Friday, September 04, 2009

Seniors Bill of Rights - GOP Stuck on Stupid

What part of their being stupid did the GOP feel we didn't know well enough about them? Any doubts I had about the intensity of the GOP's stupidity, has been done away with, with their latest promotion "Seniors’ Health Care Bill Of Rights".

What is the modern root of the welfare and entitlement state?

FDR's 'Economic Bill of Rights' - which not only negated the concept of property rights, but claimed that citizens had a right to demand that other citizens serve them, which is the negation of ALL of our rights. Social Security was the first sizable implementation of that socialistic plan, Medicare was the second measure to cement the leftist immoral, anti-individual rights, anti-American policies - and the GOP just validated them.

Their latest effort to complete the destruction of the concept of Rights, starts off with "PROTECT MEDICARE AND NOT CUT IT IN THE NAME OF HEALTH CARE REFORM".

The major battle conservatives who are actually conservatives, seeking to conserve the ideas of classical liberalism as expressed in the U.S. Constitution, has been to overcome the notion so popularized by leftists, that virtually enslaving your fellow man to serve your failings and shortcomings through the force of law, was a proper role of government. And here comes the GOP officially tossing in the towel and declaring Medicare to be a RIGHT of seniors.

They didn't feel the line item was sufficient, so they elaborated,
"President Obama and Congressional Democrats are promoting a government-run health care experiment that will cut over $500 billion from Medicare to be used to pay for their plan. Medicare should not be raided to pay for another entitlement."

Why would they do it? Principles being something they have none of, no doubt they calculated it to be a clever marketing ploy. At best this is a disingenuous tactic to con those who have bought into anti-American leftist values, into thinking that the GOP would support keeping one of the chief programs which conservatives would love to see done away with. At worst - they actually believe it.

Either way, they are stuck on stupid - and they disgust the hell out of me. I don't have time to get longwinded on this one, so I'll leave it there... for now.


QP said...

I 'see' the ploy.
The grass roots protests simultaneously descrying "socialism" in health-care and demanding that Medicare be left untouched is indeed sottish ignorance. People like to complain about welfare, but they really mean welfare for somebody else. Many Republicans are habituated to the milk. Every mother knows weaning has to be gradual and accompanied by attractive, abundant alternatives otherwise a failure to grow will occur. Rightly, I think, conservatives ought to make getting the economy stabilized and growing their first priority.

Van Harvey said...

QP said "Rightly, I think, conservatives ought to make getting the economy stabilized and growing their first priority."

I understand what you are saying, but I don't agree they are helping to do that.

I would have no problem focusing on fixing other areas of the economy, focusing on the many legitimate issues that could be supported or targeted. But I have a big problem with them doing so by promoting one of the oldest root causes of our social and economic problems.

This latest ploy is like Doc Schnapps coming in and saying "We want to help you get on to the tasty GOP Diet! We'll help you to get slim, trim and healthy, and we aren't gonna let those other guys take away ANY of those chocolate arsenic shakes neither!"

Especially when anyone familiar with conservatives historic positions, know his words to be nothing but cheap plaid suit sales tactics.

The GOP is trying to patronize and play the country for fools. I deeply object to that.