The Indoctrobamination, Day Two
As the subtle effects of Barack Hussein Obama's speech to our children -- our children, mind you -- slowly settled upon their impressionable minds, I decided to deprogram my 7-year-old as soon as she got home from school yesterday.
First I needed to know which parts of the speech she carried with her on a conscious level. I asked her to describe it, and this is what she told me: "He said it is very important to stay in school. And he said that his father left him when he was 2 and he really missed his father. He said his mother didn't have very much money so he couldn't go to school with other Americans and that he couldn't buy the things other kids could buy. It was very good."
From the mouths of babes. I was terrified Obama might have said something like, "I want to make sure that when you get sick, you get a doctor to help make you get well." That would have been an outrage.
You see, this whole health-care debate isn't really a political battle -- it's a moral issue. Health care for all is the right and just thing to do, which is why every other industrialized nation in the world has it. Letting someone linger ill or die because they can't afford insurance is pure evil, and something that should never happen in an advanced and civilized country. Bankrupting thousands of families over medical bills is just as outrageous and wrong and, yes, immoral. It's that simple.
Yet the GOP, which likes to think that it's denouncement of gays gives it a monopoly on morality, is on the warpath against it. They're so mad about it that they're running around screaming about nonexistent death panels and slugging people on the street. They're making all kinds of noise and using scare tactics to obscure the real issues and scare simple folk into going against it.
What follows is an interview between the right-wing standard-bearer, Fox News, and Notter that occurred yesterday.