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Sunday, August 23, 2009

Health Care Reform--Camel's Nose in Tent

Just sent this to Senator Hagan:

Dear Senator Hagan, As I am sure you are aware by now, the town hall people have found their way to the core issue. This is no longer about health care. It is about a government that is hell bent to take over our lives. In their intuitive wisdom, the people have cut through all the dissimulation.

They have learned the Arab proverb "Beware of the camel's nose.” As one writer observed: “It is the humble petition of the camel, who only asks that he may put his nose into the traveler's tent. It is so pitiful, so modest, that we must needs relent and grant it." And the parable ends with the moral: "It is a wise rule to resist the beginnings of evil." For us, the evil is the government run “option.”

I am counting on you to listen to the people. I once lived in Nicaragua under the dictator Somoza about whom President Franklin Roosevelt once proclaimed: “He is a son-of-a-bitch, but he is our son-of-a-bitch.

Please don’t let yourself get forced into that same position. You could easily find yourself saying about the left who now control your party, “They are sons of bitches, but they are my son-of-bitches.”


Liberal POV said...


Do you feel like a socialist when you get your Social Security check or use medicare to cover your medical needs?

What medical needs has Medicare denied?

Why should young people, the working poor and middle class families not have the same type coverage you have?

What kool aid have you been drinking?

Sarkazein said...

FDR let the camel's nose in to the tent, LBJ and 40+ years of Democrat legislation let the camel in to it's shoulders. Now Obama is sitting on the love-seat making-out with the camel and expecting us to clean up after them as the poor Oval Office janitor had to clean up after Bill and Monica.

Blogger said...

Lib “Do you feel like a socialist when you get your Social Security check or use medicare to cover your medical needs?” You asked.

Of course not. I paid into those two programs from the time I was around age 14. In return, I received a contract that when the day came that I would need extra help, it will be there. Then, I learned that my government had not invested my contributions, but had embezzled it.

Staying with camels, they now tell us they are planning to pile on enough additional load to “break the camel’s back” any minute.

Liberal POV said...


Has the government failed to pay a doctor bill or send you a social security check? Have they told you what doctor to see?
When did Medicare become law 1968?
If we have medicare available for all won't all working Americans pay into it just like they pay for private insurance and if private insurance is a better deal they could have that choice.

The problem is the insurance companies would no longer be able to pay top management tens of millions in income and compete with medicare for all.
Do you feel like you have a fair return on the dollars you have paid into Medicare?

Do you feel like a hypocrite when yopu post such nonsence?

oatz said...

The LA Times reported, via Free Republic:

U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Los Angeles) said she would refuse to vote for a healthcare reform package that did not include a provision for creating a government-run medical insurance plan that would compete with private insurers -- a statement that drew loud cheers Saturday at a town hall meeting at Los Angeles Southwest College.

The statement appeared to illustrate hardening lines in the battle over healthcare reform in Congress. Waters voiced dismay with comments made by White House officials last week that have been widely perceived as backing down from the so-called public option.

"President Obama has been trying to reach across the aisle" to win a compromise with Republicans, Waters said. "It is not going to happen."

Then Waters made a public appeal to Obama.

"The people of this country elected you and gave you a Democratic majority in the House and the Senate. . . . Yes, we know that you are a nice man, that you want to work with the opposite side of the aisle. But there comes a time when you need to drop that and move forward," Waters said. "We're saying to you, Mr. President, 'Be tough. Use everything that you've got. Do what you have to do. And we have your back...' "

"Not only are we going to do everything we can to organize and put pressure on the senators -- some of whom are Neanderthals -- we're going to say to the president, 'We want you to use every weapon in your basket in order to get those senators to do what they should be doing,' " Waters said.

The last time we heard from Maxine Waters she was duking it out with fellow democrat David Obey over earmarks.

Blogger said...

President Obama has been trying to reach across the aisle" to win a compromise with Republicans, Waters said."

When Obama and the Democrats talk about reaching across the aisle, they mean it like the husband who says to his wife, "We could get along fine and have a happy marriage, if you would just always agree with me and do what I tell you to do."

Blogger said...

Liberal, did your folks not ever say to you "money does not grow on trees, or even say: "There is no such thing as a free lunch?"

Maybe if they had taught you that, you would not keep asking me why everyone can't have free health care.

matt said...

I read this on another blog today and thought it was pretty funny:

The United States is going to pass a health care plan:

written by a committee, whose head says he doesn't understand it,

passed by a Congress that hasn't read it but exempts themselves from it,

signed by a president that also hasn't read it and who smokes,

with funding administered by a treasury chief who didn't pay his taxes,

overseen by a surgeon general who is obese, and

financed by a country that's nearly broke.

What could possibly go wrong?

Sarkazein said...


That would be funny if it were not so true.

Sarkazein said...

By Tsegaye Tadesse

ADDIS ABABA, Aug 24 (Reuters) - African leaders will ask rich nations for $67 billion per year to mitigate the impact of global warming on the world's poorest continent, according to a draft resolution seen by Reuters on Monday.///

Tell Al Gore to give them the loot. He has increased his wealth by 5,000% according to the news.
Global Warming, another socialist hoax.

Anonymous said...

Is there a libertarian or conservative on this blog that believes that it is moral for one person to benefit at the involuntary expense of another person? Is it conducive to individual liberty to force people to have the amount of insurance that Congress demands? Is there equality in the eyes of the law when Congress exempts itself from what it would force on the public? Can anyone name a nation where nationalized healthcare has not resulted in red ink and rationing? Are we to give up even more freedom for a fatuous elite? Judge for yourselves

guy faulkes said...

Anonymous, the question is why our liberal friends cannot make a logical argument as to why they believe in the things you mentioned. If they want to give their money to whatever cause they want for whatever reason they want, that is their business. To try to force me to give my money to causes and for reasons to which I do not agree is obscene.

guy faulkes said...

Blogger, this defines a socialist for you when you asked if blogger felt like one in the first post in this thread.