Don Schneier: Fleitman’s latest just political propaganda
To the editor:
In his Oct. 1 column, Jay Fleitman attempts to explain “Why Republicans Hate Obamacare.” One alternative source of explanation for that is any piece that examines why Republicans hate Obama. Another is any of Fleitman’s previous columns in which he characterizes health care as a business, and the ill as discretionary shoppers. On that basis, by unwitting implication, the Affordable Care Act, which Fleitman tellingly calls “Obamacare,” threatens the profits of interests that are well known to be represented by the Republican Party. The advantage of those two sources is that they elude the rhetorical contrivances of Fleitman’s latest piece of political propaganda.