Thursday, October 14, 2010

And these people want to control your healthcare...

and your finances and your thermostate and your car and...

Organizing for America decided to put a big old list of names and phone numbers avaliable to -well- anyone.

This is a massive security problem for anyone whose name is on that list, which appears to include identified Democrats and Independents. And it’s caused by the Democrats and Organizing for America. With full names and phone numbers easily available, there’s probably enough there for identity thieves to go to work.

This is more boneheaded than anything else. And these clowns want more power? And think they can run your life better than you.

You don’t just let any person wander in off the street, rifle through your voter files and make calls on your behalf. But that’s just what the DNC and OfA are doing here. And these are people who want us to trust them with our health care?


Of course we've seen what such hubris brings.

Victor Davis Hanson notes:

Add all that to new health care and financial regulations, and the message is clear the American private sector is suspect rather than industrious and critical to our nation’s economic life. “At some point”, after Obama’s slurs against Fox, the Republican leadership, insurers, Wall Street, doctors, police, the people of Arizona, or opponents of the Ground Zero mosque, fairly or not, a lot of people
conclude that he does not like them or what they do or what they represent. So trillions of dollars in capital are waiting on the sidelines until November and proof that the Obama agenda is stalled. Even the SEIU or Nancy Pelosi cannot change that fact."

As Goldberg said in today's GoldBerg File (sorry email only)

Just for the record, a bunch of readers and a few commenters seem to think I am now an anti-elitist; I'm not. Never have been, never will be.

I'm anti-snobbery, anti-government meddling, anti-government condescension, anti-all number of things. But I'm not anti-elitist per se. I just don't like much of what passes for the current elite.

Yup. That these goobers are so inept makes their grubby power grabs all the more insufferable.

I'll end with this gem from VDH: "Hypocrisy is a force multiplier to paranoia."


Joanna said...

The problem with today's elite is that they consider themselves such because of what they are and what they believe, rather than what they do. I'd rather have someone who believed the earth was made of cheese, but who understood and practiced sound practical principles, than a whole host of Ivy League old-money marxists and starving Berkeley "artists".

The Jack said...


Lacking experience in the real world is a source of pride. As is the incomprehension of empirical arguments (Y has been tried in the past and has failed every time) or functional logic (if you make X more of a hassle you will get less of X). Most beam with never having to meet a budget, show a profit, or be measured by the real world.

It's akin to a dandy showing off his baby-soft hands to prove he's untainted by manual labor.