Tuesday, September 01, 2009

A man who really knows Canada

Former Presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee, who has morphed recently from the cuddly religious fanatic he was last year into a mean-eyed promoter of political deceptions had some important news for Americans about Canadian healthcare the other day:

Just consider how easy it’s been for the right to foment the rage we’ve been seeing at town hall meetings. Mike Huckabee, the once and probably future G.O.P. presidential candidate, offered a pitch-perfect tutorial for how it’s done in the opening monologue of his Fox News show last weekend.

He’d just returned from Canada, Huckabee told his flock, where the health care system “works O.K. if have a minor complaint, but in the event of something really serious, God help you, because the government-run system probably won’t.” This should worry Americans, he said, because the imperious, out-of-touch Congress is “hell-bent” on orchestrating a government takeover of the U.S. health care system.

He then urged viewers to show up at town hall meetings this month and to “gently—or not so gently—remind them who the boss is.”

It was a maddeningly dishonest presentation. None of the plans under consideration in Congress would impose a Canadian-style, single-payer health care system in this country. The comparison was absolutely false and baseless.

I love the 'He's not really dating that skank.' defense rather than 'Hey she isn't a skank!'

But maybe we should take Mister Huckabee seriously. Maybe he really is an authority on all things Canadian.


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