An Open Letter To The Evansville Courier & Press

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You beclown yourselves.  Why on Earth would you want to write an editorial on something you have no opinion on?  The reason we know you have no legitimate opinion on the issue of Obamacare is that you write that you, and Nancy Pelosi, and  Americans in general,  have no clue what it is, what’s in it, how it works, who it affects, nothing. How could you possibly have an opinion on it?

  • Is that a good decision for uninsured Hoosiers, many of whom will be expected to purchase health insurance by 2014? No one seems to really know.
  • Instead of arguing whether it is good law or bad law, Americans now will have to make the effort to understand what is involved.
  • Recall that then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in 2010 said, “But we have to pass the (health care) bill so that you can find out what’s in it …”  That seems to be where we are now, especially with key features such as the “health insurance exchanges” entering our daily conversation.

Um, are you characters going to hold your breath while we “Americans” make the effort to understand it?  Here’s to your health.  Coinciding with the fact that the whole sorry Obamacare debacle is, well, a debacle,   your prattling today is both haphazard and hilarious. It must at least be amusing to you because the only thing we can figure is you just get a kick out of hearing yourselves talk.  Either that or  it’s in some vain hope that if you ingratiate yourselves with Obama,  he and his minions will spare you come crunch time. Lots of people doing that these days.

Yes, perhaps the funniest part of your ‘editorial’  is where you admonish “Americans” that they have to try to “understand” all this.  Ha!  Brings to mind the famous  Supreme Court case,  NFIB vs Sebelius. You may have heard of it. That was the one where Justice Scalia told the lawyers arguing before the court “You expect us to read all 2,700  pages of this.?” Ladies and gentlemen of the Evansville Courier & Press, if the Supreme Court of the United States can’t be bothered, well, we wish we could help you out, but ………..

So getting to the nub of your little nugget today, the issue of health insurance exchanges, perhaps the most ridiculous and asinine argument, if that’s what you call it,  which you put forth is that Governor-elect Mike Pence should install a health care insurance exchange in Indiana because….because….because he is a states’ rights guy!  Yeah!  That’s it!  States’ rights!

In addition, it is curious that a states’ rights governor would not keep the responsibility for setting up the exchange in state, instead of sending it to Washington.

                                      “Yeah! That’s it!”

 

Oh. My. God. In the history of non sequiturs, in the annals of gross illogicalities and confounded reasoning, this has to rank right up there with the all time greats. Right up there with “We had to destroy the village in order to save it” and (heh) “We have to pass the bill to find out what’s in it!” And, as above, “Americans” (if they want to be patriotic, we assume) have to  ‘understand’  all this.  Barack Obama, of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington DC,  has insisted that the states have a “responsibility” to set up health insurance exchanges or be beholden to a  federal exchange, and to show his bona fides as a “states’ rights ” governor, Pence needs to ……do the right thing ……… and set up the exchange like Barack told him to? ……………..WHAT ARE YOU PEOPLE SMOKING???!!!  Has Governor Pence called to thank you yet for reminding him about  his obligations under the Tenth Amendment?  Are you still holding your breath?

Since this is an ‘open’ letter, let us now address the casual readers happening on the scene: Folks, this may not be the piece de resistance, but it is a glaring, not-understated example of the fact that the Press in this country are mad as hatters. Every one of them; every paper and magazine, every reporter and editor and “journalist”, every publisher and commentator and op-ed columnist. Anybody remotely associated with print journalism in this country is, or is by association, off their rocker. They have gone beyond insulting the intelligence of their audience; they have devolved into complete buffoonery by contributing to the clownery and inanity that is journalism, including severely tortured editorials,  in America today. Would that it were funny.

 

 

p.s.  We weren’t going to embarass you folks any further by bringing up this other thing, but we thought about it and decided it was too funny not to share.  It’s the part where you clowns go :

“However, with Obama’s re-election, Obamacare is confirmed as the law of the land. “

So, yes, we understand that that other clown, Obama, the constitutional scholar, he agrees with you that the process is if he wins the election, a law is confirmed as the ‘law of the land’.  But John Roberts checked in, laughing hysterically, saying ‘Those cards!  Let them have their fun but everyone knows it was my treachery and apparent constitutional stupidity that confirmed Obamacare as the law of the land!”

And while we were at first inclined to chuckle at the thought of John Roberts’ much-ballyhooed conservative judicial temperament, our mirth was constrained by the realization that there will be many other things over the next four years that Obama will consider to be the ‘law of the land’ because he won.  And again, that’s not a laughing matter.   And we expect there will be many more editorials and op-eds and comical news management innovations supporting the notion that Barack Obama’s wish is Mike Pence’s command because, uh,……… States’ Rights! Yeah!  That’s it!

 

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mriggio
December 6, 2012 10:39 am

Especially liked the line in the article about sending jobs to DC that could be filled in state. As if Hoosiers need more goverment and government jobs! OTOH, here in Illinois, I betcha Quinn’s busily erecting our exchange. Probably only cost us another buck or two per pack of cigs, which I thankfully no longer purchase…

Lady Penquin
December 6, 2012 11:23 am

Media continues to beclown themselves out of existence; only it’s not happening fast enough to suit me. Until the media are exposed as the socialists/communists they are we’ll see this kind of nonsense.