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Archive for March 17th, 2009

So That’s What They Mean by Patriotism …

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Liberals or progressives or whatever we’re supposed to call them today always get incensed at the notion that someone, somewhere has ‘questioned their patriotism.’ Never mind that the person they are accusing of this heinous offense has never (as in never) done anything of the sort.

I’ll do it though. I’ll come right out and say it. President Obama is unpatriotic.

I’ll wait for the crowd to calm down (assuming it doesn’t tar and feather me).

Okay. Why do I say this? Because of the despicable notion that members of our military should  be billed for medical care for injuries sustained in the course of carrying out their military service.

The Obama administration is considering making veterans use private insurance to pay for treatment of combat and service-related injuries. The plan would be an about-face on what veterans believe is a long-standing pledge to pay for health care costs that result from their military service.

But in a White House meeting Monday, veterans groups apparently failed to persuade President Obama to take the plan off the table.

I call that unpatriotic. Shame on Obama.

Universal health care for all except our brave fighting men and women? The man is unfit to be Commander-in-Chief.

A glass raised to Ned Rice at Breitbart.

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March 17, 2009 at 5:50 pm

Bob Beckel, Hoo Boy

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So I’m watching the new “Hannity” on Fox News which has replaced the old “Hannity & Colmes.” Not a bad effort, but I do find the format lends itself to no-depth analysis as many shows of this nature do. However, among the segments is the “Great American Panel.” Now I know none of my liberal friends think Fox News is fair and balanced, but they are very much mistaken. I tend to catch their 6pm (EST) show with Bret Baier and I know they have liberals on all the time. And conservatives. But this evening, Hannity had Bob Beckel on his panel.

Bob Beckel?

I mean WTF? Bob Beckel may be a bright guy (I have no way of knowing), but he’s the biggest partisan hack in the country. I mean that literally. THE BIGGEST PARTISAN HACK IN THE COUNTRY. He will never admit a lefty did wrong and never admit a righty did right. He has no ability to be honest about politics.

In other words – there’s no point in listening to him. He has absolutely nothing to contribute to the national debate, and having him on negates the liberal voice, which is important to have.

I’m disappointed in Sean Hannity for wasting a chair on his panel.

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March 17, 2009 at 12:50 am

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