Daily Archives: February 16, 2018
Obama’s Death Panel got the thumbs down from America’s Death Panel.
In 2009, Sarah Palin was roundly ridiculed by mainstream media’s pundits for coining the term “Death Panels” to describe Obamacare’s Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB).
But what else would you call a panel of 15 president-appointed people who, with virtually no congressional oversight, were empowered to make major changes to Medicare in the name of keeping costs “under control”?
The IPAB provision was buried in the monstrosity known as Obamacare. It was so radioactively unpopular with the American people that no members were ever appointed to it and no meetings ever occurred. Yet it continued to exist on the books … until last week.
One of the provisions in the recently passed federal budget was the official elimination of the IPAB provision. Good riddance!
The day before this interview, the hags on The View had mocked Vice President Pence’s faith.
“It’s one thing to talk to Jesus. It’s another thing when Jesus talks to you. That’s called mental illness, if I’m not correct, hearing voices.” – Joy Behar
I guess all those nut jobs the Bible talks about having heard God should’ve just been locked up!
David French at National Review writes that defending the Second Amendment takes courage. The following is excerpted from his article.
After every mass shooting, angry voices on the Left take the extraordinarily complex social, cultural, and political phenomenon of mass shootings and boil them down to “everyone who opposes our gun control plans are craven weakling in thrall to the NRA.”
Yesterday was no exception.
The presumption that Republican politicians care less about school shootings than they care about NRA campaign dollars or NRA votes plays very well on Twitter, but it’s detached from reality.
The fact is that courage is a cornerstone of the gun culture. Countless permit holders don’t just take the time to get carry licenses, they spend hours at the range. They take classes. They aspire to be brave.
The fact is that conservative politicians consistently advocate government action that they sincerely believe will make a positive difference.
Conservatives are keenly aware of the failings of existing gun laws and rightfully wonder why the Left has such confidence that more of the same will be more effective.
We don’t have good solutions to the problem of mass shootings. These crimes are sometimes planned months or years in advance, so the shooters have plenty of time to circumvent gun laws.
- Increased vigilance and governmental competence can stop some shooters.
- Armed civilians can stop others.
- Public education about warning signs can prevent a few more.
Each of these things has worked in the past. Each will work again.
But calling ideological opponents “cowards” has not worked and never will.