The SCHIP Expansion & The Childlike Emotionalism Of Liberals

by John Hawkins | October 16, 2007 5:00 am

I’ve said before that, “liberalism is nothing more than childlike emotionalism applied to adult issues,” and the way the Democrats have handled the SCHIP expansion has been proof positive that I was right on target.

The SCHIP expansion is supposed to be a program that provides insurance to poor children, but the Democrats want to expand the program to the middle-class, to mostly adults in some states, and they actually want participants in the program to drop their private health insurance in order to let the government pick up the enormous tab.

In other words, they want to turn the program into Hillarycare lite.

So liberals, who have HILARIOUSLY convinced themselves that they’re incredibly intellectual and nuanced, have to convince the American people to buy into their program and in order to do this they…

A) Tried to explain to the American people why we need to turn to socialized medicine.

B) Sent a 12 year old child out as a spokesman and accused everyone who opposed the SCHIP expansion of being mean to children.

Of course, since, “liberalism is nothing more than childlike emotionalism applied to adult issues,” the Democrats picked option “B.”

But unfortunately for Hillarycare fans, the family of the “poster child” for the SCHIP program proved to be a pretty lousy example of why the program needed to be expanded. They own a 3000 square foot house, commercial property, 3 cars, and send all their kids to private school — which naturally led people to ask, “Why in the world should we be buying health care for people like that?”

So now, the Democrats have chosen a new healthcare “spokeman.” Is it perhaps a doctor? A health care expert? Hillary Clinton?

No, this time they’ve chosen a poorer family, with a two year old child, who has had heart surgery[1]. Of course, like Graeme Frost, the kid is already covered by SCHIP and so using her as a “poster child” for the SCHIP expansion makes no sense whatsoever, but as long as the libs in the mainstream media are too sympathetic to the Dems to ask any hard questions, it doesn’t really matter.

What does matter is that the Democrats don’t look like they’re going to be able to override Bush’s veto[2].

That’s good news for people who love capitalism, oppose wasting taxpayer dollars, and like to be persuaded with real arguments instead of political stunts.

  1. two year old child, who has had heart surgery:
  2. override Bush’s veto:

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