What part of their being stupid did the GOP feel we didn't know well enough about them? Any doubts I had about the intensity of the GOP's stupidity, has been done away with, with their latest promotion "Seniors’ Health Care Bill Of Rights".
What is the modern root of the welfare and entitlement state?
FDR's 'Economic Bill of Rights' - which not only negated the concept of property rights, but claimed that citizens had a right to demand that other citizens serve them, which is the negation of ALL of our rights. Social Security was the first sizable implementation of that socialistic plan, Medicare was the second measure to cement the leftist immoral, anti-individual rights, anti-American policies - and the GOP just validated them.
Their latest effort to complete the destruction of the concept of Rights, starts off with "PROTECT MEDICARE AND NOT CUT IT IN THE NAME OF HEALTH CARE REFORM".
The major battle conservatives who are actually conservatives, seeking to conserve the ideas of classical liberalism as expressed in the U.S. Constitution, has been to overcome the notion so popularized by leftists, that virtually enslaving your fellow man to serve your failings and shortcomings through the force of law, was a proper role of government. And here comes the GOP officially tossing in the towel and declaring Medicare to be a RIGHT of seniors.
They didn't feel the line item was sufficient, so they elaborated,
"President Obama and Congressional Democrats are promoting a government-run health care experiment that will cut over $500 billion from Medicare to be used to pay for their plan. Medicare should not be raided to pay for another entitlement."
Why would they do it? Principles being something they have none of, no doubt they calculated it to be a clever marketing ploy. At best this is a disingenuous tactic to con those who have bought into anti-American leftist values, into thinking that the GOP would support keeping one of the chief programs which conservatives would love to see done away with. At worst - they actually believe it.
Either way, they are stuck on stupid - and they disgust the hell out of me. I don't have time to get longwinded on this one, so I'll leave it there... for now.