A co-worker said to me today, "If national health care is such a bad idea, why are the insurance companies all lobbying for it?
I boggled. "They're not!"
"Oh, sure they are. I saw that 'Harry and Louise' commercial just last night."
"That's Pharma. They're not an insurance company."
"Well," says he, "There are others, too."
Yeah, but none of them are insurance companies, either, as near as I can find. But it doesn't matter; this, along with the stacked-deck Potemkin village "Town Hall Meetings" are all part and parcel of an effort to cultivate an air of inevitability about the whole thing; demonizing and marginalizing protesters against it while the obedient Press bleats in favor of it is a big piece of the process, too. How they can claim straight-faced that SEIU and hired-thug boosters, bussed in with preprinted, mass-produced placards are "real grassroots" while protestors carrying hand-lettered signs are mere "Astroturf" is beyond me.
They've probably got the votes to nationalsocialize healthcare; but they want to be blessed by their victim's acquiescence. It is not enough for this Administration, this Congress to rape us over health care, they want us to ask for it first.
Dream on, Lefties.
Working On A Starship
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