Saturday, August 28, 2010

Here We Go Again

Here we go again. This one is titled “Only 2 ½ Years to Go”. I wish I had a dollar for every false Republican anti-Obama, anti-health care type forward I’ve seen. My first impression was, “Gee, ya suppose any of this is true? I smell insurance company money all over this.”

What do you think the chances are that there was no such article from “Investor’s Business Daily”, or that there’s no such organization as the “United Nations International Health Organization”? No article is linked and none could be found. There’s UN World Health Organization, but not a “United Nations International Health Organization”. They made that one up.

As I’ve asked before, if Obama and the Democrats are so bad, who do Republicans have to make up LIES about them? The brainwashing of America is amazing to behold. Now a fifth of Americans believe Obama is Muslim. He is not, of course, but the radical right wing propagandists are spreading every possible lie they can hoping something will stick. They are desperately doing everything they can to retake control of our government. They have no morals, honesty or decency to hamper their campaign of disinformation and outright LIES.

Since the year 2001 we have seen the results of Republican liars running our country. They left us a collapsed economy, debt, unending war, unemployment, increased poverty, and a vanishing middle class.

Here’s the truth. There is no such article. There is no such “survey”. And there is no such organization.

As urged by the radical Right Wing propagandist, please “Read to the end”.



EYE OPENING STATISTICS A recent "Investor's Business Daily" article provided very interesting statistics from a survey by the United Nations International Health Organization.

Percentage of men and women who survived a cancer five years after diagnosis:
U.S. 65%
England 46%
Canada 42%

Percentage of patients diagnosed with diabetes who received treatment within six months:
U.S. 93%
England 15%
Canada 43%

Percentage of seniors needing hip replacement who received it within six months:
U.S. 90%
England 15%
Canada 43%

Percentage referred to a medical specialist who see one within one month:
U.S. 77%
England 40%
Canada 43%

Number of MRI scanners (a prime diagnostic tool) per million people:
U.S. 71%
England 14%
Canada 18%

Percentage of seniors (65+), with low income, who say they are in "excellent health":
U.S. 12%
England 2%
Canada 6%

I don't know about you, but I don't want "Universal Healthcare" comparable to England or Canada . Moreover, it was Sen. Harry Reid who said, "Elderly Americans must learn to accept the inconveniences of old age." SHIP HIM OFF TO CANADA OR ENGLAND He is "elderly" himself but be sure to remember his health insurance is different from yours as Congress has their own high-end coverage. He will never have to learn to accept "inconveniences."

AND THE WINNER IS VERY INTERESTING! The percentage of each past president's cabinet who had worked in the private business sector prior to their appointment to the cabinet. You know what the private business sector is...a real life business, not a government job.

Here are the percentages.
T. Roosevelt........38%
Taft................... 40%
Wilson .............. 52%
Harding.............. 49%
Hoover............... 42%
F. Roosevelt....... 50%
Truman.............. 50%
Kennedy............ 30%
Johnson.............. 47%
Nixon................ 53%
Ford.................. 42%
Carter............... 32%
Reagan.............. 56%
G H Bush............51%
Clinton ............. 39%
G W Bush........... 55%

And the winner of the Chicken Dinner is: Obama................. 8% That's right .. Only Eight Percent .. the least by far of the last 19 presidents. And these people are trying to tell our big corporations how to run their business? They know what's best for GM...Chrysler... Wall Street... and you and me? How can the president of a major nation and society .. the one with the most successful economic system in world history .. stand and talk about business when he's never worked for one .. or about jobs when he has never really had one? And neither has 92% of his senior staff and closest advisers. They've spent most of their time in academia, government and/or non-profit jobs .. or as "community organizers" when they should have been in an employment line. GOD HELP US


Of course, the whole point of this dishonest piece of crap is this: “I don't know about you, but I don't want "Universal Healthcare" comparable to England or Canada”. I don’t know about you, but I bet this person works for an insurance company. Two things are for certain: He is a liar and he is a Republican. “Universal Healthcare" is not likely to happen here. That is what most civilized countries have. This is America, where Big Money buys the politicians. Combine this with ill-informed right wing ideologues like Sarah Palin frightening Americans about non-existent “death panels” and we will never adequately take care of our sick people.

It is clear that this propagandist wants us to think businessmen should be running our government. As I said, we saw how well that worked out with the oil twins Bush and Cheney. Big Oil, Halliburton and all their cronies made lots of money. How about you?

I have to wonder what orifice this Republican propagandist pulled his “private sector” percentages from.

Although there is no factual evidence of these percentages; I guess if we measure the greatness of a president by the number of businessmen in the cabinet, GWB was one of our Three Greatest Presidents of all Time!

Funny, apart from Eisenhower, who at least warned us about the Military Industrial Complex, all the other Big Business Boys were the LEAST fiscally responsible, and expanded our debt. George W. Bush left us with our largest debt ever. Is this what “real life business” has to offer? Bush was notorious for putting Big Money company men into positions of regulatory oversight. He put the foxes in the henhouse.

Even Obama is guilty of having Wall Street insiders as his economic advisors.

When Big Business runs government it is no longer democracy; it is corporatocracy. “These people” are not “trying to tell our big corporations how to run their business”. That is a lie. We’ve seen the consequences of de-regulation on Wall Street.

Could this possibly be true? “...or about jobs when he has never really had one? And neither has 92% of his senior staff and closest advisers” They never had jobs? That is plainly another lie.

