Barack Obama’s penchant for creating strawman arguments is trickling down, way down. The argument now is that since government delivers water to our faucets, maintains roads, and regulates the electric grid, anyone who opposes a government take over of our health system hates modern life:


this morning I was awoken by my alarm clock powered by electricity generated by the public power monopoly regulated by the US department of energy. I then took a shower in the clean water provided by the municipal water utility. After that, I turned on the TV to one of the FCC regulated channels to see what the national weather service of the national oceanographic and atmospheric administration determined the weather was going to be like using satellites designed, built, and launched by the national aeronautics and space administration. I watched this while eating my breakfast of US department of agriculture inspected food and taking the drugs which have been determined as safe by the food and drug administration….

I then log on to the internet which was developed by the defense advanced research projects administration and post on and fox news forums about how SOCIALISM in medicine is BAD because the government can’t do anything right.

“This is awesome” and “brilliant” and “bloody genius” they declare. No, it’s classic shorting, creating a false choice between government controlling everything or nothing. Using that logic, government should choose which shampoo you use, sneakers you wear, and car you drive (we may be there soon for the latter).

So here is America’s choice: (a) Go without water or electricity, or (b) government controls everything.

Here’s my review of this argument: “Not awesome,” “not brilliant,” “bloody stupid.”

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