We wrote about the original “more cowbell” here. Lately, the phrase has come to denote the Obama administration’s efforts to promote the Democrats’ health care plan (whatever it is). Personal appeals by the President are the “cowbell.”
Today Michelle Obama got into the act, proclaiming that the current health care system “crushes women”:
First lady Michelle Obama sought support for the administration’s health-care plans from family advocacy groups and health-care professionals, saying the treatment of women under the current system is “unacceptable.” …
Michelle Obama said women are being “crushed by the current structure of our health care” because they often are responsible for taking care of family illnesses, arranging checkups and monitoring follow-up care.
“Women are the ones to do it,” she said to an audience of 140 people, including representatives from groups such as the Women’s Chamber of Commerce and the National Council of Negro Women. “Mothers are the ones that do it. And many women find themselves doing the same thing for their spouses.”
I really don’t understand this. Under Obamacare, will someone other than mothers (or fathers) arrange checkups for their kids? Take care of family illnesses? Make sure the kids are taking their medicine and get follow-up care if they need it? Is there really anything like this in any of the Democrats’ proposals? If mothers (and fathers) don’t arrange their kids’ checkups, who will? Someone else’s mother or father, apparently. No doubt they’ll care more and do a better job.
The Obama administration seems to be bringing a whole new meaning to the phrase “nanny state.”