Friday, March 19, 2010

More Moral Clarity

More 'keep enemies closer'-style support for health care reform has arrived from soulless monster Paul Broun, Congressman from Georgia:

BROUN: If ObamaCare passes, that free insurance card that’s in people’s pockets is gonna be as worthless as a Confederate dollar after the War Between The States — the Great War of Yankee Aggression.
Atop Rep. Broun's previous insights remarked upon in the annals of this precious, precious blog -- that a "bill of attainder" is some sort of exotic, probably made-up phantasm irrelevant to the pressing need to protect white-dominated Congressional districts from organizations that would seek to register uppity black voters; that he just can't be sure if Barack Obama is an American or a Christian, or, truth be told, whether the deviant physiognomies hailing from faraway Hawaii suggest full human status; that the status quo on health care is good enough since, to use his own illustration, people suffering from acute depression aren't physically barred from going to hospital emergency rooms -- we can add two more. To wit:
  • Americans face the fell prospect of "free insurance cards." Rep. Broun is under the impression, or seems to want to create the impression, that the bill before the US Congress would insert a "free insurance card" into every citizen's innocent pocket. This is false, but if it were true, Broun would consider it an affront to American self-reliance the magnitude of which we have not seen since, well ...
  • "The Great War of Yankee Aggression," at the start of which men like Rep. Broun were still free to own the human beings they had paid to have shipped from Africa. Then as now, an interloper with questionable racial sympathies brought Illinois-style changes to the peaceful, contented climes of Georgia, some of which were known to poll poorly among certain demographics.
Let us thank Rep. Broun for drawing such a vivid line between humanity, justice, and civilization and whatever it is he represents and would hope to see rise again.

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