Obamacare has done one good thing: it has created a situation where conservatives and libertarians are no longer opposed to individual government policy initiatives, rather it has created solidarity against government expansion in general. Virtually everything the Obama White House has done, or is threatening to do, is making this solidarity stronger. With each passing day, those standing in opposition are becoming more saturated with independents – the death nail of the left.
Still, liberals make the same tired arguments – even when they fly in the face of reality. This should be no surprise, since most of liberalism is based on a Utopian dream; one that has never been produced in reality. Let’s deconstruct some of the more ridiculous liberal arguments about how great the Obama White House is, and about liberalism in general…
Liberal claim #1: “Obama has been great for race relations in America.”
This may have been poignant during the campaign, but to assert this today is absurd. Jimmy Carter is out there saying that opposition to Obamacare is mostly based on racist white people. Here’s what he said:
That doesn’t Sound like all of our race problems are solved, does it? Race is ALL the discussion is about today. What’s more, it is apparent from both sides of the aisle. As Fox Nation reports:
“What Democrats are trying to do is shame white independents, who voted for President Obama in 2008 but are now uneasy about his policies, into supporting these policies to prove they are not racist,” said Republican pollster and strategist David E. Johnson, who worked on Bob Dole’s 1988 presidential campaign.”
The liberals in Congress and in the main stream media outlets are waging a war against anyone who dares oppose Obama by claiming that they are racist – turn on the news to see.
Liberal claim #2: Foreign nations will like us more and be more willing to “talk” to us.
I especially like this one. Since Obama has taken office, the North Koreans have been launching missiles toward Japan. Iran is flagrantly enriching uranium and giving us the great Mullah Finger. The Russians and Chinese have completely walked away from climate change proposals. Venezuela is actively undermining the US by supplying Iran refined gas, rendering any future sanctions useless. We have unilaterally disarmed the European missile defense shield. And Quadafi and Libya told Obama to f&%k off and gave the Lockerbie terrorist a hero’s welcome when Scotland (against our wishes) released him.
Yes, I’d say that everyone loves us now. Who gives a damn if other countries are willing to talk with us if in doing so they tell us how weak we are, and then do whatever they want anyway?
Liberal claim #3: Nationalized health care will be good for the chronically ill.
It worked. The Marxists have convinced people to argue for policies that will actually hurt them. The chronically ill are the people who are going to get rationed into their death bed. Let’s take Obama’s own words for this one. According to an interview posted in the New York Times, Obama talks about cutting costs, by cutting services to the old and chronically ill:
“So that’s where I think you just get into some very difficult moral issues. But that’s also a huge driver of cost, right?
I mean, the chronically ill and those toward the end of their lives are accounting for potentially 80 percent of the total health care bill out here.”
And he followed that…
“I think that there is going to have to be a conversation that is guided by doctors, scientists, ethicists. And then there is going to have to be a very difficult democratic conversation that takes place. It is very difficult to imagine the country making those decisions just through the normal political channels.”
Translation? You people who are chronically ill and you old folks – get ready to die because the first cuts made to save costs are going to be cuts made to YOUR care. I’ll be fine – I am healthy. The problem is, what if someday I, or God forbid one of my children, becomes chronically ill? I don’t want them to be cost eliminated out of a chance to live.
Liberal claim #4: Health care is a God given right.
Let’s assume for a moment that health care is a God given right – a natural right. If this is so, how does that right – the right to health care – get administered? If health care is a God given right, is it not also God given that someone will provide that right? Who will provide that right? Doctors? Says who? God? So God must also make doctors to provide for people to receive what He created as a natural right?
The only problem is that God doesn’t make doctors. If God doesn’t make doctors, yet doctors are needed for a person to receive a right from God, how can the right be divined from God?
A God given right, or a Natural right, is one that is inherent in a person from conception. From the time you are a human life God gives you certain rights. As Jefferson put it, “…among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” Liberty is something you are born with. God makes us free. It is not a decision by one man to decide if another man should be free. Freedom, or liberty is inherent in the human condition – it is a God given right. Health care is not something you are born with. It is not inherent in the human condition. If a person is guaranteed by God to have health care, God must also provide the means to receive health care – doctors. God does not provide doctors. People may or may not decide to become doctors.
To say that health care is a God given right is fallacious at best and absurd at worst. Either way, it is not a right. Rather, health care is a service. You can choose to get it, or not. Just like a person can choose to become a doctor, or not.
