Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Right Wing Blogs Exhibit Myopia Over Medicare Part D(isaster)

From Michael Hiltzik's Golden State Blog:

More on Medicare: A Thunderous Silence on the Right

At some point over the last few days, while researching my latest columns on the Bush Medicare fiasco, I became aware of a curious void in the harmonic fabric of commentary on the issue—as if the entire brass section had gone out for a smoke during a performance of Gotterdammerung.

It didn’t take me long to figure out what had happened. While the absolute chaos associated with the Medicare drug program’s rollout has made the front pages of newspapers across the country, inspiring governors of more than two dozen states to undertake emergency action, the right-wing blogosphere has scarcely printed one word about the program. Thousands, possibly millions of American citizens have been hurt, many of them in life-threatening ways. Patients, doctors, and pharmacists are outraged. State governments are committing tens of millions of dollars to bail out the feds.

Yet, from the right: Silence.


[] "being myopian" designates a subsequent stubbornness to look ahead as well as a resulting narrow-mindedness and pessimistic attitude towards the society as the frame for life's conduct.

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