Monday, November 02, 2009

Taking a brief detour through Bizarro-land

According to Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Huh?), the healthcare reform bills before Congress threaten the existence of the two-party system. In an interview with the reliably wacko, whose corporate slogan is "You think Fox News is nuts? Hah!" Hatch claimed that health reform is a "step-by-step approach to socialized medicine" that will lead to Americans being dependent on Democrats for their health and other issues.
"And if they get there, of course, you're going to have a very rough time having a two-party system in this country, because almost everybody's going to say, 'All we ever were, all we ever are, all we ever hope to be depends on the Democratic Party,'" Hatch said....
Which amounts to an admission that Americans cannot look to GOPpers to address critical needs but I doubt meeting needs is what Hatch is concerned with.

Meanwhile, Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-Non Compos Mentis), claimed on the floor of the House that health care reform is a bigger threat than a terrorist attack, calling the bill the source of "the greatest fear that we all should have to our freedom."
"I believe we have more to fear from the potential of that bill passing than we do from any terrorist right now in any country," she added.
Just the idea, merely a nod in the direction, of providing access to health care to just some of those who lack it - which is all the bill would actually do - just the notion of saving the lives of some of the tens of thousands who die every year for lack of such access, is more than these people can handle; the passage of such a plan, they say, is worse than a terrorist attack and a threat to the political system. Which tells us a great deal about them and about the America in which they would wish to live.

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