More on health care disruptions
By Richmond Gardner at Aug 12, 2009
Lou Dobbs makes a complete idiot out of himself by saying about Howard Dean that:
Dobbs sorta, kinda, not really walked his statement back a wee bit. What strikes me is that Howard Dean is not at all any sort of failure. He's not some fringe figure that never accomplished anything. Dean was the author of the "50 State Strategy," the idea of "Let's contest EVERY seat everywhere." This was a strategy that put Democrats firmly into the driver's seat.
Dobbs' ranting and raving has caused agreat loss of credibility
for the media critic Howard Kurtz. Dobbs and Kurtz both receive paychecks from CNN. When Dobbs makes insane statements, Kurtz's silence is deafening.
The Inky today
did a front-page piece about the birthers/teabaggers/anti-health care people who are screaming and yelling and disrupting town hall events across the country.
The piece does indeed bring up the astroturf organizationsAmericans for Prosperity
, in the story'seighth
paragraph and stating that they have organized "some" of the protests. The evidence is that they've been the driving force behindALL
of the protests. No other coherent reason is given for the over-the-top opposition to health care in the piece.
Amazingly, aBlue Dog Democrat
(Blue Dogs are frequently given the positive "purr-word" designation of "moderate" or "centrist" and it's usually an undeserved accolade) talked some common sense on the subject:
A few conservatives have whined and moaned and groaned "Wa-a-ah, sob, sniffle, the bill is much too long to read!!! Obama is trying to put one over on us!!1!!"Wel-l-l-l
, a single individual somehow didn't seem to have any trouble going through the entire bill and finding all sorts of "awful" things in it. He gives a very detailed list of all the "problems."
Oh, and BTW,not all faith-based political movements
are conservative. A group of progressive Christians says: