February 25, 2010

Keith Olbermann Has Daddy Issues

I never watch Keith Olbermann for the same reason I ignore Glenn Beck and Bill O'Reilly— I can't stand their drama-queen antics. But while I ignore O'Reilly and Beck for their theatrics, it is a bit harder to turn your back on Olbermann's rhetoric, especially when his frothing hatred and bigotry is on such violent display as it was last night.

Brad Wilmouth suffered through Olbermann's latest attempt to dehumanize his critics at Newbusters:

On Wednesday's Countdown show, in his latest "Special Comment," MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann, after recounting some of the heartrending details of his father's current health problems, went on to slam Sarah Palin, Betsy McCaughey, and ObamaCare critics, especially those who have used the term "death panels," calling such national health care opponents by the names "subhumans," "ghouls," and "fiends." He went on to "damn" to "hell" those who use the term "death panels." Olbermann: "It's a life panel, and damn those who call it otherwise to hell!"

Actually, Mr. Olbermann, the kind of health care rationing system that you and your fellow liberals would force upon America is the equivalent of "death panel" triage, with a deadly combination of apathy and accountancy leading to appalling care.

As Barack Obama and his socialist allies in the Democratic Party engage in political theater this morning to try to revive their attempt to intrude into your family's health care decisions, I want you to turn to this dreadful cautionary tale of what Britain's attempt at socialized medicine has done to its population.

The Democrats simply cannot be taken seriously when they claim to be against torture while attempting to implement a health care rationing scheme that isn't as good as the care detainees get at Gitmo.

Patients were routinely neglected or left "sobbing and humiliated" by staff at an NHS trust where at least 400 deaths have been linked to appalling care.

An independent inquiry found that managers at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust stopped providing safe care because they were preoccupied with government targets and cutting costs.

The inquiry report, published yesterday by Robert Francis, QC, included proposals for tough new regulations that could lead to managers at failing NHS trusts being struck off.

Staff shortages at Stafford Hospital meant that patients went unwashed for weeks, were left without food or drink and were even unable to get to the lavatory. Some lay in soiled sheets that relatives had to take home to wash, others developed infections or had falls, occasionally fatal. Many staff did their best but the attitude of some nurses "left a lot to be desired".

This is the kind of care Keith Olbermann wants for his own father?

It sounds like somebody has daddy issues:

Posted by Confederate Yankee at February 25, 2010 11:02 AM

Interesting how the coward hid behind and used his sick father to keep from accepting the Dallas Tea Party invitation.

Tarheel Repub Out!

Posted by: Tarheel Repub at February 25, 2010 12:05 PM

I will not live under socialism.
Beat the Drums of War.
After the Tea Party...
One if by land; two if by sea.

Posted by: Odins Acolyte at February 25, 2010 01:00 PM

Mr. Olberman wants his cake and he wants to eat it too. He is well aware that his millions of dollars and his union membership will exempt him from the health care fiasco, but he wants it so that his father can receive better treatment in the hospital. Uh, just wow. Without his union membership and millions of dollars, Mr. Olberman's father would be just one more notch on the health care savings death panel gun and would be allowed to die with dignity, but definitely allowed to die. Liberals. You can't live with them and you can't educate them.

Posted by: TimothyJ at February 25, 2010 01:14 PM

The example of the British NHS could equally apply to any VA system in the US. I have worked many of the hospitals and can assure you that Federal workers loose their humanity on entering the door. Patient's are commonly left in their own filt and unwashed. The answer when you ask the personel why, "it is not my job description". Obama estimates one trillion in expenses over a one year period, try one trillion per year.

Posted by: David at February 25, 2010 02:57 PM

If my father was that sick and I had as much money as Ms. Olbermann, I would just pay for his care. As long as I've got a dime, no one in my family will be in need.

Posted by: tjbbpgobIII at February 26, 2010 02:08 AM

How many Left-leaners, perhaps not too enamored of Obama, justified their decision as lesser-evilism citing W's apparently well known and oft discussed "daddy issues"? Immediately after the election I ran into one of these doofs. Apparently a good fraction of the Bush-bashing book industry was committed to this meme. If only I knew then what we know now of Barack Hussein Obama Sr. I've made much sport since then, though. If the talk does drift to the noxious Bushes or even the hellish Clintons and their domestic realities, try introducing some of the more obvious facts about the Family Obama and you will find quickly that the Obama fan club has not even entertained the notion that after so much dishing it out, they might be required to take it. Not even a little bit. It's all racist dontcha know, to which one might as well go nucular in response, "What's wrong with being racist? Barack was in a racist cult for twenty years, no one minded that!"

Posted by: megapotamus at February 26, 2010 01:25 PM

Poll Guardian/UK 8-14-09
Which system would you rather be treated under?
UK 89.1 US 10.1

London Telegraph reporting on a survey of 10000 doctors;(November 2009)
48% of US doctors have found difficulty getting treatment for patients in UK 6%.
It is fine to have philosophical differences with the system, but facts rather than anecdotes should rule.

Posted by: pat at February 26, 2010 03:53 PM

Now we have good or even excellent care for most, lousy care for a few. Under Obama care we will have mediocre or poor care for most and excellent care for a few . My working class friends in France and England pay for private care when they or their families are ill and need even a little more than elective attention. They now accept this without regret. However,in the US,the dilution of quality this rotten system will bring will cause regret, a lot of it too, to all but the most insulated, either by money or influence. The Barefoot Doctor is coming for you, America.

Posted by: mytralman at February 26, 2010 05:06 PM
It is fine to have philosophical differences with the system, but facts rather than anecdotes should rule. Posted by pat at February 26, 2010 03:53 PM

Anecdotes illustrate the fact that the NHS has poorer outcomes than the USA and, regardless of what this cherry-picked set of docs state, much poorer access to 21st century healthcare.

Lying in filth also well describes having to read some of the lies promoted by advocates of socializing healthcare.

Posted by: iconoclast at February 27, 2010 12:17 PM

I hate to tell you this but your statement does not make sense. As a doctor, have I had difficulty getting treatment for my patients? Sure, namely the ones covered by government medicine like Medicare and Medicaid. Will that change with Obamacare? Absolutlely, everyone will have difficulty.

Posted by: David at February 27, 2010 05:05 PM

Dear Friends,

I know that what I going to say may be anethema to conservatives, but the movement is thinking with its heart on healthcare not its head.
The use of anecdotes that "feel" true has been used for policy after the Vietman war and thru the Reagan years.
The "welfare queen", the spitting on returning soldiers and the reduction of marginal tax rates increasing the gross revenue to government are at best evocative ideas to justify policy at worst manipulation of the base to award the ruling class.

Posted by: pat at February 28, 2010 10:55 AM