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Single-Payer Healthcare Breeds Terrorism!

Conservatives are moving beyond the usual "socialized medicine leads to socialism" attack on single-payer health reform to paint nationalized healthcare as a breeder of terrorism! When the British press announced that the Muslim doctors arrested in the failed airport bombing in Glasgow worked for the National Health Service, Fox News host Neil Cavuto spun it as, "National healthcare: Breeding ground for terror?" Cavuto and commentator Jerry Bowyer discussed how nationalized healthcare creates a shortage of doctors, forcing the United Kingdom to "import" physicians from the Muslim world, because "the Muslim world is good at creating physicians." Bowyer and Cavuto warned that this trend

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makescountries like the UK hugely vulnerable. To his credit, Cavuto assured viewers he was not racist and xenophobic, saying, "It's not a racial comment, it just is."

Sources: Paul Krugman, "Health Care Terror," New York Times, July 9, 2007.

Those Narcissistic and Snobby Leftists!

The Left is best defined by its narcissism, we learned from the lesbian right-wing radio host Tammy Bruce. Speaking at the Young America's Foundation recent conference "Deconstructing the Left," held at the Reagan Ranch Center, she said, "A leftist is operating out of a very different framework socially, emotionally and structurally," naming antiwar activist Cindy Sheehan and former CIA employee Valerie Plame as cases in point. And they aren't just narcissists, but "malignant" ones.

Echoing her was Steven Hayward, a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute who further pointed out that "snobbery has become a formal value to the left." "They have this 'we're better than you, and we don't have to argue about it' attitude." It's nice to have fans.

Sources: Jennifer Kabbany, "Anatomy of an attitude," Washington Times, August 1, 2007. http://washingtontimes.com/article/20070801/CULTURE/108010064/1015

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