Some of us think a big part of the problem is this. Americans are being lied to. They are being deceived by powerful Big Money voices. Corporate/Right Wing media have always valued dishonesty, and will continue to, because it is necessary for their mission towards political dominance.

Glenn Beck is telling us Obama is a “racist who has deep seated hatred for white people.”

Throwing more gas on the fires of racism, Limbaugh said on May 29, 2009: “How do you get promoted in a Barack Obama administration? By hating white people or even saying you do or that they‘re not good or put down ‘em, whatever. Make white people the new oppressed minority and they‘re going right along with it because they‘re shutting up. They‘re moving to the back of the bus. They‘re saying, “I can‘t use that drinking fountain.” OK. “I can‘t use that restroom.” OK.”

After FOX, Andrew Breitbart and Limbaugh took their turn sliming the reputation of USDA employee Shirley Sherrod, Rush adds, “"the NAACP is as racist an organization as there has been and is in this country." I bet the KKK agrees with him.

Limbaugh is also telling us Obama is destroying America and “actually wants his nation to fail".

This is all about inciting fear, anger and hatred, folks. But most of all, we are lied to in order to help Republicans take control again.

Look what has happened lately to our national image. We have full time propagandists telling America, and the world, that the only racists we have in America are black people.

Some of us also think a big part of the problem is this. Our democracy’s biggest roadblock is too much corporate cash used as legal bribery in election campaigns and lobbying. It is corrupting our politicians. What do you think?

Besides “God help us”.


Nan said...

Rather an odd missive. It also contradicts other data, like this site:

According to it, the Nordic countries (Finland, Sweden, Norway), France, and the United Kingdom all have a lower overall cancer mortality rate than the U.S. The graph is based on stats from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development. It seems to be a good source for a lot of data for use in doing country-by-country comparisons.

Dave Dubya said...

Thanks for the great reference source. I guess the US will always be N0. 1 when it comes to health care COSTS, anyway.

Tim said...

We better start thinking of ourselves as number three. The Machine on the right is to strong and our country will suffer for it. Look at the sheeple that came out for Beck and Palin. We are in trouble.

Dave Dubya said...

I saw some of Beck's Flying Ego Circus. Did you see all the black people there, both of them? There will always be a quarter of a population with authoritarian personalities. That's the reason why there will always be a struggle to defend democracy.

Tom Harper said...

There is tooo a group called the United Nations International Health Organization. And the Investor's Business Daily is a very solid reliable publication.

I learned from Concerned Citizens for America that Obama is a Muslim. And Patriotic Families for Freedom and Values has warned me of those Death Panels that are part of Obamacare.

We must take America back. To the 1800s.

Dave Dubya said...

It's a good thing those people all agree with Rush and Sarah. That way we know they are right. Not just right, but extremely right. Yessiree.

S.W. Anderson said...

Not only is the SOB who wrote that a liar and a Republican, he is very likely on the payroll of the GOP or some political satellite group funded by the likes of the now infamous Koch brothers, Richard Mellon Scaife, the Heritage Foundation, Dick Armey's political PR operation, the list is nearly endless.

The same is true of a whole lot of right-wing bloggers, BTW.

I would be willing to bet if all the paid "operatives" generating e-mails like the one you got, blog posts, letters to editors of newspapers and magazines and calls to talk radio shows were to get laid off, the political landscape would change noticeably within a matter of weeks. And so would quite a bit of what we see and hear in the MSM.

There would still be plenty of true believers churning out hate mail and other swill, including college Republicans, movement conservative true believers and other hard core resenters, but not nearly as much as there is now.

Thomas Franks has a fascinating chapter in his book, The Wrecking Crew, about how militating and propagandizing for the radical right has been a very lucrative growth industry since the 1970s.

Dave Dubya said...

Yes, it would seem more than likely that anyone literate enough to write that claptrap would be bought and paid for by the Right's disinformation machine. The herd is not that clever.

Weaseldog said...

I've got a friend that brings this stuff up a lot. When I point out that much of it, just isn't true, he admonishes me not to be so gullible.

The latest has been on the Gulf Spill. He's trying to tell me that the Gulf is clean now. Those microbes ate it all up. When I start getting into the biology of the oil eating microbes, and why it doesn't work quite like he thinks, he warns me not to be so gullible again.

Dang it, all of that money spent on college biology classes, wasted. How could I be so gullible!?? Everything I needed to know about organic chemistry and microbiology, I could have learned from Rush Limbaugh and Glen Beck! And learned it right!

Dave Dubya said...

Yes, of course, WE are the gullible ones. And I bet since we are so gullible, we must be the ones with all that projection, too.

Just think of all we'd know about climate and environmental science, stem cell research, and well, everything; if only we were not so damn gullible, and trust and believe Beck and Limbaugh.

So WE must be those village idiots that they keep talking about. It all makes sense now...

Would you please thank him for straightening us out.

Jolly Roger said...

I think we're finished. The US is twitching in cadaveric spasms. Death was caused by 22 years of Saint Ronnie's policies, augmented by "Dr. Jack" Bush from 2001-2009.

Dave Dubya said...

The wounds have been inflicted. They needn't have been mortal wounds had there been an opposition party to the Republicans.

libhom said...

I wouldn't put it past "Investor’s Business Daily" to print made up crap like that, even though they are innocent in this case. That is one of the craziest publications in the country.

Dave Dubya said...

For the Right it's all about the crazy, the negative, the fear and anger. They are of the Darkness.