ObamaCare – Watching The Left’s Heads Explode


It’s that time again… the Council has spoken, choosing the winners of this week’s competition…and boy, were there some great entries to choose from!

There’s a nice tie in between our two big winners this week..the idea of personal responsibility and what happens to a country when its leaders chuck responsibility aside like an empty bottle of Night Train.

In the Council category, the winner this week was The Razor with Obama versus Carter :

Recently fellow Watcher’s Council member Terry Trippany in stated his belief that Obama is a worse president than my nominee of “worst president ever” James “Jimmy” Earl Carter. I am no fan of our current president, so I thought I would take a moment to explore why I continue to believe that our current president has a long way to go before he surpasses his mentor Jimmy Carter in the pantheon of infamous chief executives.

Any day now Jimmy Carter is going to fall permanently off his high horse. Carter recently turned 85 so it won’t be long before flags fly at half-mast and the nation eulogizes Carter. Given the current resident of the White House I expect the prose to be florid, plentiful, and a complete white-wash of the Carter era that Obama seems intent on consciously or not resurrecting. It’s not surprising; it happened to Richard Nixon – another member of the pantheon – under a Democratic president no less, so I expect the worst when Carter dies.

Human memory mixed with Time becomes adulterated. Events become blurry, and both painful events and pleasurable ones soften and fade. Take a moment to imagine the worst physical pain you ever felt in your life; now imagine a recent event where you stubbed your toe or had a sinus headache. Which seems stronger? Most likely the more immediate pain because it is fresher and hasn’t faded with time the way the other pain you experienced has.

In the non-Council category the winner this week is Zombie at Zomblog who’s justly famous for his photo journalism amongst the Angry Left in the Bay Area, but this week scored with an insightful essay entitled Why America Hates Universal Health Care: The Real Reason :

I watch the debate over health care with amazement. A million words are spoken on the topic with every passing minute, and as far as I can tell no one has ever addressed the real issue that’s upsetting everyone.

So, rather than wait in vain for someone else to finally speak the honest truth about the single-payer system, I’ll just have to do it myself.{…}

A built-in false assumption with the health-care debate is that sickness is always no-fault sickness. It’s never socially acceptable to assign blame for people’s medical problems — especially blame on the patient.

But I’m not afraid to confess that I’m a judgmental person. And I’m pretty confident that most Americans who oppose socialized medicine share this same judgment: that some people are partly or entirely to blame for their unwellness.

I’m perfectly willing to provide subsidized health care to people who are suffering due to no fault of their own. But in those cases — which, unfortunately, constitute perhaps a majority of all cases — where the unwellness is a consequence of the patient’s own misdeeds, bad habits, or stupid choices, I feel a deep-seated resentment that the rest of us should pick up the tab to fix medical problems that never should have happened in the first place.

Council Notes: If you want to see your blog piece listed on the Watcher’s Council page as an honorable mention, our generous offer of link whorage remains open. Here’s how you take advantage of it:

  • Simply make a post linking to this week’s Council winners
  • Send me an e-mail with the subject line ‘link whorage’ at rmill2k@msn.com before 5PM next Tuesday, December 22nd. Include a link to that post and a link to the piece you want to appear in next week’s Honorable Mentions
  • The resulting fame, glory and increased traffic are yours for the taking.
  • Here’s the complete rundown of this week’s results. Only the Provocateur was unable to vote, but he was not affected by the mandatory 2/3 vote penalty.

    I can’t wait to see next week’s exciting entries, and as always, congratulations not only to the winners but to all the participants.

    Council Submissions

    Non-Council Submissions

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      My very favorite article this week was the Zomblog article.  I emailed the link to several friends.


      We really had some great articles this week, voting was very difficult.

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