Thursday, October 1, 2009

Coulter 10/1/09

Left's Healthcare Lies - Part 4

My take on Ann Coulter's latest. Her column was published on

Summary: This installment covers portability and "the trigger". The trigger is the term for government insurance only if the commercial insurance companies don't meet certain targets.


  1. Only a government run plan can provide "coverage that will stay with you whether you move, change your job or lose your job."
  2. The "public option" trigger is something other than a national takeover of health care.
  3. National health care will not cover abortions or illegal immigrants.
Then why did Democrats vote down amendments that would prohibit coverage for illegals and abortion?

My Views: There's been a lot of talk about right-wing "lies" - particularly regarding statements from folks like Glen Beck and Sarah Palin. The left seems to be overstating their case, too. Both sides have exagerated the pros and cons of this issue. This series' value exposes the exagerations of the supporters of the Democrats' Bill. It also breaks down the issue into handy talking points.

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Anybody who is as hated as Ann Coulter is must be doing something right. She is very right-wing but every left-wing blogger would love to write like her. I hate rants; opinion pieces must argue from the facts. Pay attention to how she uses facts and draws politically incorrect connections among them. People would do well to think and not just be outraged.

Here's her Wiki bio. Her latest book is at the right.