Obama Goes Postal

Pray all you want, Obama. Allah can't save you from your own hubris and stupidityYou got to give Barack Obama the credit that he is due; he may well be focus of the greatest existential threat to America and to Liberty in at least several generations, but he does possess the rare innate ability to drop gems of humor when he forgets to let the TOTUS decide what he should say in public, even a carefully controlled a scripted venue.

You’ve just got to laugh at this little blip of truth and humor; when I first read it, I thought it was from Biden:

I think private insurers should be able to compete. They do it all the time. I mean, if you think about, if you think about it, um, UPS and FedEx are doing just fine. Right? The, uh, no they are. I mean, it’s the post office that’s always having problems.

– President Obama
August 11, 2009, Portsmouth, NH Pseudo-Town Hall

Exactly, Mr. President! You’ve, quite unknowingly and unintentionally hit the nail on the head. UPS and FedEx are doing just fine while their government-ran competitor is failing and falling into chaos.

Americans do not want, and will fight tooth and nail against, spending literally trillions of dollars in order to “give” us a healthcare system that functions no better than the US Postal Service as compared to the private system that we Americans already have and are largely content with.

In any case though, in January, 2013, when President Obama becomes unemployed – don’t fret; he gets to keep his health insurance for life – he should really show the video of this blurb to his friend, Wanda Sykes. She might be able to get him a comedy special on one the cable networks. ;)

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5 Responses to “Obama Goes Postal”

  1. zhann Says:

    That would be an interesting situation. Of course, logically it is unlikely. Most likely the insurance companies will begin offering plans for better, private healthcare, such as in Europe and Canada. However, the vast majority of Americans will likely settle for free healthcare while the rich pay for it like usual.

    It is interesting, I know a great deal of Europeans and a few Canadians … NONE of them are against their healthcare and all of them are amazed that the USA doesn’t cover their populations.

  2. jonolan Says:

    There’s a couple of problems, zhann:

    One – those people in Europe and Canada who can afford to do so, come here to America for most advanced treatments – except replacement organs and in vitro fertilization – because those treatments aren’t available in their own countries.

    Two – all of those people in Europe and Canada, and the rest of the Western World, are benefiting from the medical advances of America. Under a government run healthcare system it is likely – not assured – that such advancements would be greatly slowed because profit, which is at great risk under ObamaCare, is a great motivator for companies to spend billions of dollars on research each and every year.

  3. zhann Says:

    ok …

    1 – That is extremely rare. This is more propaganda than truth. It is extremely rare that a citizen of europe comes to the USA, even with money. On the other hand, we just had a piece on mizozo about stephen hawking citing exactly the opposite.

    2 – While there is much truth to this, this isn’t entirely true. Many medical advances come from Germany, England and France. I do admit, the majority comes from the states.

  4. jonolan Says:

    zhann,

    Medicine, especially oncology and neurosurgery is more advanced in the US than in Europe and Canada. People who need such treatments come here, either on their own dime or – in some cases – at the expense of their own country’s health system. That’s not propaganda; that’s fact.

    On the other hand, more mainstream treatments are available in those countries free or nearly of free of charge – even to tourists.

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