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A View from a FARR: THEY Are the Killers

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THEY Are the Killers. Ed Farr

Al Franken, Bernie Sanders and Nancy Pelosi are making the rounds telling everyone that people  will die if the Republican health plan is passed. Everyone dies, but they want to claim it’s our fault. Next they will be calling us murderers.

Democrats like over-the-top hype.  They are notorious for brilliant feats of rhetoric to inflame the stupid.  That’s why William Jennings Brian won the Democrat nomination after  the “cross of gold” speech. They aren’t interested in reasoning together.  They only respect belligerence.  When your son-in-law announces that conservatives want poor people to die, try saying this:

“YOU want EVERYONE to die.  Look at Sanders, Schumer, Franken, Warren, Pelosi—every one of them is for single-payer socialized medicine.  You know what that is? That’s death.  That’s an automatic cap on care.  That’s people dying on waiting lists. That’s death because of poor equipment. Want a preview of socialist medicine; look at the VA.

“If health care is a necessity then so are food, transportation, housing and other stuff.  Must they be socialized too?  Guess what the world’s greatest killer is. Socialism! It has killed more people in a shorter time than war, disease or natural disaster.

“Obama-care has failed. Do you want to keep a failed system? Democrats designed it to fail and leave the country crying for single-payer. If they did then they bear the guilt for those who have died already.  If they didn’t then it’s time for conservatives to go in and clean up the mess before they kill anyone else.”

Read Common Sense: Passing of a Legend by Jerry Kassar in Brooklyn Reporter


  • Friday, June 30, 2017
  • I was saddened to read of the passing of legendary political journalist Gabe Pressman.  I first met Mr. Pressman when I was a young man working on Barry Farber’s mayoral race in 1977. Gabe Pressman was the most important political reporter working that year’s races from the perspective of a respected byline.

    I remember being impressed by the serious nature of his interviews and the great insight he exhibited.  In my opinion, he was fair and nonpartisan. He was already a legend.

    Over the years, our paths crossed many times on campaigns and in government. He in particular filed many a piece on local Assemblymember Florence Sullivan’s campaign for U.S. Senate in 1982.

    Even in what should have been retirement, he remained active with a podcast. In fact, he interviewed Mike Long only a few months ago. When Mike mentioned it to me, I was surprised Pressman was still working. Mike and Mr. Pressman went back more than 40 years in terms of interviews. Mike commented to me that Mr. Pressman was as sharp as ever. It was great to talk and catch up.

    May he Rest In Peace!

    ***The Obamacare repeal that passed the House is now being actively discussed in the U.S. Senate.  As expected, some of the more controversial sections, especially those relating to Medicaid, are encountering opposition…….