How’s that for an Oxymoron. For some sick reason, I sometimes surf a few of the wingnut blogs. It’s entertaining in some twisted sort of way; it’s probably that same sickfuck gene that makes people stare at car accidents.
Some people just shouldn’t try to think. It’s too much of a strain, and the results are a catastrophe. Take this example (please!):
Obama was referring to the Post Office, FedEx and UPS to illustrate why a government-paid health insurance option would NOT drive private health insurers out of business. Here’s how a certain unnamed unlinked dimwit interpreted Obama’s statement:
“Dude…you just friggin’ proved our point! Private enterprise, when left unmolested by Big Government, will innovate every time. Whereas a government entity trying to do what businesses do (in this example, the Postal Service) will be bastions of inefficiency and waste…which is exactly what the USPS is! His ham-handed analogy is accurate, though: private insurance is like FedEx and UPS, and ObamaCare will be like the USPS.”
For anybody whose IQ is higher than their shoe size (the above-mentioned blogger is clearly not in that category), Obama’s speech clearly shows that government-paid health care is NOT a threat to the insurance industry; i.e. millions of people use FedEx and UPS because it’s more efficient.
Another wingtard blogger was trying to ridicule that paranoid leftwing conspiracy theory that [picture him sighing and rolling his eyes] some big mysterious corporation is masterminding [smirk] these town hall riots.
“I don’t know about you, but I sure would like to know specifically which insurance companies and ‘special interests’ — specific lobbying groups and companies — are organizing and paying for these demonstrations? After all, if you’re going to smear the thousands and thousands of people who are opposed to a public policy initiative like health care reform and show up at these congressional town halls, it should be snap to identify those companies who are paying for these protestors to come out and demonstrate, right?”
DUUUHHH!!! First of all, FreedomWorks and Americans For Prosperity (among others) are household names among millions of Americans who don’t rely on the mainstream “media” for their information.
Second — and this is too obvious to even bother spelling out — insurance lobbies are probably not advertising the fact that they’ve “motivated” a bunch of Rent-A-Drones to do their dirty work for them. And the drones themselves are probably not saying “huh, uh, I just came here because my puppetmaster told me to.”
Elsewhere — there’s some terrific news for Birthers, Fetus-Worshippers, dickless rightwing militia scum and other misfits: Scientists have discovered the long-lost place of your origins. Don’t you see what this means? You finally have a Home! Please go there. Now.