Friday, August 10, 2012

Does Jonathan Alter Aspire To Stupid?

Is pre-experiment Charlie Gordon his hero?  Does he wake up in the morning and say, "Johnny boy, you can do this.  You can get through the day merely being stupid, and not advertise the fact you have the intelligence of a mentally retarded paramecium?"  Does he have sticky notes on his fridge with things like, "Think it, Believe it: 70 IQ?" Because if so, he just failed.

On MSNBC's "Ed Show" mental-Lilliputian Jon Alter said this:
"People will die in the United States if ObamaCare is repealed.  That is not an exaggeration.  That is not crying fire.  It's a simple fact.  If you have preexisting conditions and you are thrown off of health insurance, or if you get sick after you or your husband, spouse, loses the job, you're not going to go to the doctor as soon, you cancer or disease is not going to be caught as quickly, and your odds of dying are much, much increased."

Then, if you had any doubt that he was saying that ObamaCare would make you immortal, he followed up with this:
"ObamaCare will save, literally, thousands of lives."

Okay, for those with any doubt.  You are going to die.  One day, you'll be alive.  The next, or even the next hour or minute- you won't be.  No health insurance scheme is going to change that.  As for "early treatment," well, if you don't go to the doctor, that's your own fault.  It's that simple.

See, we already have laws requiring hospitals to provide life-saving emergency care regardless of ability to pay.  You can use a County hospital in place of a primary care physician if you can't afford your own health care.  The American people were already providing that, we didn't need ObamaCare for it.

Of course, his point wasn't actually that ObamaCare will save lives.  That's a transparent lie.  He wanted to double down on the "Mitt Romney has time-traveling cancer-ray eyes," add featuring Joe Soptic.  Don't believe me?  How about this quote:
"And they can bring death into the conversation and say, 'No, we're not calling Mitt Romney a murderer, what we are saying is that if he's elected president, a lot of people will die.' Those are two slightly different, but related issues,"

That's right.  Jonathan Alter isn't calling Mitt Romney a murderer, he's just saying he's responsible for the death of Joe Soptic's wife.

1 comment:

  1. Joe Soptic is responsible for his wife's death. Maybe he should have dipped into some of his savings and splurged on a check-up for her. What does that cost? $200?

    Oh, and didn't she die of lung cancer? Maybe she should have quit smoking.