Letter to Ann Kirkpatrick, (D) AZ, and the Blue Dog Coalition
I just sent this probably useless email to my Representative in Congress and to the Blue Dog Democrats via the Michael Medved website. It follows another, different one sent via her own website, and a telephone call (message machine, of course). The whole thing makes me sick. Dear Representative Kirkpatrick and Fellow Democratic Citizens: I am firmly opposed to this “health care” bill. It is | Read More »
It’s not the Medium–The METHOD is the Message.
Political argument, represented in political advertising and public statements, is more than simply persuasive words. By its nature it is biased and partisan, promoting one philosophy over all others. To be effective, it must be one-sided, uncompromising, certain of itself, and aimed more at the emotions than at the mind. It must also be repetitive and persistent, never giving an inch. Most important, it must | Read More »
Let’s Give Kathleen Parker Credit
I criticized her recently. Today I must praise her. Her column, which appeared in Town Hall yesterday and in some newspapers today, is a very good summary of the Utah health care plan developed under Governor Jon Huntsman. That’s a plan I never heard of before. She goes into what it is, why it is, and how it differs from ObamaCare in fact and in | Read More »
Senator Judd Gregg Misses an Opportunity
Peter Orszag, Director of the Office of Management and Budget, appeared on Fox News Sunday yesterday, delivering the party line on the topic of the takeover of health care by the Obama administration. In doing so, he unleashed some whoppers on the viewing audience. Those included: [The] President said yesterday he will not sign a bill that expands the deficit…. Once you take into account | Read More »