In conversations with Republicans, they often tell me they are pro life, but after discussing their policies, I usually end up asking how they became so pro-death. Jan Brewer, the Arizona Death Angel, is a perfect example, because people died when she pulled the Medicaid funding for their transplants. Republicans have so brain washed their sheeple, that they parrot Republican blood-lust, sometimes in embarrassing settings. Alan Grayson was prophetic, when he said that part two of the Republican health plan is “Die quickly”. Republicans may have screamed about that, but events have proven that he was spot-on.
The French Revolution had Marie Antoinette reportedly urging the masses starved for bread to eat cake instead. Now progressive circles are jeering over an exchange involving Rep. Ron Paul that they say shows that conservatives are unwilling to use society’s power to treat sick Americans and would rather let them die instead.
The confrontation took place Monday night at the CNN/Tea Party debate among the Republican contenders for the nomination to face President Obama in 2012. At the center was Paul, a Texas congressman and libertarian icon. In many ways, it has been Paul who have helped define the “tea party” movement, by pushing limited government, more spending cuts and mistrust of central institutions such as the Federal Reserve.
Healthcare, and the role of a strong central government in providing it, is one of the key issues separating the GOP, which opposes Obama’s healthcare insurance overhaul. So it was no accident that the issue became part of the debate as host Wolf Blitzer posed a hypothetical to Paul, who is also a physician.
“A healthy, 30-year-old young man has a good job, makes a good living, but decides: You know what? I’m not going to spend 200 or 300 dollars a month for health insurance, because I’m healthy; I don’t need it,” Blitzer said. “But you know, something terrible happens; all of a sudden, he needs it. Who’s going to pay for it, if he goes into a coma, for example? Who pays for that?
“In a society that you accept welfarism and socialism, he expects the government to take care of him,” Paul replied. Blitzer asked what Paul would prefer to having government deal with the sick man.
“What he should do is whatever he wants to do, and assume responsibility for himself,” Paul said. ”My advice to him would have a major medical policy, but not before —"
“But he doesn’t have that,” Blitzer said. “He doesn’t have it and he’s — and he needs — he needs intensive care for six months. Who pays?”
“That’s what freedom is all about: taking your own risks.,” Paul said, repeating the standard libertarian view as some in the audience cheered.
“But congressman, are you saying that society should just let him die,” Blitzer asked.
“Yeah,” came the shout from the audience. That affirmative was repeated at least three times… [emphasis added]
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Although Paul strongly implied that he wanted the man to die without care, when cornered, he hemmed and hawed and made noises about charity. I’m sure none of the Republican candidates have the courage to tell the truth about their position, but their sheeple in the audience were to well indoctrinated to know to shut up.
Here’s Ed Schultz with Alan Grayson.
Alan was right that we pay 30% more for our health care than any other nation on earth, but we rank 50th in life expectancy. And he is right that it showed the true colors of the Republican Party.