The AMA, FCC, and FOX. Ben Stein. NY23. Plus more.
TRUMPING THE GOP
Re: W. James Antle III’s Revolt on the Right:
Conservative principles have finally trumped loyalty to the Republican Party because after DECADES, we Conservatives have quit waiting to have the favor returned. Where was I during the excessive spending of Bush 43 and the Stupid Party? I was bitterly complaining to my two Georgia Republican Senators about the direction of their voting.
I rarely wasted my time contacting the Bush White House. Senator
Saxby Chambliss was Mister Prescription Drug Plan among other
squishy middle of the road votes. Death to the Republican Party!
Long live the Conservative Party!
— David Shoup
STRIDING THE FENCE
Re: The Prowler’s Grudge Match:
If the GOP wants to continue down the so-called middle road with the likes of Dede Scozzafava then it can’t whine when it grows its minority status.
And if the establishment GOP consisting of Newt, Huckabee, Romney, Crist, RINOs Graham/Snowe/Collins/McCain et. al want to continue to stride the fence then they can go the way of the dodo and let the conservative adults take over again.
As it stands now the current GOP only wants power and is doing
its best Bob Michel/Bob Dole impression. Heck, even Senator Frist
is looking more milquetoast than even Lamar! And that’s really
hard to do.
— Greg Barnard
According to a news report I got tonight (10/26), Doug Hoffman has pulled ahead of the two other challengers, who, despite their different party affiliations, are basically identical. I’m reading a contribution to Mr. Hoffman and pray that he stands a fighting chance in New York.
Glenn Beck also issued a report (with a video confirming it) that
Newt Gingrich has put his support behind the RINO in the race.
What gall! Newt is washed up with me as far as that’s
— Jim Bjaloncik
FAIR AND SENSIBLE
Re: David Catron’s The AMA’s Quisling Strategy:
If Obama Fascists (i.e., Democrats) pass legislation aimed at nationalizing health care then shouldn’t the public have the right to demand legislation limiting AMA doctor’s pay to the below the median income (presently $52,000.00)? If limiting the pay of Democrat fat cats on Wall Street is “fair” and “sensible” then limiting the pay of AMA fat cat Democrats is not only “fair”, but it would drastically reduce the “costs” of health care something everyone knows the current monstrosities in Congress will not do. The savings might also serve as a “revenue” source to help “pay” for nationalized health care. I’m surprised Baucus and Frank haven’t thought of this.
For those who fear doctors will just quit I recommend we create a “health care army” and draft all AMA doctors and make them government employees unable to quit their jobs. If the “general welfare” clause of the Constitution gives Democrats the right to order individuals to buy health care insurance then I see no problem with compelling AMA doctors to provide their skills for the benefit of society for a small paycheck. Any who oppose this “sensible” initiative for “social justice” should not only be compelled to “work for the state,” but told where to do it and as part of their “reeducation” forced to serve the urban and rural poor. If we’re going to do this (i.e., Obamacare) then why not just go all the way? We must think outside the box and be audacious, because healthy and generally overweight Americans “desperately” want their “broken” health care system “fixed.” Why should Cubans get ” free health care” that Michael Moore loves and we don’t?
Setting the pay of AMA doctors could also be used as the template for setting the pay for other “civically” minded groups like trial lawyers, labor unions, academicians and White House appointees. I for one think a pay czar for Hollywood is needed to reign in the gross pay differences between rich directors and actors and poor audience members. One would think such key supporters of Obama and his agenda for change would be the first to recognize their bloated pay checks are anachronistic and gosh in this new age of austerity and simplicity where 10% unemployment is the new “norm.” Time for Hollywood to pay its fair share!
While we’re at it why limit government seizure to health care? Let’s takeover the business interests of elected members of Congress. Shouldn’t Mr. Diane Feinstein, Barney Frank’s partner, Mrs. Harry Reid and Mr. Nancy Pelosi be willing to sacrifice for the greater good of society? These Democrats and their kind are all obscenely rich so “liberating” their wealth will not only be good for society, but relieve them of the sense they were unfairly winners of life’s lotto.
Just thinking about these types of reforms makes me feel
better. Now I understand why the PSA that found my father
had prostate cancer and the surgery that saved his life really
were a waste of time. I can’t wait until the majority of female
supporters of Obamacare find out that breast exams are no longer
needed. Happy days are here again. Sieg heil!
— Michael Tomlinson
Jacksonville, North Carolina
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?
H/T to National Review Online