In the post, Alan is quoting an article in The Washington Monthly, which in turn is speaking about an article in the Wall Street Journal. In that article is a story of a woman whose mother is on Medicare and whose sister is also on Medicare. The family is attending Town Hall meetings to express their opinion on Medicare. Alan and Co are just shocked, SHOCKED, I tell you that someone on the government dime would protest anything the government suggested.
The reporter from the Washington Monthly saeth thusly:
Government-run, taxpayer-financed health care has kept her mother alive. Government-run, taxpayer-financed health care provides treatment and care to her sister. Based on the descriptions, it’s safe to assume the costs associated with treatments for Campbell’s mother and sister are enormous, but taxpayers and a socialized health care system pick up the tab. What’s wrong with that? Not a thing.
Except, of course, that Diane Campbell is now trying to convince people that health care reform is both radical and dangerous.
So, once a person is on government assistance, they are no longer able to, or at least shouldn’t, offer objection to further plans made by the government. “Shut up citizen, listen and obey” is the message here. There may be a whole host of reasons that these women don’t want this program pushed through. Lord knows there are enough of those reason to fill a book. But we couldn’t be bothered with those details.
But it gets even better. See, Alan and The Washington Monthly go even further and bring up images of Hitler and Nazi Germany.
No offense to Diane Campbell, who must be suffering greatly. But she has bought the right-wing meme that Obama is akin to Hitler and that health care reform will liken America to Nazi Germany.
So, now, not only is the Left offended that a sick grandmother would object to Obamacare, they bring up Hitler and the Nazi’s.
But the best is saved for last. In the comments, in fact, the first one, we have a reader who claims that this woman MUST be a racist.
The only conclusion I can reach here is she’s a racist.
Awesome. The bad news is that we have to continue to manage our way through this kind of nonsense. The good news, when the Left resorts to this, you know we have won the hearts and minds.