Friday, November 06, 2009

House Call On Washington - Chutzpah Meets Health Care

I caught a snippit of the House Call on Washington, the GOP rally against the Health Care bill, on the radio today and I figured I'd check C-Span to see if they had the whole shindig. And fortunately, they did.

I figured I'd listen to it in the background while I hacked away on some code. But wow, the speakers were so extreme, I couldn't help but listen intently. In fact, I only made it through 20'sh minutes of it before I realized I was just listening and not actually programming.

Here are some choice quotes from Jon Voight, an actor (apparently, not all of Hollywood is in the bag for the Dems) at around 21:02:

"President Obama has his own obsession with trying to ram this health care bill through to create a socialist America."

"[Obama's] only success has been taking apart America piece by piece."

"Could it be that he's had 20 years of subconscious programming by Reverend Wright to damn America?"

He also connected Obama to the corrupt Acorn and his corrupt czars.

Look, I'm all for disagreeing with the president. Heck, don't like him as a person, if you want. But, "obsession" to create a socialist America through health care. Really? And 20 years of "subconscious programming?"


I also caught the actor who played Cliff from Cheers chatting (this is from 18:00). He told a story about how the Democrats in power are really Woodstock Democrats. And what did he mean by that? Well, that they were like the folks at Woodstock, which, when it started to rain and the whole place went to hell, were railing against the National Guard who were coming to save them.

What this story has to do with health care reform, I'm not exactly sure. But here's the thing - the national guard, in that context, was providing disaster relief. Isn't that an example of government coming in to save the people, and isn't that counter the philosophy that government is the problem, and not the solution?

Like I said, after about 20 minutes I realized I wasn't going to get anything done so I had to turn it off.

Perhaps what struck me the most wasn't what was being said, but that there are high ranking Republican representatives present that apparently buy into this talk. That amazes me.

Give it a watch and let me know what you think.

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