March 21, 2010
Stupak Caves, Euro-Style Government-Run Health Care Now a Done Deal - UPDATED
The post title says it all... but see previous post for how we may still have a good shot at reversing the vote.
UPDATE: After all the Sturm und Drang, Rep. Bart Stupak (D-MI, 90%) settled for an executive order (EO) from President Barack H. Obama saying that federal funds would not be used for abortion.
But this is what Mary Poppins calls a "pie-crust promise, easily made and easily broken." This EO will be signed in the spotlight, with a thousand media moguls covering the "breakthrough" with hundreds of thousands of feet of tape.
But the next EO will be signed in the proverbial dead of night, probably when Congress is in recess, buried amongs a flurry of innocuous EOs declaring September "Homer Simpson appreciation month" or "recognizing the tremendous influence of peppermint-flavored dental floss on American culture."
The next EO will "clarify" the first one... it will state that in certain "emergency circumstances," the feds can fund abortion; and then it will give so broad a definition of emergency circumstances that every abortion in America will be eligible.
How do I know this? Very simple: Barack Obama truly wants the federal government to pay for abortions; and since he has the authority to get what he wants, with only a promise to hold him back, why wouldn't he? What is Bart Stupak going to do about it?
The syllogism is quite simple:
- Obama ultimately wants a single-payer health-care system in the United States, à la Great Britain or Japan. Nobody denies this, not even the president.
- Obama believes that abortion should be safe and legal.
- If abortion is legal, it counts as health care, obviously.
- Therefore, in the world that the One wants us to have, the federal government -- the "single payer" -- will necessarily pay for all abortions in the U.S.
Whether the Obamacle can bring about the millennium he desires is another question; but it's a dead cert that his desire is for the feds to pay for abortions, among other procedures, using taxpayer dollars. In fact, he also wants partial-birth abortion to be legal; so by the same syllogism, he wants you and me to pay for it with our federal taxes.
Now I'm not completely anti-abortion; but I am utterly anti-federally funding for abortion. (And I'm also utterly against partial-birth abortion -- or to be more accurate, partial-birth infanticide -- federally funded or not.)
Therefore, Stupak traded away his putative principles for a pot of message. He is a traitor to a cause he claims to have supported from long before he has been in federal office, since 1993, going all the way back to when he consciously accepted Catholicism, presumably as a child.
I reckon the aphorism is true: Liberalism, like socialism, truly does corrupt all that it touches.
Hatched by Dafydd on this day, March 21, 2010, at the time of 1:12 PM
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The following hissed in response by: Geoman
I prefer "soul devouring". Liberalism is ultimately soul devouring. Why? Because it is based on malignant narcissism.
I don't understand why liberals have so much trouble with the difference between allowing something to occur, and enabling something to occur. Abortion being legal is one thing, but having my taxes pay for it is something else altogether.
The following hissed in response by: Chris Hunt
Stupak is a whore, like the rest of the Democrats. He just had a bargain-basement price, so he's a cheap whore, at that.
The following hissed in response by: Ken Hahn
I wish I could say that you were right all along and the Democrats din't have the votes to pass this thing, but as early as the Senate vote to debate the bill, I warned you that they would do anything to pass this. It probably couldn't have been stopped regardless.
I only ask you to consider that Democrats will do anything to get what they want. There are no exceptions. They have no principles. They have no standards. They have no morals. They have no scruples.
Honest Democrat is a contradiction in terms.
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