Democrats using old tricks to push agendaPublished 10:54pm Tuesday, February 1, 2011
A famous quote of former President Ronald Reagan is “Well, the trouble with our liberal friends is not that they are ignorant, but that they know so much that isn’t so.”
I’m always amused by the Democratic spin placed on everything. In this regards, I found Leesha Faulkner’s column recently in The Selma Times-Journal applauding U.S. Representative Terri Sewell’s use of an unfortunate family’s dilemma to defend ObamaCare amusing.
One of the oldest ploys used by Democrats is to parade out several destitute cases of misfortune that favors a certain position they support.
It is quite clear our 7th District Congressional Rep. Terri Sewell was using the tried and trusted method of persuasion in her spiel on the health care issue. Rather than it being a fresh original approach of telling a story to prove a point, it was a page right out of the Democrats handbook.
Poll after poll indicates the government take over of health care is unpopular with the majority of Americans.
As far as the GAO numbers favoring ObamaCare, if you believe ObamaCare will reduce the cost of healthcare, I have a bridge I’d like to sell you.
While it is true the GAO supposedly is non-partisan, it is also true they score a project by what information is provided them. If a fictitious savings of $500 billion in Medicare is turned in, they take $500 billion out of the costs.
With baby boomers coming into the system in record numbers and the addition of 34 million uninsured to the rolls over the next 10 years, anyone who believes $500 billion will be cut from costs is living in La-La land.
Another famous quote by one of their own, former President John F. Kennedy, is “ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.”
Somewhere between Kennedy and present-day Democrats, that quote has been turned around. Perhaps they could all suffer from dyslexia and are simply reading it backwards, but it is for sure they have abandoned the challenge in favor of government entitlements from before cradle to grave.
I’m not being critical of Rep. Sewell for attempting the same old tactics, it has worked before.
She clearly won the election and said all along she would support the Obama agenda if elected. This is clearly a democratic district that will probably stay that way for at least the next 100 years.
James G. Smith