Primary Roundup

Last night I monitored results and livestreamed reports for KFTK; recovering today along with finishing up a project I undertook a few months ago.

I’ll have more here after the show but that Prop C, true health care choice, passed by such a landslide marks the second time that the people have told the ruling class in Washington to keep their hands off our health care. That we are free from fines and penalities which may include jail time for noncompliance with government health care is a wonderful thing. That we can pay our own way if we choose is a wonderful thing.

Dems should take warning of how many within their own ranks voted for Prop C. It underscores my point and the polling data shows moderates and independents are fleeing the control of the left:

Independent Voters Favor GOP in 2010 Election Tracking

48% See Government Today As A Threat to Individual Rights – Rasmussen Reports™

In 2010, Conservatives Still Outnumber Moderates, Liberals

Most Say Tea Party Has Better Understanding of Issues than Congress – Rasmussen Reports™

VOTE YES ON PROP C

Today Missouri joins Kansas and Michigan in primary voting.

I’ll be voting YES on Prop C today, the proposition that restores true choice and freedom to Missourians by returning to them the right to choose whether they want to go on government health insurance or whether they want to stay or choose to pay for their own health insurance. It makes honest the President’s words about “if you like your health care plan, you can keep it.” It saves people from the hefty penalties and fines that come with paying your own way for your own choice; and as the individual mandate doesn’t kick in until 2014 – that’s only if Dems retain power after midterms and it’s not looking so hot – meaning that a lot can happen in that time, including de-funding and a total repeal.

It’s interesting how the MHA and other opposition tries to characterize people paying their own way and not burdening the system as “freeloaders” when they’ve said nothing about the massive cost that comes with adding 16,000 IRS agents to government payrolls (people subsidized!) to “enforce” health control, though they’ve confessed that they don’t have the funds to actually pay to enforce it. The opposition doesn’t want people to have a choice other than government care. They want to penalize people for NOT being dependent upon the government. Their version of equality is to kill all opportunity and have all opportunity run through the government alone. That’s not “equality.” It’s control. It’s what the MHA and opposition to Prop C are advocating.

If you want to make the President an honest man with his promise that “if you like your health care plan, you can keep it” without being fined for not buying a product from the government, an abuse of the commerce clause, if you want to be able to have a choice other than government care, if you want to be less of a burden on the system (again, remember, individual mandate not applicable until 2014 so that argument holds no water for now) then VOTE YES ON PROP C.

MO Hospital Association Attacking Patients’ Choice?

But … I thought the left was ALL ABOUT choice?

Those who wish to eliminate your ability to privacy in the doctor’s office, freedom over your own body, and penalize you if you wish to seek better care than the government will give you want to keep you from voting for Prop C. They’ve gone so far as to tamper with the ballots. Already. Sigh.

Now they’re pumping propaganda into hospitals; I’ve audio I’m posting shortly of a hospital worker alleging that management is pressuring employees about Prop C. (h/t Judy and Tim)

From Caroline:

These mailings are from the Missouri Hospitals Association. Is the MHA shipping literature to hospitals and their employees as well?

Concerning the fake attempt at tying it to the Supremacy Clause:

I must admit, even though I am a trained attorney, I have not read the whole thing, but I did read the provisions regarding enforcement.  The IRS enforces the individual mandate of Obamacare.  This means the only court in this country where Americans are presumed guilty will decide whether one has adequate insurance, and if you do not (according to the IRS), expect fines, penalties and harassment from Big Brother.  This is why I support Prop C.  It lays a duty on our elected state officials to defend Missourians from arbitrary and capricious decisions made in Washington.  It also prevents Washington from co-opting state resources to enforce a program where no one is really sure how it will work.

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Neither one of the reasons behind my support for Prop C would violate the “supremacy clause” of the Constitution, backed up by constitutional jurisprudence.  In fact, suggesting that Prop C would waste state resources because Obamacare is clearly constitutional reeks of journalistic laziness.

The mailings are amusing – so NOW they’re concerned about cost? They weren’t concerned when the IRS said they lacked the funds to implement it. Isn’t it the socialists who say that conservatives make everything about cost?

The mailing propaganda is invalid because it presupposes (while its colleagues simultaneously make the argument that only the rich are for Prop C) that those opposing health control aren’t willing to pay their own way. Those against Prop C ignore this fact, conveniently, while suppressing the fact that individual rights would be abridged concerning medical choices and choices over your body, period. The language asserts that people are getting “a free ride,” which is exactly the motivation fueling support for Obamacare in the first place – except it’s NOT a free ride, it’s largely unfunded with the tab being sent to the public, small business, and the rest of the cost-cutting occurring by way of rationing.

If the MHA was seriously concerned about people getting “a free ride” they would have opposed Obamacare outright; but that they’re now selectively and illogically trying to enact this defense now simply shows absurd hypocrisy. The MHA is concerned about that but NOT about the lack of funding (all linked above), the rationing, the fact that we were lied to and told children would be covered and in fact they are not; the fact that businesses are dropping plans left and right to comply and cut costs; that despite promises, employees WON’T get to keep their plans; it’s endless.

The bottom line is that opposition to Prop C is fueled by the desire to eliminate individual choice and freedom concerning YOUR medical choices. Equality is the same opportunity for everyone, equality is not using government to deny opportunity for all and giving everyone equally sub-par coverage. Prop C gives Missourians TRUE CHOICE over their bodies and their medical care, away from government rationing. It will set a precedence which scares those who wish to assume control by limiting your rights.

Vote Prop C on August 3rd.

