The Black Sphere’s Kevin Jackson comments on the looming power grab that is ObamaCare — and highlights some splinters in the Trojan horse itself:
Using his grandmother [the late Madelyn "Toot" Dunham] as an example, Obama squirmed while explaining that [Toot] likely should not have had her hip replaced, since she was dying of cancer and was 86 years old. Here was his comment:
“I don’t know how much that hip replacement cost,” Obama said in the interview. “I would have paid out of pocket for that hip replacement just because she’s my grandmother.”
“That’s where I think you just get into some very difficult moral issues,” he said in the April 14 interview. “The chronically ill and those toward the end of their lives are accounting for potentially 80 percent of the total health care bill out here.”
There is no hidden message here, as the message is crystal clear. Sometimes Obama is worse than Biden in revealing the truth, though he is sensitive to the idea not throwing [Toot] from the train. What he’s not saying is he didn’t want her on the train to begin with!
Obama would have preferred [Toot] take painkillers for three weeks, instead of have that expensive hip replacement. After all, she died only a few weeks later. But what if [Toot] had lived another year or two? Should she be kept in a drug-induced stupor or should [Toot] become Soylent Green? Only the government counselors would know for sure…
I would submit that Obama never truly loved or cared about the woman who literally raised him, gave him shelter, and jumped through hoops to give him an education — only to dismiss her for political expedience as “a typical white person”, but I digress. All I know is that I’d be damned if I threw my own mother under the bus like he did.
BTW, if you’re not familiar with the Soylent Green reference, here’s a brief primer on how end-of-life care might be handled as depicted in the 1973 film:
I hope ObamaCare fails.