Daring To Complain About Obamacare

“The nation has been better off,” wrote one friend. “Over 33 million people who did not have insurance are now going to get it.” That’s all fine and good for “the nation,” but what about my $5,400 rate hike (after-tax dollars, I wanted to add, but dared not in this group of previously closeted Mother Teresas)? Another friend wrote, “Yes, I’m paying an extra 200 a month, but I’m okay with doing that so that others who need it can have health care.”

I was shocked. Who knew my friends were such humanitarians? Has Obamacare made it un-P.C. to be concerned by a serious burden on my family’s well-being?

Hey Internet, No One Asked You

I’m conflicted about this article on Jezebel about internet hate speech. On one hand, racism is horrible. On the other, this article just ends up being dumb, ignorant teenagers that they tattle-told on, published their names (they’re minors, by the way), and reaped the page views.

Obama doesn’t need you to defend him against racist pre-teens and teenagers. There are legitimate moments of internet vigilantism. I don’t think this is one of them.

Via:


Obama backed same-sex marriage in 1996

Kyle Baxter:

…biting your tongue and keeping quiet on your true beliefs is a staple for politicians. But Obama was supposed to bring change to Washington, a new kind of candidate who didn’t deal with such cynicism and calculation. And, worse, the administration’s narrative has been that this was a change-of-heart for the president, something he came to believe after considering it heavily, and the views of his wife and daughters. Which makes this all the more cynical: they’re covering the president’s all-too-political opposition to gay marriage in the past, and sudden conversion now, with a story about how he just couldn’t keep that belief any more because he realized it’s wrong.

No. He believed it was wrong, and kept it anyway.