The annual Values Voters Summit started on Friday, which means the usual lineup of wingnuts saying the usual bugnutty things about President Obama and everything else. Rising right wing star Ben Carson started it off by telling the crowd that Obamacare was slavery.
I have to tell you, Obamacare is, really, I think, the worst thing that has happened in this nation since slavery, and it is slavery in a way…
“It is making all of us subservient to the government, and it was never about health care, it was about control. That’s why, when this adminstration took office, it didn’t matter that the country was going off the cliff economically. All forces were directed toward getting this legislation passed. And why did they want to pass it so badly? Well, as I said the other night on television, Vladimir Lenin, one of the fathers of socialism and communism, said that socialized medicine is the keystone to the establishment of a socialist state.”
*yawn* Let us repeat for the 10 millionth time that the Affordable Care Act is not even remotely “socialized medicine.” It is subsidized private health insurance. And on the list of things to worry about, America becoming a Leninist, socialist state should rank just below another Mission Impossible sequel.