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Charles Krauthammer vs. Mark
Levin: Is embracing Obamacare
honorable or dishonorable?

Daily Caller, by Jeff Poor

Original Article

Posted By:Donttaxmebro, 2/22/2013 11:14:07 AM

On Thursday’s “Special Report” on the Fox News Channel, Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer argued that Florida Republican Gov. Rick Scott decision to expand Medicaid and establish state exchanges as called for by Obamacare can be perceived as an “honorable” endeavor. Scott, a fierce critic of Obamacare, helped lead the charge agains the health care law in the courts. “[I] think as a Republican conservative, who opposed Obamacare, taking it as a governor — I think you can act honorably either way,” Krauthammer said. “You can oppose it and have opposed it all the way

Comments:
Dr. Krauthammer makes a good case for Gov. Scott in taking his position on Obamacare, but he´s missing the point that Scott is doing it for political reasons, which is important.

Mark Levin on the other hand (aside from the screeching rhetoric) is probably right -- that from a principled standpoint, especially with the states´ autonomy perspective, Gov. Scott should have not conceded any ground.

But looks like politics have prevailed.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: MattMusson, 2/22/2013 11:23:18 AM     (No. 9190776)

It really does not matter much. ObamaCare has achieved it´s goal of crashing the healthcare system.

By this time next year - huge sections of the population (including the middle class) will have lost their insurance. The Working Poor will be excluded because regulations are doubleing or tripling the cost of their insurance options.

The system has been crashed. But, like a car that has blown an engine on the highway - it is going to take things a while to finally grind to a halt.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino, 2/22/2013 11:33:39 AM     (No. 9190791)

Productive Output - -

Levin = Brilliant Creative Thinker
Sauerkraut = Capt. Obvious

Original Ideas - -

Levin = Many per day
Sauerkraut = None ever

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Reply 3 - Posted by: CleanhouseinDc, 2/22/2013 11:47:22 AM     (No. 9190822)

When Gov. Scott runs for reelection, who´s going to contribute going forward? He´s one more Repub who´ll never see another dime of support from me.

Dems = tell you up front what they are goo to do, but lie about the impact
Repubs- lie up front about what you are going to do, do the opposite, then make excuses why they did it.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Rolfnader, 2/22/2013 11:53:46 AM     (No. 9190836)

I second the second post. Krauthammer embodies the beltway mindset. Whereas Mark Levin makes his argument using the constitution. Krauthammer gently and quietly goes into the political night while I guess that Mark´s ´ screeching rhetoric ´ awakens the reality that many find distasteful.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Quigley, 2/22/2013 11:56:11 AM     (No. 9190847)

#1 I feel the same way.

It is not too difficult to imagine a situation where healthcare professionals simply do not know how the system works- the part that handles payments and reimbursements. Perhaps services will become a pay in advance policy at the point of service (´we haven´t been reimbursed fully for six months´ sort of thing).

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Reply 6 - Posted by: bradcro, 2/22/2013 2:34:21 PM     (No. 9191200)

Scott=RINO why the surprise??

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Reply 7 - Posted by: King of all trolls, 2/22/2013 6:23:49 PM     (No. 9191568)

If we are expected to receive Temple grad Screaming Levin as our William F. Buckley, it´s dark, dark days ahead. As for Krauthammer, he´s just in it for the perks. VDH deserves a wider audience.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: spit the bit, 2/22/2013 6:36:03 PM     (No. 9191581)

Dr K is losing me. This is the second time in a week he´s gone soft on Leftist policy.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: fritzilou, 2/22/2013 8:28:26 PM     (No. 9191690)

It is not honorable or dishonorable; it is just plain fiscally irresponsible. This will come back to haunt the states later, when the government changes the rules in mid stream.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: fritzilou, 2/22/2013 8:38:02 PM     (No. 9191697)

And Levin isn´t screaming Levin; he is a man in love with his country who is desperately trying to save it. His research is impeccable and I don´t miss a one of his shows. He is a one man professor of the United States Constitution from whom the King of all Trolls could learn a lot. Levin´s passion might overwhelm a listener who doesn´t listen to words and reacts negatively to passionate speaking.. If that is the case, what a shame and loss.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Japanorama, 2/23/2013 2:08:37 AM     (No. 9191906)

Krauthammer just lost my respect.

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