Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Obama's Pant's On Fire (updated)

Liar, liar, pant's on fire.....*
Obama's pants were a raging fire at his "Town Hall" meeting in Portsmouth, N.H. today. One would think that an open town meeting would have crowd demographics that might reflect the country's somewhat 50 / 50 political divide, a "normal curve", or even the recent polled statistics regarding the Health Care Bill. However, it was a patently partisan gathering reminiscent of his orchestrated campaign rally's, filled with the faces and cheers of an adulating crowd, allowing him to strut about unfettered and unfazed by hard questions, as befits the Uber-Community Organizer that he is.

The questioners were the standard good-minded Progressive souls who had no concern for themselves, but were filled with concern for those who didn't have insurance (of course no discussion about who 'those' were, or why), or concerned about people who were suffering from mental health issues that were not covered by insurance. Even the "septics" questions were slow-ball softball pitches that President Obladi easily popped into the stands..."Why didn't he chastize Congress over it's health care plan?", and "Where are all the additional nurses and doctors going to come from to fill the demand that all those new millions covered would generate".

President Obladi offered nothing new in the way of discussion points, just the usual "we'll give you more for less", "You can keep the employer provided health insurance you have now ( yeah, for as long as they offer it)", and we'll pay for it from savings by eliminating subsidies we're paying to the insurance companies now".

There was nothing about the impact of employer mandates to provide health insurance, and how the 2-8% fine/tax for not doing so would be less than the cost of providing insurance....and which will drive most employers to drop their employee health insurance.

There was no discussion of the State border limitations on insurance companies that prevent them for creating nationwide pools that would drive the costs of insurance down, and that create virtual insurance monopoly's in some States . There was no discussion regarding the impact of frivolous lawsuits and outrageous malpractice payment awards on cost, or the effect that effective tort reform would have on costs.

He repeated his mantra that "You can keep the coverage that you have today (that is until your employer cancels it, and they'll do that really quick)" continuously, and that lead right into his biggest lie of the day, when he said that he was not a proponent of a Single-Payer plan. But, you can judge his veracity for yourself, by listening to his own words, that he has repeated over and over in meetings with his Union and Progressive supporters.......

What he now says, is that "the immediate transition to a single-payer plan would be too traumatic for America, because a new Single Payer plan wouldn't be able to handle everybody all at once - the systems wouldn't be set up" . What he doesn't say is that he knows that his plan will inevitably lead to a Single Payer system.

By the way, Obama's Town Hall approach looks like the standard template that the Democrats have crafted for all their members. David Hass has documented his experience attending Congressman Scott Murphy's (D. NY) meeting.
*These words are the chorus from an old 1960's song by the Castaways, "Liar, Liar" ;

"Liar, liar, pants on fire / Your nose is longer than a telephone wire"

but the lyrics actually trace back to an 1810 poem, "The Liar" by William Blake:

Deceiver, dissembler
Your trousers are alight
From what pole or gallows
Shall they dangle in the night?

When I asked of your career
Why did you have to kick my rear
With that stinking lie of thine
Proclaiming that you owned a mine?

When you asked to borrow my stallion
To visit a nearby-moored galleon
How could I ever know that you
Intended only to turn him into glue?

What red devil of mendacity
Grips your soul with such tenacity?
Will one you cruelly shower with lies
Put a pistol ball between your eyes?

What infernal serpent
Has lent you his forked tongue?
From what pit of foul deceit
Are all these whoppers sprung?

Deceiver, dissembler
Your trousers are alight
From what pole or gallows
Do they dangle in the night?

As we can see, this liar business seems to be a rather age-old problem.


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