thing that everybody can agree on in the debate on healthcare reform is that this month will be crucial to the success or failure of the Democrat's irresponsible and foolish plan. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-l-borosage/health-care-reform-time-t_b_251964.html
Both houses of Congress are basically taking the month off so these 31 days are a chance for each side to take their case to the people and hopefully build support for their position. Democratic Congressmen and King Hussein Obama the First's minions thought they could rally support for the plan by holding a series a townhall meetings to explain their proposal. Instead, they have been greeted by hostile crowds demanding answers and wondering why such a drastic change is required. Now both sides are engaged in mortal combat. The attack ads are already on the air. Rallies are being planned and both sides are pushing to get as many people as possible to these townhall meetings. And His Majesty, in a somewhat frightening effort reminiscent of Orwell's 1984, is asking that his subjects forward any email messages containing "misinformation" about health care reform to the White House. http://www.breitbart.tv/obama-to-citizens-on-health-care-send-in-all-fishy-emails/ .
It's still early in August. The fight is just beginning. But if you read yesterday's post entitled Crybabies, you might have been surprised by the ending where I conclude that the King and his minions are about licked on this issue. I base this conclusion on years of observing liberals and because of the liberal opinion piece that I'm about to share with you, I'm more convinced than ever that I'm right. And here's why.
Every modern liberal proposal has the following life cycle. Call it Kennedy's Law. First, a bunch of liberals sitting in a coffee house concoct a ridiculous, totally unworkable, self-serving idea. Then these liberals propose this idea to the serfs and await the thanks of a grateful nation for their brilliant contribution to mankind. When the serfs object and dare to question these liberals, they are completed surprised. They call the serfs uninformed, stupid, and under the control of evil forces who actually seek to exploit said serfs. The liberals cry and whine and work themselves up to such a froth that they finally pull out their most powerful weapon: claiming that their opponents are a bunch of racist, white guys. Once that tired old argument fails, the liberals are beat and left wondering where they went wrong.
Of course the obvious answer would be that their idea sucked and nobody with any sense would think it was good but to admit such a thing would be equivalent to admitting that modern liberalism is a bunch of B.S. Instead, true to form, they slink back to their coffee houses and think up excuses for their failure.
Today was truly a great day. I saw the first such article chronicling why they are failing on the liberal website, The Huffington Post. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-bromwich/character-of-barack-obama_b_251186.html This morning the article was the lead opinion on the site but by this afternoon it had been buried, replaced by several more aggressive opinions about the need to fight the evil Republicans. The liberals aren't going to go down without a fight but I suspect many of them, like the author of this post, David Bromwich, a professor of literature at Yale, can see the handwriting on the wall.
Bromwich's post is the standard liberal crap, explaining the unexplainable and twisting facts into an unrecognizable reality. Most of what he says isn't even worth mentioning except for the following illustrations of tactics frequently employed by liberals in their never-ending war on common sense:
1. Distortions of Reality
The professor argues that Obama didn't do enough to get his message out to the people. He should have made a major speech about healthcare reform to educate the public. Instead, once he encountered opposition, he had to hold a series of townhall meetings to tell the serfs what was really good for them. He then relates the following story:
On July 30 the New York Times ran a story about a woman who owns a small business and has followed the president from place to place to ask him a question. Is there, she wanted to know, a single government program that has ever done anything right? (She got that knock-down challenge from talk radio.) Obama replied with two examples, Medicare and Veterans Hospitals. The business owner who had chased him down with supreme confidence in her mockery was surprised to hear those two sober examples. Nobody had told her.
What a touching story. Almost brings a tear to my eye, the poor stupid serf, influenced by evil men to hate this wonderful man who's trying to help her.
For some unknown reason, the dumb ass professor put in a link to the New York Times story. http://boss.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/07/30/mr-prez-meets-ms-biz-the-story-behind-the-photo/ Here's an excerpt from the actual story about this woman's response to His Majesty:
She asked, "What current long-term social program created and run by the government should we look to as a model of success and one that we as taxpayers should be confident that a new government-run health care system would be better than the current system in place?"
The president suggested both Medicare and V.A. hospitals, which, he said, "have very high satisfaction rates." Further, he added, "Medicare costs have gone up more slowly than private sector health care costs." The answer didn't fully satisfy Ms. Briguglio. "I've never associated any government program with 'cost-effective' or 'efficient,'" she said in an interview today. "I don't believe that the government will be a better steward of the money that I set aside for health care for my employees than I will be."
So in the professor's alternative universe, this woman is completely mollified by His Majesty's brilliant answer. In the real world, this woman is still skeptical. And go back and read the story closely. It never mentions that she got the question from talk radio.
2. Outright Lies.
Check out this whopper, no introduction is even necessary:
This president wants to move big, but he also wants to move slow; he wants to start a great change, but not to be the prime mover…But while he is working in the background in foreign policy, or leaving things to Congress in domestic affairs, those who are angry, Cheney, Limbaugh, Netanyahu, the big insurers, say what they please. They don't much care whether it is true. The errors "take," as errors will.
