Healthcare Fearmongering

In a nutshell:

Anyone watching that without knowing the context would be terrified. And let’s face it, most of the people those kinds of messages are targeted against are very uninformed, “low-information” types.

It would be interesting to do some kind of split-screen exercise with the healthcare propaganda on one side and the 9/11 fearmongering on the other, because that is exactly what this reminds me of.

The GOP:Β  Party of SHRIEEEEEK!!!

21 Responses to “Healthcare Fearmongering”


  1. 1 J. A. Baker Thursday, September 3, 2009 at 10:49 am

    Franklin Delano Roosevelt once said: “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”

    Today’s GOP says: “The only thing we have to sell is fear itself.”

    Weird. That almost sounded like something CTZen would say…

    Good Morrow, All! πŸ˜†

  2. 2 Torontonian Thursday, September 3, 2009 at 11:33 am

    I lived in the US for four years while attending university–or college as they call it–and I was always so glad to get home for the holidays and summer vacations.

    This has been my country for 65 years and I never forget how much gratitude I have for all that this nation has to offer all of us.

    I feel greatly saddened that the US has gone so far off the path of justice and equality–to name two attributes–that if the founding father were alive today, they would greatly weep for their nation.

    Weep for their nation much like people do when they first see their home after a tornado or wildfire.

    Obama is doing so much to lift America and raise American respect in the eyes of the world and there are those who choose
    to be dishonest and fearmongering to bring down what is right and noble.

    The cowards don’t want to roll up their sleeves and get to work to build a better nation. They’ve sold out to special interests. Sell-outs are nothing better than high-priced prostitutes.

    But, of course, will come Judgement Day. How quickly they forget.

  3. 3 J. A. Baker Thursday, September 3, 2009 at 12:03 pm

    Amen, Torontonian. Amen. Especially the part about how the Founding Fathers would weep for what we’ve become. (I’m pretty sure they would be especially appalled by our torture regime under The Most Holy George W. Christ The Infallible.)

  4. 4 JJ Thursday, September 3, 2009 at 3:36 pm

    Good morrow, JAB! (Cue CTZen to show up and go WTF??)

    The health care thing is making me sick. I saw a video last night where teabaggers shouted down a disabled woman in a wheelchair who supported univ. healthcare 😯 I couldn’t believe it 😦

    There’s something rotten happening in your country, JAB. People have gone beyond being stupid and have entered batshit territory. I mean, this outrage over Obama’s school talk — WTF????

  5. 5 JJ Thursday, September 3, 2009 at 3:43 pm

    Torontonian

    Obama is doing so much to lift America and raise American respect in the eyes of the world and there are those who choose
    to be dishonest and fearmongering to bring down what is right and noble.

    They have no choice. It’s not just the insurance companies freaking out about losing their massive profits — the GOP’s survival depends on killing healthcare.

    If the US gets universal healthcare, imagine one or two years from now, after they’ve had it for awhile. The people who doubted it would have seen first hand how well it works, and many would start thinking maybe this Barack Hussein Osama bin Obama ain’t such a bad guy (for a Muzzie). Some might even vote for him in 2012.

    The GOP knows damn well universal healthcare would work, that’s why they’re so desperate to kill it.

  6. 6 Cornelius T.Zen Thursday, September 3, 2009 at 6:49 pm

    Good morrow…oh, excuse me…I meant to say, WTF?
    It has occurred to me why Obama cannot simply ramrod this legislation through Congress with his commanding majority in both Houses.
    To quote Byron Muldoon (loathe as I may be to do so):
    “There’s no whore like an old whore.” and
    “Ya dance with the lady what brung ya.”
    There are some “old whores” on both sides who are deep in the pockets of certain corporate interests (read: Big Insurance, Big Medical, Big Pharma) who are compelled to “dance with the lady what brung” them – that is, the interests that paid for their campaigns, and now, own them, body and soul.
    They will not vote their own consciences (as if they had any) or to serve the interests of their constituents — especially those who could benefit from health system reform.
    They are there to serve the interests of their corporate masters, and they will labor to stymie, or completely frustrate, Obama’s attempts to make the changes he wants to see.
    That is why Obama seeks support from across the floor — ’cause he can’t rely on his own people.
    Therein lies the tragedy — and explains it all too well – CTZen

  7. 7 J. A. Baker Thursday, September 3, 2009 at 7:03 pm

    Good morrow…oh, excuse me…I meant to say, WTF?

    πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜†

    Well played, sir. *florid bow*

  8. 8 JJ Thursday, September 3, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    CTZen – Good morrow and WTF!

    Arrgh, I’m afraid you’re right. I have often wondered, with their huge majority, why they even give a shit about the GOP? Let them bitch and beef and freak out, who cares?

