Dear Reader corralled up Congress so he could make his big pitch for Government Health Care. (Why force Congress to listen to a speech if no one’s allowed to question him? It seems imperious and undemocratic to me, but I digress.) It failed to move the needle. So, Dear Reader went on five different TV networks to repeat his, by now, increasingly stale talking points, and only succeeded in making himself look like a jackass when challenged with the dictionary definition of tax increase. (BTW, the thing Dear Reader claims isn’t a tax is called a tax in the Baucus Health Care bill.) All the King’s media and all the King’s men still can’t make Humpty Dumbass look anything like a competent president. Meanwhile, private citizen Sarah Palin eschews media appearances, and with nothing more than a few Facebook posts has had more effect on the debate over Government-Controlled Health Care. Obamacrats hated her for labeling government efforts to discourage life-extending care ‘Death Panels,’ but it rattled them enough to take those provisions out of the bill. And it got under Dear Reader’s skin enough that he brings up the phrase repeatedly when trashing opposition to his bill. Partly because of the objections she and talk radio have raised about its enormous cost, increased regulation, and unintended consequences, a 56% majority of the public opposes Government-Controlled Health Care. Sarah Palin accomplishes more with two Facebook posts then Dear Reader accomplishes with all the media in the world at his back. But we’re supposed to believe he’s a super-genius and she’s a dumb hillbilly.
I’M IN UR FACEBOOKS, STOMPIN’ UR MOONBAT MESSIUH