Like him or hate him, one thing you can't accuse King Obama of being is "slow". He demanded that a trillion dollar stimulus plan be passed immediately so unemployment wouldn't hit 8.0% After that flop, he ran all over the globe apologizing for the bullying manner of former President Bush, stopping back in town just long enough to waste another $400 billion in new spending for the current fiscal year. Then he came back, nationalized the auto industry and tried to ram through a cap and trade bill that would significantly increase energy costs for every American and in essence nationalize the healthcare industry, all by the first week in August. Obama's breakneck speed has become his trademark, so much so that radio host Rush Limbaugh has taken to speeding up audio clips of His Majesty's speeches and even some liberals are begging him to slow down.
3. Opponents are Evil
Just look at the last quote. Cheney, Limbaugh, Netanyahu, the big insurers: they're all liars and they don't even care. There couldn't possibly be some merit in their arguments or rational explanation for why they disagree. The modern liberal doesn't even consider such a thought. For a group such as liberals that pretends to be so diverse, they're openly hostile to conflicting opinions, with their fairness doctrines, hate speech, speech codes, and pies in the face for anyone who dares to oppose them.
Modern liberals aren't liberal in the classical sense, i.e. supporting freedom, but are instead authoritarians. Radio host Mark Levin calls them "statists." Regardless of what you call them, you'd think that a group that considers themselves so smart and believes so fervently in their ideas would be willing to debate them openly at every opportunity. Instead the exact opposite is true. Look at how many times the modern liberal tars their opponent. Who would care what George Bush or Sarah Palin have to say, they will tell you. They're so stupid. Rush Limbaugh is a big fat hog. Michael Savage and Rick Santorum are homophobes. Dick Cheney is evil. When's the last time Al Gore debated somebody about global warming? Try never. Instead he claims his opponents are equivalent to Holocaust deniers.
I'll stop ranting here in a minute but I can't leave this heading without mentioning the outrageous treatment of Sarah Palin by the liberals. Within days of her choice as our vice-presidential candidate, the liberals unleashed a tidal wave of fury on her. She was stupid. She was nothing but a pretty face. She was trashy. Her youngest child was actually her grandchild. Then they found out her oldest daughter, who was 18 and unmarried, was pregnant. The liberals jumped for joy and set out to destroy this poor girl. They mocked Palin on Saturday Night Life and then gave awards to the mockers. The late night talk hosts made her the butt of every possible joke, even stooping so low as to say Palin's underage teenage daughter was sleeping with a baseball player at a Yankees game. And for the final insult, Hustler Magazine made a porno flick with a Palin look-alike called Nailin Paylin. Very few liberals ever objected to this brutal treatment of a woman whose only crime was that she dared to oppose their anointed savior, King Hussein Obama the First. (By the way, it's a sad state of affairs when the porn industry is actually more bipartisan than our politicians. Shortly after the debut of Nailin Paylin, a porn flick about the Democratic nominee for vice president was released, Ridin' Biden. I've never seen either movie but from what I hear the move about Biden isn't that good. The movie starts out with Joe Biden talking to a slutty looking young woman but Biden talks and talks so much that the young woman just gets up and leaves before she removes a scintilla of clothing.)
4. You're Too Stupid to Know What's Good For You
Once again, no introduction needed:
Somewhere at the bottom of the missteps of the last few months is a failure to recognize the depth of the popular ignorance a president of the United States confronts on any issue.
This argument takes many forms and is a popular one among liberals. My personal favorite variation of this one was when the Republicans were winning election after election; the Democrats would say that "the people are voting against their own interest." I've never understood how on the one hand the liberals could claim to be the champion of the little guy while on the other hand claiming the little guy is too stupid to know what's good for him.
This argument also reinforces another popular belief among liberals which is that they are so smart. When's the last time the Democrat's candidate was just a hard working, well-meaning, man of average intelligence? Bill Clinton was a master of detail, able to speak extemporaneously on any topic at the drop of a hat. Al Gore was so brilliant that even as a layman, he knew more than scientists who had dedicated their whole lives to their chosen fields. John Kerry was nuanced. He was too smart to see things in black and white. Only a genius like Kerry could vote for something before he voted against it.
And then there was Obama. Even though this guy's so dumb he can't say two words without a Tele-Prompt-Ter, the liberals will bore you to tears with tales of his brilliance. He beat out 18 people to become the editor of the Harvard Law Review, but he never wrote a single article for the publication. He's so smart that he wrote two autobiographies. How many people can say that? Obama was so smart that he somehow went from an obscure state senator to a U.S. senator at the relatively young age of 44. Of course these liberals will never tell that the leaking of sealed testimony from his Republican opponent's messy divorce sealed the deal.
In short, Obama's an empty suit and some of the liberals like Professor Bromwich have figured that out. Once His Majesty loses on healthcare reform, the myth of his invincibility will be shattered. There truly is hope on the horizon but now is the time to take the fight to this man and his minions. Stonewall Jackson said that once you get the enemy running away, never ever let up. With a little luck and a lot of hard work, the King's fall may turn out to be a fast as his rise.