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K8-EEE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 11:37 AM
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Wonkette: Peggy Noonan Abhors This Tasteless Measure To Bring Health To Humans
http://wonkette.com/410651/peggy-noonan-abhors-this-tas...

Sunday morning funnies: Wonkette skewers Madame Peggy on her BS content and sanctimonious writing style.
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Eric J in MN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 11:44 AM
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1. Some of us have written that Medicare-for-All would be a clearer and more popular concept than...
...the idea of a "public option."

We don't know what "public option" will mean if there is anything described that way in the final bill.

Peggy Noonan is right about the vagueness.
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justinaforjustice Donating Member (519 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 01:12 PM
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5. "Medicare for All" Is Understood and Popular.
"Medicare for All" is a simple concept that millions of Americans will support -- because they can understand it and they know, either personally or through relatives and friends -- that it works. We need to cut the deliberately confusing bullshit of "public option" and give the American people the lifeline they need: Medicare for all.
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librechik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 11:59 AM
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2. egad, the comments are hilarious
FUCK YOU, YOUR PIGGYSHIP!!!
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grasswire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 12:44 PM
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4. they are BRUTAL!
Wow. Someone ought to preserve that for internet history.
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K8-EEE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 05:50 PM
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7. "give her a break!"
"Give her a break. Its easy for YOU to understand how the whole thing works. But when youve just downed three vodka shots, five Martinis, and some Zoloft like she just has, of course its hard to understand."

:rofl:
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bridgit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 12:40 PM
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3. Noonan, the ultimate 'thousand points of light across every caring heart' mean girl knows...
perfectly well what is expected of her white sanctimonious mayonnaise - Peggy Noonan, the soon to be wrinkled old granny of all RW cookie-cutter-crap

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emulatorloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 01:15 PM
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6. This really is dead on -- a significant quote:
Edited on Sun Aug-23-09 01:15 PM by emulatorloo
Peggy Noonan:

The presidents health-care plan is not clear, and I mean that not only in the sense of he hasnt told us his plan. I mean it in terms of the voodoo phrases, this gobbledygook, this secret language of government that no one understandssingle payer, public option, insurance marketplace exchange. No one understands what this stuff means, nobody normal.

Wonkette:

How about this: Basic health coverage for all, and protection for the already sick.

There is plenty to criticize in Obamas meandering inability to emphasize these simple goals, but if those two simple objectives mean nothing to you, or bore you you, the political columnist whose job is to understand these concepts then you are a sociopath. You are apathetic to the unnecessary and costly deaths of your fellow citizens under the current system, which even the most basic reform plans under consideration would do much to alleviate. If you care about lower- and middle-class people dying under a poorly regulated for-profit health insurance system, you can spend the 15 seconds it takes to learn what single payer, public option, insurance marketplace exchange (doesnt she just mean insurance exchange?) mean. These are important terms, and not difficult at all, but you dismiss them as gobbledygook that no one should bother to learn on ones own, because the president should explain it to everyone personally, with small words, in a childrens book. We know that this is how you and your fellow advisers were forced to explain every policy issue to Ronald Reagan, but hes dead now, so grow up. And stop writing poison.

Finally, anyone who tries to argue that Obama would find political reward by abandoning health care reform now and regrouping for another year or two is either wrong or lying usually both! and does not have the countrys best interest at heart.
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TexasObserver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 06:16 PM
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8. Peggy Noonan: The Face of Constipation
She's so insufferable.
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K8-EEE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 10:34 PM
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9. Hey remember when she was hot-mic'd talking trash on Sarahcuda
OMG that was awesome....
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