September 13, 2011

"Let him die"

Jacob Weisberg, writing for Slate Magazine:

"Wolf Blitzer put a terrific question to Rep. Ron Paul at last night's CNN/Tea Party Express Republican debate in Tampa, Fla. What should happen, the moderator asked hypothetically, if a healthy 30-year-old man who can afford insurance chooses not to buy it—and then becomes catastrophically ill and needs intensive care for six months? When Dr. Paul ducked, fondly recalling the good old days before Medicare and saying that we should all take responsibility for ourselves, Blitzer pressed the point. "But, Congressman, are you saying the society should just let him die?" At that point, the rabble erupted in cheers and whoops of "Yeah!""

Do these cretins represent the majority opinion of the "Tea Party?" If so, how can a voter with any shred of decency cast a vote for any of them? And if not, why aren't the majority denouncing the minority opinion?

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