SHOCKER: what Democrats once denied was a stepping stone single payer system is now being proudly heralded by Dem leader as a stepping stone to single payer system
I Tweeted this out the other day, but I never got around to posting it. Consider that oversight rectified.
Look: we all knew this was a precursor to a single payer system — that ObamaCare Mark I was designed to fail, with that failure then providing the rationalization for removing private sector players from the market at all.
The IRS — perhaps under the caring, benevolent hand of, say, Lois Lerner — will soon dictate your health care options. The Democrats are all but admitting this now.
It’s a “You fucked up, you trusted us!” wink and nod, much like Obama’s famous quip about promised shovel-ready jobs. How droll! Why, it’s delightfully irreverent. Unlike wearing an Obama mask to keep bulls away from rodeo riders. That’s just pure racist evil.
Fortunately now that this admission from the Senate Majority leader is out there, the Republicans will spring into action and be able to use the admission to even further convince an already convinced American electorate, 60 percent of whom wish to see ObamaCare repealed, that ObamaCare was a ruse — that it’s aim was and is to centralize health care records, price-fix health costs, and build an enormous bureaucratic entity that controls you through your health care needs, your financial information, and every other piece of information that can be tucked away on you in some enormous Utah clearing house. And overseeing all that is an expanded federal Leviathan that has, literally, the power of life and death over you.
The very people who abused the IRS to target TEA Party tax exempt status — and who view conservatives as mentally deficient, evil, racist, homophobic, xenophobic, misogynist, ageist, and more dangerous than Muslim extremists — will have the power to determine when you can treatment, or when it’s just time for a bourbon and morphine cocktail and a painless death, so that the money that would have been spent keeping a subhuman alive can be diverted to more noble causes, like foodstamps for illegal aliens, or Cowboy Poetry festivals.
And now that this argument is writing itself, expect the GOP leadership to articulate it forcefully and with an iron will to stand athwart further implementation.
Unless the Democrats say they’ll run with the message that Republicans don’t want 30 million people to have health care, at which point they’ll crumble into a mess of tears and timidity, then roll around in their own piss until happy hour.
God bless ‘em.