In Kathleen Parker’s op-ed this past Monday (8.10.09) in The Palm Beach Post, we are provided a great citation of the source of a survey. I disagree with Kathleen Parker with regard to healthcare reform (or she gives all appearances she favors the deceitful Republicans and insurance companies in maintaining status quo; PLEASE – Ms. Parker, if I am wrong, let us all know). Despite the fact I disagree with Ms. Parker in her conservative approach (and her support of continued greed, based on the Utah example of healthcare), I applaud her use of a citation. The survey reported that the nation is divided in half with regard to healthcare reform.
In contrast, several op-ed columns in The Post several days earlier quoted support of the Obama plan in the neighborhood of 65% and 76%, but cited no specific study.
For objective evaluation, though, we need to know the dates of ALL the surveys. For if the survey Ms. Parker quotes was conducted AFTER the huge infusion of money from big business to inundate the media with propaganda, the survey is a sham. It’s worthless. It would tell me that Madison Avenue, Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, pharmaceutical companies and Dick Armey are doing a good job at spreading the lies of their propaganda. But does this REALLY say the American people are split in half? I am rather skeptical of this.
Why do I say this? First of all, President Obama is a very smart man (unlike his predecessor). If he saw surveys showing such a small amount of support, does anyone think he would be as belligerent as his predecessor and go ahead anyway? If you do, you are ignorant and stupid.
And that is the problem with propaganda. It appeals to those who are not informed and can be easily swayed.
So, Ms. Parker, you may like the Utah Republican plan that just encourages more of the same greed and selfishness in business. But some of us reject that continued horse s***.