May 142009

There’s that word again. Comprehensive. No wonder I woke up in the middle of the night and haven’t got back to sleep. It’s a word to strike cold terror into the stoutest of hearts.

Obama is talking about comprehensive health care reform as if “comprehensive” is a goal compatible with a free people and democratic government:

The problems in our health care system didn’t emerge over night, we’ve debated what to do about them for decades, but too often efforts at comprehensive reform have fallen apart due to special-interest lobbying and petty politics and the failure of all sides to come together.

And in case anybody thinks he just says words without knowing what he means, he added those sinister words about “the failure of all sides to come together.” Yes, he said “all.”

So much for human rights and diversity.