Our Great American Insanity has blessed us with things to talk about before. This latest episode, however, has implications so gross that it’s difficult to find the words to address it.
With the popularity of Death Cheers these past two weeks, it has become clear that the Republican party is exactly what “radical liberals” have long suspected them to be. A mob of faux patriots, they do not have the slightest idea of what it means to be an American, let alone what it means to be a Christian.
American Freedom is not about roaming alone on the side of the road in the middle of the night, waiting to get mowed down by a freight truck, as Ron Paul would have you believe. American Freedom is about existing freely with the comfort of knowing that the truck will see your reflectors and move to the side.
That is what health insurance is: A reflector in the dark. Lest these imbeciles forget… If an uninsured American ends up in the hospital, who do you think is footing the bill? People who, with their freedom, choose not to buy health insurance are a burden on the insured, who shell out, on average, $1,017 a year in premiums to cover them.
The state of mind that has you believe a fellow human being should die simply because they aren’t rich enough has no place in the United States of America.
Republicans should be flattered when we call them mentally ill. The alternative is that they are evil, disgusting people who wouldn’t reach out a hand to stop you from falling if it would strain their wrist.
By Olivia Nuzzi