Tea Party Debate Audience On Hypothetical Uninsured Injured Man: Let Him Die

TPM has the video clip. I thought it was bad enough that Rick Perry’s executions were cheered, but I have to say this is worse. Wolf Blitzer creates a hypothetical case of a healthy 30-year-old man who gives up medical insurance but later is critically injured in an accident. Blitzer asks how his care should be paid for. Ron Paul begins a sententious reply about taking responsibility for one’s own decisions. Blitzer interrupts with the obvious question: are you saying, just let the man die? At that point some in the audience shout “Yeah!” and begin applauding.

GOPers have always been a bloodthirsty bunch (until it’s time for them to risk their own person or their kids) but this is truly astonishing even to me. How uncaring can an American be? I’m afraid we are about to find out in the next 1½ years.

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  • MandT  On Tuesday September 13, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    “How uncaring can an American be?” This is where we can say ‘Nazi’ without being ironic or evoking Godwin’s Law.

    • Steve  On Wednesday September 14, 2011 at 10:15 am

      As I said, MandT, we’re about to find out what these allegedly fed-up people really are. Fed up? more like overfed…

  • Madeleine Begun Kane  On Tuesday September 13, 2011 at 1:33 pm

    These people are truly sick and sickening.

  • NTodd Pritsky  On Tuesday September 13, 2011 at 7:20 pm

    Fuck ’em if they can’t take a joke.

    • Steve  On Wednesday September 14, 2011 at 10:16 am

      As the Democratic Party starts to ditch its left wing, I’m afraid the joke is on us, NTodd.

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