Tuesday, June 09, 2009

June 27th: The Obamabots Take the Streets!


Another day to be open-carrying when you answer the door, folks.

That's the day when the Obamabots take to the streets to "sell" Obamacare--successor to Medicare and Medicaid!

Don't count on actually getting intelligent answers from the 'bots, though.

As the discussion began, the meeting's participants immediately began firing off questions about the details of the health care plan to Sandra and the other woman who was leading the event. For all of their enthusiasm, these group leaders were completely incapable of describing the particulars of the Obama plan in any coherent way. What they did understand however was that Obama’s “public option”, the government-run insurance program that Obama wants to create to compete with the private insurance companies, was the first step towards the entitlement that almost everyone in that room (based on the raising of hands at the beginning of the meeting) was really longing for: a European style “single payer” health care system. They also understood that part of their job as grassroots activists promoting the plan was to assure people that the plan was not going to result in “single payer”. How Obamaesque.

Umnnnhhhh, yah.

Sandra and our other esteemed leader explained to the group that the primary focus of the administration's efforts to sell the health care plan was going to be in emphasizing “personal stories”. So, for the next few months, we can expect a steady stream of sob stories about some guy named Raymond who has Lupus and has to subsist on cat food in order to pay his skyrocketing health care bills.

Pre-emptively countering "Harry and Louise"--good move.


I came away from this meeting with a renewed confidence that Obama will not be able to rely on his loyal activist army to sell nationalized health care. While these individuals are passionate and are perfectly capable of handing out flyers and talking about “hope” and “change” during an election cycle, they are clearly grossly under-prepared to answer questions from concerned citizens about an issue as complex as health care

I would suggest that they are also grossly unprepared to answer questions such as "Where does tax revenue come from"?


capper said...

I would suggest that they are also grossly unprepared to answer questions such as "Where does tax revenue come from"?

I thought it was supposed to be part of the income and/or payroll tax.

Either way, it would be cheaper than what we got now, and we would get to use the same doctors, so what is wrong with that?

Dad29 said...

Like I said, Cap, you are grossly unprepared.

I asked "Where does tax revenue come from."

You answered a different question.

And you KNOW it's "cheaper" exactly how? Because Dear Leader Obamamamama told you so?