The screams of “Nazi”, like the screams of “racist” came in defense of the Obama health scam flim-flam. Last year and the year before last the fight was all about Obama’s big gift to Big PhaRma and Big Insurance. This year… well not much has changed. What has changed once again is what Evan Thomas chooses to tell us. Last year Evan Thomas loved Obama’s scam. This year, when it is too late, not so much:
“Sometimes criticism comes in the unlikeliest of places.
On Friday’s “Inside Washington,” Newsweek columnist Evan Thomas, once an editor at the magazine with a long track record of having liberal positions (even once having likened President Barack Obama to a deity), noted the modest improvement in the unemployment number reported on Friday. However, nearly a year after Obamacare was passed and signed into law, he admitted Republicans were right for voicing their opposition of it.
“It ain’t because of Congress,” Thomas said. “The unemployment will go down a little bit but the game in Washington will still be this unreal game. Health care though – I got to say, is one place where I think where Republicans are right.”
Back in November 2009, Thomas admitted the health care reform bill had flaws, but still voiced his support for it. Now he has proclaimed it a failure.
“The health care bill is a disaster,” Thomas continued. “We’re sort of slowly learning – it’s not working. It’s interesting – they’re implementing it and it’s not working out at all as people anticipated. There’s all sorts of wildly wrong projections. As it’s being practiced – it’s failed.”
Some of our readers might recall our article “After The Lovin’” in which we documented how Evan Thomas thought Obama was a Messiah only to tell us what he really thought when it was too late - after the election. Obama is “creepy” Thomas told us – after the election. Tom Brokaw didn’t know anything about Obama either:
Lovely. And don’t miss the tidbits about how none of them know anything about Obama’s attitude or policy towards China. That video is as fresh today as it was in 2008.
My only regret about Hillary Is 44's post is that they didn't tackle She-Hulk's awful dress. What the hell was that? Does no one know how to tell her, "Michelle, that dress is tacky beyond words?" I'm going to suggest that we tackle it at Third this week -- especially after reading some spinners online claim it was a wonderful dress.
"Stand Up for Women’s Right to Abortion Jan. 22-23" (Debra Sweet, World Can't Wait):
Dr. LeRoy Carhart, long-time colleague and friend of Dr. George Tiller (assassinated by an anti-abortion activist in May 2008) has remained undeterred in his life’s mission to provide women with safe, caring abortion services when they need them. YOU are needed in Germantown, MD and the DC area this coming weekend to stand up for Dr. Carhart and women’s right to abortion and reproductive control.
Abortion Providers are Heroes!
Anti-abortion groups from around the country will be converging on Washington, DC on January 24 for their annual “March for Life” in opposition to the anniversary of Roe v. Wade. Along with the larger mobilization, there are plans to directly target Dr. Carhart at the clinic he now works at in Germantown, MD. They must not go unopposed – people who respect the humanity of women and recognize their right to control their own reproduction must stand up to these bullies.I hope I write about abortion more than once a year. But I'm wondering if I do? I'm the mother of three and I've never had an abortion but you better believe I value it and value that it's there. I was lucky in that my children were all wanted and resulted from love making with someone I loved (then). I was not raped. I was not put in a position where I had to think about whether I could afford a child or care for it. I was ready.
I also used birth control. My mother took care of that when I was in high school. I'm grateful to her for that.
I was once almost raped while still in high school and I could have ended up pregnant. If I had, I would have an abortion. If I was raped tomorrow and ended up pregnant, I would have an abortion. If I was pregnant and the doctor told me the baby had a condition that would prevent him or her from living to adulthood and spend all their time in pain, I'd have an abortion.
And I'm actually happy to know I can have one if I ever feel I need one. And I'm very happy knowing that (as it stands now), I don't have to explain myself if I have one or argue for reasons to have one. I don't have to pretend, I don't have to create a story. I simply have to exercise my right.
There are women who are against abortion. I know that. And I can understand that. Provided? Provided they realize that not everyone thinks like them and the best thing is safe and legal abortions as an option. Trust women to decide for themselves whether it is the thing they need or not.
"Iraq snapshot" (The Common Ills):