Campaign watch: Drum reviews the Trump "health plan!"

FRIDAY, MARCH 4, 2016

As we wait for Godot:
For weeks and months, Candidate Trump has given us in this weary world an overview of his health plan.

It would be terrific, the candidate said. Also, no one would die in the streets!

(The candidate said he got a standing ovation every time he mentioned that second point. Did he ever get any such ovation? We're just asking, friend!)

Trump has now released his "plan." Kevin Drum reviews it here.

We're leaving you with one question. Will the New York Times ever subject this "plan" to a serious front-page review?

We don't have the answer to that. Crackers, we're just asking!

29 comments:

  1. Still begging for Uncle Drum's attention?

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    1. Still begging for Somerby's attention?

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    2. If I were, it wouldn't be in his combox. He only reads (and comments in) other people's combox. He's afraid to even read his own.

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      THE MIGHTY SPELL CASTER THAT HELPED ME SOLVED MY URGENT CRITICAL RELATIONSHIP PROBLEM.
      I dont know how to really thank Dr. Keke Odin for what he did for me. My Name is Anita Kelly from Los Angeles, i was dating this man who i loved very much for over four years now without any problem in our relationship. so at a point he changed so suddenly after returning from the office and started behaving so strangely. it even got to the extent that he told me it was over and i should never call him again. This was a person that loved me with everything that he had. When i told my friend jenny what happened, she introduced me to a great spell caster called DR KEKE ODIN, the chief priest of all spell caster. At first sight this man told me all my problems that it was his secretary that used a charm on him. Dr KEKE ODIN told me not to worry that he will help me solve the problem. The following day, i was in the house in a sober mood when i first received a message from my boyfriend that he was very sorry and before i dropped the phone, he called me again to say he is on his way home and that he was truly sorry for everything. To my greatest surprise, one week later he engaged me and we got married. All Thanks to KEKE ODIN. You can contact him through the following means

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  2. I would hardly call Drum's post a "review" in any serious sense of the word.

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  3. When ObamaCare was being considered by Congress, the Times didn't subject that plan to a serious front-page review either.

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    1. David, where do you stand on hot issue concerning the size of Trump's dick?

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    2. A Facebook friend said he was 100% dick.

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    4. David, are you as obsessed as Bob with the NYT, so you subscribe to it and read it daily? If not, how do you know what the time was saying about Obamacare six and seven years ago?

      As for me out here in flyover, I had no trouble getting every detail of the plan as it was proposed and as it evolved, all the way down to the Stupak Amendment.

      Of course, I used this handy tool called the Internet. No "code of silence" for me.

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    5. I subscribe to the Sunday Times on paper. That subscription gives me free unlimited access to the Times on line.

      I'm like you, anon 5:50. When ObamaCare was being debated, I got more understanding of it from the Internet than from the Times.

      There have been various stories where some blogger provided more insightful coverage than the professional media. E.g. Prof. K. C. Johnson on the Duke Lacrosse rape accusation; Brendan Loy on Hurricane Katrina, and Bob Somerby on the Trayvon Martin death. It's an embarassment to professional media when they're outperformed by amateurs.

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    6. The problem with the internet as a source of news is that you must almost know the information in advance in order to determine whether a source is worth reading. The New York Times is supposed to be reliable, so people can trust what they read there. Somerby is pointing out that the reputation is undeserved because they aren't doing their job. Some random person on the internet doesn't have the same responsibility or credibility, the same capacity to mislead.

      David, you have shown repeatedly that your credulity in believing conservative sites results in spewing pure crap here. You shouldn't be claiming that amateurs do better than professionals when you don't seem able to sort out what is right and what isn't online. Most people do need those gatekeepers because otherwise they are just going around confirming their preconceptions and feeding their prejudices. David, you are a case in point.

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    7. Ah, but did any of those "bloggers" give you new information, or did they merely express opinions you already held. Somerby on Trayvon Martin being a case in point.

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    8. You know, David, your claim that the Times failed to 'review' ObamaCare is a proveable lie. Good God almighty!

      And please, don't tell another lie to cover up your first lie. If you find the NYT to be so worthless, then why the hell do you subscribe to it? And read it daily online?

      I can understand Somerby. His NYT Derangement Syndrome is matched only by his Maddow Derangement Syndrome. He can't help himself.

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  4. Anon 2:00 As an actuary I'm big on reality-testing. My job was to predict the future cost of various types of insurance claims. What made my job a fun game was that reality would happen and my prediction would prove to be accurate or not.

    The reality of Bob's Trayvon Martin coverage was proved by the rresults of the trial. People who relied on the mainstream press were shocked when Zimmerman was acquitted. People who relied on Bob and on Jeralyn Merritt of Talk Left (as well as certain conservative sites) were not surprised.

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    1. "As a tribal troll, I'm big on lying."

      FTFY - NFO

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    2. They may have found OJ's knife.

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    3. Hand size saved the Juice.

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    4. Okay, DavidinCal.
      Where does your reality-testing lead you on supply-side economics?
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      Republicans don't want to go back to a time when blacks, gays and women "knew their place", they want to go back to a time when Conservative economics could be defended through plausible deniability. Time, and reality, has taken that deniability away.

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    5. "As an actuary I'm big on reality-testing. My job was . . ."

      Was? As in past tense? Was it because you are soooooo good at "reality-testing"?

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    6. And KKK members weren't surprised when Emmett Till's murderers got off. Only decent people were surprised.

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