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Let Obama’s “Healthcare Reform” Whitewashing Begin!

Posted in Barack Obama, Bulletproof Diction, Congress, Healthcare, Sarah Palin, Spending on August 10, 2009 by mb007bpd

(UPDATE 8/18:  New posts up soon…follow us on Twitter to find out when!)

From the official White House Twitter:

Get a healthy dose of reality about #healthcare insurance reform: http://bit.ly/thBOH #hcr #hir-rc

Look at that…they even made a funny pun! And yet still managed to come off as arrogant as possible. Dare I say…mission accomplished?  (If you want an actual reality check, take a look at Sweetness & Light’s brilliant dissection of the bill)

Notice that this is coming out on the day after Pelosi & Hoyer’s USA Today op-Ed saying “[d]rowning out opposing views is simply un-American.”  Isn’t the President attempting to do just that?

Notice this also is coming out soon after Sarah Palin’s fiery editorial which succintly described the massive shortcomings of this plan.  (NOTE:

And, notice the stunningly simple fact that the Democrats have a majority in both houses, yet can’t quite seem to obtain the votes for this bill.  Support for it is falling by the day.

Doesn’t this all just smack of desperation?

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UPDATE:

The desperation thickens, with Obama himself holding a smoothly manufactured completely spontaneous townhall today.

Michelle Malkin has the analysis, including the kicker:

Oh, crikey. Obama calls on a 13-year-old girl to lament the “mean signs” about health care reform. “How do kids know what’s true.”

Of course.  Those “signs with swastikas on them,” remember?

Someone gets an A-plus for using Democratic talking points out of the classroom!

PLANT UPDATE: Via Michelle Malkin: So apparently this “completely random” little girl was a plant.  Her mother and her mother’s law firm are huge Obama supporters, have donated money, met the family, etc.

Of course, this girl joins a long list lineup of plants at “spontaneous” townhall meetings, which Michelle has explained in: The Illustrated Guide to ObamaCare Human Props

Move along folks, nothing to see here…

UPDATE 8/12: Another day, another plant?  (via HotAir Headlines, Patterico)

Who is “Dr.” Roxana Mayer?

UPDATE II 8/12: Roxana Mayer: Not a doctor, but an Obama delegate.

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Other Updates…

UPDATE II:

Hillary Clinton may not be channeling her husband, but is Obama channeling Biden?

[on how his healthcare plan will not hurt the private healthcare industry]  If you think about it, UPS and FedEx are doing just fine.  No, they are!  It’s the Post Office that’s always having problems.

Is he seriously saying the line for operations will be like the line for stamps?

Imagine those $50 end-it-all pills at only 44 cents.

UPDATE III: Thanks for the link, Frugal Cafe Blog Zone!

UPDATE IV: Via Hot Air’s Quote of the Day–Camille Paglia nails it.

A must-read.  So many quotables, so here’s a little taste:

Blaming obstructionist Republicans is nonsensical because Democrats control all three branches of government. It isn’t conservative rumors or lies that are stopping healthcare legislation; it’s the justifiable alarm of an electorate that has been cut out of the loop and is watching its representatives construct a tangled labyrinth for others but not for themselves. No, the airheads of Congress will keep their own plush healthcare plan — it’s the rest of us guinea pigs who will be thrown to the wolves.

UPDATE V: I’ve received some feedback about exactly how all this qualifies as desperation.

Let’s approach this mathematically.

Delaying the bill + refusing to read it + verbally degrading constituents + stonewalling + hobbling together a “reality check” website when all else fails = desperation.

If the bill was so important and so necessary, then why couldn’t it have been broken down into bite-size pieces to reassure the public and highlight the good aspects of the plan? Why is obfuscation and smoke-and-mirrors the modus operandi here?

UPDATE VI (8/12):  Sarah Palin’s follow-up on “death panels” comment…worth a full read!

UPDATE VII (8/13): “End of life” consultations have been DROPPED from the bill…I think we should thank Sarah for bringing attention to this in the most high-profile way!

UPDATE VIII (8/13): Sarah Palin’s response to the dropping of “end of life” provisions from the bill and what else needs to be dropped…another excellent read!

UPDATE IX (8/13): A great big THANK YOU to the Michelle Malkin & Hot Air readers who have visited the site! You folks made yesterday one of the biggest days in Bulletproof Diction history, and this post has become the MOST popular post on the site.

PLEASE tell your friends (and enemies) about Bulletproof Diction…the more that we spread the truth about this bill…the more that we exercise our First Amendment rights…the more that we remind our government that they serve We the People…the greater ability we have to ensure the American Dream of Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness for posterity!

