Look, I understand why people are upset at certain aspects of the Affordable Care Act, and at the people involved in carrying out the law. However, it takes a special sort of personality to describe Kathleen Sebelius as ... a thug.
I give you Michelle Malkin:
The Thuggery of Obamacare Czarina Kathleen Sebelius(Emphasis added.)
U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius ... is the ruthless enforcer of Obamacare's Jenga tower of lies upon lies upon lies. Now that this fatally flawed government edifice is collapsing, you can expect Sebelius to do what she has done her entire career: blame, bully and pile on more lies.
Three years ago, when insurers and other companies had the audacity to expose Obamacare's damage to their customers and workers, Sebelius brought out her brass knuckles. Remember? As I reported at the time, the White House coordinated a demonization campaign against Anthem Blue Cross in California for raising rates because of the new mandate's costs. Obama singled out the company in a "60 Minutes" interview, and Sebelius sent a nasty-gram demanding that Anthem "justify" its rate hikes to the federal government....
Health care policy analyst Merrill Matthews points out that Sebelius cracked her whip against health insurer Humana even before the law had passed....
And Sebelius is not the only member of the goon squad who strikes terror into the heart of Malkin, and the terrified CEOs of multi-billion-dollar corporations who need her to speak out because they've been terrified into silence. There's also the congressman who acts as Sebelius's enforcer:
Sebelius' power-mad partner on Capitol Hill, Henry Waxman, targeted companies including Deere, Caterpillar, Verizon and ATT in a brass-knuckled effort to silence companies speaking out about the cost implications and financial burdens of Obamacare. After the firms reported write-downs related to the Obamacare mandate (disclosures that are required by law), Waxman scheduled an inquisition hearing to berate them publicly....Nooooo! Please! Not the berating! Anything but that! I'll talk!
And yes, the power-mad, brass-knuckled thug she's referring to is this guy:
Meanwhile, my 86-year-old mother is wondering who that lady is she keeps seeing on TV with the gray hair, because she'd like to get her own hair cut that way. She means Sebelius.
You can question how Sebelius is doing her job, but I think you have to be an insane wingnut with rage disorder to regard her as a combination of Torquemada and Whitey Bulger.
(Post title taken from this 1993 hip-hop classic.)