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THE SKUNK AT THE PICNIC

Posted by on October 8, 2013

This venue is to encourage you.  For that reason it’s rare that I use it for anything else.  I have the privilege to write thoughts into your daily experience that I believe help you.  In that sense, this post is no exception.  I am trying to encourage you.

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The major difference is that this message needs to be spread quickly.  It’s in that spirit I share it with you.

You may know who Neil Cavuto of the Fox Business Network is.  If not, you’ll find the following a great intro to his incisive thinking and refreshingly direct approach.  I’m sharing it in hopes you’ll do the same.  Perhaps together we can galvanize some Americans to help repopulate the Senate and House with true Constitutional Conservatives in the looming midterm elections.

Please–read on.

Neil Cavuto, Fox News, stated the following directly to President Obama on his daily afternoon program last Thursday.

The points he makes just couldn’t be made any better!

President Obama is blaming Fox News for 2/3 of the country disliking Obamacare. Here’s Neil Cavuto’s explanation and it is great. 

If you don’t understand what many folks believe are ‘the issues’ about ObamaCare read his comments and you will understand.

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Mr. President, Fox News isn’t what’s making Americans sick about your healthcare law. Your healthcare law is. 

Welcome, everybody, I’m Neil Cavuto. And excuse this departure from form. But I think this is just poor form. So, it’s time we set some things straight.

Mr. President, we at Fox News are not the problem. I hate to break it to you, sir. You are. Your words are. Your promises are. We didn’t sell this healthcare law. Sir, you did. Remember this?

President Barack Obama:  “If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor.  Period.”

Mr. President, tell that to tens of thousands of retirees at IBM and Time Warner and dozens of others, who’ve been dumped from their coverage and told to find their own coverage. Fox News didn’t break that news to them, Mr. President. Their companies did.

Fox News didn’t push more of those firms to hire part-time workers. Your healthcare law did. 

Fox News didn’t incentivize fast food restaurants to scale back their benefits. Your healthcare law did. 

Fox News didn’t make doctors want to opt out. Your healthcare law did. 

Fox News didn’t make insurance premiums skyrocket in almost all the states. Your healthcare law did. 

Just like Fox News didn’t grant hundreds of exemptions to companies that needed them. You did. 

And Fox News didn’t delay one key provision after another, including online enrollment for those small business exchanges. You did.

Just like it wasn’t Fox News that said we had to pass this to see what was in this. You did. Or was that Nancy Pelosi? Sometimes I’m confused. 

But of this I am not. Fox News didn’t re-do basic math. Sir, you did. 

Fox News didn’t say you can cover 30 million more Americans and not see a hit in premiums. You did. 

Fox News didn’t say you could throw in those with pre-existing conditions and not have to pay for it. You did. 

Fox News didn’t all but say you could get something for nothing. You did. 

Fox News didn’t come back years later and say, oh yea, we did raise some taxes. You did.

Here’s where you are right about Fox News, however, Mr. President.   We can do math. And did. You cannot. And did not. We said it, and proved it. You didn’t. And we’re all suffering for it. Take it from the numbers guy at Fox. Numbers don’t lie. 

The number of Americans working part-time and nervous. 

The number of retirees days away from being dumped on exchanges and anxious. 

The number of company bosses with any news to pass along on those exchanges, but still clueless. 

The number of doctors who want out.

The number you said the program will cost and the number you said it will save; which you now say both were ‘off’ by 35-40% and in the wrong direction.

The number of congressmen now opting out. 

No, Mr. President, none of those numbers lie.

But with all due respect sir, I can only conclude you do know; I know, I know you hate us at Fox. But please take a look in a mirror, and fast.  

You think we’re the skunk at your picnic. But that doesn’t mean we’re the ones that stink. Because that smell isn’t coming from the folks reporting on your law. 

Mr. President, that smell is your law.

I know.  I’m beyond ‘tired of it’.  I want the mess straightened out, too.  The childishness of pointing fingers and throwing tantrums quickly wears thin in the nursery.  It’s pathetic when it comes from men and women who with straight faces say they’re our leaders.  Every power-grabbing, self-serving, fence-riding individual of every party had better own their portion of culpability.  At least show enough class to be ashamed, all of you.

Perhaps one way to speed up that process is to shine bright light on the truth.

Truth does not change according to your ability to stomach it.

Our country, our way of life is literally at stake.  Another Neil (Postman) said, “Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see.”

This is the first time in American history we’ve sent them already pre-loaded with luggage stuffed with irresponsible indebtedness we had no business allowing.

Think about it.  DO something about it.  Records say so much more than rhetoric.  Stay informed, make sure your senators and representatives know your name because you know theirs, remember who showed guts and took stands when others waffled and weaseled; and when it’s time to vote show up and stand up.

It’s our time to show these spoiled professional arguers what is an American patriot.  I think they’ve forgotten.

© D. Dean Boone October 8 2013

One Response to THE SKUNK AT THE PICNIC

  1. Ginn

    AMEN !

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