Monday, September 13, 2010

Ai Yai Yai Of Newt

Pretty soon they'll be saying this about Nixon, too. Responding to Newt Gingrich's latest bizarre accusation, that the president of the U.S. is promoting a Kenyan anti-colonial world view, Andrew Sullivan asks:
If Obama wants access to private health-care insurance, while Richard Nixon backed a far more expansive program, does that make Nixon a Ugandan Marxist?
Except I'm pretty sure that Nixon's proposals were to increase dramatically people's ability to purchase private health insurance or have it purchased for them by employers. That's why Ted Kennedy, who was holding out for a government system, refused to support it.

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