Saturday, August 29, 2009

The New York Times: You're stupid or racist if you oppose Obamacare

"Liberals are flummoxed by the fact that obviously false and widely discredited claims about health care reform have not only taken root, but appear to be growing in acceptance. . . . Is it partly the utter gullibility of some people? Sure. Is it partly deep-seated resentment of the black man in the White House? No doubt. But it’s also about something more fundamental: fluctuations of basic trust in the federal government."

Get it? According to this New York Times editorial writer, if you oppose Obamacare, you're (1) stupid, or (2) racist, or (3) distrustful of government. Valid intellectual, ideological or economic grounds for opposition? No such thing. They're not factors in the discussion. The author of the column won't even consider the possibility that a professional or technological or union worker with good health care benefits might be satisfied with his health insurance, and not want the government to mess around with his coverage.

And they wonder why they're losing the argument.

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