AP's Fouhy, In Analysis of 2010 Congressional Landscape, Calls GOP Base 'Confused' on ObamaCare
In a Sunday "uh-oh" review of 2010's electoral landscape as it applies to nationwide congressional races, the Associated Press's Beth Fouhy insulted GOP voters while effectively implying that they are the only ones who oppose ObamaCare, "reckless spending, and high debt."
The foundation of Fouhy's piece is a fear that Democrats may be in peril of losing their House majority in 2010. Funny, when they were in the minority and gaining ground in national sentiment, I recall that the press meme was "Democrats Gaining!" Now that they're in control and faltering, it's "Democrats in Danger of Losing (Somebody Do Something)!" The perspective always seems to be about the rising or falling fortunes of Democrats, which of course serves to validate the contention of those who say that the establishment press is the mouthpiece of the Left and the Democratic Party.
Now let's look at Fouhy's infuriating fulminations (red underline is mine):
Yes, Beth Fouhy called the GOP base "confused" about ObamaCare. In Beth's world, those rubes in the GOP base are just too dense to understand the infinite wisdom of Dear Leader's healthcare contraption. Additionally, the administration's spending and high debt really aren't reckless, they're only "considered" so by those same dummies.
No Beth, millions of people, many if not most of them not in whatever remains of the "GOP base," aren't "confused" by ObamaCare. They know and understand what's in it quite well. The also understand that the President is bitterly clinging to fundamental untruths about his and his party's designs on the healthcare system.
Specifically, as I pointed out on Thursday at BizzyBlog (last item at link), to believe that Barack Obama and his party are telling the truth, you have to believe that each and every one of the following are lying:
- The Congressional Budget Office (in five different instances cited by Doug Ross).
- On coverage of illegal immigrants, Senator Robert Menendez and La Raza.
- Obama himself, in previous years, in several ways, not the least of which is his previous video-captured support for a single-payer system.
- In regards to the provision for coverage of abortions -- Every pro-life organization and publication that I'm aware of that has read various versions of proposed legislation; Fouhy's own Associated Press, which has said it's in there; and roughly one dozen Democratic congresspersons on Matt Drudge's list of supposed health care "reform" opponents, who in essence acknowledged in a June 25 letter that abortion coverage is in proposed legislation.
This list barely scratches the surfacce. The list of others who must be lying for Barack Obama and the Democrats to be telling the truth on health care legislation is actually much, much longer.
Does this "confuse" you, Beth?
Cross-posted at BizzyBlog.com.