Bobby Jindal was invited to address CPAC, nearly doubling the number of non-white people in attendance, and he gave one of those classic conservative stump speeches about the good old days and how life would be so much better if we just went back to the days when people got healthcare for a handshake.
In a mid-day address to the Conservative Political Action Conference, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal fondly recalled how his own birth was paid for in a pre-Obamacare era.
“My dad shook hands with the doctor,” said Jindal. “And he said to that doctor, ‘I’m going to pay you in full. I’m going to pay you every month as much as I can’… And that’s exactly what they did.” Jindal added, “No contracts. No paperwork. No government program. Just two guys in a hospital in Baton Rouge, shaking hands.” The crowd applauded, and then Jindal joked that he’d asked his dad “if you could pay for a baby on layaway today. I’m sure how that would work – you skip a payment, they repossess the baby?”
Uh, yeah. Like the Senate candidate in Nevada back in 2010 running against Harry Reid who said that people could just trade chickens to their doctors for health care. It must be wonderful to live in this fantasy world that so many conservatives inhabit, where unicorns fart rainbows and everyone sings hymns to Ronald Reagan.