If you can’t win, smear the messenger

11 Oct

SCHIP, a children’s health insurance plan for families that can’t afford private health insurance, was vetoed by President Bush, despite bipartisan support in Congress. Bush called the SCHIP expansion a threat to private health insurance.

The Democrats used their weekly radio address (does anyone actually listen to it? I’ve never heard it) to showcase a person who benefited from SCHIP: a twelve-year-old boy.

The right wing went berserk and smeared him and his family, accusing them of being wealthy people. Too bad their facts were wrong. At least Graeme Frost can join the ranks of Cindy Sheehan and Michael J. Fox, who have had a bit of slime thrown their way by the right wing.

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