And for the record: that's not an analogy; it's just a recommendation. If this chick doesn't even know what an analogy is, it's doubtful she can get "simple" enough for this cowgirl.February 24, 2010
Valerie Jarrett's nauseating condescension
Oh those simple Tea Party people!
I just wanted to thank President Obama's senior advisor Valerie Jarrett for helping me realize that as a member of the Tea Party movement I am just too stupid to understand the workings of the health care debate. During a taped discussion at Harvard University she enlightened the masses when she answered a gentleman in the audience who stated the following:
Valerie Jarrett:"Could the Obama administration...write some much simpler booklets on housing foreclosure, on the health care bill...where as a typical person including those in the Tea Party could understand the basics of it? Cause I feel many of them simply don't. Do you think that is an analogy?"
What an amazing concept! Would this be similar to Thomas Paine's Common Sense pamphlet? Oh wait a second, Thomas Paine wrote about protecting the citizens' life, liberty and property from government; not about government imposing mandates on citizens to buy a specific product as a condition of living lawfully as a resident of the United States."I think it's an excellent analogy...Part of our challenge is finding a very simple way of communicating."
I hate to argue Ms. Jarrett but simplicity is not the problem your delivery, it is the content of your message. I understand it perfectly even when you use large words like cloture and reconciliation. The problem you are facing is that due to this unprecedented mandate health care reform is unconstitutional.
Ms. Jarrett showed her uninformed opinion of the Tea Party movement when she also stated:
"Even if they are in favor of, let's say, a different form of healthcare, insurance to perform, fine. But what's happening is it's an anti government. I mean, that's the tea party. They really are trying to rebel against government at all. I think that that's Again it's an extreme. It's a lot easier to scare people and to get them angry when they are scared and they are already uncertain and I think that's what the tea party is trying to capture. There's nobody more self critical than President Obama."
Oh the burden! Now I need to write my own simply stated pamphlet to the Obama administration to explain that the Tea Party is about limited government and returning to our Founding Fathers principles. If that is considered a anti-government and extreme then so be it.