Let’s take this silly argument to it’s next level. Let’s again assume that God gave man health care. Since God cannot (or hasn’t yet) produced doctors from the womb, it will be up to man to compel certain people to become doctors. Substituting for God in fulfilling his duty to provide that which is a God given right. So man steps in to take up the slack for God. An Obama-type dictator identifies certain children as being suitable to become doctors. He will use things like genetic mapping and environmental criteria to decide which babies are destined (according to him) to become doctors. These babies will become wards of the State. They will be marked as having to serve the rest of the population as doctors. This is the only way that health care can become a “right.” And even so, it will not be a right produced from God, rather from a coercive tyrant.
Liberal claim #5: The Iraq war was all Bush’s fault.
This claim is especially rich, because it demands that one selectively forgets what happened to bring us to war. Here, I am not talking about the terror threat, but the political support for going to war. How about some quotes to paint this picture:
“No, I don’t regret giving the president authority because at the time it was in the context of weapons of mass destruction, grave threats to the United States, and clearly, Saddam Hussein had been a real problem for the international community for more than a decade.” – Hillary Clinton, April 24, 2004
“Almost no one disagrees with these basic facts. That he has weapons of mass destruction and that he is doing everything in his power to get nuclear weapons.” – Sen. John Edwards, Sept. 12, 2002
“In the four years since the inspectors left, intelligence reports show that Saddam Hussein has worked to rebuild his chemical and biological weapons stock, his missile delivery capability, and his nuclear program. He has also given aid, comfort, and sanctuary to terrorists, including al-Qaeda members.” -Sen. Hillary Clinton, Oct. 10, 2002
“Saddam Hussein certainly has chemical and biological weapons. There’s no question about that.” – Rep. Nancy Pelosi, Nov. 17, 2002
“We have known for many years that Saddam Hussein is seeking and developing weapons of mass destruction.” – Sen. Edward Kennedy, Sept. 27, 2003
“If we wait for the danger to become clear, it could be too late.” – Sen. Joseph Biden, Sept. 4, 2002
So much for the Iraq war being something that liberals fought against. Funny how liberals are constantly seeking to change history to make it suit their needs. Regardless, Obama has taken what was a real success story in Iraq and completely destabilized it. With his lack of attention and focus, all of the blood, sweat and tears that produced a stable Iraq is disintegrating before our eyes.
Liberal claim #6: The deficits are George Bush’s fault.
I love this one! How about some facts (hard as they may be to read) for my liberal friends…
– Through 2008, Bush expanded the deficit to $700 Billion. This is just awful. Most conservative commentators (these pages included) railed against the massive deficit spending.
– In Obama’s first 6 months is office, he ADDED another TRILLION. (That’s One Thousand Billion for you liberals.)
– Obama has proposed ANOTHER $700 Billion for his health care fund.
– President Bush presided over a $2.5 trillion increase in the public debt through 2008. Setting aside 2009 (for which Presidents Bush and Obama share responsibility for an additional $2.6 trillion in public debt), President Obama’s budget would add $4.9 trillion in public debt from the beginning of 2010 through 2016. (Hat tip to Heritage on the last point.)
– The Congressional Budget Office says that the Obamacare bill HR 3200 will cost ANOTHER TRILLION DOLLARS.
Liberal claim #7: At least Obama is spending the money wisely.
The stimulus bill was a massive waste of money. Check out all of the garbage that our tax dollars (my money!) is going to buy. First, only about $60 Billion of the $800 Billion has been spent. If we HAD to get that bill through right at that time – why has only a fraction of the money been spent? Second, the Stimulus Bill was supposedly to “stimulate” the economy. What it really did, was stimulate the government. The bill contained some $7 Billion in spending on government buildings. How does that help the economy? How about $4.5 Billion to the Army Corps of Engineers. I am all for supporting the military. but the Corps of Engineers ALREADY has $3.2 Billion in un-obligated funds – that is, funds they have, but don’t know what to spend it on. How about $15o Million to develop fisheries? Or how about $87 Million for a polar ice breaking ship? Or how about the Big 3 – Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security have some $53 Trillion in unfunded debt – that means we’re obligated to pay, but don’t have the money to do it. The list goes on and on.
To say that the $4 Trillion budget is being responsibly spent is one of the more ludicrous claims out there.
Will a liberal who reads this be swayed? Probably not – most refuse to see the truth. But in summary, the Obama White House has, or is, destroying everything it touches. It is taking over car companies, banks, insurance companies, increasing taxes, moving to take over health care, nationalizing student loans, the mortgage industry. And in doing so has racked up more debt, faster than any other President in the history of the United States – actually, more than all of them through history, combined!
To deny these things is blind following and will surely lead to subjugation. This is not without precedent – the people of Venezuela willingly voted themselves into subjugation. Now it is too late for them; Chavez has shut down all the private media companies and broadcasts and nationalized the energy and banking industries. He is a tyrant and the people are his subjects. The liberals who make the claims herein are traveling the same path.