Let me break this down for you.The dems want a nationalized health care system. In their incremental approach to achieve this they're applying the tried-and-true "it's for the children" approach with an expansion of the State Childrens' Health Insurance Program--SCHIP--which additionally begs the question of "why is the US Congress meddling with states' issues?"
The dems knew they would face a Bush veto even before it came to a vote in both Houses. A search was conducted in late summer to find just the right spokesperson to deliver an impassioned plea for the dems' agenda and it came up with an erudite, privately educated kid victim who had been helped by the (fully adequate Maryland) SCHIP capable of reading prepared dem talking points in the dem radio rebuttle to Bush's Sept 29th radio address regarding his decision to veto said expansion.
Liars and spinners and pure propagandists can never again get away with their garbage. In 2004 the Bush/National Guard forgeries were exposed in HOURS because of commentors at Little Green Footballs. The word 'swiftboating' has entered the lexicon and, indeed, the Frost family has been swiftboated.
Here's a couple of telling paragraphs from a commentor:
"See those faces at Right? No, not the kids. This was never about the kids, Graeme, or otherwise. It's tragic that they were injured so severely. But it's also tragic that apparently F Halsey Frost, otherwise known as Daddy here, never learned to take responsibility for himself, or give up options he wasn't prepared to support. Why bother, one can always call on the American taxpayer for that?And this from TIME
This story is about the parents, Bonnie and F. Halsey Frost who grew up with all the advantages and, despite what I might assume is a liberal view on abortion, not only most likely support that free choice; if someone wants to have kids, they apparently believe it's cool to play with wood, or hold low-paying, fun, or perhaps lower stress jobs without having to worry about providing for whatever number of moppets one might feel like dropping into the world. I guess it's, let someone else pay for it, in their world view. I'm thinking F H learned that and little else from his Daddy."
Typical of the tone was what Mark Steyn wrote on National Review Online: "Bad things happen to good people, and they cause financial problems and tough choices. But, if this is the face of the 'needy' in America, then no one is not needy."
So I say this--In this land of abundance and abundance of freedom, the more that one relies on government to supply the more government will demand to take away of our freedoms.
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