Unfortunately, I have to put up with MSN when I turn onto the internet. I seldom stop to review its corrosion as it tries to Obamafy me as I begin my email tasks. But, for weeks now, since well before the beginning of this second half of president Obama’s football game with American health care, AARP has been conducting its own set of lies on my screen.
AARP for you too young to know is the Democrat Party’s department of old folks’ affairs….old folks meaning anyone over 50 years old. Younger, if you care to join.
AARP, you will recall, supported the president’s game’s first half obamacare government- run “health” program, before it decided to deny its support when the score at half time was 35-3 against the president’s team and cheerleaders. No matter, AARP continued to offer its own set of lies on my computer screen.
Its format begins with the headline, HEALTH CARE REFORM WILL BE A GOVERNMENT TAKEOVER! Then the word, “FALSE” comes from some quarterback and lands directly on the statement.
“DON”T LET MYTHS BLOCK REFORM!” then arrives upon the page. Instructions at bottom left of message report: “Click on to expand on the facts…..and “expand” of facts AARP did!!!
I clicked on to check out these expanded facts. Here is what I got:
1. health care reform will ba a government takeover. AARP response says: FALSE! HEALTH CARE REFORM ISN’T SOCIALIZED MEDICINE. YOU WILL STILL BE ABLE TO CHOOSE YOUR OWN DOCTOR AND HEALTH INSURANCE PLAN. (This is LIE number 1.) Obama is maneuvering in every way for single payer health care-health insurance program, which means his Marxist dream of government control will “improve” citizens’ lives by making them servants of the state. You readers can add on many more horrors to expose this lie. I suggest you listen carefully to every pitch Mr. Obama makes and take notes as he skillfully slides across and around truth, and at times doesn’t even bother.
2. we can’t afford to fix care during this economic crisis. AARP response says: FALSE! IF WE DO NOTHING NOW, THE COST OF HEALTH CARE WILL DOUBLE IN THE NEXT SEVEN YEARS. (This is maybe LIE or maybe not LIE number two, depending on what you mean by “fix”, or “do nothing”, or “next seven years”…remember Bill Clinton?
3. health care reform will be rationed care. AARP response says: FALSE! NONE OF THE PROPOSALS WOULD STAND BETWEEN YOU AND YOUR DOCTOR, NOR WOULD THEY PREVENT YOU FROM CHOOSING THE BEST CARE POSSIBLE. (This is lie number 3…… or is it that AARP is avoiding an answer.) OF COURSE THE PROPOSED PROGRAM WILL INCLUDE RATIONED CARE! Yet, to be fair, they never responded to the claim of impending rationed care. Can AARP lie, if it avoids responding to a statement implying the statement is false. ABSOLUTELY! It is AARP.s LIE number 3.
4. health care reform will be the end of medicare. AARP response says: FALSE! FOR PEOPLE IN MEDICARE, HEALTH CARE IS ABOUT LOWERING PRESCRIPTION DRUG COSTS, KEEPING YOU DOCTOR, AND IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF CARE! (This is lie number 4, unless this is AARP’s attempt at humor. President Obama has promised America in his “You Lie” speech that funding for his second government -run “healthcare” program will is large part be paid for from the graft and inefficiency in the Medicare program….to the tune of $600,000,000, ooo worth. (Mr. Obama has no plans to investigate this corruption in this “kind of ” government-run health care program unless Congress passes his “new” obamacare plan. ) Medicare does have something to do with lowering prescription drug costs, I’ve read, and I’m paying for. I am seventy five years old and don’t use any prescription drugs, but my increased costs of helping to pay for Medicare doesn’t seem to bother me. I am glad I am not on drugs…..at least so far. Who is to know tomorrow…especially if you aren’t a Democrat with their Marx given clairvoyance.
5. health care reform means the government will make life-death decisions for you. AARP response says: ANY DECISIONS REGARDING YOUR HEALTH WILL CONTINUE TO BE MADE BY YOU, YOUR DOCTOR, AND YOUR FAMILY…NOT BY THE GOVERNMENT. (This is lie number 5, and the worst lie of all for it is especially deceitful. Human dying is an extremely delicate matter. Until Obamacare stealth, most of us Americans have been blessed by knowing their loved ones who have died, didn’t die from bureaucratic calculation and/or mismanagement. Horror stories all over the globe where government run health “systems” are in place…..France, Great Britain, Canada, Germany, and on and on, there is death by “bureaucratosis”…..”sorry, this drug will not be made available for your disorder”……”sorry, considering your age, our “Extend Your Life Healthcare Department” cannot approve of this treatment for you at this time….check in again in six months.” Eventually, the bureaus will dispense with the “sorry”. They won’t bother. Their unions have won their battle for a three day work week for government employees.
I was taught at several levels in my school experience to analyze statements of persuasion. We studied business ads, Nazi and Soviet propaganda methods, as well. I worry, that in modern America, such an education has long ago disappeared.
Obama is not Hitler, but is presented to the American people in Hitlerian form. The uniform, the hypnotic rhythms of speechifying, the grooming, the settings, the mass media programming, the absence of honest debate, the stifling and demonizing of any opponent, of any opposition. His has his Reichstag, the US Congress where no one is expected to read and analyze legislation, much less honestly debate it. Everything is for show to con the voters back home. Republicans should be ashamed to call themselves conservatives for their complicity in these political games.
But the man said “You Lie! In what way should he be punished for telling the truth?