The Cremation of the Irredeemable

By Rick Saunders & Jeff Schreiber
America’s Right

Of all the pundits commenting these days on the monstrosity masquerading in the Senate as the panacea the nation needs in terms of health care reform, one of the more articulate critics is Charles Krauthammer. Being paralyzed in a wheelchair and possessed of an M.D. degree from Harvard Medical School, Krauthammer has more than a passing familiarity with health care and other related issues. Before becoming a columnist and political commentator, he practiced psychiatric medicine and was Chief Resident in Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital. One might conclude, therefore, that he knows of what he speaks.

His recent column at Townhall well summarizes the outright stupidity and–speaking of things psychotic–insanity of the Senate’s 2,074-page Frankenstein, not to mention the House’s 2,014-page Frankensteinette. His column has too many choice nuggets to summarize here, so read the whole thing. It is good.

Okay, okay — one nugget. Of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s lunatic creation, Krauthammer notes: “The bill is irredeemable. It should not only be defeated. It should be immolated, its ashes scattered over the Senate swimming pool.”

The only addendum which might improve upon that suggestion is that Senator Mary “New Louisiana Purchase” Landrieu be forced to swim in the pool immediately following the scattering ceremony. Hey, if the price was right she just might do it, so bereft of principle is she. The bill may be irredeemable, but these people who are committed–to use another medical/psychiatric term–to the sacrificing of the best health care system in the world at the altar of collectivist, socialist ideology are also irredeemable. And more. They are dangerous.

And, frankly, whatever incarnation may come following the nominal death of the so-called “public option” should be treated with equal skepticism. It is not the details of these horrific monstrosities which define the issue, but rather the left’s radical ideology manifesting itself in wealth redistribution and social justice done in the name of health care.

That’s why, as has been noted here at America’s Right in the past, Republicans opposing these measures need to avoid with great care the tendency to get caught up in single-issue politics and debate. A month ago yesterday, it was the abortion shell game which facilitated the passage of health care reform in the House of Representatives. And while provisions similar to the Stupak-Pitts Amendment–which would never, ever survive the combination of the House and Senate bills anyway–were rejected in the Senate yesterday, the danger of myopic focus still remains.

Whatever the Republican Party strategery may involve, whether it be an amendment-based strategy or the employment of the Doctrine of Constructive Obstructionism, the end result must be the same: The Democratic Party leadership’s idea of health care reform is a cancer which will most certainly destroy the American health care system and economy, and there is no benign form in which this legislation can be passed — as Charles Krauthammer said, the bill is irredeemable and should not only be defeated but also immolated, its ashes scattered over the Senate swimming pool.

Rick Saunders is a freelance writer who splits his time between endeavors in southern California and the American southwest. He began writing for America’s Right in December 2008. Jeff Schreiber started America’s Right in January 2008.



  1. William A. Rose says:

    I'm all for the immolation of the bill and definitely scattering it's ashed in the Senate pool.

    Now, I am so sick and tired of hearing abotu this bill. No one has asked AND DEMANDED an answer to the most important question (in my opinion) concerning Congress' action with this bill. That question is: "By what authority do you, Congress, have the right to force government health care on We The People?".

    I asked that very question of the Congressmen from my state. The answer I did get did not address the question. It was pure and simple politicial rhetoric.

    We MUST fire all of them. Both the House and Senate AND the usurper to the office of POTUS and his staff.

    Ok. I'm getting down off my soapbox.

  2. Anonymous says:


    Speaking of health, a little bird just told me that Al Gore has snail mailed you a little something.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Now I know how the Pilgrims felt… it would be nice to get the hell outta here….. go somewhere less oppressive and intrusive. Anybody in here know how to build a tri-masted frigate?

  4. Anonymous says:


  5. Boston Blackie says:

    I am sure you meant to say the Senate cesspool, right!?!

  6. Anonymous says:

    William Rose: I doubt they will listen or answer now, but they will eventually see the error of their ways.

    I'd suggest reading the November 8th entry at the link below, "By Any Means Necessary."

  7. JOHN ADAMS says:

    It would be so easy to cremate this bill. The fire from their cremation of the Constitution is still smoldering for them to use.



    Speaking of health, a little bird just told me that Al Gore has snail mailed you a little something.

    What might that be?

  9. TIPPER says:

    Outback, yeahhhhhhh

    Hope Joanna is up for steak and beer.
    She is feeling better, right?


    Robert Creamer has been a political organizer and strategist for almost four decades. He and his firm, the Strategic Consulting Group, work with many of the country’s most significant issue campaigns. He was one of the major architects and organizers of the successful campaign to defeat the privatization of Social Security. He is a consultant to the campaigns to end the war in Iraq, pass universal health care, change America’s budget priorities and enact comprehensive immigration reform. He has also worked on hundreds of electoral campaigns at the local, state and national level. Creamer is married to Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky from Illinois. Arianna Huffington calls his recent book, Stand Up Straight: How Progressives Can Win, a master’s class in electoral politics.

  11. Gail B says:

    Anonymous said, "Now I know how the Pilgrims felt… it would be nice to get the hell outta here….. go somewhere less oppressive and intrusive. Anybody in here know how to build a tri-masted frigate?"

    I have a book on boat-building, but the Bible tells how to build an ark. As for me, I'd walk out of here if there were any place to go!

    Politicians are the least trusted people in America — just heard it on Fox News. What a reputation the Democrats have given the conservative ones!

  12. William A. Rose says:

    To anonymous at 1251:

    That site you reference is very interesting. We have a surplus store in this town just right down the street.

    There's alot of good reading on that site.

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