Thursday, September 10, 2009


If the best a liberal can do to "make his/her case" is to call me or one of my readers an idiot, that liberal's comment will be deleted.

If you want to make a case for your point of view, make it intelligently and at or above a private Christian school eighth grade level. Make it coherent and as close to grammatically correct as you can so that we can understand your opinion.

Otherwise, your comment will be deleted.

Now I know you are dying for my opinion about last night's presidential address.

You must be, or you wouldn't be bothered reading this blog.

So here goes.

President BO (President out of respect for the office; BO because his agenda stinks) seemed defensive...and well he should. He has screwed up his agenda so badly that nobody can even tell what he is talking about any more.

He promised to be specific.

He was not.

(You can read the text of the speech HERE .)

For instance, he said, "First, if you are among the hundreds of millions of Americans who already have health insurance through your job, Medicare, Medicaid, or the VA, nothing in this plan will require you or your employer to change the coverage or the doctor you have."

That is not a specific, that is a generality...and one we've heard before.

Key word: require. Maybe not, but it will result in same.

(For the moment, let's just ignore his very stupid comparison of Medicare, Medicaid, or the VA with anything good, since all three are broke, inefficient and poor example of the value of ANY government run program).

He also said, "We will place a limit on how much you can be charged for out-of-pocket expenses..."

That is not a specific, that is a generality...and one we've heard before.

A specific would be: We will place a limit of $X on what you can be charged for out of pocket expenses.

He came close with this one, "We will do this by creating a new insurance exchange — a marketplace where individuals and small businesses will be able to shop for health insurance at competitive prices."

But alas, That is not a specific, that is a generality.

A specific would have said how that would be put together, who would oversee it, what it would cost insurance companies and the government to implement, and how insurance companies could compete for your insurance dollars and still make a profit in the business.

Then he said, "This exchange will take effect in four years, which will give us time to do it right."

Ooo! Ooo! A specific, see? He said specifically, FOUR YEARS!

Of course, that's not the problem with that statement.

The part that needed specificity was the part about, " it right."

What does THAT mean?

Right according to whom?

Maybe you think you know what doing it right is...maybe I do. Either way, what HE said is not a specific, it is a generality.

And he said he was going to be specific.

Oh, wait! He DID give a quasi-specific: "That's why under my plan, individuals will be required to carry basic health insurance."

And here I always thought President BO was pro-choice.

You know what that smells like? That smells like no choice, penalties and taxes.

So much for Liberty and Freedom.

"Some of people's concerns have grown out of bogus claims spread by those whose only agenda is to kill reform at any cost. The best example is the claim, made not just by radio and cable talk show hosts, but prominent politicians, that we plan to set up panels of bureaucrats with the power to kill off senior citizens."

You know the guy who shouted out, "Liar," during the speech? Turns out he was right.

That whole thought of President BO's was a lie.

There have not been claims by those whose only agenda is to kill reform at any cost.

Nobody has said that there would be a panel of bureaucrats with the power to kill off senior citizens...not even Sarah Palin.

If you think that's what she was talking about when she used the words, Death Panels, you are not bright enough to know what she actually said.

Giving one hundred-five year old, sprightly grandmothers a pill instead of needed knee surgery (President BO's own explanation of his plan - LINK) because it is difficult to make the medical decision is paramount to letting her suffer and eventually die to save money, but it is not "killing her off."

President BO said, "There are also those who claim that our reform effort will insure illegal immigrants. This, too, is false — the reforms I'm proposing would not apply to those who are here illegally."

He's just TOO clever, isn't he?

Notice that he said, "...I'm proposing..."

You know what? It doesn't make one hill of beans difference what he proposes. He does not make law, congress does.

HR3200 DOES provide medical care for illegal immigrants (read: aliens), and so do its various cousins. Unless congress changes HR3200, it WILL.

Said President BO, " federal dollars will be used to fund abortions, and federal conscience laws will remain in place."

Well, one more proof that he has not read HR3200 and its cousins. They do so too!

Then he said, "But an additional step we can take to keep insurance companies honest is by making a not-for-profit public option available in the insurance exchange. Let me be clear — it would only be an option for those who don't have insurance. No one would be forced to choose it..."

Let's say, for the sake of argument, that you are a liberal of above average intelligence (don't you all think of yourselves that way...if you don't please make note of that in the comments section).

Say an insurance company offered you X coverage for $3,000.00 per year, and makes a reasonable profit on that in order to stay in business.

Then say the government comes along with the same plan X for $1,500.00.

Which one would you choose?

If you chose the insurance company, you belie the statement that you are above average intelligence.

So, multiply that by many, many insurance policies passed over in favor of the government's plan, and how long do you think that insurance company will stay in business?

No, the government did not require them to go out of business, but it did force them out.

Look...there's so much more.

But I have already violated the sensitivities of those leftists educated in government schools in the last decade, as they do not like to read, nor can they very well.

Let me just echo the words of a man who is in the news of late for telling the truth, Republican Rep. Joe Wilson, whom many stupid Republicans are denouncing today:



Tom said...

Yeah, Joe, I didn't think much of it either. I watched only 1/2 of it before I turned it off in disgust.

Four years to implement? Personally, I think he's trying to stay in office for a second term using the "don't change horses in the middle of the stream" strategy.

Joe said...

Tom: I think you nailed that one. I have read and watched the was a dud.

ablur said...

He shore did use some pretty words.

Empty words. Once again no meat on the skeleton they call healthcare reform and we are supposed to buy it.

I have read the plan HR3200. What plan is he reading? If he is offering up a different plan, let me at it. I'll read it.

More talk with no value or substance.

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Susannah said...

Excellent post, Joe. Especially the last couple of phrases. The one about the stupid Republicans who're trying to make Joe Wilson feel ashamed for calling a spade a spade. Shame on them!

And Shame on our president for lying through his teeth to all of us.