Saturday, August 22, 2009

Obama is Wee-Weed at Obamacare Critics

In his weekly radio & internet address, President Obama is wee-weed at those who disagree with Obamacare.

Obama called for "an honest debate, not one dominated by willful misrepresentation and outright distortions."

In other words, those who disagree with Obama are "bearing false witness."

I don't think this serves the President well. Questioning the sincerity of others simply because they have the temerity to think on their own is most unwise. For instance:

As every credible person who has looked into it has said, there are no so-called death panels, an offensive notion to me and the American people. These are phony claims meant to divide us.

So all of a sudden Camille Paglia isn't a credible person anymore? Or Michael Cannon of the Cato Institute? Paglia and Cannon don't think these claims are phony. Given that amount of discord that Obamacare has generated it is clear the President doesn't speak for all the people all of the time and he should not pretend otherwise.

If President Obama genuinely wants to improve our health care system then he needs to explain how Obamacare will improve upon the existing system instead of questioning the honesty and integrity of those who have raised legitimate objections.

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