Charles Krauthammer’s Aug. 28 column declares Obamacare 1.0 (its current form) dead and makes sensible proposals for a universal healthcare bill he dubs Obamacare 2.0 that he believes could get passed. Why, it even leaves out tort reform. However, the column takes a mordant turn at the end when Dr. Krauthammer notes that such a program would result in the dreaded healthcare rationing and death panels sooner, rather than later. So I do not believe he really supports the alternative he proposes.
However, I must take Dr. Krauthammer to task for failing to note the themes that unite all of Obama’s signature proposals: first, their stated purpose and their real purpose are never the same; and second, the real purpose is nefarious: destroying capitalism, destroying democracy, establishing socialism, destroying our military, destroying the security of our borders, paying off supporters, destroying Israel and so on.
The purpose of Obamacare is NOT to establish universal healthcare. The purpose of Obamacare is to transform the U.S. from a capitalist economy to a socialist society. Obamacare will establish socialism by forcing high rates of taxation, destroying initiative by denying people the majority of the fruits of their labors and forcing government intrusion into every aspect of people’s lives.
Obama will only support an Obamacare bill that will establish socialism. He will tell any lie and play every dirty trick to make that happen. Nothing else will do. Dr. Krauthammer, if you do not understand that these are the new rules of the game under Obama, you should stop giving advice until you do. This doesn’t mean you should leave the room, as you so crazily suggested Gov. Palin do before you co-opted her objections to the death panels and peddled them as your own. Just stop talking until you’ve observed the patient enough to understand his pathology. THEN I expect you will have some very trenchant observations indeed.