Now all of this started with this post I made -
‘The Dumbing Down Of The Republican Party – ‘One Chart Explains Fox News’s Obsession With Gruber-Gate’
@ : http://thelastofthemillenniums.wordpress.com/2014/11/19/the-dumbing-down-of-the-republican-party-one-chart-explains-fox-newss-obsession-with-gruber-gate/
Here….here is the first comment Keith responded with that made me say to myself….What An Idiot.
Keith – “So instead of addressing their claim that the ACA was immoral, unjustly passed, and lacked transparency; you choose to focus on the number of times one of the words was said by Fox”?
Now for today, I’m going to put aside the number of times FOX reported on this vs CNN and MSNBC (Fox – 779, CNN – 27 and MSNBC – 79) and I’ll get into ‘unjustly passed’ legislation at a later date as well as the ‘lacked transparency’ claim.
Today, what made me say to myself – What An Idiot’ was Keith writing that, and I quote - ” the ACA was immoral”.
When I asked Keith to explain that his response was and again I quote - “If giving people access to free products and services is moral, you must justify not just socialist health care, but communism”.
You’d also have to justify Christianity, Buddhism and hundreds of other religions..
To Keith and many, many fringe freak conservatives – food banks would be immoral.
Giving shelter to the poor and homeless is immoral.
Sheltering and protecting battered women and children is immoral.
As I told Keith, if he claimed to be a christian, which I don’t know if he is or not, he’s better change his opinion or Jesus WILL bitch slap him to Hell.
The insanity, the stupidity of saying that providing health care – yes for free- is immoral simple can not be debated.
But Keith added – ” Its not ‘giving’ when the government takes its money from those producing goods by force; just as no government has been responsible for improving health care conditions, a free market is preferred in the allocation of goods once expensive, to those in lower income brackets”.
The Government does not ‘take by force’ except form those refusing to obey the laws of a civilized society.
And as to the second sentence – the rest of the industrialized nations having socialized medicine would be the argument to disprove that.
America is the only industrialized Nation that puts profit above providing health care.