The Cough Czar
posted at 8:49 am on September 18, 2009 by Track-A-'Crat
I was going to let this go, but then Health and Human Services head honcho Kathleen Sebelius turned what I (naively) considered to be an instance of unrepeatable inanity into a serial offense.
Sebelius (who, aside from advancing the cause of socialism in the US, enjoys evading taxes and siphoning taxpayer money off to cronies) here achieves the remarkable feat of telling us all that we need to know about the Democratic view of governance through a single physical movement.
That is, by demonstrating to the great unwashed how to cough “properly.”
Why is this so revealing, I hear you ask?
Because it is proof, once again, that Democrats think that we, the people, are entirely incompetent (ha!) and cannot figure out for ourselves how to do a single thing, even of the immense complexity of coughing. And there I was, thinking that it was an involuntary motion, much akin to breathing.
But, of course, the Democrats have figured out a new and improved way of doing it. So much for what we think we know.
Whether the intended audience was children or adults (or, in this case, journalists), it makes no difference. This is condescending, patronizing and paternalistic government of the worst kind, seeking to control everything that we do.
Must we now be taught how to cough?
Will there be a new category of non-jobs created solely for the inspection and approval of personal coughing techniques?
For those of us with a sense of history, this will be familiar, as ever. The Obama administration is hardly the first to covet control of matters as large as the (inter)national economy, as small as the way we cough, and everything in-between.
Up next: the administration thoughtfully demonstrates how best to assume the “submissive” pose.