Wednesday, July 29, 2009

“Soylent Green is made of people! Really OLD people….”

Is there a bottom in the well of insanity that is the Republican Party these days? This is really incredible. I knew that much of the Wingnut Nation would blow a gasket when a Democrat, and a black man to boot, became President. I mean, that goes against their view that it is the God given right of the Republican Party to be in control. Anything else is sacriledge. But I never really expected elected officials to follow their core supporters off the deep end.

We are still engaged in two wars that we still don’t seem to know what to do with (although we do seem to be finally beginning to get out of Iraq). Our country’s economy is still on life support. We have a health care crisis going on. Global climate change isn’t going away. And what do Republicans want to talk about? Whether or not Obama was born in Hawaii, even though that is what his birth certificate says. They want to demand that Obama apologize to the Cambridge police dept. over his “acted stupidly” comment, even though the PD in question has already pretty much accepted Obama’s follow up statements. And now, the latest thing is that they want to go into fainting spells about the Democrats health plan because it will kill senior citizens. No, really. From HuffPo:

Virginia Foxx of North Carolina … claimed that the Republican approach would be more pro-life because it, "would not put seniors in the position of being put to death by their government!"

And she is not alone in such nonsense.

You know, demogogary is one thing. Complete insanity is quite another.

Update: John Boehner gets into the act.

A provision of the House bill would provide Medicare coverage for the work of doctors who advise patients on life-sustaining treatment and "end-of-life services," including hospice care.

Conservative groups have seized on this provision as evidence that the bill could encourage the rationing of health care.... The House Republican leader, Representative John A. Boehner of Ohio, said, "This provision may start us down a treacherous path toward government-encouraged euthanasia."

I keep remembering how patriotic we all felt when we cheered and clapped whenever George W. Bush wiped his butt with the Constitution. Anything and everything was not only allowed but was absolutely a necessity when it came to "defending this country." However, in today's world, trying to fix up a completely broken down healthcare system is now somehow equal to Democrats wanting to kill people.

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