Nuggets of Wisdom

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Olbermann: Opposing Healthcare Reform = Terrorism!

Is there no low that Keith Olbermann will not stoop to?

After accusing “hate radio host” Nearl Boortz of dehumanizing supporters of healthcare reform, Olbermann—being the liberal hypocrite he is—dehumanized Boortz by comparing him and other critics of healthcare reform to terrorists.

What would you do, sir, if terrorists were killing 45,000 people every year in this country? Well, the current health care system, the insurance companies, and those who support them are doing just that.

…those fighting health care reform – not those debating its shape or its nuance – people who demand the status quo, they are killing 45,000 Americans a year.

…Neil Boortz and those who ape him in office and out, approve their deaths, all 45,000 of them – a year – in America. Remind me again, who are the terrorists?

Do I have to point out Olbermann’s blatant hypocrisy?

If critics of healthcare reform are responsible for killing uninsured Americans, would supporters of healthcare reform be responsible for bankrupting Americans? We’re in the middle of a recession. Can we honestly afford to place the 46 million uninsured Americans on taxpayer-funded healthcare? I’m no economist, but I have to say no, and claim that such a move will raise the national debt.

And critics aren’t necessarily against healthcare reform as they are against the current healthcare reform bill and the public option it proposes.

And for good reason!

Not only will the healthcare reform bill fail to cover all uninsured Americans—leaving millions uninsured—but it will fail to lower healthcare costs and premiums (it will actually do the exact opposite plus slash Medicare).

Unfortunately, Olbermann and others who blindly support the healthcare reform bill are too concerned about the ends to bother with the means—no matter how flawed they are.