Automotive Eugenics

Posted in Big Government, Bulletproof Diction, Congress, Environmentalism, Spending on August 1, 2009 by mb007bpd

Imagine this scenario.  Grandma Betty, Uncle Rufus, etc. are getting a little long in the tooth.  They’re not as efficient with the healthcare system as they used to be, as they require more tune-ups and procedures to keep them running smooth.  Suddenly, it’s decided that in order to save money, we’re not going to go through expensive measures to keep them running in tip-top shape.  Eventually, we come to the conclusion that they’ve had a good run, but for the good of the environment, it’s they’re time to go.  But don’t worry.  It will be painless.  A little injection of chemical and they won’t even know what hit them.

The above scenario describes a possible, albeit extended extrapolation of ObamaCare.  Obama himself has admitted as much that “cutting costs” = “cutting procedures”.  However, it’s not that far off to assume that with such a drastic change to the healthcare system that “life-ending” procedures will be performed in greater numbers, at least among the “terminally ill” (determined by whom?  The government, of course!)

Now, substitute your car for Grandma Betty and Uncle Rufus, and you have ObAutoCare, also known as “Cash for Clunkers”.  In fact, the program was such a success, it ran out of money in three days.  The parallels are eerie.  Under the guise of “saving money” (a rebate) you’re encouraged to turn in that boring old jalopy for a shiny, new, fuel-efficient, “American” car.  Of course, there’s no consideration for the fact that having a bunch of used cars taken off the road can cause price increases in the used-car market (which is SO helpful to people who can’t always afford a new car and need to buy a used one…way to help lower-income Americans!)  This cog in the car market wheel, rife with loopholes, resulting in a backed-up system…

Wait a second…

Sounds similar to ObamaCare!

Autos are the closest, most-widely used machine that man has made similar to itself.  Take a look at the face of a Beetle or this Fisker Karma and tell me they don’t look like people.  In fact, Toyota’s Pod concept car actually changes colors based on the driver’s mood.  You may never love cars as much as this guy, but I know most people who aren’t that far off (myself included).

So when a video like this pops up, it’s hard not to cringe.  I still have not brought myself to watch it yet.  However, due to ObAutoCare, thousands of cars met this same fate the past week.  Good cars.  Reliable cars.  Cars that could’ve been donated to someone in need or bought by a family who needs transport.  Instead they will go off to a metal scrapyard somewhere, a little piece of automotive history destroyed.

In the name of “cutting costs”, we have turned to Automotive Eugenics (courtesy of your neighborhood congressman!)  How long will it be before in the same name of “cutting costs” and courtesy of the same dipstick who represents your district we will turn towards actual eugenics?

UPDATE: (8/24):  Cash for Clunkers finally bit the dust today, and good riddance.  Ed Morrissey has the obit.

H for Hysteria

Posted in Big Government, Bulletproof Diction, Congress, Healthcare, Spending on July 23, 2009 by mb007bpd

After listening to all the healthcare hoopla in the media, and today’s announcement about the bill in Congress being postponed until after the August recess, I couldn’t help but think of something.  Notice how hysterical the coverage has been of swine flu in the past couple of weeks.  Is that a coincidence?  Or, is it “the illusion of coincidence”?

The postponing of the healthcare bill until after the recess may seem to put Congress at a disadvantage.  It’s clear they can’t pass it now, otherwise they already would have done so.  The support for universal healthcare has fallen to a stunning 19.6% among Facebook users, a generally young and Obama-friendly demographic.  Including likely blowback from cap-and-trade, congressmen are reticent to make another vote that could endanger their likelihood of reelection in 2010.

However, why would Reid and Pelosi put themselves at such a disadvantage?  There has to be another reason.  As we steadily approach flu season in the fall, the media panic over it will continue to increase.  By the time Congress plans to vote on this bill after the recess, the media will have demanded increased government response to the flu “epidemic”, undoubtedly drawing President Obama to extol the virtues of his plan when it comes to dealing with mass immunizations and other measures to deal with said “epidemic”.  The last time the government tried mass-immunizations for a swine flu “epidemic”, the death count was swine flu 1, vaccine 25.  They’ve already got the kids scared with the panic over Ron Weasley from Harry Potter being stricken with swine flu.

This whole kabuki theatre is reminiscent of V for Vendetta, where a government-and-pharmaceutical-supported media intimidated the populace with pandemics, epidemics, and every other “demic” you could think of.  And before you chide me for citing a movie when it comes to healthcare, ask President Morpheus.

Al Franken Now 60th Senator

Posted in Bulletproof Diction, Congress on June 30, 2009 by mb007bpd

Congratulations, Mr. Franken, for successfully stealing a Senate seat.  You have accomplished what Governors of Illinois have only dreamed of.  Oh, and also, more thanks for ensuring that it’s the 60th seat needed for a filibuster.  I guess the joke’s on us.