Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Wingnut Spinmeisters Sharpening Their Knives For 'Sicko'

In yet another fine piece at Bob Parry's Consortium News, guest essayist Jay Diamond writes:
Do a search on "Hannity Sicko" or "Romney Sicko" on any search engine and you will find an assortment of YouTube excerpts of Sean Hannity recycling talking points off the panicked presses of the Heritage Foundation, CEI, AEI, Manhattan Institute, etc., bearing dire warnings of the health care terror Michael Moore and other evil progressives are preparing to inflict on America.

But in all their truculent and fear-mongering invocations of the purported evils of "socialized medicine," there is curiously something that Romney, Hannity, and all the other American rightists consistently omit; and in that deliberate omission is an important lesson in the way America's hard right works their deceptions.

They never mention that there are more individuals right here in the United States who receive their health coverage on what you call "socialized medicine" than there are people in the entire country of France.

Add up all the people on Medicare and the Veterans Administration.

Hey Sean, Hey Mitt, Did you forget about those interesting little nuggets....Medicare and the VA ?

Or is it that you repeat the brainlessly transparent talking points your handlers stuff in your hands assuming nobody will realize that salient fact?

If right-wingers love the troops so much, why do they pick them specifically to be tormented with this horrible "socialized medicine"?

Why do rightwingers hate our punish them in such an evil fashion...putting them at risk of the evil "socialized medicine"? Why, Why?
There's more. And it's good. Hint, hint.