Obamacare as “Knockout Game” & More, Today at 12 p.m. PT (3 p.m. ET)

Today we’ll discuss the latest on Obamacare, which I am calling a “Knockout Game” whose target is the American economy and way of life. We’ll also discuss the “nuclear option” instituted in the Senate, and more.

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Program Notes

Obamacare as “Knockout Game”

Fox News: ObamaCare enrollment for 2015 to reportedly be delayed until after midterms

Obama approval rating sinks to new low in CNN poll

Tammy Bruce: Why Women are So Over Obama

‘Superbugs could erase a century of medical advances,’ experts warn

Doctors are concerned about pay scales under health care law

Democrats Rein In Senate Filibusters

NYT: Partisan Fever in Senate Likely to Rise

Mark Levin: This nation is in grave jeopardy like nothing I’ve ever seen before (Obama to rule from Oval Office without challenge, because all challenges would have to be brought via the court that he is packing thanks to “nuclear option.”)

Portland school sees racism in peanut butter and jelly sandwiches (HT: Deborah Sloan)

Ayn Rand Institute

Thomas Sowell, Richie Parker, and the Left’s War Against Achievement

Channing Tatum spoofs Jean Claude Van Damme Volvo ad with epic split


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7 responses to “Obamacare as “Knockout Game” & More, Today at 12 p.m. PT (3 p.m. ET)

  1. Craig

    Recent South American news is that the legislature in Venezuela enacted “superpowers” for President Maduro. These powers allow Maduro to rule by decree for one year, making the legislature superfluous. OK, this is just what you expect from a two bit, clown regime in South America. Right? But they went through the farce of passing an enabling law which included a time limit.

    Compare that to the fact that Obama has simply usurped the power to rule by decree. No legislation was required for him to get away with it. And neither Congress nor most of the American people even noticed, much less care. And there is no limit.

  2. Jack

    I think the phenomenon of “knockout game” is a subject just as important as ObamaCare; ie the rising wave of black on white violence. Even more, all of this is part of the Left’s war against whites.

    Is any Objectivist ever going to deal with the problem of savage black violence? Or will the subject only be raised when Leonard Peikoff or Harry Binswanger or Yaron Brook are themselves the subject of black violence? Or maybe when Kira Peikoff gets raped by a bunch of “teens”?

    Rome burns and “the philosophy for living on earth” doesn’t even want to take notice.

    • Did you listen to the show? If so, in what way was my discussion of the “knockout game,” in your opinion, inadequate? Did you notice in my last post that I described the knockout game as “disgusting and evil”? Not sure exactly what you’re after here.

    • Here’s one story in which four men — three Hispanics and one Indian, according to the article — were arrested for a “knockout attack” on a Jewish man.

      As I said in the show, the nature of the crime is what’s important in evaluating it. Statistics about the race of the “young men” committing the crimes are potentially useful only when figuring out how to navigate the streets among strangers so as to not be a victim. I see this “game” as just another instance of nihilism in today’s culture. But the nihilist who has the power to destroy my values to the greatest extent is Barack Obama.

  3. I just got the opportunity to listen to this week’s show on iTunes, and I heard you mention the socialist elected in Seattle. I couldn’t help but to share my blog post on that topic. I hope you don’t mind.

  4. Amy, I’m a few days late on this, but – in response to your hypothesis about compromise – I think it’s a good one. It is not a compromise of principles as long as any conciliations made are strictly in terms of what degree to move in the correct direction; which, as you said, is less government involvement. As soon as Cruz (or any politician) agrees to accept more regulations, more controls or more government intrusion of any form then principles have become compromised.

    With respect to advocating a clean repeal of Obamacare but not yet pushing for complete removal of government from the healthcare industry, I would still consider that to be a principled action and even a major victory toward reduction of government involvement. Framed in the context of the atrocious consequences that are sure to follow from Obamacare, would not its repeal be regarded as an equal but opposite preemptive action?

    I’m not typically one to use sports analogies, but I think this one fits: We are backed up on our own goal line. Our objective is to get to the opposite end zone and score a touchdown. Do we go for it all with a long “bomb” in a single play at the risk of being sacked in our own end zone for a safety, or do we aim to gain a few chunks of yards per play and a series of first-downs moving steadily and consistently forward?

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