Our fine Attorney General continues to work hard for the people of Virginia and…yeah, right, what am I TALKING about? In reality, Ken Kookinelli continues to waste everyone’s time on his crazy, extremist, ideologically-and-politically-driven wild goose (or should I say rat?) chases. The latest example? Check this out.
The Pacific Research Institute and Eagle Publishing are hosting a cocktail reception Thursday night to honor health care expert Sally Pipes with special remarks by Virginia AG Ken Cuccinelli.
Pipes, author of The Truth About Obamacare, will explain just how big a threat she thinks “Obamacare is to the health and wealth of the American people” in her new book: The Pipes Plan: The Top Ten Ways to Dismantle and Repeal Obamacare
Great stuff, huh? Sounds like a true meeting of the minds. So who is this Sally Pipes individual? I’ll let Think Progress Health explain:
With her ‘BA with honors’ in economics, Pipes leads a tiny ‘think tank,’ Pacific Research Institute, and advances special interest (PRI’s list of donors include Altria (formerly known as Philip Morris), Microsoft, Pfizer and ExxonMobil) agendas. PRI promotes itself a s “free-market think tank,” but Pipes offers little in the way of solutions…
…Pipes’ real contribution is her ability to conflate the administrations’ health care proposals with the evils of socialized Canadian medicine and reference discredited health care crisis deniers along the way. For instance, when Braley asked Pipes why “dont’ people who come from your point of view come to this committee and talk about constructive ways we’re going to reduce preventable medical errors” and lower overall health care costs, Pipes quoted fellow health care denier Betsy McCaughey!
Great stuff, huh? By the way, is it just me, or have you noticed that the word “denier” comes up an awful lot when we’re talking about Ken Kookinelli and his nutty friends? The pattern here is simple: they reach their conclusions based on ideology, what their corporate allies want, and general lunacy, and then they ignore any empirical evidence (aka, “facts”) that don’t conform to said conclusions. Thus, there’s no need to do anything about greenhouse gas emissions because…magically, presto change-o, there’s no global warming. See how easy that was? It must be nice and comforting to live in a fantasy world of your own making, where purple unicorns prance through the fields, and where there are ponies, ponies for everyone! That’s where Ken Kookinelli resides, apparently, and he’s none the wiser about it.