Slog

Slog Music

Music, Nightlife,
and Drinks

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

GOP Politician: Jews Have a Special Obligation to Fight Obamacare

Posted by on Tue, May 6, 2014 at 10:50 AM

TPM:

[Tennessee] State Sen. Stacey Campfield (R) caused a stir Monday morning when he wrote on his personal blog that "Democrats bragging about the number of mandatory sign ups for Obamacare is like Germans bragging about the number of manditory sign ups for 'train rides' for Jews in the 40s."

Campfield doubled down in a later interview with the AP, stating that "Jewish people should be the first to stand up against Obamacare," because, "when you have government deciding who gets health insurance and who doesn't... they're really deciding who lives and who dies," just like Nazis the did.

Things were better back when insurance companies got to decide who lived and died. I mean, remember rescission? We were a free people then. Now we are slaves to a law that make it impossible for private insurance companies to cancel the health insurance policies of Americans who make the mistake of getting sick. Thanks, Obama.

In other news:

The death rate in Massachusetts dropped significantly after it adopted mandatory health care coverage in 2006, a study released Monday found, offering evidence that the country’s first experiment with universal coverage—and the model for crucial parts of President Obama’s health care law—has saved lives, health economists say. The study tallied deaths in Massachusetts from 2001 to 2010 and found that the mortality rate—the number of deaths per 100,000 people—fell by about 3 percent in the four years after the law went into effect. The decline was steepest in counties with the highest proportions of poor and previously uninsured people. In contrast, the mortality rate in a control group of counties similar to Massachusetts in other states was largely unchanged. A national 3 percent decline in mortality among adults under 65 would mean about 17,000 fewer deaths a year.

Obamacare: It's the Holocaust of saving lives.

 

Comments (19) RSS

Oldest First Unregistered On Registered On Add a comment
1
Not to mention that the government has nothing to do with deciding who gets health insurance under Obamacare.
Posted by thebagman on May 6, 2014 at 11:02 AM · Report this
venomlash 2
He can take his goyish ideas and shove them suitably far up his goyish ass.
Posted by venomlash on May 6, 2014 at 11:02 AM · Report this
3
"Obamacare: It's the Holocaust of saving lives." Just did a nice spit-take at my desk. Thanks for the laugh.
Posted by skyweaver on May 6, 2014 at 11:06 AM · Report this
Pope Peabrain 4
Now it's time for the Rick Perry Pro-life death count. If you can save lives and you are actively not doing it, it's called what?
Posted by Pope Peabrain on May 6, 2014 at 11:12 AM · Report this
DOUG. 5
Too bad former governor Romney can't brag about Massachusetts's successful health insurance system.
Posted by DOUG. http://www.dougsvotersguide.com on May 6, 2014 at 11:17 AM · Report this
6
You don't need to cite statistics if your opponent is citing Hitler.
Posted by unpaid reader on May 6, 2014 at 11:34 AM · Report this
7
Inb4 Juche.
Posted by Hanoumatoi on May 6, 2014 at 11:35 AM · Report this
8
Lewis Black said it best . . .

http://thedailyshow.cc.com/videos/04rkt0…
Posted by Ken Mehlman on May 6, 2014 at 11:37 AM · Report this
Max Solomon 9
in Europe I don't think liberal politicians have to spend half their time arguing against ideas put forth by utter idiots at the behest of corporations just seeking to delay the inevitable.

fuck the GOP. and fuck you if you're an "independent" or a "libertarian" who votes for them.
Posted by Max Solomon on May 6, 2014 at 11:40 AM · Report this
Urgutha Forka 10
Israel has universal health care.
Posted by Urgutha Forka on May 6, 2014 at 11:49 AM · Report this
11
Why compare it to Hitler? Shit Hitler learned his genocidal tendencies from how the "Americans" attempted to exterminate every single Native American they encountered. Man woman and Child.
Posted by AdolflearnedfromUS on May 6, 2014 at 11:51 AM · Report this
sirkowski 12
And mandatory seatbelts lead to Stalinism.
Posted by sirkowski http://www.missdynamite.com on May 6, 2014 at 11:52 AM · Report this
rob! 13
Thanks, Dan, for continuing to speak out—and call bullshit—on this.
Posted by rob! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZBdUceCL5U on May 6, 2014 at 11:52 AM · Report this
ScrawnyKayaker 14
@10 Facts have a well-known liberal bias.

Or, "shut up, elitist wimp!" as Bill-O might put it.
Posted by ScrawnyKayaker on May 6, 2014 at 12:04 PM · Report this
15
By the way, you can't just look at adults under 65. Even though adults over 65 get Medicare, their health doesn't immediately recover if it was neglected for decades before they were eligible.

The sooner you address chronic conditions, and begin treatment to control them, the better.
Posted by Brooklyn Reader on May 6, 2014 at 1:15 PM · Report this
16
The only people who decided who shouldn't get health care post-ACA were the GOP governors who rejected the federally-sponsored medicaid expansion. The Democratic party should send post-cards to all the people who would be covered, but aren't, to remind them who to vote against.
Posted by wxPDX on May 6, 2014 at 2:24 PM · Report this
Sandiai 17
@16, Oh, we know.

-from one of those states.
Posted by Sandiai on May 6, 2014 at 2:41 PM · Report this
ScrawnyKayaker 18
@16 I'd donate to that campaign!
Posted by ScrawnyKayaker on May 6, 2014 at 2:43 PM · Report this
Sandiai 19
@16, I would donate too.
Posted by Sandiai on May 7, 2014 at 12:41 AM · Report this

Add a comment

Advertisement
 

Want great deals and a chance to win tickets to the best shows in Seattle? Join The Stranger Presents email list!


All contents © Index Newspapers, LLC
1535 11th Ave (Third Floor), Seattle, WA 98122
Contact | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Takedown Policy