This was sent to me by a B-BBC reader and you should give it a read if you have a spare moment. From the image used to illustrate the story through the commentary, the BBC just cannot understand how it might be that Americans reject Obamacare. If only Town Hall meetings were attended by the sort of sophisticates the BBC uses to pack their Question Time audience, all would be well!

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24 Responses to THEY DON’T GET IT…

  1. Martin says:

    Isn’t it much better that we are all forced to pay for the BBC rather than be allowed to choose who we want to watch on TV?

    Beeboids just don’t get it do they?


  2. diana brosnan says:

    It is a tragedy. Obama is losing support. Many just dont appreciate Obamacare. This is Diana from Israeli Uncensored News.


  3. Keir Hardie says:

    In this case they are acting against their own interests thanks to a concerted campaign by the Republican Party and vested interests. It has nothing to do with the BBC. The fact of the matter is that the American populace is woefully underinformed on the Obamacare proposals and polls back this up.


    • Jack Bauer says:

      Wow. You win today’s top prize as the dumbest troll on this board. But you are a fully paid up memeber of the Lumpen Marxetariat. 

      Well done, you elitist jerk.

      Do you think someone as ignorant as you should really be dissing voters in another country? Apparently yes.


    • David Preiser (USA) says:

      Sir, you are misinformed.  The Republicans are merely riding the wave of independent citizens who dont’ want to add another $1 Trillion to our debt, or want our current health plans taken from us, or reduced, or bean counters instead of our physicians deciding medical treatment for us.  The Republicans were going to go along with it for pork until the Tea Party movement showed them a better way.

      Don’t believe the lies spread by the BBC and mainstream media and Leftoid blogs.  The citizens of the United States are leading this charge, not the nasty old Republican Party.


  4. Paddy says:

    Keir Hardie. Well at least you dont hide your pretensions.

    Obamacare could thrust an already heavily indebted US economy further into the red. People on meagre resources understand the need for prudence. Whats the point of good healthcare if it bankrupts the economy.

    You statist types like to think that the solution to eveything is to tax more and spend more. But the more you take out the more unhealthy the patient gets and your health care solution ends up killing it.

    Even the working class in the states understands that an unaffordable solution is just that unaffordable.

    What strikes me as odd is that in a time when countries around the world are shrinking their state systems to help ride out these tough economic times the Obama cult wants to increase theirs. Madness.


  5. Martin says:

    I see the BBC are beating up on the Tories again.


  6. JohnW says:

    You socialists don’t get it, do you? It’s comments like this:

    “…the American populace is woefully underinformed…”

    and the breathtaking arrogance you all display in your condescending and sneering dismissal of everyone who has the temerity to disagree with your holier-than-thou received wisdom. If you can tear yourselves away from the Socialist Worker for a few minutes you might begin to take the truth on board.

    The American people are informed. They’ve heard the “message”. They’ve decided they don’t want it. What part of that don’t you socialists understand? Or do you propose sending them off to a re-education centre for rehabilitation until they do get the “message” of Obamacare?


    • John Horne Tooke says:

      It was the same when the Irish rejected the Lisbon Treaty – “They didn’t understand the treaty” – when they then voted “Yes” after another referendum, this phrase was not heard.

      It is democracy that the BBC don’t understand.


  7. Martin says:

    Classic BBC spin. Fat ugly female beeboid on News 24 just stated  that “President Obama is ‘thinking of moving the terror trials out of New york'”

    No ugly beeboid, he’s having to do a climb down because the people of New York don’t want them there, a majority of Americans think they should be given military trials and Barry has come under pressure from Democrats.

    Luckily BBC we have other more trustworthy sources of news (like Fox) who report the facts, not the leftist crap from the BBC.


  8. DP111 says:

    From the linked article

    Thomas Frank thinks that voters have become blinded to their real interests 

    Good Lord – voters blinded to their real interests – what  arrogance to assume that voters do not what is good for them.

    It is typical assumption of Liberals, Leftists, and globalists, that ordinary voters are stupid and ignorant. It is therefore the responsibility and duty of the LibLefties to  azsume responsibilty for us.


  9. David Preiser (USA) says:

    Here’s an example of what I’ve been talking about regarding the Tea Party movement emphatically not being in thrall to the Republican Party.

    Tea Partiers aim to remake local GOP

    It is a strategy that has worked elsewhere – Tea Party activists essentially took over the Nevada Republican Party earlier this month; and, in Florida, they were successful in forcing out a state party chairman who was seen as too centrist.
    A Tea Party takeover of a county party organization would, no doubt, result in a far more conservative party organization that would likely field candidates who are hard-liners on taxes and spending.

    Which is the exact opposite of what Keir Hardle just said.  This is what happened with Scott Brown as well.  He didn’t mention that he was a Republican in his speeches or most campaign material.  He ran on specific principles, which the voters clearly supported, and not on purely partisan nonsense.  Of course, the BBC doesn’t want you to know that.

    This isn’t a top-down movement.  This is truly a grass roots, decentralized (for now) movement, and most people here have seen the evidence by now.  Anyone who claims otherwise is wrong, or simply telling a lie.

    The Beeboids and defenders of the indefensible aren’t concerned about opposition to so-called Health Care Reform as much as they are concerned about opposition to anyone or anything non-Left.


  10. David Preiser (USA) says:

    Ugh, this article is currently at the top of of the “Most Popular Stories Now” list on the BBC News front page.  The propaganda effort is working.  Well done, BBC.


  11. JohnW says:

    Rather than accusing the American people of being too thick to understand the wondrous benefits to them of Obamacare, the Democrats ought to be analysing the black hole of NHS funding over here. Even a cursory study of the billions that have been showered onto this, the most sacred of sacred cows, will be enough to make it clear even to a blind man that it is a disaster not to be repeated over there. The sickly NHS is merely the rotting head of the Trojan Horse of the Welfare State that has infected every aspect of UK life since the war. Through fostering the dependency culture, it has eaten away at the soul and enterprise for which this country was once famous. This is a road the US takes at its peril.

    Rather than apeing this failed experiment, Obama needs to be consulting his own Charles Murray, who came onto the scene in the Nineties with his theory that welfare had demoralised the West. He claimed that it caused widespread fecklessness, dishonesty and, above all, illegitimacy, creating through a dependency culture an underclass of people whose uncivilised behaviour was so extreme that they had become detached altogether from normal society.

    Who can deny that we see the evidence of this everywhere today in the UK?

    So to Keir Hardie and all others of your ilk, I would say that the American taxpayers who are being confronted with the bill of Obamacare do indeed understand it. They “get it” all right and see it for what it is. They know that it’s expensive, inefficient, and impersonal and leads down the slippery slope of a dependency culture that is totally alien to the enterprising American psyche. It’s a bankrupt ideology that’s failed everywhere and they don’t want it.


    • David Preiser (USA) says:

      Analysing?  This is about emotions, about feeling good for taking care of one’s fellow man.  Analysis and pragmatism don’t enter into it.