Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Video clip of the day

Via Hot Air:

Emily's List, a pro-choice outfit has come out with a video which is in response to Sarah Palin's call to America's "Mama Grizzlies". As you will see, the video makes a radical departure from some progressive-sponsored videos of recent vintage.

Can it be? 85 seconds and nary a curse word in sight? Now just what in the sam hill is going on around here?

We'll give them credit, though? Unlike their recent predecessors, we welcome the break from puerile juvenile-ness.

But to the video itself: We're not quite sure what is meant by Sarah Palin and the MGs (hey.... Sarah and the MGs?... it's ours. Don't even think about it, 'yatch) "wouldn't have health care". What does that even mean? Does Palin want to do away with hospitals and doctors visits or something? If they mean that Sarah and the MGs want to do away with ObamaCare then just come out and say it. Of course, that would be drifting into the popular sentiment of the nation, currently, so obfuscation is the safe and correct way to proceed forward.

And how about "do away with... unemployment benefits?" As we recall, Republican "obstructionism" with this latest round of benny extensions was specific to having Congress abide by the "pay-go" rule (pay as you go... don't pass a law that can't be paid for... don't borrow even more money than we already have to pay for anything... you get the point) before passing the extensions. The Democrats in order to pass the bill, instead, chose to cut... food stamps. Does it get any better than that?

And by golly, we couldn't get through a minute and a half without a culture war broadside: "... protect our right to hibernate with whoever we choose."

We'd like to take a moment to remind Emily's MGs who it is that is leading the pack among Republicans who like to blaze. In case they hadn't noticed, this particular Alaskan has got a pretty well-defined libertarian stripe running down her back and murky allegorical charges won't stand up to scrutiny. What Sarah and the MGs know and what the rest of the nation is coming around to is that being family values-oriented and not being a social-conservative fire-brand does not an oxymoronic state of being make.

Now the rest of society may think that's fine and that's their prerogative, but if I ever catch you doin' that, son, I'm going to kick yer ass.

Like, who hasn't heard that or sentiment to that effect, before?

So, all in all, not a bad effort by Em's List if for nothing else than not having to slap the NSFWoH content label on this post.

Addendum #1: Capt. Ed, from the link at the top of the page, wonders how Emily and her MGs will feel about Medicare possibly not reimbursing for the cancer drug, Avastin, because of an FDA decision to scotch approval based possibly upon "cost effectiveness"? Obama... wouldn't have health care?



Mutnodjmet said...

It's Revenge of the Ewoks!

Road Dawg said...

Liberals are the kings of the straw man argument.