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You Stay Classy, LGF

Posted on | December 14, 2013 | 97 Comments

Left to right: Jason Mattera, Michelle Malkin, Jim Hoft and me
covering the Democratic National Convention, August 2008.

Jim Hoft of Gateway Pundit is one of the nicest guys in the blogosphere and when he got sick this summer, I was happy to help by guest posting at his site. However, I had no idea of how sick he really was:

In August 2013 I became very sick with what I thought was a cold. After a few days I lost vision in my left eye and I checked into the hospital. I soon found out that what I thought was a summer cold was actually Strep bacteria poisoning my blood stream. The bacteria blinded my left eye, ate a hole through my heart, caused five strokes on both sides of my brain and forced the removal of my prosthetic left knee.
Dr. [Richard] Lee was the surgeon assigned to perform open heart surgery. What was originally scheduled to last four hours ended up lasting twelve. My heart was severely damaged. Dr. Lee later told me the surgery was one of the most difficult of his career. He also said I only had a few days to live without the surgery.
Thanks to the excellent insurance I carried I was able to receive life-saving medical treatment at St. Louis University.
This week I found out I am going to lose my insurance. The company that carried me is leaving the Missouri market. I will have to find something else.

Jim Hoft is one of millions who are losing their insurance because of ObamaCare’s centralized regulatory scheme. By substituting government mandates for the risk-based business decisions of insurers, ObamaCare effectively abolishes certain insurance plans and in other cases — including Jim Hoft’s — drives insurers out of certain markets.

These problems were entirely predictable and were, in fact, predicted by opponents of ObamaCare, but the media never questioned Obama’s repeated promise, “If you like your plan, you can keep your plan” — now recognized as The Lie of the Year.

For some reason I’ve never understood, Jim Hoft has always been hated by Charles Johnson of Little Green Footballs, one of whose ignorant minions posted this despicable hatefulness:

This is as dishonest as it is cruel — “thanks to ObamaCare,” my ass!

What these deluded fools would have you believe, basically, is that there was no such thing as “decent” health care in America until Obama and Democrats invented it. According to these idiots, cancellations caused by ObamaCare are actually good news, because hey, the government will force other companies to issue you a policy. But this isn’t the same as, “If you like your plan, you can keep your plan,” is it?

No, it’s not. As Jim says, he had “excellent” insurance that gave him access to the best treatment. Jim paid extra for that plan, because it was the plan he wanted, and the regulatory mandates of ObamaCare have now taken Jim Hoft’s plan away from him.

ObamaCare is a redistribution scheme that in order to insure the uninsured, also uninsures the insured by eliminating some choices and forcing everyone into a government-controlled system.

It’s one thing to discuss this as a policy in terms of statistics, but quite another thing to confront what it means to real human beings. Of course, no one should ever expect human sympathy from any of the vile selfish left-wing creeps at Little Green Footballs.

Go hit Jim Hoft’s tip jar — I just did.


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  • Finrod Felagund

    Rats flee a sinking ship; trolls go down with it. Comment section trolls haven’t changed their tone on Obamacare, either.

  • Quartermaster

    Wreckers shall be dealt with.
    Josef Stalin.

  • Adjoran

    I feel sorry for the next bicyclist who cuts in front of me.

  • Adjoran

    AND he could afford the full coverage for what he needed because he didn’t have to pay for abortion coverage, rehab benefits, maternity benefits, or daycare coverage, amongst other mandated costs under ObamaCare.

  • Adjoran

    Quem deus vult perdere, dementat prius.

  • Stogie Chomper

    I remember when Charles Johnson voiced his holy edicts and his fevered followers would accept his utterings as revealed truth. After returning to the Moonbat Fold, his proclamations carry much less weight and he has many less followers. CJ is a pathetic and pathological purveyor of progressive propaganda. In other words, a fool.

  • Bob Belvedere

    Nothing is too low for the Left.

    They have rejected all Morality and Truth for a Relativism that allows them to do whatever they want in the name of a fantasy of bringing about Heaven On Earth.

    If some people, like Jim Hoft, have to die, then so be it, because The Cause is all.

    So…the Left cannot reach new lows, because, to be one, is to dive straight into the deepest depths of the cesspit that is Leftism.

    And all those who adopt Leftism inevitably becomes Nihilists.

    To become a Leftist is to reach the Absolute Zero of Humanity.

  • Bob Belvedere

    Like all Leftists, if you think about it, QM.

    Who else but someone mentally-ill could believe in the funhouse-mirror view of the world that they do.

  • Bob Belvedere

    [T]he ideology of liberalism is fundamentally incompatible with Western civilization.

    ALL Ideology is repugnant to The West.

  • Bob Belvedere

    Bwah-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha – to infinity!…oops!…I just Schadenfreuded myself!

  • Bob Belvedere

    Hit him with a tip jar [of the glass variety].

  • Bob Belvedere


  • robcrawford2

    And with that, Chuckie joins the ranks of those as rank as CBBS.

  • robcrawford2

    Here’s a tissue.

  • Bob Belvedere

    Methinks I need a shower.

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  • McGehee

    When did Peterbilt name one of its trucks Tip Jar?

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  • concern00

    We should mostly be safe from tertiary syphillis, but a significant group from the left won’t.

  • Conservatronic

    Charles’ reaction is so typical of the Left — Jim explains exactly why losing his existing plan is going to hurt him, and hurt him severely; Charles insists that one-size-fits-all is an improvement, an upgrade, so Jim must be too stupid to know it. If ever there were a perfect example of the “have to break a few eggs” mentality, there it is. Makes you wonder how Charles would take it if the shoe were on the other foot.

  • K-Bob

    Something about dentists who drive a Prius?

  • K-Bob

    Romney only wanted to “push granny off the cliff” (according to the lefty media).

    barack wants to drastically reduce the population of people over forty.

  • K-Bob

    He could use a haircut, while they’re at it.

  • K-Bob

    Then they become superconductors of misery.

  • John Scotus

    Hoft will end up paying more for a catastrophic insurance policy with a much higher co-pay. But then, the new insurance probably won’t allow him to see his current doctors, and may not cover all he treatment he needs. And all this is assuming that the Obamacare website works to begin with, and that he can avoid to the doctor for several months until his paperwork makes its way through the system. For this, he should be thankful?

  • Jeanette Victoria

    Charles Johnson gave me a seizure because he so despised Larry Auster’s View From the Right that he made a link from that page redirecting to a flash page with flicking light rather than to his blog. I emailed him, I didn’t rate a response and the link remained

  • werewife

    A pity, though. LGF was my gateway to the blogosphere lo these many years ago. I still wonder what happened to change it so much.

  • richard mcenroe

    This is a situation where a Mason jar IS more useful than a pint glass. Thicker.

  • richard mcenroe

    The opportunist missed his opportunity.

  • Quartermaster

    His time is coming.

  • richard mcenroe

    If a Republican was President, you’d be a TV star by now.

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