Alex Blaze

What's really scary is the deductible

Filed By Alex Blaze | July 08, 2009 1:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Living, Media
Tags: Barack Obama, health care reform, National Review, prostate exam, public option, reform

There are so many layers of possible, subtle, and overt homophobia, misogyny, racism, sodomy anxiety, Nixonian resentment, and sexophobia cynically in use to turn conservatives off to health care reform in the new National Review cover that it isn't possible to unpack it all. But let's just say that every now and then we have to get a little shocked out of our serious discussions of policy and strategy and just be reminded that part of the country just plain has some issues, issues that will never be resolved with reason, dialogue, or education.

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Christopher D | July 8, 2009 8:11 PM

I think I was in high school when I first read The National Review. I didn't really agree with their point of view, but at least the magazine seemed "intellectual."
At this point I've kind of realized that the only thing separating their kind of unhinged commentary from the teaparty crowd is the income tax bracket of their writers and reader.

Robert Ganshorn Robert Ganshorn | July 9, 2009 3:20 AM

Well it could be a new spin on "taking one for the Gipper."

Those folks earning in those brackets think they are taxed aplenty while they overlook that a "pandemic" disease does not care if you pay taxes or not. On the spending side of the equation we are moving right along, but I am still waiting to see the tax changes Obama ran on that would return tax rates to what they had been for those folks earning above a quarter million per year.

"The National Review" is a smart magazine. They somehow never make a profit, but keep their operation solvent through donations of concerned contributors. All of whom coincidentally do earn over a quarter million per year. Anyone earning less who regularly reads "NR" wants to earn that much and more.