    At first I thought the Dems wanted “bipartisan” support because they didn’t want to take the whole blame if anything went wrong… but that can’t be it, they have to know it won’t go wrong. Especially since the public option is just an option — people can keep their private coverage if they want to. So that’s not it.

    Unfortunately, I think you’re right. Obama can’t count on support from within his own party, the blue dogs have already proven that.

  9. 9 Bina Friday, September 4, 2009 at 6:12 am

    People generally turn blue from not breathing–ergo, no oxygen to the brain. Therefore, they are brain damaged. Blue dogs should be taken behind the shed and put out of their misery!

  10. 10 J. A. Baker Friday, September 4, 2009 at 6:29 am

    Unfortunately, I think you’re right. Obama can’t count on support from within his own party, the blue dogs have already proven that.

    The Blue Dogs are useless corporate shills who may as well be Republicans, and the leadership (I’m looking at YOU, Harry Reid!) are a bunch of co-dependent fuckwits who are afraid scared shitless of their own shadows.

    And this is exactly why the country I was raised to love and defend is going down the tubes. (Sorry, George! I just had to say it!)

  11. 11 Dr. Prole Friday, September 4, 2009 at 8:02 am

    JJ, I know you think Olympia Snowe is a sane Republican who is an ally in healthcare reform, but I’m sorry to say it just ain’t so. She’s just as bad as the Blue Cross Dems.

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2009/9/4/776817/-Push-Back-Against-The-Snowe-Trigger-On-The-Public-Option!

  12. 12 JJ Friday, September 4, 2009 at 9:21 am

    Dr.Prole – D’oh! I thought I read somewhere that she was going against the rest of her party wrt healthcare. Fuckaround. Is every last one of these rabid freaks owned by Big Insurance and Big Pharma?

  13. 13 J. A. Baker Friday, September 4, 2009 at 9:56 am

    Is every last one of these rabid freaks owned by Big Insurance and Big Pharma?

    Pretty much. Sad, isn’t it?

  14. 14 JJ Friday, September 4, 2009 at 10:25 am

    Bina – The rabid DINO blue dogs certainly need to be ejected from the party, or at least quarantined, but not necessarily shot πŸ˜‰

  15. 15 JJ Friday, September 4, 2009 at 10:28 am

    JAB – I really don’t get it — they have a huge majority. Are they nuts? Stupid?

    At first I thought they were just trying to be civil with all this “bipartisanship” and “common ground” talk, but I always assumed that if the GOP didn’t come around and kept acting like idiots, the Dems would just press on without them. Can you imagine what GEORGIE would have done with such a majority?? 😯

  16. 16 J. A. Baker Friday, September 4, 2009 at 1:59 pm

    I really don’t get it β€” they have a huge majority. Are they nuts? Stupid?

    Like I said, they’re a bunch of worthless chickenshits who are terrified of their own shadows. If I had to pin it on any one thing, I’d say it was the ’94 midterms and Gingrich’s Contract On America™. When the Rethugs gained control of Congress in ’94, it so spooked Dems that they started to believe the tripe that was being spewed about them. Thus, they think that the only way to get elected/re-elected is to out Rethug the Rethugs.

    The Overton Window has been shoved so far to the right in this country – with no small amount of help from the co-dependent Dems – that I barely even recognize it some days.

    It’s crap like this that has me seriously looking into looking for work north of the 49th parallel. As all the best Penthouse letters start, “I never thought this would happen to me.” (Or so I’ve heard.)

  17. 17 Fae Saturday, September 5, 2009 at 8:59 am

    I vaguely remember a deal with Big Pharma to supposedly save 800 billion over ten years but would prevent any ability for the government to negotiate lower drug costs for the people. This is a huge 2% savings, gosh I get much better deals at walmart.
    So who is really making deals with Big Pharma sheeple.

  18. 18 JJ Saturday, September 5, 2009 at 6:14 pm

    JAB – This is so fucking sad. A president gets called a Nazi because he wants to make healthcare available to all. I sometimes just don’t know what to say, except I’m glad to be a Canadian. (Sorry, I guess that doesn’t help you much, but there it is. I’m gobsmacked by what’s been going on down there.)

    It is YOUR country, though — the teabaggers and fascist creeps on the right are the ones who need to have the run put to them.

    But failing that, Canada’s a pretty damn great place to live. Our wingnuts can be pretty stupid too, but at least they’re tolerable.

  19. 19 JJ Saturday, September 5, 2009 at 6:19 pm

    Fae – IIRC, it was George W who made that deal with Big Pharma. And I guess it didn’t work except to help a few people line their pockets, because lots of Americans still get pharmaceuticals from Canada for way cheaper than they can get them at home.

  20. 20 J. A. Baker Saturday, September 5, 2009 at 6:48 pm

    Fae – IIRC, it was George W who made that deal with Big Pharma.

    You are correct, JJ. And even then, the House Rethugs had to illegally hold the vote open until about 3 am to get it passed.


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