Obamateurism of the Day
posted at 8:05 am on August 18, 2009 by Ed Morrissey
Greg Hengler at Townhall revisits Barack Obama’s greenhouse — you know, a town-hall forum full of plants — to notice yet another entry in his “1 speech, 2 faces” series. In this sequence, Barack Obama says that his ObamaCare legislation won’t get involved in treatment decisions between you and your doctor. Of course, at the same time, Obama wants to protect you from Tonsil Vultures and Foot Rustlers:
This is a contradiction that has flown a little under the radar while other more obvious issues with Obama and his health-care reform get more focus. The entire program consists of putting government in charge of those decisions through funding incentives and “comparative effectiveness,” which is the reason Obama wants to scare people into believing that Tonsil Vultures and Foot Rustlers exist — but has to mollify other people by assuring them that the same Tonsil Vultures and Foot Rustlers will remain in charge of their medical care.
Maybe we should just send Obama a copy of Night of the Living Dead to get it out of his system.
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