Then some idiot goes and spoils all the fun…

Before anyone gets up in arms about the Obama swastika theme got up by Rush Limbuagh, they should remember the pillorying many on the left gave President Bush. From the Swift Boat Vets’ shredding of the US military honors system US political debate seems always to find a way p*** all over its honourable institutions… But the Mobfather may have pause for thought for his ‘public vision’ of the American eagle resolving itself into the Nazi’s chief political symbol… Underneath it all there are important decisions to made about the future of healthcare in the US… Dick Morris (now a portly 61) points out that American pensioners may be the ones who pay for the extension of what is effectively to be a new public health franchise… Whilst Carol Gould in the Telegraph notes that the pejorative referencing of the NHS (and the Canadian Health Service) misses the point that at least in cases of emergency, NHS consistently outboxes the private sector dominated US system…

Update: Check out Political Scrapbook who’s got the fuller version… It’s not just the right that’s disgracing itself over all of this either

Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty