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PresBO racism, collapsing health care “reform”: Patriot Post July 25, 2009

Posted by vsap in Blogroll, Financial Crisis, Uncategorized, US Politics.
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The Patriot Post gets it right 99.9% of the time. Visit them at http://www.patriotpost.us. Need a reason to visit? Check out a couple of excerpts:

From the Left: Acute Victimitis

“A white police sergeant accused of racism after he arrested renowned black scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. at his home insisted Wednesday he won’t apologize for his treatment of the Harvard professor,” Fox News reports. Gates was arrested after a neighbor phoned police about a possible burglary at Gates’ house. As it turns out, Gates was the “burglar” — he claims he had to force the door open because it was jammed. Police say that Gates became belligerent and accused them of racism (“This is what happens to black men in America!” he shouted), prompting the officers to arrest him.

Barack Obama jumped into the fray Wednesday night during his prime-time news conference (about health care), saying, “[T]he Cambridge police acted stupidly” in arresting Gates. He added, “[T]here is a long history in this country of African-Americans and Latinos being stopped by law enforcement disproportionately, and that’s just a fact.” Perhaps that’s because blacks and Latinos commit crimes at a disproportionate rate to their percentage of the population.

Obama, who has a difficult time hiding his own racism and resentment, then declared that federal officials should work with local law enforcement “to improve policing techniques so that we’re eliminating potential bias.” Ah, yes. Maybe the ATF Waco planners could help out. Or maybe we could all stand in long lines so the TSA could search grandmothers in order to not offend jihadis.

In the end, Obama later “clarified” through his mouthpiece Robert Gibbs. “He was not calling the officer stupid, okay?” Gibbs scolded. Not that the president regretted the remarks, Gibbs added. Too little, too late. In light of the fact that Sgt. James Crowley, the arresting officer, is the police academy expert on racial profiling and was hand-picked by former police Commissioner Ronny Watson, who is black, the Fraternal Order of Police issued a rebuke of the president Thursday. See, now Obama has just made a union mad.”

On Health Care “Reform”:

The president absurdly claimed that nationalizing health care “will keep government out of health care decisions, giving you the option to keep your insurance if you’re happy with it.” Even the Associated Press couldn’t swallow that whopper: “In [the] House legislation, a commission appointed by the government would determine what is and isn’t covered by insurance plans offered in a new purchasing pool, including a plan sponsored by the government. The bill also holds out the possibility that, over time, those standards could be imposed on all private insurance plans, not just the ones in the pool.”

Furthermore, according to The Wall Street Journal, “[W]hen Mr. Obama says that ‘If you like your health-care plan, you’ll be able to keep your health-care plan, period. No one will take it away, no matter what,’ he’s wrong. Period. What he’s not telling the American people is that the government will so dramatically change the rules of the insurance market that employers will find it impossible to maintain their current coverage, and many will drop it altogether.” But pay no attention to the man behind the curtain — Obama “will keep government out of health care decisions.”

Perhaps columnist Ann Coulter put it best when she quipped, “All the problems with the American health care system come from government intervention, so naturally the Democrats’ idea for fixing it is more government intervention. This is like trying to sober up by having another drink.”

The BIG Lie

“[H]ealth insurance reform will not add to our deficit over the next decade, and I mean it. … I am very worried about federal spending.” –Barack Obama

Oh, well, in that case…

On Cross-Examination

“The last time the president made grand promises and demanded passage of a bill before it could be reviewed, we ended up with the colossal stimulus failure and unemployment near 10 percent. Now the president wants Americans to trust him again, but he can’t back up the utopian promises he’s making about a government takeover of health care. He insists his health care plan won’t add to our nation’s deficit despite the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office saying exactly the opposite.” –Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC)”

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