Additionally: excellent Prop C legal analysis

More on debunking the MHA hogwash

*Also – Sen. Jane Cunningham on the show today to talk Prop C and the propaganda

The Attack on Women in Health Control Rationing

Honestly, how did you think coverage was going to be extended to millions while maintaining the facade of low up-front cost? “Editing” or rationing services is the only way. Of course, they still haven’t found a way to actually fund the IRS to do what the bill says and they’ve also forgotten our children with this bill. Let’s go for three.

From Big Government:

In September, the Food and Drug Administration will try to take the anti-cancer drug Avastin “off-label.”  Avastin is a Stage 4 drug used to battle breast cancer.  Avastin is not a cure but has been shown to stop the growth of cancer for an average of five months — meaning some late stage breast cancer victims live beyond five months.

But late stage breast cancer patients do not fit into the cost-benefit analysis of the Obama Administration.  We told America rationing would happen if the health care takeover bill passed and in September, women with breast cancer will be its first victims.

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… this year they changed the mammography standard from 40 to 50, which could result in millions of women going undiagnosed.

Where is the outrage? Where are the feminists on this one?

Anderson Cooper Defines Irony – and the Litmus of the Left

From Newsbusters.

Oh, where to start?

“… has been dragged through the mud and has had to prove she’s not a racist. This can happen to anyone and it’s not right. Imagine it happening to you.”

Um, it has.

Remember this?

… House Democratic leaders took a different tack: One senior aide has been circulating a document to the media that debunks the effort as one driven by corporate lobbyists and attended by neo-Nazis…

In addition, the tea parties are “not really all about average citizens,” the document continues, saying neo-Nazis, militias, secessionists and racists are attending them.

Or this?

What about getting placed on a DHS watch list?

Where was the media coverage then?

Oh. Right. The left believes freedom is only found on the Democrat plantation, it doesn’t fit the media’s narrative.

As I said on King last night, apparently, I’m one of few who’s actually read the original post, watched the original video, and watched the entire 45-minute-15-second video in its entirety. Some points.

– People need to get out a dictionary and look up “exculpatory.”

– The original post and video was to highlight the applause of discrimination towards a white farmer. It was given in context.

– The original video was not “doctored” nor “out of context,” and the irony is that those making such statements are actually taking the context away from its original presentation. Sherrod was building to a lesson in her speech – but went on later in her speech to talk about how people who support HCR are racist, essentially. It’s at 23:53 in. Look, I did your homework for you.

Transcript:

“I Haven’t seen such mean-spirited people as I’ve seen lately over this issue of health care. Some of this racism we thought was buried didn’t it surface?” Now we endured eight years of the Bushes and we didn’t do the stuff that these Republicans are doing because you have a black president.”

Um … soooo people who wanted to make their own medical decisions over their own bodies were doing it because they were racist?

While I’m continuing to do your homework and critical thinking for you, check this at 25:00 in:

“I couldn’t say 45-years ago, I couldn’t stand here and say what I will say to you tonight … God helped me to see that it’s not just about black people, it’s about poor people.”

Why can’t it just be about PEOPLE? PEOPLE, PERIOD?

Sherrod is using race to stoke class warfare and promote Marxist principles. The dude from the Daily Beast on last night’s panel committed a massive facepalm when he tried to deny this in defense of Sherrod but went on to parrot her remarks as a way to push the need for economic equality.

You don’t achieve equality by tearing everyone down equally. You promote equality by giving people the opportunity to exercise their free will and make of themselves what they will. You promote equality by not killing school choice by way of vouchers, or killing small business with penalties via health control.

This began because the left is losing in the arena of public opinion.

They’re losing because people now see the full scope of their policies:

Firms cancel health coverage – The Boston Globe

IRS: We don’t have the resources to handle ObamaCare

Feds to file lawsuit over Arizona immigration law

More Americans Favor Than Oppose Arizona Immigration Law

Confidence in Obama reaches new low, Washington Post-ABC News poll …

58% Say Most Congress Members Won’t Know Stimulus Plan When They …

Confidence in Congress: Lowest Ever for Any U.S. Institution

Obama Approval Falls To Lowest Since He Took Office

Latest Gallup poll shows President Obama’s approval rating at 46 …

Obama’s Approval Rating Hits New Low – Political Hotsheet – CBS News

Obama’s Approval Rating Much Worse Than It Looks – Peter Roff …

Poll: Unemployment is Americans’ top economic concern – CNN.com

And they’re desperate.

Survey: Four in 10 Tea Party members are Democrats or independents …

New poll shows more Americans identify with tea party movement …

After Tripling Deficit in 2009 Obama On Track to Nearly Quadruple …

So they double-down on race and make an already hyper-paranoid state of racial awareness even crazier. In a rock-throwing fight in a climate they created, they took out one of their political own. The White House, the USDA fired Sherrod, not Andrew Breitbart, not Fox News, not anyone else.

Liberals, unable to hold a government in which they’ve invested the entirety of their credibility, deflect and attack conservatives for holding the story up – not their own ideology which tried to spear a movement which now encompasses half the country and has gone mainstream – so they don’t have to implicate their own rhetoric. Doing so would mean they have to back down and debate their policies on merit, and, as you can see from the accumulating public opinion, you’re not going to convince folks to support big government and wasteful spending.

It also shows the litmus test of the left: they’re only willing to come to the aid of a black American if that American shares their liberal ideology. Obama didn’t call Kenneth Gladney after he was beaten, he didn’t call Cedra Crenshaw when the Chicago machine got scared of a conservative black woman entering their ring and tried to run her (unsuccessfully) off the ballot.

The grassroots movement shares more in common with the communities that the left tries to exploit than the left shares with them. All of this is smoke and mirrors to obfuscate the truth.

That’s not empowering, liberating, freeing, nor choice.

Do a story on that, Cooper.

*More on liberal litmus