Tuesday, October 20, 2009
This is an extremely illuminating article about the way the mind of your average Republican conservative works. "Why would I want to know that?" I hear you asking, "I already know they're crazy." Good point, liberal-person-in-my-head (I'm losing my mind), but there will certainly come a time when you'll encounter people like this, and if you're anything like me, you'll want to argue with them. It helps to know exactly how they think: about Obama, about themselves, about the media, and about "elites" like us. Especially chilling is their praise for some of our favorite people here at Lefty's: Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck.
The Very Separate World of Conservative Republicans
With today's important negotiations and the public option showing more and more support from the majority of Americans, Organizing for America is making a big push with the goal of reaching
150,000 (already reached!) 200,000 calls made to congress by the end of the day. It's fall break for most of us, so take the time to make a quick call or two.
Make the call Lefties.
Despite the fact that the type of health care reform up for debate in Congress is significantly different than Britain's 60+ year old National Health Service, the NHS has inevitably come up as a reference by both sides of the debate.
I stumbled upon a couple of helpful youtube videos by dprjones, a youtuber from the United Kingdom, who sheds a light on some of the misinformation that has been spreading about the NHS, namely from Sean Hannity and Daniel Hannan, a British Member of the European Parliament.
Note: Like dprjones, I too have not found the full text of the American Journal of Medicine Supplement. I was able to locate a brief description of it on the website for Elsevier, the publisher of that Supplement. It appears that the Supplement refers to medical misdiagnoses as a general trend, not to any problem that is localized to the United Kingdom specifically.
dprjones addresses the rest of Hannity's claims about the NHS in the next three videos in the series
Part 3, Part 4, Part 5