Monthly Archives December 2009

THE MOST INFLUENTIAL VOICE OF THE 2009 REFORM DEBATE: SARAH PALIN

It should have been easy for POTUS to dominate the debate, but Barack “just give me something to sign” Obama spent most of the year voting “present” while congressional Democrats peddled their votes to the highest bidder. And there was ample opportunity for the Republicans to make an impact by coming out early with a serious proposal for free-market reform, but they spent most [...]

IS OBAMA DELUSIONAL OR JUST DISHONEST?

During the presidential campaign, Barack Obama made a lot of promises to the American people about health reform. And he claims he has honored those pledges. Just last week, he told the Washington Post the following about the recently passed Senate “reform” bill: Every single criteria for reform I put forward is in this bill. If Obama believes this, he is delusional [...]

ED SCHULTZ: PALIN IS THE YEAR’S BIG WINNER

Yep. That’s what he said. And he’s right. Anyone who can cause significant changes in major health care legislation with a few posts on a Facebook page is on a roll. Here’s the video: Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy [HT Hot Air]

SARAH PALIN AS JOHN GOTTI

Andrew Sullivan, having failed to detonate his Trig bomb, has adopted a new slander Sarah strategy.  Palin, whom he has previously dismissed as ”insignificant,” is suddenly very “powerful” and using her immense political resources to persecute that helpless paragon of virtue, Levi Johnston: He’s a nineteen-year-old up against one of the most powerful and easily the most famous celebrity in Alaska … Sullivan would have us [...]

A MIDDLE-CLASS TAX TIME BOMB

Mephistopheles must be throwing snowballs. Bob Herbert has actually written a good column on Obamacare. No, really. Specifically, he shines a light on the deliberately deceptive cadillac tax: The bill that passed the Senate with such fanfare on Christmas Eve would impose a confiscatory 40 percent excise tax … it’s a tax that in a few years will [...]

10 STATES GOT SWEET DEALS FROM “REFORM”

The Republican Study Committee has compiled a list of 10 states that received extra goodies in the Senate health care “reform” legislation. Here are their names along with those of the Democrat and “Independent” vote peddlers who extorted the concessions.: Nebraska: Senator Ben Nelson Michigan: Senator Carl Levin Louisiana: Senator Mary Landrieu Vermont: Senator Bernie [...]

WAPO: CADILLAC TAX ISN’T A TAX

For a revealing look at the Orwellian perspective that Obamacare supporters bring to the reform debate, take a gander at Jonathan Gruber’s op-ed in today’s Washington Post: The Senate assessment on high-cost insurance plans doesn’t walk like a tax or talk like a tax — because it is not a tax. It is an innovative way of [...]

BEN NELSON: CLUELESS ON THE CONSTITUTION

It turns out that Senator Ben Nelson isn’t merely a vote-peddling roundheel. He is also profoundly ignorant about the Constitution. When asked which part of the that document authorizes the individual insurance mandate, he delivered himself of the following: Well, you know … probably the same place that states have the authority to require, mandate if [...]

BAUCUS’ DRUNKEN REFORM RANT

The following video tells you all you need to know about the quality of the Senate “leadership” under the Democrats. If Baucus is sober during this semi-coherent diatribe, I’m Marie of Romania.

WHY IS ANDREW SULLIVAN ALIVE?

Wait a bit … it’s not what you think. This is actually about free-market health care and how Andrew Sullivan is, in many ways, a poster child for our “money-driven” medical system. Although a confirmed Obot who nurses a morbid antipathy for Sarah Palin (see this post about Levi Johnston), he has also written eloquently about the virtues of U.S. health care: I was told in [...]