Garrison Keillor's Final Solution: In Order to Stop Being "Distracted" by Abortion, Let's Kill Off Republicans
Untalented hack on the NPR government dole writes:
... Thirty-six years of bitterness over Roe vs. Wade and what has it gotten us? If the decision were overturned tomorrow, not much would change. The question would revert to the states, and some would permit the termination of pregnancy, others wouldn't. [ED.: Uhhhh, they obviously don't teach logic at Journalism school, because the "others wouldn't" part of that statement seems like a rather significant change to me.] Meanwhile, the effect of the battle has been quite other than what the Catholic Church could have wanted, the poisoning of the body politic. [ED.: And whose fault is that? It's because of the Supreme Court that the political stakes have become so huge. Had they stayed out of it in 1973, the so-called "poisoning of the body politic" would likely not have been so significant. Besides, it appears that the logically challenged Lake Woebegone Boy's point is that the Catholic Church could live with legalized abortion on demand just so long as we were all a little "nicer" to one another. And, of course, "being nice" entails pro-lifers rolling over and shutting the **** up. Oh, and supporting government-run health care.](emphasis and editorial commentary added)
When an entire major party has excused itself from meaningful debate ..., one starts to wonder if the country wouldn’t be better off without them and if Republicans should be cut out of the health-care system entirely and simply provided with aspirin and hand sanitizer. Thirty-two percent of the population identifies with the GOP, and if we cut off health care to them, we could probably pay off the deficit in short order... [ED.: No "poisoning of the body politic" going on there. Nope, not at all.]
It's time to dump the dead-end issues that have wasted too much time already... Get over yourselves... Pass health-care reform. [ED.: Stop getting "distracted" by abortion. Who cares if the current healthcare proposals fund abortions with tax dollars and deny conscience protection to healthcare providers? Hey, Catholic Bishops, get over yourselves.]
What about those of us who aren't Republicans, but who identify ourselves as social conservatives? Or those who might otherwise be Democrats but see the murder of the unborn as a more important issue than whether Uncle gives us health care for "free"?
Should we be cut off from health care, too?
(Or perhaps the better question would be to ask: Can we opt out of your abortion-funding, conscience-clause-denying, health-care-rationing, budget-busting, crappy-care-providing government boondoggle, too?)
If so, then you're now up to somewhere betwen 40% and 50% of the population that would be "cut off" from health care.
Seems a rather steep price to pay for covering the estimated 11-16% of the population currently without health coverage.