In May, 2005, Howard Dean summed up, in no uncertain terms, how Democrats view Republicans – not just as people with differing values, but as morally bankrupt, heartless individuals who would sooner allow a baby to starve then have to part with their riches. On NBC’s Meet The Press, Dean infamously said, “Our moral values, in contradiction to the Republicans’, is we don’t think kids ought to go to bed hungry at night.”
That’s quite literally how most modern libs see conservatives. They truly believe that limited-government types actually want children go to bed “hungry each night” – just as they honestly think we don’t give a damn about the environment or the homeless. (Now is probably a good time to confess that a favorite pastime of mine is swiping baby food out of the shopping carts of young mothers in the supermarket so that the child will go hungry upon returning home. I also enjoy tossing trash all over the parking lot on my way back to the car after teasing a homeless man with a Big Mac – just as all of us right-wingers like to do.)
Yesterday, the President effectively tore a page from the Book of Dean, making it clear that the worst thing for “the children” of America are Republicans.
While attacking Republicans for opposing ObamaCare, the President said:
Would you want to go back to discriminating against children with preexisting conditions? Would you want to go back to dropping coverage for people when they get sick? Would you want to reinstate lifetime limits on benefits so that mothers like Amy have to work?
We’re not going back, I refuse to go back.
There isn’t enough straw in all the barns across America to construct the man Barack Obama is parading in front of us.
For President Obama, one either supports his big-government spending initiatives or wants nothing at all. One either approves of ObamaCare or wants to see America’s streets littered with the corpses of babies.
No one – repeat no one – wants to see children with pre-existing conditions discriminated against. No one wants to see insurance coverage dropped for people when they get sick.
What Republicans are opposed to is Obama’s out-of-control government spending. They are opposed to seeing crippling tax increases imposed on Americans to help pay for Obama’s unprecedented expansion of government. They are opposed to peddling the fairy tale that health care costs will go down when they can only go up. They are against moving the American health care delivery system – the envy of the world – under the ultimate control of the federal government. They are against the inevitable transition to a single-payer system (i.e., government-run health care) as private insurance companies drop off the map due to their inability to compete with an entity that can print its own money. They are opposed to the inevitable decline in health care that will occur when demand increases exponentially without an increase in supply.
This was quite an instructive moment yesterday.
The only things missing were the President’s welled up eyes, his quivering lip, and his on-cue monogrammed White House handkerchief.
After all, he was talking about “the children.”