Yes I know this is the ConservativeThinkers Blog, but I always give credit where credit is due. I don’t always agree with Camille Paglia, but I have tremendous respect for her for being intellectually honest in her opinions. She is not just a politically blind, drink the Kool-Aid kind of author. She tells it like it is and isn’t afraid to buck her own party. We are completely opposite on political and religious issues, but I am a fan nevertheless. This is her latest piece on the healthcare bill, among other issues. Just bite your lip through the first two paragraphs and then she unleashes on this horror-filled healthcare bill.
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi scored a giant gain for feminism last weekend. In shoving her controversy-plagued healthcare reform bill to victory by a paper-thin margin, she conclusively demonstrated that a woman can be just as gritty, ruthless and arm-twisting in pursuing her agenda as anyone in the long line of fabled male speakers before her. Even a basic feminist shibboleth like abortion rights became just another card for Pelosi to deal and swap.
It was a stunningly impressive recovery for someone who seemed to be coming apart at the seams last summer, when a sputtering, rattled Pelosi struggled to deal with the nationwide insurgency of town hall protesters — reputable, concerned citizens whom she outrageously tried to tar as Nazis. Whether or not her bill survives in the Senate is immaterial: Pelosi’s hard-won, trench-warfare win sets a new standard for U.S. women politicians and is certainly well beyond anything the posturing but ineffectual Hillary Clinton has ever achieved.
As for the actual content of the House healthcare bill, horrors! Where to begin?
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