Now, I’m probable not the first Canadian to get an uneasy feeling while looking at this ad here.
Fortunately, the good folks at the CBC and factcheck.org compiled some info about it. It turns out that her condition wasn’t life-threatening, and she would have gotten her surgery anyway had she waited.
What really baffles me about all this is it sounds like Obama has opened the largest can of worms since the civil rights movement. The fight over healthcare in the states has gotten downright nasty.
I get how the communists have been a genuine 24 pack of jerk lager over the years. Checkpoint Charlie, the Berlin war, the Korean, Vietnam, and Cold Wars, Yakov Smirnoff, there are many reasons to get uneasy when anybody so much as looks at the idea of “To Each According to his needs”.
But “Death Panels”? Come on! Usually it’s the left that tends to raid science fiction for its worst case scenarios. This is the kind of thinking that can only come from people who believe their government is not made of men and laws, but of the phosphorous shadows cummin out of that there teevee. Are we really looking at the victors of the Cold War here?
I don’t think it has anything to do with health care. I don’t even think it has anything to do with Obama. This has everything to do with fighting for fighting’s sake. Rational debate is seen as the province of the weak and insincere. The passion of the anti-reformers might be helping them out in other areas of their lives, but once the iron curtain comes down, and the soldiers have traded combat fatigues for business suits, you can’t just make stuff up to bring back the glory days of when your life and livelihood were on the line. That’s asking to have things both ways. You might say, you can’t have your evil empire and defeat it too.