The healthcare debate and rational thought
I once knew someone whom friends described as having hit an intellectual roadblock as they got older. One person said this person “used to see things rationally”.
More recently, I visited the website of a retired public personality and wondered if the same might be true with him. When he was working in the media industry, I thought of him as a slightly left of center person: I often disagreed with him, but he was friendly and well-spoken.
His site contained editorial cartoons of people who are raising concerns about President Barack Obama’s health care reforms. You know, the reforms many warn us will lead to socialized medicine.
The cartoons depict the concerned as total kooks.
Sheesh, so much for being rational and trying to keep the government accountable. Let’s just all blindly accept what our government throws at us, now that “change” is in office.
I wonder what this former media personality thinks of the more than 60,000 people who’ve cancelled their AARP memberships over concerns the American Association for Retired Persons is becoming a liberal lapdog for the Obama administration. I guess all those people are kooks.