Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Jon Stewart on Obama's Plan to Have Military use Private Insurance for War Wounds: What the &%#$ are you Guys Thinking?

Some of you may have gotten the impression that I loath Jon Stewart when I wrote this in a recent post:

Jon Stewart is either an incredibly poor journalist or a manipulative hack who is largely untouchable by others because he hides behind the comedian banner when it suits him.


And I stand by those comments, but sometimes even a manipulative hack can be right. A couple of days ago he was correct in his evaluation of Obama's abominable plan to have men and women in the military use private insurance to pay for medical expenses related to wounds received in the line of duty. Seriously.



If a poor journalist/manipulative hack can see how bad of an idea this is, shouldn't anyone be able to see it?

As it turns out, the Obama administration received such a backlash that the idea was rejected from consideration. But should that bring us comfort knowing that it was ever considered in the first place?

Does it take angry letters, television commentators going ballistic, and the Drudge Report posting in it's characteristic all-red-letter headlines for Obama to say, "Gee, this might not be a good idea."

Shouldn't a man of principle hear this idea and reject it outright? Millions of Americans were able to, so why couldn't Obama?

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