Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Camille Paglia: Obama's Healthcare Horror

Camille doesn't mince words although she likes Obama when he's abroad, which makes MC retch. Fortunately, she calls for Nancy Pelosi to resign which just reading such a call made us happy. Readers of this blog could hardly disagree with her conclusion:

"As with the massive boondoggle of the stimulus package, which Obama foolishly let Congress turn into a pork rut, too much has been attempted all at once; focused, targeted initiatives would, instead, have won wide public support. How is it possible that Democrats, through their own clumsiness and arrogance, have sabotaged healthcare reform yet again? Blaming obstructionist Republicans is nonsensical because Democrats control all three branches of government. It isn't conservative rumors or lies that are stopping healthcare legislation; it's the justifiable alarm of an electorate that has been cut out of the loop and is watching its representatives construct a tangled labyrinth for others but not for themselves. No, the airheads of Congress will keep their own plush healthcare plan -- it's the rest of us guinea pigs who will be thrown to the wolves."

Click on the title of this blog to read her latest column in Salon; she's too important a thinker and cultural/political critic to miss.

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