How so? You may ask.
Let’s start with the title.
“Obama: Romney would take health care back to 1950s”
Even though I have no actual experience with the 1950s, my first thought is: would that be bad?
Let’s assume that Obama is not claiming Romney would outlaw all medical breakthroughs discovered since 1959. To assume otherwise wouldn’t be reasonable. (Or would it?)
Also, to be fair, I am ignorant of the Bad Stuff (other than the Korean War) that happened in the 1950s. So I may not be a good judge. If, for example, the President had said, “Romney would take energy back to the 1970s,” well if taken at face value I would say, yikes. That Romney fellow is no good!
But the 1950s? Weren’t those the post-WWII boom years? What’s wrong with going back to that? In the ideal world, maybe we could go back to the pre-WWII era of health insurance. (P.S. I can’t believe I just linked to an article co-authored by Ezekiel Emanuel.)
Let’s move on from the title, and look at the first sentence of this article. “. . . Republicans would seek to strip away health care benefits for [women] and cut funding for contraceptive services.”
Surely this sentence suffers from a typo. In order to be accurate, it should read like this: “Republicans would seek to strip away health care benefits for [women] by cutting funding for contraceptive services.”
Ah, those slippery collectivists nowadays feel no embarrassment when their one concrete–albeit ridiculous–example is the only evidence available of a long list of alleged wrongdoing. By the way, who is supposed to fund the contraceptives, and thus be responsible cutting the funding? I thought those evil Catholic churches were supposed to do it. How would Romney be in control of them in this wonderful nation which separates Church and State?
Nevermind. On to sentence number two: “Obama sought to draw a stark contrast with presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney, saying his rival intended to take his health care law and ‘kill it dead’ on the first day of his presidency and ‘get rid’ of Planned Parenthood.”
Ooh, looks like a case of projection here. Perhaps the Left’s feelings on unborn children (“kill it dead,” “get rid”) are to blame?
Sentence number three is a doozy: “‘They want to take us back to the policies more suited to the 1950s than the 21st century,’ Obama said, arguing that the decisions affecting a woman’s health are ‘not up to politicians, they’re not up to insurance companies, they’re up to you.’”
Ugh. I’m sorry. Did Mr. Single-Payer-Universal-Healthcare-Coverage just try to say that a woman’s healthcare decision is up to her? And not up to the provider? Because when a government-mandated monopoly provides the service, well it won’t have any opinion on what must be provided . . . will it?
Okay, at this point I have to skip a few sentences so fluffy and boring that they don’t even warrant fisking.
Here’s the next quote screaming for clarification: “Obama said women’s issues resonated with him because of his wife, first lady Michelle Obama, and his late mother. The president said he wanted to ensure that Mrs. Obama ‘has control over her health care choices’ and noted that his mother would have been 70 this year had she not died from cancer nearly two decades ago.”
Clearly his wife and mother make women’s issues “resonate” with Obama. Because his wife and mother are women.
How exactly does empathy with females make you a better candidate?
Oh yeah. It doesn’t. Especially when spouses have expensive habits. That’s why Obama must rely on the debunked claim that his mother’s death was caused by the failure of an insurance company.
(P.S. Debunked = Fail.)
Now we get to the really meaty part of the article’s failure: “The president was introduced by Sandra Fluke . . . . Fluke gained notoriety after conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh called her a slut because she supports the Obama health care law’s requirement that insurance companies cover contraception.”
I love this particular bit of journalistic fail because it admits the larger failure of the leftist powers-that-be: without conservative attention, darlings of the left like Fluke would remain unnoticed.
Seriously. Look at the quote. The article is AP, and it plainly doesn’t state that Fluke gained notoriety by being an advocate of reproductive justice. Or that she gained notoriety by speaking in Congress. She gained notoriety by getting called a slut by Rush Limbaugh. Still, the dunces of the left actually thought this transgression would shut Limbaugh down.
Whew. No more fisking. The hour has grown late. Here’s the article if you’d like to deconstruct the rest. Greg Gutfeld artfully concludes this post, by juxtapositioning Sandra Fluke with Rachel of the viral Chick-fil-A video featuring that chucklehead who got himself fired.
Totally worth your precious viewing minutes. And if that’s not enough Leftist Failure to satisfy your appetite, try the offerings at Twitchy: #Obedience!