business hysteria-generating columnist Steven Pearlstein has declared that opponents of Democratic health care restructuring are “political terrorists, willing to say or do anything to prevent the country from reaching a consensus on one of its most serious domestic problems.” Oh, okay, next time we’ll be sure to shut up and go along with what Pearlstein wants.
But not this time. Contrary to what Pearlstein says, the goal of the Democratic party base is a single-payer system in which the government controls the health care system. Pointing out this goal, and how some of the provisions which may make their way into a final bill would advance this goal, is not the equivalent of hate speech or fighting words. In fact, the rhetoric from supporters of health care freedom has been no worse, and mostly better, than the rhetoric used by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. on his front porch, which has been defended by the very people who want to shut up the health care protesters.
And yes, the only way to fund what the Democrats want will involve rationing which will cut back on end-of-life care. So while no Democrats are talking about a Soylent Green solution, the necessary implications of what they are proposing legitimately is frightening to the elderly.
Part of the problem with how things are spinning out of control is people like Pearlstein, who use their mainstream media platform to demonize everyone who disagrees with them.
Just one question for Mr. Pearlstein. Now that you have declared approximately half the population to be terrorists, are you still against waterboarding?
UPDATE: Exclusive photos of health care terrorists in action via Dana Loesch: