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Rep. John Dingell (D-MI)

Wonder what you would find if you frisked the interview between Rep. John Dingell (D-MI) and WJR’s Paul W. Smith?

Answer: According to Rep. Dingell, it will take awhile for Obama-Care to “control people.”

If you don’t want to listen to the sound clip posted above, here’s the transcript:

Let me remind you this [Americans allegedly dying because of lack of universal health care] has been going on for years. We are bringing it to a halt. The harsh fact of the matter is when you’re going to pass legislation that will cover 300 [million] American people in different ways it takes a long time to do the necessary administrative steps that have to be taken to put the legislation together to control the people.

❓ Hmm…

Personally, I know exactly how I interpret this socialist-talk that spewed from the mouth of Rep. Dingell, but Ed Morrissey – from Hot Air – provides both sides of the argument better than I do/would:

It may be the mother of all Freudian slips (which is itself a Freudian joke, if you didn’t catch it).  “Control the people” could have one of two contexts here, of course; it could mean patient management, or it could be taken literally.  It would take quite a while to “control” 300 million people in either sense of the phrase.  Of course, in either sense, it’s one of the good reasons why the government shouldn’t be in the health-care business.  The private sector is better designed to manage patients.

But of course, the private sector isn’t designed to “control the people” in the literal sense.  You have to have government to do that, and people in charge who believe they should be in charge of “control[ling] the people” instead of supporting and defending the Constitution.

Either way… It doesn’t escape the fact that I am embarrassed that this Congressman is from my home state of Michigan. 😳 I know… I know… What can you expect? Unfortunately, his congressional district is around the Detroit area and we all know how they love their Democrats around there.

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