Diana West

What sort of political movement dares to launch a program to prep and program followers to turn the holiday table into a political forum? Is it a movement that respects the sanctity of home and hearth? Hardly. Home and hearth are just new hustings to exploit. Is it a movement that respects the boundaries of the political arena? Not at all. There are no boundaries. Such targeted exploitation actually reveals a shocking level of contempt for the very concept of private life, which explains a lot about the fallen fortunes of individual rights and limited government in our age. The politician who seeks to turn Thanksgiving into a flak-session for redistributing wealth via nationalizing medicine is a politician who sees nothing sacred about the day Americans set aside to give thanks for God and country, liberty and bounty – also family, football and recreation. He sees only another untapped opportunity to extend his reach to achieve his will. That’s sinister.

There’s no way of knowing how many Americans have looked at “Health Care for the Holidays” and seen past the sewing-sampler-style typeface and homey graphics (mitten, steaming mug, etc.) and recognized something very creepy and invasive. Nor is there any way of knowing how many other Americans fell into lock-step with the perpetual Obama campaign team at Organizing for America and propagandized their loved ones over pumpkin pie. “Take advantage of downtime after meals or between holiday activities to start your talk,” the Obama campaign site urges. Did any of us actually oblige?

“Be persistent, but keep it positive,” OFA advises. “Tell them you care about their health….”

Why not? The President does, and the ends justify the means in Obama’s America, where health care is a Trojan Horse for redistributing wealth and expanding Democrat voter rolls. In other words, the whole thing reeks.

Can’t wait to see what they have in store for Christmas.

Diana West

Diana West is the author of American Betrayal: The Secret Assault on Our Nation's Character (St. Martin's Press, 2013), and The Death of the Grown-Up: How America's Arrested Development Is Bringing Down Western Civilization (St. Martin's Press, 2007).