Friday, August 07, 2009

Quote of the Day

"Adolf Hitler issued six million end of life orders--he called his program the final solution. I kind of wonder what we're going to call ours."

Spokeman for Patients First, on Obama's health care reform proposal.

Believing government health insurance competing with the private insurance industry is wrong is one thing. Making comparisons to Hitler is batshit insane. The holocaust and policy proposals to offer health insurance to to 47 million uninsured Americans aren't the same thing. These people need to stop watching Fox News.

Here is the video of the nonsense. The quote comes at 2:20 in the video. The Patients First spokesman also compares America's Affordable Health Choices Act to the genocides committed by Stalin and Pol Pott. These anti-health care reform advocates are scary.

Patients First is an astroturf subsidiary of Americans for Prosperity. The two main backers of AFP are millionaire Art Pope and billionaire David Koch. The latter is the 19th richest man in the world.

Patients First is not a grassroots organization started by ordinary citizens. None of the protesters, at townhall meetings, are as wealthy as Koch or Pope.

Rachel Maddow has a good piece on Americans for Prosperity's bogus grassroots campaigns.

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3 Comments:

At August 07, 2009 8:19 PM , Blogger Vox Populi said...

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At August 07, 2009 8:29 PM , Blogger Vox Populi said...

i had to move the above comment to the correct post.
couple things about health care reform.
a. since when is this the national song? yeh yea I know.
b. no one should be forced into a program and forced into doctor visits which is what this is implying.
c. if someone doesn't want to optin they should not be forced.
d. no one should be fined if they OPT OUT
e. some people just plain do not like nor trust doctors.
f. the shriners hospitals (associated with the scurrilous masons) are going to start accepting insurance for the FIRST TIME IN HISTORY. If their economics are so bad let them sell some beachfront property.
g. that is what lit my head up on health care 'reform'.
h. because if you are forced to go to a doctor who says he wouldn't take a few hundred thou to knock you off with medicine? don't say no one has been vindictively diagnosed.
i. I LIKE CANADA's system.
I don't think anyone fines them if they don't participate. It's just there waiting for them if they need it.
For god's sake.
When obama said he was going to fine people who did not participate he kinda revealed the ugly side of this.
ya just do NOT force things on people.
And no I don't want his help paying for it.
If I need it fine.
If not ... back up off of us.
That's the list.
So, these guys may be complete nuts but there are many things wrong with this health care reform.
I don't smoke either. And I don't appreciate someone passing a no smoking law because of their own struggles. And I think he still sneaks smokes. And I voted for him. And I tried to get other people to.
I still don't like his plan. It's wrong headed.
The RENTADEMOs were a scream. But the hype was even funnier.\

Glad to see alex reemployed. Alex SUCH A LOSS for creative loafing. Too much intermarrying over there.

 
At August 07, 2009 8:32 PM , Blogger Vox Populi said...

Too bad it doesn't pay more. I keep wondering when old newsmen and young ones REAL ONES will demand that obama put some billions into reviving the news which after all is enshrined in the constitution. Don't even bother telling me about the new media. It's revisionist. Print is print. It's essential. NOT retrograde. NEEDED. So alex, whomp up your connections and start a REAL newspaper. People are HUNGRY for one.

 

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