Opposition to #Obamacare is racist, and why Democrats love the race card

May 25, 2014

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Oh, brother. If we needed any more convincing that it was well-past time for Senator Jay Rockfeller (D-WV) to retire and never be heard from again, this clip of him not just playing the race card, but slamming it on the table and dancing around it should do the trick:

(h/t David Freddoso)

Apparently the senator’s “analysis” was aimed at Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI), who was at the hearing. Naturally, Johnson took offense:

“My opposition to health care has nothing to do with the race of President Obama,” Johnson said. “I objected to this because it’s an assault on our freedom. … I found it very offensive that you would basically imply that I’m a racist because I oppose this health care law.”

“You’re evidently satisfied with a lot of people not having health insurance,” Rockefeller responded.

“I am not. Quit making those assumptions. Quit saying I’m satisfied with that. I’m not. There’s another way of doing this,” Johnson said. “Please, don’t assume, don’t make implications of what I’m thinking and what I would really support. You have no idea.”

“I actually do,” Rockefeller said. “God help you.”

“No senator, God help you for implying I’m a racist,” Johnson replied.

Thankfully, Senator Rockefeller (D-RaceBaiter) will retire in January, hopefully to be replaced by Republican Shelley Moore Capito.

But the senator from West Virginia didn’t just slam his colleague from Wisconsin; he cavalierly insulted all of us who oppose the Affordable Care Act. While I can’t speak for others, let me recapitulate the reasons I oppose it:

Political Philosophy: By placing the State in charge of people’s healthcare, you fundamentally alter the relationship between citizen and State, turning free people into dependent wards of a Leviathan-like government and taking away their control over a crucial part of their own lives. To a conservative/classical liberal like me, this is a bad thing.

Constitutionalism: Congress has no authority –none!– to force a citizen to buy a private product under penalty of law. This is an abominable legislative usurpation and a trammeling of individual liberty. It tortures the Commerce Clause until it begs for mercy. It goes against the spirit and intent of our founding documents, and the Supreme Court, in the worst decision since Korematsu, was wrong to uphold the law.

Bad Law: I’ll be more charitable than Senator Rockefeller and stipulate that most voting for this law thought they were doing good and helping people. But that doesn’t justify defending a law that just isn’t working. It’s not even meeting its basic goals: healthcare premiums are still skyrocketing; millions have lost the insurance they liked; millions have lost access to the doctors they liked; and, even when you have insurance, you may not be able to find a physician who will take you. (Really. Watch that one.) When a law performs as poorly as this, is it any wonder people hate it? Are they all racists, Jay?

Somehow, looking over those reasons, I think it’s safe to say the President’s ancestry doesn’t matter to me and my opposition to his miserable law. In fact, I can quite honestly say I couldn’t give a rat’s rear end about President Obama’s race.

But I don’t expect you to get that, Senator.

PS: On a lighter note, I’m happy to say Andrew Klavan is back at last making satirical political videos. Longtime readers will recall my love for his “Klavan on the Culture” series. Now he’s returned, producing them for Truth Revolt. (He also still works with PJMedia and PJTV) In this video, he explains what we’ve all wondered: Just why do Democrats call us racist? Enjoy.

Welcome back, Andrew! smiley dance

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)


Klavan on the Culture: rules for wannabe pundits

August 26, 2011

Andrew Klavan graciously takes time out from his busy, jet-setting schedule to share some basic guidelines with those of us who think that we, too, can be world-class pundits:

I especially like rule number two; it’s something I should take to heart more often. 

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)


Klavan on the Culture presents “Talking Crap 3: Absolute Crap!

August 14, 2011

Yes, it’s time once again for America’s favorite show, in which Andrew Klavan takes President Obama’s rhetoric and reveals it for what it is — absolute crap.

Can’t wait for the director’s cut! 

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)


Andrew Klavan: teaching the facts of life to young liberals

July 29, 2011

Remember, if someone from the government touches your wallet in a way you don’t like, run and find your nearest conservative:

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)


Klavan on the Culture: Michele Bachmann makes a gaffe!!!

July 15, 2011

Andrew Klavan has decided it’s too much fun not to participate in the mainstream media’s latest game: waiting for Representative Michele Bachmann to get something wrong so they can make fun of her.

Pay no attention to that chap in the background:

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)


Andrew Klavan tackles one of the great mysteries of our age

July 2, 2011

Today’s Klavan on the Culture deals with something that has puzzled the Wise for nearly a century: just why do African Americans vote for Democrats in such huge numbers??

Ya got me. Maybe Andrew can explain it.

RELATED: An excellent book on the Democratic Party and race.

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)


Klavan on the Culture: Paul Ryan vs Barack Obama — link fixed!

