A reader sent me the following tweet from a prominent conservative ex-politician:
Press Corps-pls do your job as Obama sneaks in Berwick appt;pls cover his mission:socialized healthcare&rationing based on”quality of life”
This kind of thing makes my head explode. Look, I’m not going to get into the politics of the Berwick appointment. But who oppose him see his “mission” to be twofold:
- He’s for increasing government paid/run health care
- He’s for decreasing spending on government paid/run health care
Ok. You can’t be angry at him for both of these. You can be angry at him because you believe he will increase the amount of money that government spends on health care or you can be angry at him because he will limit the amount of money that government spends on health care, but you can’t be angry at him for both. For that matter, he really can’t do both.
Moreover, you, yourself, can hate one of these things, but you can’t hate both.
So, please, rail against increases in health care spending or against them. Choose. This is sort of silly.