Thursday, June 9, 2011

Moron Report #46: The Rick Santorum Express


It must be tough being Rick Santorum.  He was annihilated by over 700,000 votes when he ran for re-election five years ago (to an anti-abortion Democrat, no less).  Worse (for him), the ex-senator from Pennsylvania is most known to people under the age of 30 as the combination of fecal matter and lube not infrequently found inside of the very folks he would just as soon see in prison (or worse).  But good ole Rick is fighting the good fight for every right-winger's most favored Bethlehem carpenter.  And how do you best deliver the message that healthcare is un-American?  You hide behind military veterans, of course.

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Santorum: D-Day Troops Fought For Health Care Freedom 

by Jillian Rayfield

Newly minted GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum is appalled that President Obama would disrespect those who fought at Normandy by not trusting them to make their own health care decisions. "Those Americans risked everything so they could make that decision on their health care plan," he said Monday.
Santorum was speaking at a rally in Pennsylvania to mark his official entry into the race for president, and railed against those who oppose Paul Ryan's (R-WI) proposal that effectively ends Medicare as we know it, and instead gives seniors a voucher to buy their own plan. These people, he said, "want to hook you."

"They believe in themselves, the smart people, the planners, the folks in Washington who can make decisions better than you can," he said, using what he called "Mediscare" as an example. "They're saying to seniors, 'you need to trust us. We are the ones who are gonna make decisions what every senior can have. We cant trust seniors to make decisions.'"

But, Santorum said, what he and Paul Ryan want to do is "give people the resources to go out and choose for themselves choose what's best for themselves."

Unlike Obama, he continued, who is spitting in the face of those Americans who fought on D-Day, 67 years ago today. "Almost 60,000 average Americans had the courage to go out and charge those beaches on Normandy, to drop out of airplanes who knows where, and take on the battle for freedom," Santorum said.
"Average Americans," he added. "The very Americans that our government now, and this president, does not trust a to make decision on your health care plan. Those Americans risked everything so they could make that decision on their health care plan."


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I am certain the irony is completely lost on the ex-senator that the surviving veterans of the Normandy invasion are now all on government healthcare (Medicare), and they were dependent completely on government healthcare while they were charging those beaches 67 years ago.  But no, they were trying to take out those German 88s for everyone else's 'right' to overpriced private healthcare, insurance bureaucracy, and a system that kills over 44,000 Americans every year for a lack of access.  Surely, all of this was lost because otherwise Mr. Santorum would not have delivered that speech with anything resembling conviction.  Then again, he is a member of our stupid party.  

Welcome to my hall of shame, Rick, right alongside the ex-governor of Alaska and some idiot who mistook some ashes inside of an urn for cocaine.  You are a deserving addition.

3 comments:

JM said...

Hee. Is his bus officially called that? Cos I like the title.

TA said...

No, but I wish it was. It's certainly appropriate for him.

Alan said...

Gotta love the Moron report...and in todays political landscape, there are just so many potential candidates for it...