So, this is a real thing
. The Wall Street Journal
has a page called "The Experts." And on that page is this:
Once again proving
conservatives don't understand what Ponzi schemes really are. But, oh,
it gets even better. The Thighmaster Diva™ displays her extensive
knowledge of both health care (she's written 24 self-help books on every
bit of quackery out there
including "cures" for cancer) and political systems. Obamacare, she
(undoubtedly breathlessly because she says everything breathlessly)
intones is "socialized" medicine. Because of course requiring people to
buy insurance from private companies is downright Leninist. And because
I’ve had an opportunity to watch the Canadian version of
affordable health care in action with all its limitations with my
Canadian husband’s family. A few years ago, I was startled to see the
cover of Maclean’s, a national Canadian magazine, showing a picture of a
dog on an examining table with the headline, “Your Dog Can Get Better
Health Care Than You.” It went on to say that young Canadian medical
students have no incentive to become doctors to humans because they
can’t make any money. Instead, there is a great surge of Canadian
students becoming veterinarians. That’s where the money is. A Canadian
animal can have timely MRIs, surgeries and any number of tests it needs
to receive quality health care.
Okay. Whatever. Canadians can have that fight. The thing that the WSJ
editors probably know, which makes it kind of amazing that they
actually published this, is that Obamacare isn't the Canadian system.
Not remotely. At all. But that won't stop her. She goes on to rail about
how unaffordable it's going to be for retirees. Except that retirees
are on Medicare. Which is
like socialized medicine and Canada.
But of course, $700 billion out of Medicare, the biggest lie of the 2012
campaign debunked pretty much everywhere. So, you know.
The most amazing thing about this is that the two corrections the WSJ
was forced to make on this story are quotes from Lenin and Churchill that they never said
and that the original story said the Maclean's
cover photo was a horse instead of a dog.
Originally posted to Joan McCarter on Tue Oct 29, 2013 at 11:35 AM PDT.
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