In defense of Dan Riehl…

Here’s the deal. Dan wrote a post about Harry Ried that has lefty panties in a wad. What did he say?

I’m not sure I quite understand this, given that cost is so important as a burden to taxpayers when it comes to health care. If Democrats want so badly to abort babies because of it, why are we bothering with someone who has a broken neck and back at 69? It sounds to me like she’s pretty well used up and has probably been living off the taxpayers for plenty of years to begin with. Aren’t we at least going to get a vote on it?

I realize her crook of a husband and his pals in Congress have excluded themselves from the mess they’re going to compel everyone else to join, but we’re still paying the bills, are we not? I don’t see that she’s worth it at this point, frankly. I can’t recall her ever doing anything for me.
Come on, Harry – do your civic duty. The nation’s broke and counting on you guy. Pull the plug and get back to work. And don’t bill us for a full day today, either. This is no time to be sloughing off. Air freight her home, you can bury her during recess on your own time and dime. Or are you going to bill us for that, too?

Clearly, this is satire. Dan’s a snarky bastard, and he is ruthless about the truth – both qualities I sincerely appreciate. The language of the post is meant to draw attention to the hypocrisy of the left, and highlight the callousness of Democratic leadership in light of Stupak’s statements. The attitude that life is an obstacle for their proposed health care program is nauseating at best, and rightly pissed a lot of people off this week.

The thing is, this isn’t a new attitude. This has been Democratic attitude for a long time – it’s become life vs. their health care takeover. Pregnancies and new people are an inconvenience when you’ve decided it’s your duty to control all of them. Remember last year when Pelosi said that birth control was the best economic stimulus?

PELOSI: Well, the family planning services reduce cost. They reduce cost. The states are in terrible fiscal budget crises now and part of what we do for children’s health, education and some of those elements are to help the states meet their financial needs. One of those – one of the initiatives you mentioned, the contraception, will reduce costs to the states and to the federal government.

Dan pointed out the hypocrisy of their stance, and the nasty motivation behind it… so effectively that he’s being torched by anyone and everyone. Apparently the “vile” nature of the post hit home for some…

Well done, Dan.

UPDATE: Linked by The Other McCain. Thanks!

12 Responses to In defense of Dan Riehl…

  1. Apparently the “vile” nature of the post hit home for some…

    I saw your tag on alan.com. I’m over there a lot. Do you ever post there?

  2. I am a fan of those two qualities myself. Well done, indeed. See, again when it directly affects them they don’t want what they are shoving down our throats… That is saying something right there.

  3. No I do not.

    Good sport. Arguing against the left is always fun.

    I like the new look of the site. Good stuff.

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  7. What’s really striking is how dumb the lefty responses to this have been. They think they are the smart people, but they cannot even see the surface of Dan’s post much less what is underneath it.

    Good God, it’s not really about wishing death on Harry Reid’s family you morons. It’s about illuminating the consequences of what YOU PEOPLE would do to the healthcare system.

    It’s like their incessant need to pat themselves on the back for being good liberals supercedes fundamental reading comprehension. Pathetic!

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  10. The post does have a certain starkness about it, however it is an apt analogy of what Obamacare will do to your seniors. I doubt that when these people come up with these ‘good ideas’ that they think of them from the perspective of how they would affect them if they were from the ‘great unwashed,’ as they seem to view the populace.

    This is a reminder to Harry and his crowd of what they are doing in the only sort of terms they are likely to understand. That is of course if they can actually relate to the electorate in any sort of inclusive terms.

    In Australia a new centenarian gets a congratulatory message from the Queen. In America under Obamacare, they will spark a Senate inquiry into just how it was allowed to happen.

    I fully support the post.

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