Thursday, October 29, 2009

It's Come to This? 'Health Reform Video Challenge' Pushes Guilt-Mongering to the Limit

It's just the way I was raised, but in my family there was never any expectation to win the pity of others. Personal responsibility was the guiding identity, especially from my father, whose mother died when he was 12 years old. My father never finished high school, but many years later attended NYU for his BA and MA degrees. A proud man, he expected people to work hard for security in life. A Roosevelt Democrat, I wonder what my father would think of the party now? Like all socialists, today's Democrats attack the "harsh" competition of free markets, and they practice supreme guilt-mongering to browbeat individualist Americans into supporting their agenda. While the "desecrated flag" video has created a stir online today, I find videos like these below - among the top 20 finalists at the Organizing for America "Health Reform Video Challenge" - to be even more pernicious. If there are some who continue to reject the Democrats as socialist, just take a look at some of these entries:

It's just pathetic. Is this what Democratic Party arguments for nationalized healthcare have been reduced to? Tearjerker images of folks drowning at sea, asking if "you'd help this person if you could?" Or young, politicized little Obamunists with the browbeating line, "everyone should have healthcare".

Like my father, I've worked hard to get where I am, and I'm confident that others who work hard will do well in providing health security for themselves. And for those facing setbacks and hardships, as I've shown before, there's phenomenal health resources and clinical networks at the state level pushing to achieve universal coverage closer to home. There's simply no good reason to add another gargantuan federal bureaucracy (with
an increased tax burden) to the political system today. The Democrats have failed to convince the American people of a national health crisis, but OFA goons are obviously still trying to pull a what-would-Jesus do guilt-trip on us, just as ObamaCare comes down to the wire.

2 comments:

Grizzly Mama said...

Hmmmm. I wonder - what could we do to make healthcare more affordable for everyone???

Government run healthcare is not the answer.

Donald Douglas said...

Grizzly Mama ... if we can get full employment, with a growing econony, good wages will allow people to buy insurance, and insurance reform that allows companies to compete across state lines will increase affordability. Tax incentives to companies who provide workers' health coverage, etc. It's all about markets. I'm tired of the health debate by now. I'm convinced Obama's a one term pres, and conservative will repeal ObamaCare when we get back in power ... and that's if it passes!