Monday, August 10, 2009

Raw Meat Issue of the Day - Open Thread

'Un-American' attacks can't derail health care

By Nancy Pelosi and Steny

...These disruptions are occurring because opponents are afraid not just of differing views — but of the facts themselves. Drowning out opposing views is simply un-American. Drowning out the facts is how we failed at this task for decades.

Health care is complex. It touches every American life. It drives our economy. People must be allowed to learn the facts...

Ignoring the idea that these elected civil servants want "the facts" to come out in the first place, because I believe they don't, I'm noticing a distinct theme in recent weeks - those of us opposed to the health care "reform" are "un-american", etc...?


  1. Reporting dissent is now the highest form of patriotism.

  2. Funny how things have changed, huh? Respect for the Office is in vogue now, too...we must set aside these petty squabbles, and get behind this president, no matter what he tries to do to the country.

    Comparing Bush to The Joker? Funny and apropos. Comparing Obama to The Joker? A nasty, over-the-top attack that might even be racist (though I, for one, am struggling to understand how).

    The time for dissent was prior to January 20th, 2009. Now, not so much.

  3. I hope this thread doesn't get reported to the brownshirts ;)

  4. As long as you don't post any opinions critical of Obamacare, or speculation about Obama himself, you should be in the clear.

    Of course, you're a shark. What are they gonna do to you?

  5. Of course, you're a shark. What are they gonna do to you?

    I'm seriously considering changing my stance on this. The way I figure it is simple: When the feds start denying life-saving care to people, whether it be due to age, race, or political views or what-have-you, I figure the bodies will start piling up, and maybe they'd think about just dumping them at sea.

    A shark's gotta eat, you know.