Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Another Expert Heard From

by Pa Rock
Citizen Journalist
       (And not an expert!)

In its never-ending quest to sculpt public opinion, Rupert’s Rag, aka The Wall Street Journal, has concocted a panel of “experts” to pen editorials on various subjects.   Earlier this week one of those experts – Thighmaster queen Suzanne Somers – used the editorial page of the once venerable Journal to have her say on the subject of Obamacare.    Her piece was based largely on personal anecdotes dealing with her in-law's interactions with the Canadian health care system, and a couple of false quotes.

Ms. Somers called the Affordable Care Act “socialized medicine” and “a greater Ponzi scheme than anything pulled off by Bernie Madoff.”    She credited V.I. Lenin as saying “Socialized medicine is the keystone to the arch of the socialist state,” and said that Winston Churchill had proclaimed “Control your citizens’ health care and you control your citizens.”  Neither gentleman had uttered the words that Ms. Somers tried to shove into their mouths.

Fortunately for her, the 67-year-old fitness expert and promoter of dubious medical therapies doesn’t have to trust her own health to the vagaries and unknowns of Obamacare.  She is eligible for Medicare.

Enjoy your socialized medicine, Chrissy – and rage on!

1 comment:

Xobekim said...

Even on Three's Company "Chrissy" was never the smart one. Who knew that character was type cast?