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Saturday, September 23, 2023

Staff Editorial

Diplomacy’s liberal double standard confuses public

As most people know, the health care bill was passed by Congress and signed into law by President Barack Obama. While his administration, along with countless, ignorant yes-men around the country, have applauded this “big F’ing deal,” as Vice President Joe Biden referred to it, we at The Daily Cougar can’t shake the feeling that the whole country is being duped.

Two weeks ago, The Daily Cougar ran a staff editorial titled “Polls show legislation not solution people wanted.” In the column, we cited a poll conducted by According to the poll, only 32 percent of Americans support the congressional Democrats’ actions concerning health care.

While we’re still not too happy about the bill being forced through thanks to the Democrats’ majority, we have moved on and realized that, at this point in time, we can’t to anything about it.

But then, we ran across an article entitled ‘Transparency, Obama Style” by John Fund in the Wall Street Journal. Last Friday, “a woman named Doris asked the president during a Q&A session whether it was a ‘wise decision to add more taxes to us with the health care’ package. ‘We are overtaxed as it is,’ she concluded.”

To this, Obama had a 17-minute, 2,500-word response, which didn’t answer Doris’ legitimate question.

Yet, we didn’t find out about this until Monday. Had this been George W. Bush (or any conservative, for that matter), the media would have been all over it immediately. Instead, for whatever reason, Obama wasn’t scrutinized. He hasn’t been scrutinized so far during his administration, really. And while The Daily Cougar staff is composed of liberals, conservatives and people who fall somewhere in between, we’re all curious why more people don’t question our president’s decisions.

Some journalists have defended Obama’s actions and even approved of his avoidance of the press, saying they can’t blame him for not wanting to be a piñata.

But we think it’s part of the president’s job is to answer the questions of the American public. And if he’s not doing that, what is he doing, exactly?

Maybe we should all ask.

Dissent is patriotic, people. Speak your mind.

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