Rep. Paul Broun of Georgia, one of the most far-right House members who is now running for the Senate, went on CNN and told Wolf Blitzer that Obamacare would “destroy everything we know as a nation.” And you know he’s right because, dammit Jim, he’s a doctor.
In an interview with CNN, Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA) told host Wolf Blitzer that he supported the government shutdown if it would help put an end to what he called “the flaw of the land.”
“We need to defund it, we need to delay it, we need to put it on the shelf and stop this implementation because it is destroying our economy,” he opined…
“Well, Obamacare must go,” Broun replied. “It’s destroying America…. Wolf, I want to get the American people the relief that they need from this out-of-control spending, and I’ll do everything that I possibly can do to do that.”
“And Obamacare is going to destroy everything we know as a nation,” he added. “Wolf, I’m a doctor. I’m a medical doctor!”
Which has precisely nothing to do with anything. Being a doctor doesn’t make him an expert on the economics of health care or on the functioning of insurance markets. This is an appeal to irrelevant authority. Broun loves to throw his medical degree around in defense of utterly moronic claims, like when he said that evolution and the big bang theory are “lies from the pit of hell.”
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