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Logic May Be Off The Table In ObamaCare Discussions, But Still…

Posted on | February 28, 2010 | 6 Comments

by Smitty

NewsBusters points to a WaPo correction where the WaPo had hammered Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) for “posturing” by bringing a copy of the subject matter at hand to the health care summit.

That makes about as much sense as Yale’s craven refusal to publish the controversial Danish cartoon depictions of Muhammad in a book on the topic of the controversial Danish cartoon depictions of Muhammad.

Only in Lefty la-la land can bringing a copy of the subject of the meeting to the meeting, when the motive is clearly to speak intelligently to crucial points therein, be miscast in negative light somehow.

I call on Young 4 Eyes to help those of us still bound in chains of common sense grasp the intricate logic involved. Honest, fair minded people propounding a sound idea typically engage in critical discussions in welcoming tones. If you’re right, you argue your point. If you’re mistaken, you welcome correction. We all educate each other. Or am I mistaken in thinking it was supposed to be a dialogue?

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  • JeffS

    Or am I mistaken in thinking it was supposed to be a dialogue?

    If you mean “dialogue” in the same sense that Obama meant “bipartisanship”, then you are not mistaken.

  • JeffS

    Or am I mistaken in thinking it was supposed to be a dialogue?

    If you mean “dialogue” in the same sense that Obama meant “bipartisanship”, then you are not mistaken.

  • young4eyes

    “Only in Lefty la-la land can bringing a copy of the subject of the meeting to the meeting, when the motive is clearly to speak intelligently to crucial points therein, be miscast in negative light somehow.”
    Well, it would have been one thing to bring a ” copy of the subject” as something to reference. Instead Cantor brought it along to make a point about its size, not its content. Obama properly eviscerated him when he reminded him that the “issue” was a complex. It is pointless and jejune to try to score political points by pretending that an issue of this magnitude should be simple enough to fit in a handbook
    of a size befitting the limited understanding of your average Republican.
    But if you really want to engage in a dialogue, let us begin by having Republicans explain to Americans why they oppose HealthCare reforms: not just Obama’s HC reforms, but reforms period.
    You guys had 10 years of House dominance and did nothing to improve a situation you still seem to deem just dandy.
    So the real issue is not opposition to “statist” policies, but a reluctance, nay!, a refusal to do anything!
    In fact, that is theConservative motto, isn’t it? Just say no?
    Well only in America can a group of people support a candidate, with tax-payer dollars, to do nothing.
    It would be one thing to serve your constituents by providing alternatives to ideas you do not like.. But that isn’t the case with modern Conservatism, is it?
    Go ahead and send your favorite party hack to Washington to do nothing and get paid well to do so. Not to mention the sweet Govt. Healthcare they are privy to in the process.
    OK.
    Your turn to speak….

  • young4eyes

    “Only in Lefty la-la land can bringing a copy of the subject of the meeting to the meeting, when the motive is clearly to speak intelligently to crucial points therein, be miscast in negative light somehow.”
    Well, it would have been one thing to bring a ” copy of the subject” as something to reference. Instead Cantor brought it along to make a point about its size, not its content. Obama properly eviscerated him when he reminded him that the “issue” was a complex. It is pointless and jejune to try to score political points by pretending that an issue of this magnitude should be simple enough to fit in a handbook
    of a size befitting the limited understanding of your average Republican.
    But if you really want to engage in a dialogue, let us begin by having Republicans explain to Americans why they oppose HealthCare reforms: not just Obama’s HC reforms, but reforms period.
    You guys had 10 years of House dominance and did nothing to improve a situation you still seem to deem just dandy.
    So the real issue is not opposition to “statist” policies, but a reluctance, nay!, a refusal to do anything!
    In fact, that is theConservative motto, isn’t it? Just say no?
    Well only in America can a group of people support a candidate, with tax-payer dollars, to do nothing.
    It would be one thing to serve your constituents by providing alternatives to ideas you do not like.. But that isn’t the case with modern Conservatism, is it?
    Go ahead and send your favorite party hack to Washington to do nothing and get paid well to do so. Not to mention the sweet Govt. Healthcare they are privy to in the process.
    OK.
    Your turn to speak….