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So, this is a real thing. The Wall Street Journal has a page called "The Experts." And on that page is this:

Screenshot of the Wall Street Journal's
Once again proving conservatives don't understand what Ponzi schemes really are. But, oh, it gets even better. The Thighmaster Diva™ displays her extensive knowledge of both health care (she's written 24 self-help books on every bit of quackery out there, including "cures" for cancer) and political systems. Obamacare, she (undoubtedly breathlessly because she says everything breathlessly) intones is "socialized" medicine. Because of course requiring people to buy insurance from private companies is downright Leninist. And because Canada.
I’ve had an opportunity to watch the Canadian version of affordable health care in action with all its limitations with my Canadian husband’s family. A few years ago, I was startled to see the cover of Maclean’s, a national Canadian magazine, showing a picture of a dog on an examining table with the headline, “Your Dog Can Get Better Health Care Than You.” It went on to say that young Canadian medical students have no incentive to become doctors to humans because they can’t make any money. Instead, there is a great surge of Canadian students becoming veterinarians. That’s where the money is. A Canadian animal can have timely MRIs, surgeries and any number of tests it needs to receive quality health care.
Okay. Whatever. Canadians can have that fight. The thing that the WSJ editors probably know, which makes it kind of amazing that they actually published this, is that Obamacare isn't the Canadian system. Not remotely. At all. But that won't stop her. She goes on to rail about how unaffordable it's going to be for retirees. Except that retirees are on Medicare. Which is like socialized medicine and Canada. But of course, $700 billion out of Medicare, the biggest lie of the 2012 campaign debunked pretty much everywhere. So, you know.

The most amazing thing about this is that the two corrections the WSJ was forced to make on this story are quotes from Lenin and Churchill that they never said and that the original story said the Maclean's cover photo was a horse instead of a dog.

Originally posted to Joan McCarter on Tue Oct 29, 2013 at 11:35 AM PDT.

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