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Regrettably, my gym tends to feature MSNBC on the television screens. Between Rachel Maddow and other hosts, I’ve seen the mystifying assertion repeatedly made that opposition to nationalizing health care is somehow tied to racism.
This may the easiest argument to refute in the history of arguments.
If we replaced Barack Obama with his clone, but the clone was in favor of dealing with the health care issue through a massive federal lawsuit reform bill, does anyone think conservatives would fail to support him?
Uh, no. Race has nothing to do with it. Simple prudence has everything to do with it.
People oppose the healthcare bill because:
They don’t think the government should determine how a legitimate commercial exchange between consenting adults occurs. OR Because they are satisfied with their current insurance. OR Because they suspect government does not make a good provider of a vital service the private sector can and does provide. OR Because they fear government intrusion would slow or stop the amazing pace of innovation in American medicine. OR Because they are worried about the fiscal impact of national healthcare plans on the debt.
OR any of a dozen other highly legitimate reasons. Try dealing with a few of them.
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?