Newsweek's Connolly: Daddy Obama Needs to Get Congresskids in Line

<p>Reminiscing about how her father would end dinner table squabbles between her and her sister, Newsweek's <a href="/people/katie-connolly" target="_blank">Katie Connolly</a> on Tuesday rejoiced that President Obama had said &quot;Enough!&quot; <a href="http://blog.newsweek.com/blogs/thegaggle/archive/2009/12/15/time-for-oba... target="_blank">in order to get Senate Democrats in line</a>:</p><blockquote><p>Today, it sounds like the president has finally reached that point with the Senate Democrats and their increasingly aggravating health-care squabbles. He's ready to issue a steely &quot;Enough.&quot; And not a minute too soon. </p></blockquote><p>Not a minute too soon? Isn't Connolly supposed to be an objective reporter, not a cheerleader for a political party and its agenda? Oh, that's right, this is Newsweek, the magazine <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/09/business/media/09newsweek.html?_r=2&am... target="_blank">whose editor actually aspires</a> to a smaller (and more liberal?) audience. </p><!--break--><p>Of course, Newsweek is hardly alone in cheerleading ObamaCare. Over at Time magazine's Swampland blog yesterday, writers <a href="http://swampland.blogs.time.com/2009/12/16/re-767-pages/" target="_blank">Karen Tumulty</a> and <a href="http://swampland.blogs.time.com/2009/12/16/767-pages-of-single-payer/" target="_blank">Kate Pickert</a> groaned about Republicans forcing the Senate clerk to read the 767-page amendment offered by socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.). Today, Time contributor <a href="http://swampland.blogs.time.com/2009/12/17/re-shocker/" target="_blank">Joe Klein</a> slammed as &quot;immoderate&quot; Democratic Sen. Ben Nelson (D-Neb.) for his &quot;unwillingness to compromise on abortion.&quot; In doing so, Klein griped, Nelson &quot;neglects the millions of people, already born, whose lives are in danger because they have no access to preventative and chronic care.&quot;</p><p>Of course, it doesn't occur to Klein that abortion -- the termination of a human being in utero -- is hardly the pinnacle of the ideals of the Hippocratic Oath. Nor does Klein consider pro-choice hardliners to be the extremists who are holding up state-run health care for the sake of a radical pro-abortion lobby.  </p><p>Nah, that's too unconventional a storyline for a pro-choice liberal activist masquerading as a journalist. </p>

Ken Shepherd
Ken Shepherd
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