When Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., was asked a question at a town hall meeting last week about runaway federal spending, he shifted the subject to the cost of the war in Iraq (that’s also a blame Bush move). When a lady asked him about the Democrats’ health care proposal he asked the lady, “On what planet do you spend most of your time?”
In a recent interview on ABC, Sen. Arlen Specter repeated his view that the people attending town hall meetings on health care reform were not representative of most Americans. He is ignoring the truth that they are representative.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats have called the town hall meeting attendees Astroturf as opposed to real grass roots – un-American and a bunch of crazies simply because we passionately disagree with Obamacare and DemocratCare.
That’s what liberals do. They shift the subject, ignore the truth and call opponents names to avoid a real debate or rational discussion. These are their sin tactics.
The mainstream media are equally skilled in the sin tactics.
CBS Evening News anchor Katie Couric commented on Aug. 14: “These are tough and challenging times and lots of people are scared about their jobs and the economy (shift). But we can’t let fear and frankly ignorance (name calling) – drown out the serious debate that needs to take place about an issue that affects the lives of millions of people.” It’s not 46 to 50 million as liberals claim. It’s closer to 10 million people.
The real ignorance is “not knowing” what’s in the proposed legislation. The real fear comes when we find out. These Astroturf, un-American crazy people from outer space are finding out, and we do not like it or want it.
Since the president and the Democrats have not been able to jam government-controlled health care down our throats on a fast track, they are shifting the rhetoric again. This time the shift is from “government option” to “public option” with no stated changes to the proposed legislation.
Liberals have tried to stay away from admitting that their approach would lead to a single-payer system, because that would be a dead giveaway of the real intent.
But the cat is out of the bag!
In their own words, the president, Rep. Frank and Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., admitted their intent of getting to a single-payer system, but the White House says those comments were taken out of context. You be the judge.
A week ago, President Obama and members of his administration signaled that they might be open to legislation that did not include the highly contentious government-run health insurance option. The liberals went ballistic immediately.
Sixty-four House Democrats came out of the single-payer closet threatening to not support health care legislation without the now-labeled public option. A top union official said he and his members might sit out the 2010 elections without a public option. Good!
As the president and the Democrats try to craft a sales pitch that the American people will swallow, they continue to ignore the most compelling evidence to not go down that single-payer road. Namely, it ultimately leads to government-forced rationing as it has in Canada, England, Germany and other countries with socialized health-care systems.
It would be a sin to continue down the wrong health-care road.