In aggressively promoting Rep. Michele Bachmann’s November 5 anti-health care reform rally on Capitol Hill, Fox News has chosen to associate itself with the offensive and extremist rhetoric emanating from that event. This rhetoric includes the disturbing signs — such as one of a pile of Holocaust victims’ bodies captioned “National Socialist Health Care, Dachau, Germany – 1945” — displayed at the event.
Media Matters has the photo. Even blurred Nazi death camp pictures are not for the squeamish. There is also a picture of a tea smoker with a sign comparing President Obama to Mao. It might make it easier to think the tea smokers were not short a few essential neurons if they did not keep accusing Democrats, Obama and the few remaining moderate Republicans of being simultaneously at opposite ends of the political spectrum. One cannot be both a communist and a fascist. Wikipedia is not perfect, but they do manage to note the Nazis gathered up the communists along with the Jews, intellectuals, etc and put them in death camps like Dachau. Maybe that is all it takes to be tea bagger, a narrative of history and current events that has no resemblance to reality. Imagine there was a death camp in the U.S. that killed a person every 12 minutes. President Obama is fighting the tea bagger movement/mentality to close that death camp. The fact is that what conservatives are trying to do, keep the death camp open for business, Study links 45,000 U.S. deaths to lack of insurance
Nearly 45,000 people die in the United States each year — one every 12 minutes — in large part because they lack health insurance and can not get good care, Harvard Medical School researchers found in an analysis released on Thursday.
“We’re losing more Americans every day because of inaction … than drunk driving and homicide combined,” Dr. David Himmelstein, a co-author of the study and an associate professor of medicine at Harvard, said in an interview with Reuters.
If these so called true conservatives want to make hyperbolic comparisons, they come out closer to being advocates for the continuation of an American Dachau then those who has trying to pass health care reform. Is there something the tea smoking conservatives are good at. They absolutely excel at denialism. I am genuinely amazed they are able to stay so ill informed in the age of 24/7 cable and the internet. Remember, Remember The Fifth Of November — A Day With The Tea Partiers
“They’re evil,” she said of the people in the Capitol Building that rose before her. “I never used to think that of my government, but that’s what happened — they’ve turned evil.”
Where was Dorothy when Bush and Cheney were lying us into a war that has taken over 4,000 American lives and cost three trillion dollars. Obama wants to help the middle class with a reform bill that is likely to save its costs and she thinks that is evil. You’ve entered the Tea Party Zone where evil is good and good is evil.
Keith, a disabled veteran from Goldsboro, NC, was somewhere in the middle of those two views. He was wandering around the Hill with an empty suit hanging from a pole and an airhorn. (Asked if the suit was meant to represent a specific member, he just said, “pick one.”)
“The lights are on, but there’s nobody home in there,” he said, pointing at the Capitol Dome. “These people don’t know what’s going on out here. We have to tell them.”
Keith, who served his country ( thanks Keith) and gets government health care thinks his lights are on. All the Keiths first need to call Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) and ask him to stop acting like a petulant child and take his hold off of your benefits. Tommy Boy is another one of those let’s pretend to support the military conservatives. Then tell the AMA and AARP why and how in explicit detail please, why they are wrong to endorse health -care reform.
The highly watered down health reform bill, if anything does not do enough soon enough.