Healthcare Children’s Stories


Like many conservatives, I was very proud of the GOP’s efforts at the HealthCare Summit. From all accounts, it was meant to be a trap, an ambush for the Republicans, and they used their most eloquent members to trounce the Democrats. The most telling part of the debate was that the Republicans came armed with logic, statistics, and reason, whereas the Democrats seemed to want to bury them in pathetic attempts to elicit sympathy through their sob stories. Clearly, the aim of their pathos was the public, and not the professed goal of the summit, which was to engage their political opponents in meaningful dialogue.

It struck me that the Democrats were treating the American public as if they were children – trying to persuade them through anecdotes and not through reasoned arguments…. thus this cartoon…