Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Steve Benen points to Reagan's diatribe against Medicare 48 years ago

This is rather interesting. Steve Benen reports on Jonah Goldberg's NRO description of Ronald Reagan's diatribe against Medicare in 1961 as somehow "still fresh today."

Maybe Goldberg got the words "still fresh today" right, but he hasn't a clue what they mean. In fact, Reagan's rant was dead wrong about Medicare then, and the same arguments are all the conservatives have to oppose Obama's health care reform today. They words are fresh today because we are hearing them from the panicky idiots on the right-wing again, but they are as wrong today as they were with Reagan mouthed them as a conservative spokesman for GE 48 years ago about Medicare.

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