Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Prelude To Obamacare

Well, I see in the Wall Street Journal today that a government-funded "authority" is saying that routine mammograms are not necessary for women under the age of 50 and even after the age of 50, they should be performed only every 2 years instead of annually.  They claim that this applies only to women with no family history of breast cancer and who don't have genetic mutations associated with breast cancer. 

Two questions come to mind:  Are they aware that the majority of women diagnosed each year with breast cancer have no family history of the disease?  Second, how are we to know which women have genetic mutations without sophisticated testing of all women? 

This is a prelude to government health care, pure and simple.  Step one:  start getting people accustomed to the idea that they don't need those unnecessary health screenings as early or as frequently as the current standards indicate.  That way, when they can't get them in the future because of health care rationing, they won't feel they're missing out too much.

The callous disregard for human lives inherent in this policy is appalling and disgusting.  The Obama administration seems to think of human lives strictly in terms of dollars and cents.  This, like so much about this man, is morally bankrupt. 

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Rigidity, Thy Name is Obama

Over the past 9 months of his presidency, Obama has shown that he is, if nothing else, inflexible.  Here is a man who sets his sights on something and refuses to admit error or change course, even when the need to do so is obvious to everyone else. 

His singular focus is on national health care and not even the unspeakable tragedy at Ft. Hood could derail his talk to native Americans on pushing his health care through.  Obama showed incredible insensitivity and poor judgment in proceeding with his talk, in a light-hearted vein I might add, as though nothing untoward had happened. 

Articles have been written in which the judgment of his advisers was questioned.  This man is president of the United States; does he really need advisers to tell him that choosing to proceed as he did was inappropriate?  Why couldn't he discern that on his own?

There is obviously a problem here, but just what is the nature of that problem?  Is obama so lacking in empathy that he is unable to perceive pain in others?  Is he so determined to force governmental health care on us that he will push aside common decency to attain his goal?  Or is it that he relies on handlers to tell him what to do and when to do it and is incapable of making decisions on his own?   Or, sorry to say, perhaps the problem is multifocal and involves all of the above. 

Monday, November 2, 2009

Tyranny in Our Government

Nancy Pelosi is pushing to bring her monstrous health care bill to the floor for a vote on Friday or Saturday.  The tyrannical Speaker of the House has crafted this bill, called by the Wall Street Journal "the worst bill ever", completely behind closed doors.  Representative Michelle Bachman, speaking on Sean Hannity's radio show today, said they even went so far as to change the locks on the doors to keep out Republicans.  Where in the world is our "post partisan" president? 

We are staring tyranny in the face.  Are we going to fight or flinch?  I for one plan to contact senators and representatives to express my feelings.  Tea Party Patriots has made it easy to send faxes and has a list of targeted senators and representatives.  Please take a few minutes to contact these people, either through e-mail, phone, or fax, to clarify to them what our will is on this matter and what the consequences will be if they go along with Ms. Pelosi. 

Nancy Pelosi has made it clear that she is willing to sacrifice Democrat seats in the House to get this abomination passed.  Note to the Blue Dog Democrats:  why would you sacrifice your political career for this hateful woman? 

What do you plan to do to stop this impending train wreck?