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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.



97 Responses to “You Stay Classy, LGF”

  1. ProudoftheUSA
    December 14th, 2013 @ 1:31 pm

    RT @kbdabear: Obese douchebag paranoid ponytailed former session guitarist mocks Jim Hoft’s insurance problems. @rsmccain…

  2. Finrod Felagund
    December 14th, 2013 @ 1:41 pm

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

  3. Quartermaster
    December 14th, 2013 @ 2:00 pm

    Wreckers shall be dealt with.
    Josef Stalin.

  4. larsoneric50
    December 14th, 2013 @ 2:41 pm

    In case you didn’t know, Charles Johnson is a First Rate Asshole: You Stay Classy, LGF

  5. Adjoran
    December 14th, 2013 @ 2:46 pm

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

  6. Adjoran
    December 14th, 2013 @ 2:48 pm

    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.

  7. SarahRedhead_Me
    December 14th, 2013 @ 2:48 pm

    RT @larsoneric50: In case you didn’t know, Charles Johnson is a First Rate Asshole: You Stay Classy, LGF

  8. WeeWeedTX
    December 14th, 2013 @ 2:48 pm

    RT @larsoneric50: In case you didn’t know, Charles Johnson is a First Rate Asshole: You Stay Classy, LGF

  9. Adjoran
    December 14th, 2013 @ 2:52 pm

    Quem deus vult perdere, dementat prius.

  10. Stogie Chomper
    December 14th, 2013 @ 3:27 pm

    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.

  11. Bioethike
    December 14th, 2013 @ 3:33 pm

    Other McCain: ObamaCare is a redistribution scheme that in order to insure the uninsured, also uninsures the insured.

  12. Mamadoxie
    December 14th, 2013 @ 3:55 pm

    Mental derangement & corrosive hate is alive and well on the left. You Stay Classy, LGF : The Other McCain –

  13. Bob Belvedere
    December 14th, 2013 @ 4:28 pm

    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.

  14. Bob Belvedere
    December 14th, 2013 @ 4:29 pm

    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.

  15. Bob Belvedere
    December 14th, 2013 @ 4:31 pm

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

    ALL Ideology is repugnant to The West.

  16. Bob Belvedere
    December 14th, 2013 @ 4:33 pm

    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!

  17. Bob Belvedere
    December 14th, 2013 @ 4:34 pm

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

  18. Bob Belvedere
    December 14th, 2013 @ 4:36 pm


  19. robcrawford2
    December 14th, 2013 @ 4:52 pm

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

  20. robcrawford2
    December 14th, 2013 @ 4:54 pm

    Here’s a tissue.

  21. Bob Belvedere
    December 14th, 2013 @ 4:57 pm

    Methinks I need a shower.

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  23. MJosephSheppard
    December 14th, 2013 @ 5:27 pm

    “Lttle Green Footballs” joins Wonkette in the sewer

  24. McGehee
    December 14th, 2013 @ 5:38 pm

    When did Peterbilt name one of its trucks Tip Jar?

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  26. BeccaJLower
    December 14th, 2013 @ 7:31 pm

    @rsmccain: @gatewaypundit paid extra for the plan he wanted– the mandates of ObamaCare have now taken it away. #tcot

    December 14th, 2013 @ 7:38 pm

    RT @BeccaJLower: @rsmccain: @gatewaypundit paid extra for the plan he wanted– the mandates of ObamaCare have now taken it away. http://t.c…

  28. concern00
    December 14th, 2013 @ 8:00 pm

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

  29. Paratisi
    December 14th, 2013 @ 9:24 pm

    (More Sick,Twisted Leftists Defending The Pre-Death Panel, Death Panel) You Stay Classy, LGF

  30. Conservatronic
    December 14th, 2013 @ 9:36 pm

    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.

  31. K-Bob
    December 15th, 2013 @ 3:00 am

    Something about dentists who drive a Prius?

  32. Gus_807
    December 15th, 2013 @ 3:00 am

    You Stay Classy, LGF #Rumpswab

  33. K-Bob
    December 15th, 2013 @ 3:03 am

    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.

  34. BoldFreshJew
    December 15th, 2013 @ 3:04 am

    RT @Gus_807: You Stay Classy, LGF #Rumpswab

  35. K-Bob
    December 15th, 2013 @ 3:05 am

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

  36. K-Bob
    December 15th, 2013 @ 3:06 am

    Then they become superconductors of misery.

  37. corrcomm
    December 15th, 2013 @ 3:06 am

    RT @Gus_807: You Stay Classy, LGF #Rumpswab

  38. Gus_807
    December 15th, 2013 @ 3:12 am

    RT @rsmccain: You Stay Classy, LGF cc @TwitchyTeam @gatewaypundit @michellemalkin @Gus_807 @lonelycon @instapundit

  39. John Scotus
    December 15th, 2013 @ 3:49 am

    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?

  40. Jeanette Victoria
    December 15th, 2013 @ 6:41 am

    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

  41. werewife
    December 15th, 2013 @ 7:30 am

    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.

  42. richard mcenroe
    December 15th, 2013 @ 8:45 am

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

  43. richard mcenroe
    December 15th, 2013 @ 8:46 am

    The opportunist missed his opportunity.

  44. Quartermaster
    December 15th, 2013 @ 12:50 pm

    His time is coming.

  45. richard mcenroe
    December 15th, 2013 @ 6:12 pm

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

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