June 17, 2011

It’s on:

UPDATE: Hmmm… This video is suddenly not available, locked up by the uploader. That would be Pajamas Media. I’m willing to bet that’s because of a certain joke at the end that oversensitive types might take wrong. Guess we’ll know if a revised video takes its place. Sorry for the inconvenience, folks.

UPDATE II: We have a new link, thanks to LarryG in the comments. Not sure why the original was pulled, as there’s no revision I can see. Regardless, enjoy. 

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)


How to bring peace to the Middle East: give it all to the Jews

June 4, 2011

Having taken a long look at the various failed attempts to bring peace between Israel and the Arab states (1), PJTV’s Andrew Klavan has come up with a sure-fire plan — turn the whole place into Israel:

Works for me!

(1) Mostly because the Arabs can’t get over that whole “destroy Israel and kill all the Jews” thing. I know. Details, details.

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)


Klavan on the Culture: It’s OK to celebrate bin Laden’s death

May 20, 2011

In this week’s edition, Andrew Klavan looks at fat-slob hack directors, unprincipled politicians, and sanctimonious, hypocritical comedians liberal public figures and asks: Hey, if they can celebrate(1) whacking Osama bin Laden, why shouldn’t we?

(1) Except Michael Moore, who is at least consistent in his moonbattery.

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)


Andrew Klavan and the hilarious world of abortion

May 6, 2011

Recent accusations of possible serious crimes at Planned Parenthood have lead to renewed discussion of the topic of abortion. Offering its own unique take on the matter, Klavan on the Culture asks “Why shouldn’t mothers have the right to kill their children whenever they want?”

Indeed.

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)


Sensitivity 101: how to react during an Islamic massacre

April 22, 2011

Andrew Klavan brings us another in his series of public-service educational videos, this time to let us know how we should behave when Muslims go nuts over a perceived slight and kill a bunch of people — how do we stop it and keep it from happening again?

The answer is simple, my friends: we give up our principles. Enjoy the lesson.

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)


Barack the Magic Suit: a political fairy tale

April 8, 2011

Okay, kids! Let’s all gather round — it’s Story Time with Andrew Klavan!

Actually, that might be too scary for young kids…

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)


Andrew Klavan on the Mean Streets of Sesame Street

March 25, 2011

Following up on the Project Veritas videos exposing Progressive bigotry at NPR, Klavan on the Culture has conducted its own video sting revealing the shocking truth about an American institution: Sesame Street.

Elmo and Big Bird are statists? Say it ain’t so!

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)


Andrew Klavan: Your public-sector unions in action

March 12, 2011

Klavan on the Culture returns with an incisive and satirical look at the many good things public-sector unions bring to our national life, such as kickback schemes, a corrupted political process, and threats of violence:

Now aren’t you glad you work for them?

PS: The journal he mentions at the end, City Journal, is a very good magazine on conservative politics and culture, which I highly recommend. And, while I haven’t read “Obama and America’s Public Sector Plague,” if it’s as good as the rest of the Encounter Broadsides series, then it is must-reading.

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)


Klavan On The Culture explains multiculturalism

February 28, 2011

Well, it’s about time. I’ve been trying to wrap my head around this idea that no culture has any more intrinsic worth than any other culture, but I just haven’t had any luck. Maybe Andrew Klavan can finally explain it to me:

Yep. I’d say that about clears it up. 

RELATED: From the archives —  Real multiculturalism.

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)


Andrew Klavan: Stop the hate!!

February 12, 2011

Today Klavan on the Culture takes on another burning issue in American society: the vast, seething right-wing hatred that drives Leftists to violence time and again:

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)


The Highway to Hell, Leftist Remix Edition

January 28, 2011

Andren Klavan takes us on a ride along a road paved with good intentions. Road trip!

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)


Andrew Klavan presents Western Civilization in 2.5 minutes

January 13, 2011

Some needed chuckles after the last few days. Andrew Klavan returns with his latest installment of Klavan on the Culture to provide a quick survey of Western Civilization from the earliest times to the present:

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)


Julian Assange is nothing compared to Andrew Klavan!

December 17, 2010

The Wikileaks revelations? Chickenfeed. Peanuts. Bupkis!

You want the real deal, the inside info? You want guaranteed jawdroppers? One word, my friends: KlaviLeaks.

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)


Andrew Klavan: the crisis of Satanophobia in America

December 3, 2010

A bit of humor to wash away the sour taste from those last videos: PJTV‘s Andrew Klavan pokes fun at mindless multiculturalism and political correctness by looking at the heretofore unknown sufferings of a religious minority right here in America: Satan-worshipers.

How true. It’s dreadfully insensitive of us to call Old Scratch evil just because he’s evil. We should instead say he’s “differently morally enabled.”

Yeah, that’s it.

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)


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