August 21, 2009
Twenty-four (more) tweetsBy Steven Zak
Obama tried to steamroll his plan through, without discussion, before the August recess. He now complains there isn't enough "civil debate."
Top Obama whopper: You can keep your health insurance. When your employer chooses Obama Oil, where's your choice?
Obama Oil would make insurers compete. Then how about Obama cars, Obama houses, Obama shoe stores ...? Force businesses to compete!
1300 U.S. health insurance companies do compete. Imagine if there were but one, run by Obamacrats.
The government, says Doc Flim Flam, isn't competitive anyway, as the Post Office is "always having problems." Feel better, you incoherence-loving fear mongers?
US healthcare is broken. Yet Cigna buys me $30,000 in drugs/year with no complaints. Obama would offer ... "pain pills"?
The government "option" is out (or is it?) and now it's co-ops. Harry Reid says, "Call it whatever you want."
Sarah Palin was right about "death panels" -- unappealable government rulings about who gets what treatments.
Obama wants government to "give you guidance." "Guidance" means rulings, rationing, a death panel by any other name.
Chuck Schumer: "We don't care what it's called."
Obama's characterization of seniors as "grandma" -- as in, he has no plans to "pull the plug on grandma" -- is dismissive.
Obama says seniors spend too much on healthcare. He wants to give them "guidance." Bye bye, grandma.
AARP sold out grandma by throwing in with Obama (they now deny it) -- and lost 60,000 members. Yet no actual people oppose Obama Oil.
Obama wants government to advise "folks" about "unhelpful" surgery, as if offering a mere advice hotline. "Advice" = denial of care.
Obama Oil critics are Nazis, insurance companies are villains, greedy doctors amputate for dollars. All Doc Flim Flam's got to sell is fear.
Obama (he loathes capitalism) says doctors are corrupted by greed. But they follow the Hippocratic oath. What do bureaucrats follow?
Who would you trust with your health: your doctor, or an Obamacrat?
Doc Flim Flam's latest ploy for disregarding the people: dismiss all criticisms as "myths." Dissent is now delusional.
Doc Flim Flam paints opposition as evil or stupid. A man not of the people, but of the left.
The president of the Canadian Medical Association says Canadian health care is "imploding," "precarious," "not sustainable." Fear monger!
Doc Flim Flam dismisses Republicans and the "Nazi/mob/Klan-like/fear-mongering" public alike: Shut up and take your pain pills.
Doc Flim Flam cynically invokes the Bible to pitch Obama Oil, though he has condemned the Christian Right for its religiosity.
The Doctor's Biblical bashing of Americans reveals that he WAS paying attention to Rev. Wright for those 20 years.
See also: Twenty-one Tweets
Steven Zak tweets at twitter.com/88keyman