While Scott and Rob argue their minds to the bone on the place of rationality in political discourse, the Wall Street Journal publishes an error-filled op-ed (in a section called “The Experts”) by Suzanne Somers, of Three’s Company and Thighmaster fame. Â Here’s how it begins:
First of all, letâ€™s call affordable health care what it really is:Â Itâ€™s socialized medicine.
Iâ€™ve had an opportunity to watch the Canadian version of affordable health careÂ in action with all its limitations withÂ my Canadian husbandâ€™s family.Â A few years ago, I was startled to seeÂ the cover ofÂ Macleanâ€™s, a national Canadian magazine, showingÂ a picture of a dog on an examining table with the headline, â€œYour Dog Can Get Better Health Care Than You.â€ It went on to say that young Canadian medicalÂ students have no incentive to become doctors to humans because they canâ€™t make any money. Instead, there is a great surge of Canadian students becoming veterinarians. Thatâ€™s where the money is. A CanadianÂ animal can have timely MRIs, surgeries and any number of tests it needs to receive quality health care.
So the reason the Affordable Care Act, i.e., Obamacare, is a failure, is because the Canadian system, to which ACA is completely unrelated, is also a failure, according to the cover of a Canadian magazine (the original version of Somer’s op-ed said it was a horse, not a dog).
This would be hilarious if it were not the Wall Street Journal.
As always, the Onion already kind of called it.