Among the supporters of free market solutions for health care who outnumbered the crazy MoveOn/ACORN/Union thugs yesterday at the Constitution Center were my very own mom and dad. Both reported later that a fired-up crowd of patriots heartily booed Democrats Specter and Sebelius, who displayed little tolerance for dissenting opinions on Obamacare....what a surprise. Here's a short video that captures the mood of the majority of the crowd:
Note the title assigned to it by the poster: "The crazies come out to discuss healthcare reform." Not only are the Obamabots distasteful entitlement creatures, they are thoroughly lacking a sense of irony. As I can attest from my experience in front of Senator Bill Nelson's office last week, the only "crazies" are the hyperventilating socialists who support this bill -- uninformed robots who don't even possess the initiative to even read its provisions, or the creativity and drive to create their own signs. They just show up to protest -- most likely paid by their radical organizations -- armed with standard, generic placards provided by the home office.
According to Pamela Geller's report, the pro-Obamacare troops who descended upon the Constitution Center yesterday were not private citizens either, but members of Planned Parenthood, ACORN and unions. And no matter the setting, the class warfare tactics remain the same. My mom reported that one of the female government-run healthcare supporters actually accused her of "living in a mansion" and "spending all her time at the country club," neither of which happens to be true. And even if it was, so what? This is America, if you want something, work for it. I know that's a novel concept for these folks, but it sure would be nice if they'd give it a try instead of expecting the government, i.e. productive, diligent taxpayers, to hand them everything.
As for those "evil" profits, John Stossel points out that financial reward drives innovation, which in turn leads to medical advancement. He recently offered this report on the Canadian system:
When a cat or a dog takes priority over a human, something's terribly wrong, eh?
But back to Specter:
Having witnessed my parents fighting for tort reform back in the 80s and receiving only lip-service from treacherous career politicians like ol' Arlen, I can't get enough of watching him squirm before an angry electorate. And given the fact that it's now a horse-race between him and Pat Toomey, it is my fervent hope to post a video of Specter's concession speech in the not-too-distant future.
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