Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Great Moments in Right-Wing Hysteria

The quotes below are just a few of the ridiculous reactions to ObamaCare and the recent Supreme Court ruling. At least they have an air of reasonableness, correct spelling and grammar, because they spring from sources of right-wing talking points (Cato Institute, Heritage Foundation, et al). You should REALLY check out the hilarious comments posted by "regular people" on right-wing blogs! The best, repeated by many: "I'm moving to Canada." Boy, I hope this ObamaCare universal health care idea doesn't spread to Canada and the rest of the industrialized world! 

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal:
“It really raises the question of what’s next, what’s allowable. Taxes on people who refuse to eat tofu or refuse to drive a Chevy Volt…this whole ruling I think is ridiculous. It’s a huge expansion of federal power.”

Dr. Keith Ablow, "America's Psychiatrist", on Fox's America Live:
"It absolutely infantilizes Americans because listen, even adolescents or younger kids – they dream of the day when they’re in charge of their own money. Why? Because we know that money has that significance… To treat the American public as though they are pre-adolescent slingshots them back that way psychologically so that they say to themselves, ‘My decision-making capacity isn’t so good.’ …What it does is deposits us back as children, when economically more than ever we need to be adult. You think that Occupy Wall Street looked like a spectacle? Imagine tens of millions of adult children of Barack Obama deprived of their direction, of their monies, right? 99 weeks of unemployment, lots of food stamps, lots of bailouts… Guess what, when the piggy bank ain’t there, these are the people who’ll take to the streets with rocks. Trust me."

Michael Savage
“I’m going to tell you something that you’re not going to hear anywhere else, that you must pay attention to,” Savage said. “It’s well known that Roberts, unfortunately for him, has suffered from epileptic seizures. Therefore he has been on medication. Therefore neurologists will tell you that medication used for seizure disorders, such as epilepsy, can introduce mental slowing, forgetfulness and other cognitive problems. And if you look at Roberts’ writings you can see the cognitive dissociation in what he is saying,”

Bryan Fischer, American Family Association, in a Tweet:
"Constitution is no longer the supreme law of the land - black robed tyrants are. Constitution now just a piece of paper."

Rep. Michele Bachmann:
“It’s a terrible day for the American people. This was an activist court that rewrote the law to make it even more ineffectual, and even more expensive. So this is a sad day.”

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