Good Ideas and Idiotic Ideas

On page 622 of A Mencken Chrestomathy: His Own Selection of His Choicest Writing, H.L. Mencken said: The kind of man who demands that government enforce his ideas is always the kind whose ideas are idiotic. Good ideas don’t have … Continue reading

Reconciliation Train Wreck On It’s Way

So Democrats are now poised to do what they have been denying they were going to do, i.e., jam the government take over of health care through the Senate by doing what Democrats do. That is, violate the rules of … Continue reading

Obama’s Ego — Part II

In the next post just below I ask the question whether the push to jam Obamacare through Congress has turned into a giant ego trip for Obama, and Nancy Pelosi as well. This slightly over 1-minute video starkly shows what … Continue reading

Obamacare — Just an Ego Trip Now?

On Sunday I wrote about two competing theories that might be driving Democrats to ram their government health care through Congress in defiance of a clear majority of the American people. Andy McCarthy posits that the Democrat leadership is so … Continue reading

Obama Loses Buffett?

Warren Buffett says scrap Obamacare and start over: It’s been said that Buffett has Obama’s ear. So I wonder if he’s saying any of this to Obama. I don’t think so. He knows he’d be wasting his breath. After this, … Continue reading

How Illegal Immigrants Drive Up Our Health Care Costs

In this video from a hearing in the Florida Legislature on August 28, 2009 Carol Plato, an executive director of Martin Memorial Medical Center in Florida, gives a briefing on the specific costs and liabilities the hospital has incurred while … Continue reading

Do Democrats See Defeat In November As An Acceptable Trade Off For Getting Their Government Health Care Enacted?

Obama’s health care summit was a bust with voters. The latest Rasmussen presidential tracking poll, which tracks likely-voter responses over three consecutive days, two of which were after the health care summit, clearly shows that the Democrats’ plans for a … Continue reading

Dems Talk of Passing Obamacare with Reconciliation May Be Just Smoke

Nancy Pelosi may need to brush up on her poll vaulting skills if she really thinks reconciliation to pass Obamacare is going to work. Senator Orin Hatch, not much of conservative, says it will be outright war in the Senate: … Continue reading