January 19, 2011

Bill Frist, Pragmatist

It’s not enough that former GOP Senate leader Bill Frist has said he’d vote for ObamaCare, even as the current conservative-GOP in the House, acting at the behest of the American people, are set to vote for its repeal. No. He’d not only vote for it; he’d take it home, rent a movie with it, and then curl up on the couch, hoping that maybe later it’d give him a handjob:

“[The bill] has many strong elements. And those elements, whatever happens, need to be preserved, need to be cuddled, need to be snuggled, need to be promoted and need to be implemented. But how do you do it? How do you do a lot of what is in this law?”

And to you conservatives? Frist thinks you should probably just shut up:

[…] he strongly supports other aspects of the bill–most notably, its requirement that individuals be required to purchase coverage, if they do not receive health insurance through their employers or under government programs. And he also lauds the provisions that would eliminate practices that allow insurance companies to discriminate against people based on their health history, including pre-existing conditions.

Frist also faults some in his own party for injecting alarmism into the debate. “Clearly, the death panels and public plan arguments have been overblown,” he says.

You know what’s overblown? Your influence on the trajectory of GOP policy positions.

Or would that be blown over…?

Seriously. The American people — particularly conservatives and classical liberals — voted your kind out. And this is precisely why: if you are a Republican and you find yourself promoting a dangerous, unconstitutional expansion of the Commerce Clause so that you can force people to purchase health insurance, it’s time to switch parties. Or else, ask the rest of us to leave.

Posted by Jeff G. @ 8:33am

Comments (9)

  1. Somebody should ask him to explain how ObamaCare is different from the Hillary!Care that launched his political career.

  2. Or else, ask the rest of us to leave.


  3. First is owned and paid for by the Big Med. What does he care about costs, he is not going to pay for it.

  4. After Trent Lott, I had high hopes Bill Frist would prove at least marginally adequate as Senate Majority Leader.

    I can’t remember when I’ve been so disappointed.

  5. Are you putting hatey crosshairs on Bill Frist, Jeff? Because it sounds like you are.

    Which makes you just as bad as a murderer, I’ve heard.

  6. I think these assholes, believing they have a right to force others to buy insurance, forfeit any moral authority to represent the people described in the Declaration of Independence.

    We won’t be free until politicians like this are adorning lamp posts all over America.

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  8. Truly amazing that some people wish to be slaves. Worse when they call for others to join their movement to reinstate it.

  9. When the highest praise they can give to a conservative political leader is that he did free heart transplants in Africa it’s time to realize you’ve been sold out again.