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Saturday, December 19, 2009

Saturday Night Card Game (Salem News.com)

This is the latest in a series on the use of the race card for political gain:

Vice-President/Executive Editor Tim King writing at Salem News.com plays the "Rush-O'Reilly-Beck inspire white supremacist killers" hand, while slipping in the Godwin's Law card from the bottom of the deck, in a post titled Beck, Limbaugh, O'Reilly; Ties to Racism & Murder?:
There is nothing more disgusting than a bunch of angry white men stirring other scared white men into a frenzy, it can be deadly for large groups of people when white people, like Adolph Hitler, get a firm hold on things.

Hitler, like these American talk show hosts, drove people with lies and fear. These men are liars, and they are the very worst kind.
Yup, just like they inspired the white supremacist anti-government killers of Bill Sparkman.

(I believe this is post no. 63 that he has read. How did I do?).

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  1. Very good! The only one driving people with lies and fear is the Obama-Pelosi-Reid 3 headed monster and their minions. Gosh, it can't be 2012 soon enough!

  2. The achilles heel of this bill is and always has been this, as Bill Kristol describes it in the Weekly Standard blog"

    "Republicans shouldn't lose sight of a core point, embodied in this passage from page 19 of the CBO letter:

    " 'Based on the extrapolation described above, CBO expects that Medicare spending under the legislation would increase at an average annual rate of roughly 6 percent during the next two decades--well below the roughly 8 percent annual growth rate of the past two decades (excluding the effect of establishing the Medicare prescription drug benefit). Adjusting for inflation, Medicare spending per beneficiary under the legislation would increase at an average annual rate of less than 2 percent during the next two decades--about half of the roughly 4 percent annual growth rate of the past two decades. It is unclear whether such a reduction in the growth rate could be achieved, and if so, whether it would be accomplished through greater efficiencies in the delivery of health care or would reduce access to care or diminish the quality of care.'

    "Here are the key ten words: 'reduce access to care or diminish the quality of care.'"

    It is not too late -- but opponents of the bill have been all over the lot with their criticisms, none of which has the political power of this one, which has not gotten the attention it kust get. It's not just the Nelsons and Lincolns who can be affected by the huge blow to Medicare in the Senate and House bills. Medicare cuts pay for half the cost of all the expanded coverage. If that figure were to be reduced enough to avert any impact on care, there would no longer be even the pretense of "deficit neutrality" and the need to impose a huge new tax.

    Yet, conservatives and Republicnas have skirted gingerly around this issue. Sure, thet always mention it but as part of a laundry list. Even so, senior support for "reform" is tepid at best. If the point were hammered home, senior and "near senior" support would drop to core Democrats, as low as 25% and pull the overall public support, which hovers around 25-40% down to 30%.

    It's the one chance and the best chance to turn this around by the time a conference bill is reported.