Comments on Obamacare and other subjects, March 24
Phantom Blogger writes:
According to this link here at National Review, Rasmussen says Obamacare has had a Major Bounce in Popularity.LA replies:
Since the 20th, “Disapprove” has declined from 56 to 52, and “Approve” has climbed from 43 to 48. The improvement is probably due to leftists who are happy the bill was passed. He’s still net disapproval by four points.Randy writes:
One argument about Obamacare that I never heard regards the enormous size of such an undertaking that has never been attempted before. Many times I heard of the horror stories about the failure of the Canadian and British systems. Consider that Canada is about 10 percent the size of the U.S. in population and that its population is largely European descended. The implications of implementing government run health care in the U.S. with 300 million, of which 20-30 percent are dysfunctional black and other assorted Third World immigrants, is beyond comprehension.LA replies:
Indeed it is. That’s the major reason why I thought that socialized medicine would never be instituted in America, and if it were instituted, would be a disaster. There is no comparison between the small to medium sized European countries with their largely homogeneous populations and strong traditions of cooperation and self-restraint, and gargantuan America with a vast black population, and now vast nonwhite Hispanic population. The extra medical expenses incurred by the black population would make any system of socialized medicine unworkable. That’s what I always thought. But now we’re going ahead and doing it.Apologetic Republican response to attacks
Doug H. writes:
I think we let the media keep us rocked back on our heels. They take an issue such as the rage and anger of the conservative movement and turn it into something ugly. The conservatives will spend an hour just trying to apologize or explain the problem. This is what Beck did on his radio program today. Next, he had a Republican from Kansas come on the show to explain a billboard that was put up in her state which read nothing inappropriate as far as I could tell, yet she spent 10 minutes explaining it wasn’t the Republicans fault.LA replies:
This is a central weakness of conservatism and Republicanism: instead of challenging the false liberal premises about “racism” and “hate” that are used to attack them, the conservatives and Republicans either defend themselves (“I’m not racist”!), or apologize. This is the proof that conservatism accepts liberal premises and is under the thumb of liberalism and thus is liberalism.
Clark Coleman writes:
Just came across this link to a story about how Eric Massa was a gay molester while in the Navy. Elaine Donnelly of the Center for Military Readiness made the point that servicemen are very reluctant to pursue allegations against their superior officers, which might call into question the wisdom of encouraging gays to join the military.Mob attacks in Philadelphia
Steve H. writes:
The news has been reporting the horror of “false mob” attacks on South St. in Center City in Philadelphia. Not one single report that I heard on radio or TV mentioned the fact that the criminals were black and their victims were white.
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