House Republican compares fighting to de-fund ACA to fighting terrorists.

You guys know me.  When someone says something dumb I generally say “Hey, that was dumb” and proceed to explain why I think it was dumb.  But sometimes a person says something so dumb that no additional explanation is necessary.

Sometimes those people are our leaders.

Rep. John Culberson of Texas essentially compared the fight against Obamacare to the tackling of 9/11 attackers by passengers on flight United 93. ” I said, like 9/11, ‘Let’s roll!’ ” Culberson shouted as he and his colleagues clamored for a vote. “Let’s roll!” was of course the famous rallying cry uttered by United 93 passenger Todd Beamer.

Culberson, adding some extra hyperbolic metaphor and grandiosity for good measure, compared his lack of concern for the Senate’s inevitable rejection of the bill to Ulysses S. Grant storied disregard for the Confederate forces’ strategy: “Ulysses S. Grant used to say, ‘Boys, quit worrying about what Bobby Lee is doing. I want to know what we are doing.’ And that’s what the House is doing today, thank God,” he said.

I just…they wouldn’t say this unless there were a decent number of people out there who heard it and said “Yeah, that sounds reasonable.  Stopping the poor from receiving healthcare is totally like battling people who hijacked an airplane.  Gosh, I’m glad Jesus makes me too smart for liberals.”

About JT Eberhard

When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.

  • Baby_Raptor

    People like this man are one of the huge reasons I cannot believe in god. No god who preached “Love your neighbor as yourself” would sit idly by while this type of person said this shit in his name.


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