Last night, PMSNBC, the Reverend Jackson appeared, and the question, "If they repeal health care, what are we facing in this country, a social push-back of some sort? What do you think, Reverend Jackson?"
JACKSON: Well, a kind of creeping genocide. What is hypocritical is that those who vote against the health care bill themselves have comprehensive health care for their families. You're talking about more working poor people. Most poor people are not on welfare, they're not derelicts; they work. Half of the veterans were homeless -- men homeless are veterans. A million and a half children who -- who are homeless, and they often go to school without adequate health care. So this really is a -- a mass march for the kind of humane -- human destruction, of the likes of which we've never known. We deserve better.
RUSH: Gee whiz. (laughing) I mean this is just comical. (laughing) Repealing health care is gonna cause all that, gonna cause creeping genocide. Can I read this to you again? (laughing) "Well, it's a kind of creeping genocide. What's hypocritical is that those who vote against the health care bill themselves have comprehensive health care for their families, talking about more working poor people. Most poor people are not on welfare, they're not derelicts; they work. Half of the veterans were homeless, men homeless are veterans. A million and a half children who are homeless, and they often go to school without adequate health care." Oh, no, I can't believe we're sending kids off to school without adequate health care. How can that be? Are you sending your kid off to school without adequate health care, folks? How many of you are guilty of this? Every day you see your children leave your house, head to the bus stop or maybe to your car or their own that you've bought them, and they drive off or are driven off without adequate health care? Is that what you think? So this really is a mass march for the kind of human destruction the likes of which we've never known. (laughing) "Repealing health care is a mass march for the kind of human destruction the likes of which we've never known. We deserve better." And then there's another answer. He was asked a question, "The Republican position on this is, is it heartless?" And he says, "It is heartless. I cannot help getting out of my mind going to a homeless shelter in San Francisco." I don't have time to play you his response, but that's what he says.
RUSH: Here's more from the Reverend Jackson. "We, as Americans, deserve a greater sense of humanity and a return on investment. It's better to have prenatal care and day care on the front side than GL care and welfare on the backside and short life expectancy when it's unnecessary." It also might be nice if the children, illegitimate children of fathers, had them at home rather than on MSNBC answering questions and making no sense.
RUSH: You gotta hear this Jesse Jackson sound bite. It's the one I was reading to you. This is on MSNBC and the question, "Reverend Jackson, would you consider or describe the Republican position on Obamacare as heartless?"
JACKSON: Well, it is heartless. I cannot help getting out of my mind going to a homeless shelter in San Francisco. Most folks in that shelter work every day and can't afford rent and don't have health care. Who are these people? These are fast food workers who serve us these hamburgers. They don't have health care. These are cabdrivers who don't have health care. We, as Americans, deserve a greater sense of humanity and a return on investment. It's better to have prenatal care and day care on the front side than GL (sic) care and welfare on the backside and short life expectancy when it's unnecessary.
RUSH: And more gobbledygook. Okay, so when you go to a homeless shelter in San Francisco, you might see the person who flipped you the burger earlier that day, or you might see the cabdriver who drove you to McDonald's that day. And none of these people have health care except, remember, McDonald's had to get an exemption from Obamacare, otherwise they were gonna have to cancel 30,000 people from their health care plan. But the reverend Jackson said they don't have health care. It's Obama who is killing their health care. Now, what about this last line? "It's better to have prenatal care and day care..." Now, folks, he doesn't even know what he's saying. Those are syllables he's been saying for 30 years. It's a never ending loop in the brain. (imitating Jackson) "It's better to have prenatal care and day care on the front side than GL care and welfare on the backside and short life expectancy when it's unnecessary." I love it. We are surrounded by idiocy, and it's, of course, thought of as brilliant and wisdom.
This is Dr. Drew Pinsky. He's an addiction specialist, addiction medicine specialist. He was on the Adam Carolla show, and a caller said, "I'm curious, what is your opinion of Obama's health care reform?"
PINSKY: Here's what I expect. Initially there will be lots of resources for everything, and quickly they will realize that they can't afford that, they will begin cranking it down, and they will crank it down rapidly so far, very fast, that doctors and hospitals will be working for free, something we've become accustomed to, and because it's the federal government, it won't respond to anything, and you will see a massive flight of physicians from the field and hospital closures. That's my prediction.
RUSH: Now, let me translate this a bit, 'cause in doing so I want to give you the primary reason to repeal this thing fast. Now, we've all heard that a lot of the so-called benefits don't kick in 'til 2014 but the tax increases start immediately, next year. That's true. However, as we've seen when McDonald's and some of these other places learn that their employees, 30,000 of them, are gonna lose health care, what do they do? They get an exemption. So the thought is Obamacare saves their health care. What Obama's figuring on -- and this has been the plan all along. Remember when the Republicans first threatened to veto it and overturn it? Obama said, "You go ahead, you go right ahead, bring it on." What Obama is hoping, what he's planning is that 30 million people -- that magic number that don't have health insurance -- that somehow they're told that they do quickly and that any effort to repeal it is then seen as taking away their freebie.
Obama is counting on the fact that enough of this is gonna get implemented soon enough, the next two years, that repealing it will become impossible because the minute the Republicans try to, it will be just like the senior citizens react when they're told Republicans want to cut their Social Security. "Republicans want to take away your health insurance!" It's a dastardly scheme, it's a dastardly trick, but this is what he's planning on. He's planning on getting enough freebies at the outset here, and who's gonna pay for that? Like Pinsky says, the doctors and hospitals, they're not gonna be paid for anything. The effort for Obama is to get as much into the hands of people perceived as free as possible so that any effort to repeal this is seen as taking away a benefit and thereby dooming the Republicans and locking in health care in perpetuity.
That is why this is no time to piddle around the margins. This is why go for this whole thing, and you make them, the Democrats and Obama, you make them defend this on the floor of the House, on the floor of the Senate every week in debate and you make Obama veto it every week. Exit poll data shows that health care was number four on the list of concerns of people. The economy was number one. The two are inexorably tied. The economy is gonna go south precisely because Obamacare is gonna be implemented. The economy is already south. So it's really crucial that this effort to repeal start in earnest and be broad-based as soon as they can get into it.