Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Winner: Least Subtle Irony Competition

Another Chapter in the ‘Left Don’t Want to Know’

Irony can be subtle; certainly a good writer can catch the reader out and raise a smile. Unfortunately Nancy Pelosi (Speaker of US House of Representatives) and Steny Hoyer (House Majority Leader) are not skilled in the art.

In an article which basically aims to silence critics by slandering them, by telling them they are not telling the truth (about a bill she and her colleagues have not read) without any argument to back that claim, even though some of their information is from the Congressional Budget Office, on behalf of the party of the President who wants people to "shut up and get out of the way" which is supported by organisations emailing activists asking them to “drown out [opponents] voices”, Pelosi and Hoyer have the cheek to say,

“… opponents are afraid not just of differing views — but of the facts themselves. Drowning out opposing views is simply un-American”.

I am not sure which to hope, that they intended the irony or that they did not, because it is difficult to see which would require more idiocy, to miss the irony or to consider it acceptable in an article written by politicians who want their constituents to trust them with healthcare.

If the case of Kenneth Gladney is not enough to persuade people of the lengths socialists will go to silence critics of ObamaCare, they will also visit the house of a family with a cerebral palsy sufferer, if his father dares challenge a Democrat about his son’s healthcare.

Update: SEIU is not the only union trying to silence dissent.

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