Saturday, August 22, 2009

Obama Explains Public Option

For the third or fourth week in a row, Obama spends time shooting down lies about health care reform. I watch this and think 1) the people who need to watch these videos don't and 2) it doesn't matter what facts are presented to some people. They'll believe what they want to believe in the face of irrefutable facts. They interpret information so that it fits within their belief system. Witness Sarah Palin and Betsy McCaughey and any number of right wingers out there. For many irrational reasons, the right wing believes that Obama has evil intentions and that he's bent on power and socialism.