Bloggingheads.tv: Is Obamacare a Secret Scheme for Euthanasia?

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Is Barack Obama’s health care plan nothing but an underhanded plot to bring European-style euthanasia to the United States? And have the American people caught on to this nefarious scheme and risen up in protest? That’s close to how my Bloggingheads.tv sparring partner James Pinkerton describes what’s been going on. Truly. And we discuss—firmly, but courteously—this view of reality in our latest diavlog face-off, as I offer a strong dissent.

Our trigger—so to speak—is Obama’s speech to Congress. Jim pans it; I praise it. Which is natural. But then the clash comes, as we explore the opposition to Obama’s initiative and whether it’s a serious popular uprising in response to a secret plan of social engineering (Pinkerton’s view) or the anger of right-wing wackos who would would denounce Obama as a socialist copycat even if he managed to feed thousands of people with one loaf of bread (my view). You can see it all below—and much more, including Pinkerton’s frightening encounter with a video camera gone wild:


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Reclaiming power from those who abuse it often starts with telling the truth. And in "This Is How Authoritarians Get Defeated," MoJo's Monika Bauerlein unpacks six truths to remember during the homestretch of an election where democracy, truth, and decency are on the line.

Truth #1: The chaos is the point.

Truth #2: Team Reality is bigger than it seems.

Truth #3: Facebook owns this.

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Truth #5: It's about minority rule.

Truth #6: The only thing that can save us is…us.

Please take a moment to see how all these truths add up, because what happens in the weeks and months ahead will reverberate for at least a generation and we better be prepared.

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