Still More Rightwing Talking Points
It’s not enough to keep fending off “Death Panels!” and “People Dying in the Emergency Room!” As soon as the media has been saturated with the Far Right’s current soundbites, new ones come oozing up. And each new Big Lie is even more absurd than the last.
There were two anti-health-reform letters to the editor in our local paper last week. They both used the same bizarre “reasoning,” which I haven’t seen before. We’ll see if this becomes a new talking point that gets recited to death.
Basically, there’s only X amount of “health care” out there — a fixed amount, like so many apples in a barrel, or so much water in a reservoir. Now, if millions of uninsured people suddenly get access to health care, there’ll be less of it for everybody. After all, if a bunch of new people come sauntering up to a huge table loaded with food, there’s less food for each person.
Personally, this seems so oversimplified, it’s like explaining advanced calculus in terms of “if Billy has three apples, and Andrea brings him two more apples…” Not only is this “logic” simple-minded beyond words — if there actually is any truth to it, it shows an incredibly cutthroat mentality. “If millions of people are suddenly able to have those life-saving medical procedures they need, I might have to pay more for my Botox injections and my next tummy tuck.”
And the “slippery slope” arguments keep getting more hilarious all the time. It’s so passé to compare ObamaCare to Socialism, Communism, Russia, Nazi Germany. That’s been done to death already. Let’s really dig deep. Deeper. Let’s compare Obama’s evil agenda to — Iran! The Hostage Crisis! The Axis of Evil! NOOO!!!!!
South Carolina’s Favorite Son-of-a-Bitch strikes again. Senator Jim DeMint actually said:
“And we’ve seen a lot of countries over the years collapse when they’ve gone down the road that we’re going down. Probably the most heart-wrenching experiences I’ve had over the last several days is when naturalized American citizens who have immigrated here from Germany, Iran and other countries, they come up to me and they say why are we doing what so many have fled from? Why don’t Americans see what we’re doing? And I’ve realized that these people who’ve lived under socialist type economies, and totalitarianism, they know where we’re headed if we don’t turn things around.”
Remember, this is the same shitwipe that bragged about “breaking” Obama by defeating health care reform. Can’t wait to hear what the Bastard out of Carolina will be spewing out next.