Friday, August 7, 2009

Mob Vs. Mob

Paul Krugman avers that "racial fear" is one of the driving forces of people who show up to protest Obamacare. Racial fear and stupidity and they're being oh so easy to manipulate by an exploitative GOP.

He urges Obama supporters to get out there to help shout down the shouters. What a brilliant political strategy.

AFL-CIO boss John Sweeney is reportedly sending out volunteers to voice support for the Democratic healthcare reform. This ought to be good, at least for business at local emergency rooms.

Violence has already started to break out at some townhall meetings.

The Democratic National Committee is encouraging counter protests, while accusing the GOP and healthcare lobbyists of organizing angry mobs. The funny thing is these mobs are showing up at Republican townhall events too.

The Democrats real problem is they can't explain their own healthcare proposal, let alone defend it. The president himself hasn't been able to convince the country that a government overhaul of the nation's healthcare system will improve medical care and make it cheaper while insuring an extra 47 million people.

James Taranto has a much more thoughtful analysis of the situation than Krugman here.

Voters may be as dumb as the Nobel Prize-winning Krugman thinks they are but they are so dumb as to believe that a government takeover of 17 percent of the U.S. economy will lead to better medical outcomes for themselves and their loved ones. And, at the same time, be cheaper too.

UPDATE: Charles Krauthammer describes his own plan for healthcare reform.

I like it. Med-malpractice attorneys won't.


Anonymous Minky said...

I know that most realize that our government can "not" run a profit making organization, some examples are, the United States Post Office, Amtrack and lets us not forget Medicare, Medicade and Social Security and the list goes on but this one is different, this one the American people are afraid of because it's total control by there government of life and death issues. The government has all ready deemed through the courts,that some life is wthout value, of course I am speakig of the unborn. One has to wonder who is next but that question is being answered loud and clear, it is senior citizens. We are now discovering that, it is not necessary to use the gun, when a government wants to purge it's citizenry. This the first time in my ife that I am truly afraid of my own government.

August 7, 2009 9:49 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Health care / insurance is screwed up and needs to be fixed. So why all the fuss to try to preserve a broken system?

Spencer and Minky <- just more crazy talk as the right wingers fire up their base to try to stop progress.

The time to be afraid of your government was 2001 to Jan 19, 2009. Now is the time for change and progress. Let's get it done.

August 9, 2009 11:32 AM 

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