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The Alinskyite Congress

Wednesday, August 19, 2009  |  posted by Hugh Hewitt

Senior Democratic Congressmen Henry Waxman and Bart Stupak have sent an outrageous letter to Bruce Bodaken, Chairman and CEO of Blue Shield of California, which I will read at the start of today’s show, and link when it is available online. It demands a mountain of information on executive compensation as well as premium rates etc, all by September 4. This letter is a straightforward bit of bullying –an attempt by Waxman and Stupak to silence any segment of the private sector that might be inclined to fight back against the takeover of American medicine by the federal government. It is intended to make the health insurance industry fear opposing any part of the Obama-Pelosi scheme to remake American health care.

This is McCarthyism of the left, pure and simple, and another huge piece of evidence as to why the American people are right to be extremely concerned about the hard left lurch by the Obama-Pelosi Democrats and their tactics of intimidation.

UPDATE: Here’s the WaPo story on the letters. Here’s one example of the letters that went out.

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“Sub Prime Health Care Reform” and the “Sub Prime Government Option”

Wednesday, August 19, 2009  |  posted by Hugh Hewitt

An e-mail from Texas:

Hugh: I haven’t heard this term used by anyone else thus far but I think it might resonate with most Americans. That term is “Sub Prime Health Care Reform”. It’s where the government gives all the fruits of the American Dream because we are all entitled to it. I am a compassionate person so I am not insensitive to those whose circumstances require assistance. Ruining the best health care system in the world is not the solution. Just as ruining the global financial system was not the answer to GIVING people the (fruits of) the American Dream, a house (oh, and don’t forget the mortgage) they could not afford.

Wait until tens of millions get dumped into the Sub Prime Government Option created by the Sub Prime Health Care Reform. Barney and Chris will find a way to blame the GOP for the importation of Canadian style health care to the U.S.

Senator Jim DeMint’s “Saving Freedom”

Wednesday, August 19, 2009  |  posted by Hugh Hewitt

Senator DeMint will join me in the third hour of my program today to discuss his new book,Saving Freedom, and of course the health care debate, David Axelrod’s “retained interests” in his old firm that is profiting from the advertising blitz for single payer, and many other issues.

Saving Freedom: We Can Stop America's Slide into Socialism

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