Wednesday, September 09, 2009

The Intellectual Quality Of Our Opponents On Display Yet Again.

This is how well versed the propaganda pundits on the right are on this issue. Listen to Maria Bartaromo, who has been a television news anchor for over 16 years.

"How come you don't use it [Medicare]? You don't have it. How come you don't have it?"

She was talking to a 45 year old man.

This is what they give us when we look for informed commentary on the issue. News anchors who ask 45 year olds why they are not on the government health plan for which they will not be eligible for 20 years.

I wrote back in June that if this battle was fought on just the facts, we would win in a landslide.

We are losing, and I was right.


theangrypharmacist said...

Wait, I know 2 scoops and one truckload of people on medicare that are either 45 or younger.

Anonymous said...

Wow. And this wasn't even Faux news.

At least they didn't throw out empty buzzwords like "socialism" or "death-squads".

Anonymous said...

i don't know why anyone still takes her and that jim cramer seriously.

they have been terribly wrong about EVERYTHING yet they still act like they know best.

Tyler said...

What a stupid B, and she was so in your face about "why don't you have it" LMAO. So ignorant. A lot of what I've been seeing lately makes me fear for america, do I really live with this many stupid and crazy people. But oh wait, yes I do, and I get to experience some of these lovely people when they are out of refills or try to refill meds they got 3 days ago and cant wrap their brains around why the insurance won't cover it

DrugMonkey, Master of Pharmacy said...


Then you know 2 scoops and a truckload of people who have qualified for Social Security Disability.

You do know....I hope, that the two ways to become eligible for Medicare are to become old or be declared unfit to About 15% of Medicare recipients fit into the "disabled" category.

Regardless of what you may think of the Congressman's politics, he does have a job at the moment, and seems of sound enough mind and body to be employable somewhere even if he were to lose his current position. Which will keep him from being declared disabled anytime soon.

All of which leaves Maria Bartaromo looking like one dumb bitch, as this knowledge should be pretty basic to someone who is tasked with informing the public about the issues of the day.

Also pretty basic to someone tasked with working in a drugstore. Just sayin'

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Tyler said...

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