When Rep. Ron Paul was ask a hypothetical question about who should help a young man pay his medical bills after six months in a coma, the crowd at the debate hectored to let him die.
Yes. Your far right friends and neighbors would just as soon see you die rather than see any tax money go to your support.
To their credit, the candidates were taken aback — and some were even shocked — at the crowd’s reaction, but it is apparent that what passes for the conservative wing of the Republican Party has no compassion whatsoever for people who have fallen on hard times — which includes a lot of folks here in Milam County.
Indeed, they are more than a little bloodthirsty. Last week, the crowd at a California Republican debate venue cheered lustily when told that Gov. Rick Perry presided over 237 executions.
Responsible Republican candidates for leadership of this country, along with local Republican leaders, must repudiate this trend toward hatred. If not, we truly are barely one step away from the blood sport of Roman-style bread-and-circuses. Without the bread.
- Watch Real Americans Who Support the Evil “Tea Party Republicans” in Action and Heed Their Warning (bonjupatten.wordpress.com)
- Why ‘tricky’ Rick Perry scares Republicans (thehill.com)
- Alan Grayson Blasts Tea Party Debate Audience’s Reaction To Health Care Question: ‘It’s Sadism’ (kaystreet.wordpress.com)
- The Republican Health Care Plan In Three Words (duanegraham.wordpress.com)