Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Honest liberalism, can you say oxymoron?

Liberalism as it's advocated is always couched in euphemistic language. Never is it sold as it is, because the true belief of many liberals is so appalling to common sense, it would be rejected out of hand. I have the utmost respect for any politician, doubly so for a liberal politician (Russ Feingold stands out among the crowd), who is outright about his intentions. Unfortunately the health care debate is yet another example of misrepresentation on the part of it's advocates. From Mr. Obama's fact check web site:
Linda Douglass of the White House Office of Health Reform debunks the myth that reform will force you out of your current insurance plan or force you to change doctors. To the contrary, reform will expand your choices, not eliminate them.
The idea is to expand choices, right? That's the picture painted and it's a flat out lie. It is only there for politically pragmatic purposes. Let's hear what liberals actually want. From today's Wall Street Journal:

Some liberals were honest, or used to be honest, about where all this would lead. Barney Frank noted the main reason Democrats were not backing a total government takeover: "We don't have the votes for it. I wish we did. I think if we had a good public option it would lead to single payer." Then there's Mr. Obama's now famous 2003 remarks: "I happen to be a proponent of a single payer universal health-care program. . . . But as all of you know, we may not get there immediately."
Make absolutely no mistake, their goal is nationalized health care. That's what they have stated in the past and that's what they point to as the way ahead. Don't believe anything to the contrary, including nonsense such as, "you can keep what you have." That's true today, let's keep it that way.


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