Sen. Stacey Campfield of Tennessee (state legislature, not federal) is the latest wingnut to compare the Affordable Care Act to Hitler’s slaughter of millions of people in concentration camps. It was his “thought” — and I’m using the term loosely here — of the day for May 5:
Democrats bragging about the number of mandatory sign ups for Obamacare is like Germans bragging about the number of manditory sign ups for “train rides” for Jews in the 40s.
Really? It is? In what way, precisely, is it like that at all? The millions of people who now have health insurance that did not have it before, are they now going to be murdered? Are their lives going to be destroyed by being able to afford medical care when they couldn’t before? By what imaginable fucked up reasoning could one ever suggest such a comparison? And true to form, he “regrets” that we’re all missing his point:
I regret that some people miss the point of my post. It was not to offend. It was to warn. To draw attention to Obamacare and the slippery slope that I see occurring in the lives of myself, my constituents, and the rest of the country with the continued taking of freedom by the federal government.In no way was my post meant to diminish or detract from the pain, suffering and loss of human life that occurred during this dark time in human history. Instead the post was meant to draw attention to the loss of freedom that we are currently experiencing. I stand by my steadfast opposition to Obamacare.
My position and record on the sacredness of human life and protecting that life speaks for itself. 300 million Americans are at risk from government bureaucrats deciding who should be given life saving medications and who should be denied. Every citizen now faces the possibility of their tax dollars going to pay for a government funded abortion. At no point in our history have we ever faced a federal government and administration with a lower regard for human life, and that is something that I cannot and will not allow to go unchallenged.
I will continue to stand up against the government takeover of the nations healthcare. I will continue to support freedom and life.
You will continue to be a fucking idiot, a liar and a demagogue. Of that I’m quite sure. Seriously, a slippery slope from giving people access to health insurance to Adolf Hitler? Oh yes, of course. Because before Hitler shipped millions of people off to concentration camps, he first made sure they had comprehensive health care coverage. It’s in all the history books.