Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Health Care Speech Venting Thread

As a public service, to keep blood pressures down, please use this thread to vent about Obama's speech. . .



History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.

-- Karl Marx

21 comments:

AndrewPrice said...

If anyone is interested, for the next "Big Speech", we'll try to find one of those "live blog" programs that lets everyone talk together during the speech.

I've watched a couple Monday Night Football games that way and it's actually kind of fun.

MegaTroll said...

I don't even know what to say. I'm so angry. Everything he said was a lie.

Writer X said...

OMG. Thank goodness for Grey Goose. Lovely speech. Way short on details. And, as I told Bev, my retinas will never be the same. Nancy's dress gave me a headache. More in a little bit.

Tennessee Jed said...

What would be very cool is an online cocktail party on the election night we make him a one termer. Maybe we could even video conference.

I can't really vent on the speech since I missed it choosing to watch "Tribute to a Bad Man" with James Cagney, a 1956 western.

LawHawkSF said...

Andrew: In between sputtering and threatening three televisions with immediate execution, I caught four outright lies (not half-truths or demagoguery, simply things he knows are patently false. 1. No coverage for illegals. 2. No funding for abortion. 3. No increase in taxes. 4. No increase in the deficit.

As for demagoguery, he was in top form. The only thing he didn't do is bring out a poor, black child with some dread disease not covered by the evil insurance company, and the casket of Ted Kennedy. But the big demagogic gun that I have seen from the left for over forty years was dragged out again: "This plan will cost less than the [fill-in-the-blank] war (in this case, Iraq)." But somehow they never mention that it will cost way less than the "War on Poverty" which went on for nearly forty years, burned up trillions of dollars, and left African-Americans in a poorer, more dependent state than they war before the first dollar was spent. That's called "government efficiency."

AndrewPrice said...

Jed, I watched me some Scooby Doo. But I read Obama's turd burger on line and that was enough to make me pretty angry.

LawHawkSF said...

Tennessee: I haven't had a drink in twenty-three years, but one more Obama speech, and I may reconsider my position.

AndrewPrice said...

So Lawhawk, can I put you down as "cautiously optimistic"?

Anonymous said...

The Republican response to his speech was pathetic. When are they gonna learn to defend themselves?

BevfromNYC said...

That would be really great if we could get a live blog option.

So on to the speech. I have to say, he did a great job. He is a great speechifier. One question though - If it's as simple as Obama makes it, why is the bill 1100 pages?

For those of you that read the speech and did not watch it, you missed Obama being called a liar by someone in the room and then being boo'ed!

Joel Farnham said...

At least one Republican had the guts to shout out "You LIE!!!"

I didn't know it was going to be a Townhall meeting!!

LawHawkSF said...

Anonymous: Who dug that guy up? That was the most pathetic official response I've ever seen. As I mentioned to Andrew earlier, with that kind of opposition, we're on our way to socialized medicine faster than any of us could possibly have imagined.

LawHawkSF said...

Bev: My opinion is that on a scale of 1 to 10, his speech gets a three on content, a 1 on truth, and a 10 on demagogic speechifying.

AndrewPrice said...

Bev, I'm pretty sure it's possible. I know they can do it in wordpress. I'll look into it.

Do we know who called him a liar? Sounds like somebody deserves a statute!

Anon/Lawhawk, What's really amazing that they had forever to prepare a response. I think they need to fire their political team and their marketing people en mass and start over. They never get these things right.

LawHawkSF said...

Andrew: Thanks, I needed a moment for a laugh. I did notice at least one Congressman with a hand-lettered sign in his lap which read "what plan?"

LL said...

I was hoping that Dear Leader would actually bring out the casket of Ted Kennedy and would resurrect him so that he could vote. It would have been something to see - Ted looking much better in death than he looked in life.

Anyway, the speech was nothing but broad generalities and platitudes. He's an empty suit with a teleprompter.

BevfromNYC said...

I for one am completely convinced by this speech. He answered all of my questions and made me feel special. I was not aware that all of the financial problems of this country were caused by the healthcare crisis.

Sanmon said...

So lets do a little poll on when this turd passes HR 3200 and that Senate Bill from Bacus. I say on September 23rd it will be out of the Senate and in conference soon after.

Skinners 2 Cents said...

I must admit you are all far braver than I. I can no long stomach his illogical explanation of current events.

If he had been in my history class in 8th grade explaining current events my history teacher would have asked him to shut up and sit down so as to save the rest of us from becoming dumber for having listened to him.

98ZJUSMC said...

A Republican stands up, calls him out, then apologizes for verbalizing the truth that 30 others wanted to....

*sign*

Why do we even bother? It's no wonder I have switched to Independent. LawHawk, if you're gonna booze it up, hang on. I'll join ya......

LawHawkSF said...

98ZJUSMC: Good to hear from you. I expected the RINOs to join in the festivities, but I saw some people I trusted (until now) who seemed to be a little overly-enthusiastic about the obvious lies and distortions Obama was spewing. Anybody worth his salt, when told "we're gonna call ya out if you don't do what we want" would have stood up and said "Here I am, bring it on." That speech wasn't an invitation to work together, it was a challenge to a fight. OK, let's fight!

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