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hedgehog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-06-09 04:54 PM
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36. The right wingers are spreading it and amplifying it, but the people
we need to worry about are in the center. If Rush Limbaugh had come out with this first, it wouldn't have gotten any traction. But the apparent source is a former lieutenant governor presented as an expert on health care issues. She looks respectable, speaks calmly and is treated with respect. She has articles in publications such as the Wall Street Journal and the New Republic*. Many people who read those publications have no idea she also writes for the New York Post. "Adjunct Fellow at the Hudson Institute." That sounds as impressive as hell if you don't know what the Hudson Institute is.

* The New Republic got a prize for her article on Clinton's Health Plan. Later editors repudiated the article as trash. It sounded good at the time though, and did its damage.
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  -Here's what we're up against - I was speaking with my doctor's hedgehog  Aug-06-09 03:31 PM   #0 
  - She's obviously not as smart as you credited her, is she! I mean, come ON.  MADem   Aug-06-09 03:34 PM   #1 
  - They are getting the word out somehow.  Frustratedlady   Aug-06-09 03:41 PM   #6 
  - She handles the business side of her husband's practice and  hedgehog   Aug-06-09 04:29 PM   #22 
  - She can add and subtract, and feed a dog and notice when it doesn't feel well.  MADem   Aug-06-09 05:13 PM   #40 
  - So she's willfully ignorant, AND cruel.  Maru Kitteh   Aug-07-09 12:36 AM   #52 
  - Well, now, people work with what they have  Chulanowa   Aug-06-09 04:35 PM   #23 
  - EXACTLY! Instead of mocking her or her source,  hedgehog   Aug-06-09 04:58 PM   #37 
  - If this woman works for her doctor-husband, I should think she would "have" a bit more than  MADem   Aug-06-09 05:15 PM   #42 
     - So to be intelligent, you are never allowed to be mistaken or misinformed?  Chulanowa   Aug-07-09 12:31 AM   #51 
  - She's referring to this page:  The Backlash Cometh   Aug-06-09 04:50 PM   #32 
  - Right now, the counseling on living wills is done by nursing staff  Warpy   Aug-06-09 03:36 PM   #2 
  - When I went in for outpatient surgery, the clinic gave me the forms for a living will  csziggy   Aug-06-09 04:39 PM   #25 
  - funny, the only time i was asked about this was at a catholic hospital  mopinko   Aug-06-09 04:40 PM   #26 
  - Being asked and being forced are two different things.  The Backlash Cometh   Aug-06-09 04:47 PM   #31 
     - Telling their doctors to discuss it is not forcing the patient to do anything  Warpy   Aug-06-09 06:46 PM   #46 
        - The worst part is that an attempt to pay doctors who take the time  hedgehog   Aug-06-09 06:53 PM   #47 
           - I don't know who came up with the idea, but, I think a little counter-offensive is in order.  The Backlash Cometh   Aug-06-09 10:26 PM   #49 
  - Stupid is contagious and the RW is virulent.  Pirate Smile   Aug-06-09 03:36 PM   #3 
  - . but you can't fix stupid.  WillieW   Aug-06-09 03:40 PM   #5 
     - Quarantine?  Pirate Smile   Aug-06-09 03:55 PM   #12 
        - .  SammyWinstonJack   Aug-06-09 04:22 PM   #19 
  - the only quality of life that lady and her husband are interested in is their own  fishnfla   Aug-06-09 03:38 PM   #4 
  - You shouldn't make assumptions about people you don't know.  hedgehog   Aug-06-09 06:08 PM   #43 
  - Some people will never learn not to believe everything they hear--  mnhtnbb   Aug-06-09 03:41 PM   #7 
  - Have her point out that section in the actual draft. Here's the pdf  sinkingfeeling   Aug-06-09 03:42 PM   #8 
  - It's page 425  The Backlash Cometh   Aug-06-09 04:52 PM   #34 
  - (shrug) She's either stupid or a liar. Take your pick.  BlooInBloo   Aug-06-09 03:42 PM   #9 
  - I have to defend this woman - I suspect she read this in the  hedgehog   Aug-06-09 03:56 PM   #13 
  - If she's not stupid, then she's so blinded by hate for Obama  ecstatic   Aug-06-09 04:43 PM   #28 
  - You are a very intelligent and wise person.  Fire_Medic_Dave   Aug-07-09 01:12 AM   #53 
  - Think again.  The Backlash Cometh   Aug-06-09 04:52 PM   #35 
  - What Contemptible Bullshit...  BlueIdaho   Aug-06-09 03:43 PM   #10 
  - Here's what Betsy McCaughey wrote in the New York Post:  hedgehog   Aug-06-09 03:46 PM   #11 
  - Um, re-posting the lies that people are saying doesn't make your friend look any better.  BlooInBloo   Aug-06-09 04:02 PM   #14 
     - The point is that the lies are presented in an apparently  hedgehog   Aug-06-09 04:28 PM   #21 
  - If you think she's smart, then you're not the sharpest tack in the box.  valerief   Aug-06-09 04:08 PM   #15 
  - Be fair. She could just be a lying sack of shit.  BlooInBloo   Aug-06-09 04:19 PM   #18 
     - Ah, so true, and my stupidity is now showing. But I know I'm stupid. nt  valerief   Aug-06-09 04:23 PM   #20 
  - at the one town hall I attended the crazy euthanasia woman  dugaresa   Aug-06-09 04:13 PM   #16 
  - If 'socialized medicine' always leads to euthanasia of the elderly...  LeftishBrit   Aug-06-09 04:18 PM   #17 
  - These fuckers spread like a damn disease!!! n/t  Fire1   Aug-06-09 04:37 PM   #24 
  - Everyone needs a Living Will.  DURHAM D   Aug-06-09 04:40 PM   #27 
  - "her Living Will saved a lot of money that would have otherwise gone to the health care industry"  hedgehog   Aug-06-09 04:46 PM   #30 
  - You all need to start taking this seriously. I hate it when you all brush these lunacies off.  The Backlash Cometh   Aug-06-09 04:46 PM   #29 
  - The right wingers are spreading it and amplifying it, but the people  hedgehog   Aug-06-09 04:54 PM   #36 
     - Unfortunately, there is a page that provides just enough information  The Backlash Cometh   Aug-06-09 05:12 PM   #39 
  - This again?  gleaner   Aug-06-09 04:50 PM   #33 
  - I hope you understand that I am presenting this as a heads up.  hedgehog   Aug-06-09 05:00 PM   #38 
     - No, I never thought it was you......  gleaner   Aug-06-09 06:32 PM   #44 
  - They must be e-mailing doctors  prolesunited   Aug-06-09 05:14 PM   #41 
  - the stupid going around about the supposed evils of "socialist healthcare" is really pathetic.  Odin2005   Aug-06-09 06:35 PM   #45 
  - Betsy McCaughey Ross is batshit crazy  Stephanie   Aug-06-09 06:58 PM   #48 
  - Stupid uninformed piece of shit wh*&%  HughMoran   Aug-06-09 10:28 PM   #50 

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